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Title: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on August 19, 2008, 06:19:26 AM
I've been flicking around and noticed that there is no army showcase for us tau. So I've decided to start it here like Goyder did in the IG forum. There are some rules however...


Anyone can post stuff about their tau or the upcoming things they are doing. Comments too. So, reveal your Cadres!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Outside_Enemy on August 19, 2008, 05:49:55 PM
C'mon guys, where's the Tau love?

I'm strongly considering starting up with Tau (or Orks... oh the choices), and a gallery of what some Tau look like on the board would be great.

I'll be putting my exceedingly weak painting skills towards the task of painting a stealth suit this weekend (gotta paint a model to get a feel for the army, I'm thinking), so I'll add something to this thread when I have something to add, haha.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shas'Oink on August 19, 2008, 05:59:57 PM
okay - so i have a previous post - that is now around about a year old and in sore need of updating - but for now ill link through to it:

The Dal'yth 15th 'The Night Watch' (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=129990.msg1574679#msg1574679)

i will, in time, be putting together a full cadre profile for my army - with new, up to date images of the fighting forces... and support teams (such as my converted earth caste scientists)...
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Perihelion on August 19, 2008, 07:18:01 PM
http://picasaweb.google.com/SpiffTaustic/Tau

Rebels originating from Kel'Shan, the Radiant Dragoons under the command of Perihelion.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on August 20, 2008, 08:36:58 AM
Here is the Hunter cadre of Commander Fireblade. This cadre hails from the sept Rylith'Tax near the T'ros system. The planet of Rylith'Tax is covered in a very lush jungle and the tau there live in cities in the mountains and underground. They make good use of pathfinders and Devilfishes to move swiftly.

Commander Fireblade (soon to be made as a XV89 suit)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Shaso1.jpg)

Fire teams 1 and 2 (broadside standing next to team 1 with its Etheral and team 2's devilfish is sitting behind them)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Fireteam1.jpg)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Fireteam2.jpg)

Stealth team
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Stealth.jpg)

Hammer head (interchangerble turret weapons)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/HammerHead1.jpg)

Pathfinders (also used as a kill team)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Pathfinders1.jpg)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Pathfinders2.jpg)

The army in full taking on Chaos
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x209/Firenze_xaio/Tauarmy1.jpg)

The army is getting a large makeover to look more suited to the jungle enviroment. Some of the finished things are the Pathfinders (and their 'Fish), Stealth, Commander and the Hammerhead has been started.

Their record is good at the moment at my club and they are rightly feared.

For the Greater Good!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Wyddr on August 20, 2008, 11:01:33 AM
Bork'an Rapid Assault Cadre
Shas'el Bork'an Ashar, Commander

Tanks (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/IG-TauMassacre/IMG_1562.jpg)
Piranhas (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/IG-TauMassacre/IMG_1563.jpg)
Fire Warriors in Action (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/Tau-Orks-5thed/IMG_1720.jpg)
Kroot springing Ambush (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/Tau-Guard-8-21-07/IMG_0516.jpg)
El'Ashar (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/Tau-Guard-8-21-07/IMG_0514.jpg)
Crisis Suits (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/Tau-Sisters-1500/IMG_0551.jpg)
Stealth Team (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z81/aahabershaw/Tau-Sisters-1500/IMG_0544.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kyure on August 20, 2008, 11:25:42 PM
Here is some picks i took about a month ago.  Ive since finished my Kroot (based and flocked) and did some other tweakings here and there.  But for the most part, here they are.

Commander Shas'el Sha'is:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0986.jpg)

Commander Shas'el Su'law with bodyguards (Su'Law is on the left)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0973.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0975.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0974.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0972.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0980.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0977.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0971.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Kyuquot/IMG_0984.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on August 21, 2008, 03:00:55 AM
Nice stuff guys! :o And Kyure... why is there a pink broadside? lol ;D
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kyure on August 21, 2008, 06:02:29 AM
well.  Theres T'immy, J'immy and...K'immy.  This kid back in the day decided to name my broadsides shortly after I bought them.  So...girl broadside commanders arent allowed to have their battlesuits in the color of their choosing?  Are you being sexist?   :P 

Its all inside jokes lol.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on August 21, 2008, 07:34:43 AM
well.  Theres T'immy, J'immy and...K'immy.  This kid back in the day decided to name my broadsides shortly after I bought them.  So...girl broadside commanders arent allowed to have their battlesuits in the color of their choosing?  Are you being sexist?   :P 

Its all inside jokes lol.

Lol indeed! She stands out like a sore thumb! Cool idea though yet how was I to tell it was a girl? It could have been a camp tau! ;D ::)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Captain Custard on August 21, 2008, 09:58:26 AM
Loving that camoflage on the underside of the Barracuda, Kyure!  Bound to confuse any AA gunners, cloud pattern, I like it!



Custard
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Mr Draken on August 21, 2008, 11:57:10 AM
I recently brought the Tau battleforce, and am painting them up as we speak, will post some pics in coming days, Im going with the scheme off of the City Fight book cover.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kyure on August 21, 2008, 12:16:44 PM
Loving that camoflage on the underside of the Barracuda, Kyure!  Bound to confuse any AA gunners, cloud pattern, I like it!



Custard

Thanks!  The models isnt finished yet.  Still got work to do on her.  I decided to go with a type of camoflauge that is found in nature called "Countershading".  Look at a Dolphin for example.  The underside of a dolphin is light in color while the top of a dolphin is darker.  This is to make the dolphin virtually invisible to its prey.  If the dolphin is swimming below its prey, then it is looking down into the depths of the water and the dark color on top of the dolphin hides the hunter while he is on the move.  Vice Versa as well, if the dolphin is closer to the surface of the water, then the light color hides it from its prey because of the bright sun reflecting off of the water and the white underside of the dolphin makes it blend right in.

Well...With the barracuda i basically went for the same idea...but with a twist lol.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Anomander on August 21, 2008, 09:45:43 PM
hey Kyure, love the paint scheme,i was just wondering what models bodies did you use for the two sm looking tau guys with the swords? I really like how they look and was thinking of possibly stealing borrowing your idea.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kyure on August 21, 2008, 11:25:35 PM
hey Kyure, love the paint scheme,i was just wondering what models bodies did you use for the two sm looking tau guys with the swords? I really like how they look and was thinking of possibly stealing borrowing your idea.

I actually have 3 now.  I use them as Firewarrior Shas'uis because, well, I hate space marines and it really pisses off SM players HAHA!  One of them is the emperor's champion.  the other with the sword is i think someone from the dark angels list?  the last one (not pictured) is a Space Marine chaplain (the one with the mace).  On that model, i replaced the mace head with the clipped off head of the emperor's champion for further insulting.  A little greenstuff to make it look nice and making that wreath of olives around his head a nice vibrant green is sure to make SM's fume.

It truly is an insult...especially since the first one i did (which at the time i didnt really understand who he was) was the emporer's champion.  I was a noobie at the time but man oh man have those units become quite popular at my local GW.  People watching the game will notice them and insist on picking them up, looking it over, then laughing.   ;D
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kaiizen on August 22, 2008, 12:15:37 AM
Well, I don't have a full cadre done anymore. I've learned a few things and decided to repaint my entire 3000 points worth of tau, starting with my commander Farsight count-as.

(http://fc06.deviantart.com/fs31/f/2008/234/1/8/Farsight_Detail_by_Kaiii.jpg)

I also finished painting a broadside not to long ago.

(http://fc06.deviantart.com/fs32/f/2008/228/f/d/Broadside_paint_by_Kaiii.jpg)

My Farsight counts-as is O'Kunas'ka, a renegade Tau commander that works directly under O'Shova as an advance unit with some recon elements.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: hazgys on August 22, 2008, 07:11:20 AM
My fledgling Tau army still painting my 1000 point force :(

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u175/hazgys/DSC_0162.jpg?t=1219403132)

The Drone controller in one of my fire-warrior squads.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u175/hazgys/DSC_0172.jpg?t=1219403344)

My half finished piranha

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u175/hazgys/DSC_0171.jpg?t=1219403415)

My humble army so far.

and btw kalizen Amazing :O
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: kjarl Grimblood on August 22, 2008, 07:20:27 AM
kaiizen nice peg leg. I didnt know tau battlesuits were pirates
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kaiizen on August 22, 2008, 04:30:44 PM
Hah, he's not a peg leg, his other leg is just hidden behind a piece of the base terrain.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: EightyEight on August 23, 2008, 06:11:24 AM
Painted pics only, or not? If so, I'll have to get around to deciding on a colour scheme :P...
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on August 23, 2008, 11:50:58 AM
No you can put any tau models if you want painted or non painted. :D
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Nazragul on August 23, 2008, 04:04:31 PM
Here is what I have painted.  I have a couple more devilfish, 2 broadsides, and a pile of fire warriors, gun drones, and kroot still waiting patiently.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/Sept.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/Sept.jpg)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/DSC00072.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/DSC00072.jpg)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/Pirahna.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/Pirahna.jpg)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/Skyray.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/Skyray.jpg)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/XV88.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/Nazragul/XV88.jpg)

Note to self: Don't try to photograph on a reflective surface.  Even on a non-reflective surface, the heavy coat of gloss on my tau is playing havoc with my poor camera.  Ah, well. ^^
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: EightyEight on August 23, 2008, 04:54:51 PM
In that case...

My favourite three Fire Warriors. The one at the back uses the vehicle commander legs; this way, I made 22 Fire Warriors (squads of 8, 8 and 6) from the Megaforce.
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8599/threemuskateersuv2.jpg)

Another pair of vehicle commander legs. The one on the left is holding a grenade ready to toss underarm. I had to find a bunch of ways like this to make Fire Warriors seem interesting after I used up all the crouching legs :P
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2989/grenadierslq9.jpg)

Making Pulse carbines cool. Oh yeah. The centre guy is my attempt at making a Tau rebreather, in an effort to give the bare heads some variety. I don't use bare heads often (and they're all in the carbine squad), so I like to customise them a bit. Also, you can see shoulder pads made from thigh armour. This is partly to give the carbine squad a 'light infantry' feel, and partly because the vehicle commanders don't have shoulder pads :P...
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4994/coolcarbineskq1.jpg)

More carbine squad oddities. Again, trying to find interest by doing strange things.
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6157/specialcarbineskn6.jpg)

My favourite Battlesuit, the Deathrain with flamer. He's posed to be a sort of hovering gunship. And yes, I made him with giant-robot anime in mind...
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6342/deathrainzb4.jpg)

Next, my Bladeforge-5 Shas'el. Yes, I know Bladeforge is technically incorrect. But plasma means blade, fusion means forge, so I used it. I like the sound. I tried to model this one after the picture in the Codex of the suit with twin FBs, but mostly failed.
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4402/bladeforgeen0.jpg)

Last battlesuit - the Hailburst. I love the sheer amount of suppression fire this suit can bring. Who can resist twin gatling guns? The Stealth suit BC on his back is supposed to represent an AFP.
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3796/hailburstfv7.jpg)

Stealth suits! I just loved the 'naked' BCs so much that my Shas'vre had to have one. And a little tweaking so that the other suits weren't so symmetrical. I just remembered, I still need to put their shoulder pads on :P.
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5972/stealthww8.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on August 25, 2008, 04:34:23 AM
Those suits look fantastic. I love the multi launcher! :D
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Arkion on August 25, 2008, 10:45:11 AM
Awesome conversions!

T'ros Hunter Cadre
80% painted by Blue Table Painting (http://www.bluetablepainting.com/view_gallery.php?galleryID=2495)
20% painted by me:
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/Hammercrack/tau_crisis_suit.jpg)
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/Hammercrack/tau.jpg)

I went with Blue Table for the bulk of the army for two reasons.
1) I'd rather do a great job on a few models than do a rush-job on a lot of 'em.
2) I've seen armies that look like cat vomit, and armies that look like labors of love. I wanted to see what "pro" looks like - and so far, those guys are pro.
3)  I have enough painting backlog already.  I wanted to game!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: chaoscrunchies on August 28, 2008, 10:20:25 PM
hey its bolterboy96 from youtube... why are some of your models pink, what does that have to do with iceworld tau
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kyure on August 28, 2008, 10:30:29 PM
hey its bolterboy96 from youtube... why are some of your models pink, what does that have to do with iceworld tau

He's referring to me.  I talked to him on youtube and told him about 40Konline.

A few posts down is a 2000 point army list that I wrote.  Within that armylist is a bit of the background for the "theme" of my army.  Why arent models allowed to be pink?  Got something against that?  Maybe the few models in my army that are girls wanted pink armor!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: moc065 on March 2, 2009, 06:26:02 AM
I can see the date; but a few guys have asked again to see some Tau Colour Schemes, and some ideas on what can be done..

I tried a couple of Colour schemes...
(http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/th_fw.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/fw.jpg)  (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/th_PB090001.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/PB090001.jpg)  (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/th_PB090002.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/PB090002.jpg)

(http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/th_fw2.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/fw2.jpg)  (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/th_PB130006.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/PB130006.jpg)  (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/th_PB130007.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Tau/PB130007.jpg)

In the end I decided to go with the White Scheme... and if your interested in trying out some digital schemes for yourself...
Then try this link (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/fwp.php)

CaHG
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Rakkii on March 19, 2009, 02:24:26 PM
Heres one of the firewarriors I've painted so far...that I have a picture of anyways.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27970446@N04/3285950013/
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: The Chive on March 24, 2009, 09:39:05 PM
i just started Tau, and have only finished one. So here is the sceme for all mine and when i get them painted I'll take another picture.
(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu296/Guarda_Gunner/113.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: connorswimsfast on April 16, 2009, 01:13:45 AM
So i just started making and patining my Tau
the only thing i have is a box of Firewarriors, but i gave them what i feel like is a decent paint job for a n00b
tell me what you think

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3297/3446087477_e9d13be73f.jpg?v=0)

the only thing i havent painted on them is their eyes
none of my friends have the color i want, so im just going to wait until i find it
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Wu-Tang-Tau on April 21, 2009, 07:24:45 PM
The WU-TANG sept commanded by Shas'el Rza allied with Cadians to take on 2 ork hordes!!!  My Mechanised force eagerly awaits the enemy!

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9746/picture011v.jpg)

Two brave shas'la squads were later on stomped to bloody pulps by the evil uglies :( :(

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8749/dscf2932.jpg)

Close up view of my armour column

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6774/picture013f.jpg)

I will take some better photos for them soon!


(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6342/deathrainzb4.jpg)
You can use that to represent sms as well!  Tho that means the suit will have to be a shas el.


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Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Illumini on May 10, 2009, 08:28:55 PM
Quote
You can use that to represent sms as well!  Tho that means the suit will have to be a shas el.

And that you don't bother following the codex, SMS are tank/broadside weapons, at least in my codex :)

Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Sayt on May 11, 2009, 01:39:24 AM
Or if you have Imperial Armour 3: The Taros Campaign.  It's an alternate commadner suit option.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: dprevs on June 30, 2009, 03:35:53 PM
I am so glad that this was started, i really wanted to show my tau.  I just recently got into warhammer, and just finished my guard.  I painted 1 squad of pathfinders to what I think is a really good level and am now working on a kroot mercenary army I wanted the tau to look like the ones in the cities of death book
   
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02532.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02534.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02535.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02536.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02538.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02539.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02540.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02542.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02543.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02545.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02546.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02547.jpg)
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/dprevs/DSC02549.jpg)




Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Yarrik on July 3, 2009, 05:44:34 PM
Those are some awesome pics dprevs, love the close up!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: GaleRazorwind on July 10, 2009, 06:33:14 PM
And here is my army, the Tau of the Dam'Rythe Sept. They come from a dense jungle world, so they use lots of battlesuits with a green and black camouflage. I'm a terrible painter, and I don't intend to try and improve my skills, so my army doesn't look awesome, but my simple spray everything glossy black and go over them with a wide bristly brush makes a really easy pattern. My tanks are really cool. They look like shiny black gems with green swirls on them. Also, note that the suits are actually much darker in person. The camera flash made them look so bright. One further note: I'm sure everyone will notice that I have 4 hardpoints taken up on each suit. I try to make everyone be a Shas'vre so they can take extra equipment, so technically the multitracker is HW, but I like to have it represented on the model. Anyway:

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Overview-5.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Fire-Warriors.jpg)

This is my second commander and his bodygaurds:
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/SecondCommanderWithBodygaurds.jpg)

And this is my first commander with his bodygaurd:
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/CommanderWithBodygaurd.jpg)

And my regular suits:

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Crisis-Suits.jpg)

Broadsides:

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Broadsides-Side.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Broadsides-Front.jpg)

Stealth suits:
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/StealthTeam.jpg)

Devilfish:

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Devilfish-Front.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Devilfish-Rear.jpg)

and the Hammerhead:
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Hammerhead-Front.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/Hammerhead-Rear.jpg)

and, if you were wondering what the first commander's bodygaurd is doing...

BOOT TO THE HEAD!
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t206/Zephyr89/BoottotheHead.jpg)

It works on almost every type of basic infantry.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Tauorca on July 11, 2009, 04:12:22 PM
Love the tank... looks like it's been splashed with paints love that effect... though i don't really like the troops i feel that there's too much green on em :), would live to see them like the tank :)

I'll post my first paint job once it's done :) might have it done tonight either way i'l post it done or not done, it's just a drone as i haven't painted in 4 years and i'm very... and i mean very rusty
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shaso Vrontilla on July 18, 2009, 08:40:03 PM
Love the camo look! The contrast between the black and green is especially nice. I'd recommend thinking about some highlights for you're suits, maybe some white or something to really make them pop. Good stuff so far!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: KATO Sniper on August 12, 2009, 10:53:50 PM
not bad with your first commander in fact i might be doing that my self

just get rid of the neon green and replace it with a darker green and it would be good

[gmod]Double-posts merged. -Mr.Peanut[/gmod]
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: pdelair on September 23, 2009, 02:00:35 AM
Here are some images of my army. Not everything is 100% done and I hadn't really sorted out highlighting yet when I did these.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/3947115000_118540fd38_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/3947115094_1a3e4332fc_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2526/3947115024_6693b47970_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/3946333937_9c15f464fb_b.jpg)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/18569737@N02/sets/72157622437259752/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18569737@N02/sets/72157622437259752/)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: moc065 on September 23, 2009, 07:59:32 AM
Nice looking Army there pdelair. Show us some Close ups when you get the lighting figured out, as I really like them

Cheers
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: SwampyTurtle on September 24, 2009, 08:19:17 PM
Just some work on my tau sept. This is by far NOT the entire army, Just segments that i wanted to show off here on 40k online. Once every thing is painted i will post a full screen shot of them. Until then enjoy these pictures:

Shas’el Bork’an J’Kaara’Por
“Ninja tau” Cadre
Bork'an Sept

The "Parade ground / Deployment zone" (think ending of Star wars Ep.2 with all the clones getting on the ships) was a idea of mine that i wanted to try. So i stole took my moms materials from her projects around the house and made my own area for my models to rest on when they arent being shot up. C&C welcome plus any ideas for the deployment zone would be welcome also!

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/JGCclan/100_3083.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/JGCclan/100_3085.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/JGCclan/100_3086.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/JGCclan/100_3090.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/JGCclan/100_3091.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Gentleman Fate on September 24, 2009, 08:47:10 PM
I like the Commander and Broadsides the most. The paint lines on the Broadside are excellent, and your Commander is cool.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shas'La robo on November 17, 2009, 02:44:35 AM
A bit off topic, but why are there 5 imperial Guardsmen in the photo??
4theEmperour
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: SwampyTurtle on November 17, 2009, 06:26:19 AM
those are Gue'vesa - Humans that are fighting for the tau. Certainly not in the codex, but they were approved by GW on their website at one point. able to carry tau weapons with markerlights and have some ability to survive in CQB? Yes please!

They held against a dreadnaught one time allowing my guys to escape in the devilfish. That was a good game
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: sonsoftaurus on November 18, 2009, 10:11:01 AM
Here's my Tau "Grand Alliance" army.  Emphasis on the diversity of the Tau Empire's many species with a sneaky/ambush theme.


Kroot!

(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2763.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2763.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2764.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2764.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2765.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2765.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2766.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2766.jpg)

Vespid.  Bzzzzz...
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2767.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2767.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2768.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2768.jpg)

Shadowsun and 3-man stealth team.

(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2770.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2770.jpg)

More stealth suits.
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2769.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2769.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2771.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2771.jpg)

Sniper controllers and Broadsides.
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2773.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2773.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2772.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2772.jpg)

Fire Warriors.
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2774.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2774.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/th_IMG_2775.jpg) (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/jimebarr/IMG_2775.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Firenze on November 19, 2009, 03:24:47 PM
Soooo Many Tau.... I haven't played with mine for a while yet. You guys have inspired me to do so once more!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Khain Mor (/kharandhil) on March 22, 2010, 08:14:35 PM
I wonder why old army topics got deleted ...

anyway here's my hunter cadre, from Tau'n

I love the idea of being explorer, it's a nice excuse for my tau to be far away from home, somewhere they're not supposed to be...

Most is tabletop worthy, but not really best paint job ever, it's just all still WIP, too busy with other armies.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/kahrandhil666/warhammer%2040K/tauempire.jpg)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/kahrandhil666/warhammer%2040K/taus2.jpg)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/kahrandhil666/warhammer%2040K/tau3.jpg)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/kahrandhil666/warhammer%2040K/taus.jpg)

I'll get back to my tau in a few years, It's not a big army, I'm pretty sure I can finish in a matter of months. Since it's mostly table top worthy I don't consider it a priority.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Cohocat on April 2, 2010, 10:25:52 AM
Alright, here is some of my Tau army. Tanks and Broadsides coming soon!

First, my HQ Commander ( the fusion blaster, yes, has been changed to another Burst Cannon since the picture )
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0422.jpg)

Stealth Suits ( the one with the Fusion Blaster has been changed to a Burst Cannon )
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0421.jpg)

Fire Warriors
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0424.jpg)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0423.jpg)

Gun Drone Squadron
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0426.jpg)

Kroot!
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0419.jpg)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0418.jpg)

Full army ( so far... )
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/40k%20Tau/IMG_0425.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Yarrik on April 11, 2010, 02:09:01 PM
 New paint scheme so far. first time posting pic so im expecting the red X.....
yes i used gloss, i think it looks cool.
Scheme is- start with adeptus battlegrey coat, devlan mud wash, then gloss coat. metal is boltgun with devlan wash. Blue is enchanted blue with gloss.

test models
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac84/ALX753/DSCF3783.jpg)

Suit
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac84/ALX753/DSCF3788.jpg)

Warrior
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac84/ALX753/DSCF3791.jpg)



Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Cohocat on April 18, 2010, 02:48:39 PM
Okay, so I'm a really crappy painter, so try not to barf when you see my kroot! ;D

Kroot ( painted) with Hounds

(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/IMG_0450.jpg)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/kroot1.jpg)
Hounds
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/IMG_0451.jpg)

Commander ( different weapons, now a Fireknife combination )
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/commander.jpg)
Battlesuits
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/battlesuit2.jpg)
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/battlesuit1.jpg)

Piranha
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/IMG_0452.jpg)

Devilfish
(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/cohocat/IMG_0449.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: dregogg on May 22, 2010, 04:11:25 PM
well here's what i've got as little there is.

(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/dregogg/SDC10562.jpg?t=1274558889)

here's a wip of the first fire warrior squad.

(http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/dregogg/SDC10559.jpg?t=1274558928)

and here is the first crisis suit. (sorry for collosal pics but they're the only ones i got)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Evil_Toast on May 23, 2010, 04:54:23 AM
After 2 years of procrastination , I finally got round to putting some pics in here . And people say I have problems with motivating myself  :o . Pfft , n00bs ...

 My Hunter Cadre (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=mgallery;sa=album;id=49) .
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Host of the Tumultuous Storm on May 26, 2010, 08:06:08 PM
so i was just browsing this post.. put in some feedback, guys >.< look at most of the other 'hey look at my pro army paintjob' posts, everyone is helping each other, complimenting or giving feedback

Cohocat- I like the camo patterns on the vehicles, its simplistic but really works, kroot could use some more work, perhaps just picking out claws, weapons and eyes would do nicely
Dregogg- they look good, keep working and get yourself battle ready =P
Evil_Toast- they look fantastic, great looking army.
Yarrick- I like the gloss... on the vehicles, and maybe on the battlesuits.  it's a little much on the warriors ;)
Kharandil- great work on your paints, as always, but what, no snake warriors?  ;) =P
Sonsoftaurus- i love armies based around a central idea like yours.  While it might not be the most competative (or maybe you find it is, who am i to say?) i like it regardless
swampyturtle-if you added more fire warriors and devilfish, yea i could see the picture you were going for, as it is your too few =( but they look great, i particularly like the battlestuits
pdelair- you've done an amazing job recreating the codex army, i would have immediatley assumed you worked for GW had i seen them, they look so similar, great work
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: SteelPanther on June 9, 2010, 09:33:59 PM
So, as suggested here is my Sa'Cea Night Assault Cadre from the Painting board:


Full Army:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal001.jpg)



Commanders:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal014.jpg)



Troops:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal010.jpg)


Transports:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal007.jpg)

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal008.jpg)

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal009.jpg)


Elites

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal011.jpg)


Custom Sniper Team

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal013.jpg)


Hammerheads

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal003.jpg)

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal004.jpg)

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/TheSteelPanther/Tau%20Cadre/TauCadreFinal005.jpg)



The army is (for now) finished, with lists made for 500, 1000, 1250 and 1500 points. Comments wanted on the models! Thanks for the look!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Host of the Tumultuous Storm on June 9, 2010, 09:41:39 PM
I've gotta say i really like the little fire warrior commander you made.  He looks pretty good.  Also, The troops in general look pretty good, i like the scheme. 

The tanks look good at range, but once you zoomed in it got kind of messy.  I would suggest smaller splotches, (but more) with thinner lines of the blue
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: JimmyHatfield on July 4, 2010, 02:04:21 AM
although that FW commander looks great, how do you use him in game?  Is he to represent when your commander uses his ejection pod special wargear?
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: iDay on July 25, 2010, 10:48:50 AM
These are actually a friend's, who said he didn't mind if i posted the pics up. He isn't part of 40KO, but what the heck, they're pretty damn well painted.

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q247/Ender556/SAM_7016.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: moc065 on July 27, 2010, 01:25:45 PM
Those little dudes are wickedly well painted.. thanks for sharing them

And why are you not inviting your friend to come in here for themselves.

Cheers
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Wuxiong on December 5, 2010, 09:27:18 AM
I wanted to try something else to paint so I painted these Vior'la Tau. I sorta liked how the Vior'la Tau have been with their warlike status, it all fits perfectly and the colour scheme I seem to like. So here they are, painted and showing right here. Enjoy. :)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/1.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/2.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/3.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/4.jpg)   (http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/5.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/6.jpg)   (http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/7.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/8.jpg)   (http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu121/Wuxiong_2009/9.jpg)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Col. Dash on December 16, 2010, 10:08:26 AM
555th Sturm Grenadiers
New army I am working on using this paint scheme. still needs some basing but, probably going to go a more woodsy look with sticks, grass and autumn colored lichen. It will be a very battlesuit heavy army and I will post more pics as they come, doing a FW broadside right now.
(http://www.coliseumofcomics.com/forums/download/file.php?id=172)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Sayt on December 16, 2010, 08:37:39 PM
Holy beslubber.  So much win, Colonel, so much win.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Blood Hawk on December 17, 2010, 08:57:19 AM
That is a rather nice looking crisis suit good job.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shas'Oink on December 17, 2010, 09:42:10 AM
555th Sturm Grenadiers
New army I am working on using this paint scheme. still needs some basing but, probably going to go a more woodsy look with sticks, grass and autumn colored lichen. It will be a very battlesuit heavy army and I will post more pics as they come, doing a FW broadside right now.
(http://www.coliseumofcomics.com/forums/download/file.php?id=172)

fokke me!? (I think you get my hint :P)

It certainly is a nice scheme, though do you see this transferring over to fire warriors too, or simply holding it onto suits and vehicles!?

I would also suggest that the base lets the model down a bit (sorry). It might be interesting to do an autumn themed base, as it might set off a nice complement against the colour scheme... Another idea would be a snow covered base, as it would really make the colour scheme pop! You could still go with an urbanised style, just under heavy snow... having girders and barbed wire and armour plates sticking up through snow might look really interesting!? I don't think I've seen it done before?

Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Col. Dash on December 17, 2010, 09:51:12 AM
I havent really done the base more than a cursory once over although I have plans, just havent gotten to them yet. Hoping this weekend to do a FW Broadside and an XV9 suit. It transfers a little over to FW. I do the armor in black and all the cloth in this camo. I might switch the armor to a very dark grey though for less harsh contrast. The overall plans are to do my unpainted stuff first and then start the repaints one team at a time.[smg id=4015 type=preview align=center caption="broadside1a"]
[smg id=4016 type=preview align=center caption="xv9 1a"]
[smg id=4017 type=preview align=center caption="FW1a"]
The FW is a test to see how it came up  and the base is still wet from a wash I gave it. I think it came up pretty good, it will be similar on a smaller scale to the suit bases.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: thebeggarking on January 16, 2011, 03:57:41 AM
Hi all, Here's a few pics of my Tau force.  It's still very much a work in progress but getting there slowly.

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4307/tau012.jpg)

(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/3958/tau021.jpg)

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4148/tau003.jpg])

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4153/tau024.jpg)

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1633/tau029.jpg)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6903/tau028.jpg)

Well this is my little force. Very rough round the edges but my part for the greater good.

len
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Col. Dash on January 21, 2011, 08:51:02 AM
Just a few more of my guys I have finished.
Shas'o
(http://www.coliseumofcomics.com/forums/download/file.php?id=192)

XV9s with PIGs
(http://www.coliseumofcomics.com/forums/download/file.php?id=197)
(http://www.coliseumofcomics.com/forums/download/file.php?id=196)
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: minecraft1 on September 18, 2011, 02:24:39 PM
i really like the rusty colors
oh and colonel your cadre name gave me an idea for my ig army  ;D
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Plastikente on March 25, 2012, 02:20:26 PM
It's a while since anyone's posted anything here, but I wanted to join the club so here goes...

I first dabbled with Tau about 5 years ago, and painted them in dark reds and browns, but then work got in the way of all my hobbies, so they went into storage for a while.

When I got back into GW, I went to my Dark Eldar first (shortly before the new codex was released - got my timing just right) and painted them all in dark red and chainmail, so when I had another look at my Tau I wanted to try something different.  I bit of advice from the painting forum here showed me how to strip the paint off so that I could start again, and I chose a scheme based on the Bork'an example from the Codex.

I didn't feel I could justify posting here until I had painted a game-legal army so the Fire Warriors have been holding me back, but I've finally got enough painted to present my Starfire Cadre from the Bork'an Sept:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6216/6868609376_382ddaa1ed_z.jpg)

The full size version of this phot, and more detail shots can be found on Flickr, here: Tau Empire - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjtweed/sets/72157629075174036/)
This is about 40% of the Tau minis that I have and I need to buy a further 750pts if I'm indeed going to enter them in the 40ko UK tournament this year.  I'll keep posting new ones on my Flickr page as they're done if anyone is interested in monitoring my progress.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Kaiju Senso on March 26, 2012, 12:37:10 PM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6216/6868609376_382ddaa1ed_z.jpg)

Huge fan of the Bork'an sept and these models look great!
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shas'La robo on March 27, 2012, 02:54:19 AM
Must say, i really like the stealth suits, with just the contrast from the glowing eyes, very stealthy. :P

On the whole a well painted force, can't wait to see a full 1500 point army laid out on a table!!

robo
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shas'Oink on March 27, 2012, 08:23:57 AM
These look great. There is a great attention to detail, from the squad markings down to the drone designation markings! It is final touches like that which really help to bring the models to life, and is something that my own forces are currently lacking (though I'm trying to rectify that).

I've seen your Avatar pic and was eager to see more so thanks for sharing!!

I'd love to see how this army progresses and grows!



Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Plastikente on April 2, 2012, 06:27:21 PM
There is a great attention to detail, from the squad markings down to the drone designation markings! It is final touches like that which really help to bring the models to life
j

Thanks very much. I put it down to being a perfectionist - I don't like to move on to another model until the previous one is finished, and the details give me the great chance to make them individual.

I think I might have to change my tactics though if I don't want to turn up at the tournament with a half-painted army. Time to bite the bullet and apply the 80:20 principle ... And promise myself I'll fill in the details later.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: eiglepulper on June 15, 2012, 05:42:57 PM
I would like to present the Ka'rashi Lissera, aka The Exiled Union.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/IMGP0659.jpg)

This was an army of 10,500pts for an Apocalypse game about 3 years ago, and is about 70% of my entire Tau forces.

Some closer shots: these are thumbnails, so please click on them to see a larger image.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0666.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0666.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0661.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0661.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0663.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0663.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0673.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0673.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0669-1.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0669-1.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0661.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0661.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0672-1.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0672-1.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/th_IMGP0664.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r204/Hammerhead_bucket/10000pt%20Exiled%20Union/?action=view&current=IMGP0664.jpg)

I will hopefully eventually get all the models built and painted, but I reckon I have at least 4000pts more to do, if not a bit more than that.

E.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Oliver009 on July 24, 2012, 04:40:13 PM
This was an army of 10,500pts for an Apocalypse game about 3 years ago, and is about 70% of my entire Tau forces.

How much is 100%?!!!

Now to my army.
May I present the Tau of Mey'sha. I created Mey'sha as a forest satellite (Moon for you non astronomy people) of Tau'n. GW tell us very little about the Tau planets and thus I feel fine in creating this.

The Whole current army:
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/OJ009/DSCF0001.jpg)

Railhead:
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/OJ009/DSCF0003.jpg)

Vespid:
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/OJ009/DSCF0006.jpg)
I read that each row of eyes sees via a different wavelength. I painted them a different colour to represent this. (I don't know how detailed the photo is.)
The top row are a cream colour for UV. (Like the telescope filter.)
Black for Visible
Red for Infrared.

My commander: (Shas'O Meyen Mesme. (Unforseen Combination))
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/OJ009/DSCF0011-1.jpg)
In my battlesuit squads the leader has Gold helmets and stripes wilst the other members have silver. No they aren't dancing.

Firewarriors:
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/OJ009/DSCF0016.jpg)

The green and Brown camo suits the flora on the forest satellite. As GW haven't offically designated a sept colour to Tau'n I have used purple. (I even asked them and got the reply of: For unspecified sept colours use whatever you want.) I know that DOW had a yellow for Tau'n but I don't think THQ has the authority to tell me that. If I have to repaint a stipe here and there in the future then I don't really mind.

Sorry for poor quality on painting, I try my best. There is still plenty to add to this army.
Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Plastikente on August 20, 2012, 06:29:29 AM
So, this is what I managed to scrape together for the 40ko tournament (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=220387.msg2699701#msg2699701) yesterday.  This 1750pt list consists of every Tau model I own (except for 1 marker drone) all painted with a day to spare!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7822304482_f08ffe3545_c.jpg)
The Starfire Cadre, Bork'an Sept

Detailed shots are available on Flickr, through the link in my sig.

Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: Shas'Oink on August 21, 2012, 03:27:30 PM
Was so glad I got to see your army in full! It has some really nice unique touches, such as your custom built, converted drones. Your objective markers are nice too, particularly the wounded warrior (it obviously helped that when I first saw it on the table he looked as though he was firing the pulse pistol up a nid bugs bum!)

I encourage people to check out the detailed shots!

Title: Re: Cadres Gather-Show your Tau Army
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 1, 2013, 07:02:07 PM
dprevs I like your white/red color scheme.  I've done a few of my models in a white/black(stormtrooper) color scheme a long time ago, they looked cool but rather meh. Your White/Red combo I think would look pretty cool on a whole army.  I'll have to steal it for my farsight enclave colors.

Rest of my army is painted in the traditional vommit brown colors. I'll post pics soon.