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Title: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Wiggus on May 30, 2013, 01:54:27 PM
Been a long while since i posted pictures mostly because it takes an age for me to get enough time to paint but i thought id post what painted tau i got around here
Devilfish
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0637.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0637.jpg.html)
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0638.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0638.jpg.html)
Railgun Hammerhead
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0640.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0640.jpg.html)
My old pathfinder Devilfish that has now been freed up for normal duties
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0642.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0642.jpg.html)
my 7 man stealth team which includes 5 burst cannon and 2 fusion for all eventualities
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0646.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0646.jpg.html)
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0647.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0647.jpg.html)
Old ltd edition ethereal could do with a touch up these days
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0648.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0648.jpg.html)
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0649.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0649.jpg.html)
Firewarriors who used to be bodyguard FW
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0650.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0650.jpg.html)
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0651.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0651.jpg.html)
Pathfinders
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0652.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0652.jpg.html)
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0653.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0653.jpg.html)
Kroot
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0654.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0654.jpg.html)
Drones
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0656.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0656.jpg.html)
One of my first uncoverted suits
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0657.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0657.jpg.html)
WiP kroot hounds
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0659.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0659.jpg.html)

My new airbrush after my badger finally died
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0643.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0643.jpg.html)
 
An incredibly old Wraithlord (http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0644.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0644.jpg.html)
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/IMG_0645.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/IMG_0645.jpg.html)

My lizard man Ziggerat
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o527/Wiggus22/T2eC16dHJGwE9nyUsSCBQET5LKj-w60_12_zps6e028462.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/Wiggus22/media/T2eC16dHJGwE9nyUsSCBQET5LKj-w60_12_zps6e028462.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Lonewolf on May 30, 2013, 02:20:06 PM
That looks really good, i especially like the glow effects on the tanks. And the camo also looks cool, first time i see it on a Tau army.
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Wyddr on May 30, 2013, 02:45:35 PM
Big fan of that first Devilfish and the drones that go with it. I looks like it's flying around on a rainy, muddy night, which is a really cool effect.

I've always said that the Tau are one of the best armies to work with camo, and here's the proof!
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Plastikente on June 5, 2013, 01:24:04 PM
I'm also a big fan of the blue glow on your Devilfish and Hammerhead.

...Although the fluff says that a Railgun is supposed to fire a hyper-velocity solid slug, not some sort of blue energy beam like in the Dawn of War computer game, or the "beam of incandescent light" from the Fire Caste novel (don't have a page number as it's an ebook - 73% of the way in though).  I'm a bit particular about this kind of thing - probably comes from being an engineer.

Blue glow is still cool though.
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Lonewolf on June 5, 2013, 02:03:19 PM
Hamid: What's that?
Rambo: It's blue light.
Hamid: What does it do?
Rambo: It turns blue.


Sorry, couldnt resist  :D
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Wiggus on June 5, 2013, 03:58:46 PM
lol metal stress has caused the barrel to warm changing the colour of the alloys............. ......

nah its just cause i like the effect
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Darkstrider on June 7, 2013, 10:37:56 AM
Wow I am an idiot, I have an airbrush but have rarely used it and never thought of using it for my models. What kind/brand of paint do you use wiggus? I have some paints that would work but can't recall were I bought them. Also any techniques for using the airbrush you would be willing to share would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Wiggus' Tau Pic heavy
Post by: Wiggus on June 7, 2013, 02:32:57 PM
GW paints at the moment mate but i tend to use 1.1.1 paint thinner water, all i can suggest is watch as many you tube videos as you can and invest in masking tapes worth its weight in gold