Hottol - Tau Empire + SM

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Hottol - Tau Empire + SM

Post by Hottol » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:49 pm



Edit October 2013 :

Due to a new addition to the family in September and the fact that he has health issues requiring many hospitals stays, I won't be able to complete this project.





Hello everyone,

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Commitment tracker :

Jan 2013 : COMPLETED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=44814#p44814
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=46577#p46577

Feb 2013 : COMPLETED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=46891#p46891
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=50297#p50297

Mar 2013 : COMPLETED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=50298#p50298
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=52816#p52816

April 2013 : COMPLETED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=54479#p54479
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=54479#p54479

May 2013 : FAILED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=54895#p54895
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=58060#p58060

June 2013 : FAILED
Start pic : X
End pic : X

July 2013 : FAILED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=58061#p58061
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=59442#p59442

August 2013 : COMPLETED
Start pic : viewtopic.php?p=59443#p59443
End pic : viewtopic.php?p=60079#p60079

September 2013 : FAILED
Start pic :
End pic :

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New gamer from Belgium here, I was only starting W40K when the previous year challenge started so I missed out on it.

Really pleased that there's a new opportunity.

I picked a small Tau force from a flea market and I'm planning on adding the DA from dark vengeance to complete my first army. Will be my first big project besides a few CSM units I have already painted. I will use codex space marines as allies.

Current total : 1819 pts

Code: Select all

Primary Detachment :

HQ (206 pts)
        Commander 
              Fusion Blaster - TL, Shield Generator, Drone Controller 
              2x Gun Drone 
              XV8 'Crisis' Shas'Vre Bodyguard Team 
                      Fusion Blaster - TL
Troops ( 448 pts )
         Fire Warrior Team (6)                                    ** PAINTED **
               Devilfish (Gun Drones, Sensor spines)
               EMP Grenades 
          Fire Warrior Team (6)
               Devilfish (Gun Drones, Sensor spines)
               EMP Grenades 
               Shas'ui w/ Bonding Knife
          Fire Warrior Team (12)                                  ** PAINTED **
              Shas'ui w/ Bonding Knife

Heavy Support (285 pts)
           Hammerhead Gunship                                  ** PAINTED **
                Disruption Pod , Railgun , Smart Missile System

           XV88 Broadside Battlesuit Team                     ** PAINTED **
                Shas'Vre
                     Target Lock 
                Shas'Ui 


Allied Detachment :

HQ (120pts + 145pts)
        Captain
              Boltgun, Melta Bombs, Power Armour, Power Weapon
        + Command Squad (5)
                 Company Standard, Plasma Gun

Elites (235pts)

        Terminator Squad (5)
             Assault Cannon (1), Chainfist (1)

Troops (380pts)

        Tactical Squad (10)                                        ** PAINTED **
              Plasma Cannon, Plasma Gun
              Space Marine Sergeant 
                    Chainsword, Plasma Pistol, Melta Bombs

         Tactical Squad (10)                                       ** PAINTED **
              Missile Launcher
              Space Marine Sergeant
                     Chainsword, Bolt Pistol, Melta Bombs

Open to comments and suggestions, thanks for reading

PS : Sorry for my poor mastery of english
Last edited by Hottol on Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:39 am, edited 16 times in total.

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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by irishlep77 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:58 am

Hottol wrote: Open to comments and suggestions, thanks for reading

PS : Sorry for my poor mastery of english
Hello! This is a very interesting list and I cant wait to see what you do with it. Oh and your English is very good. :)
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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Hottol » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:34 pm

My commitment for January is to paint the two broadsides.

Here's the "pre" picture (I had just started on one of the two when I remembered to take the picture).

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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Hottol » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:50 pm

January unit fnished

Not super happy the way the blue looks a bit "dirty" and most of all, I can't paint a straight edge highlight to save my life.
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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by BlaineThPain » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:15 pm

It looks pretty decent. Maybe try doing the missiles with a white tip, or painting a bit more orange (or white) on the armor segments if you're worried about it looking a bit too dirty.

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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Hottol » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:32 pm

February commitment : the 12 fire warrior foot slogging team

Here they are in their current state
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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Hottol » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:27 pm

February unit done
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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Hottol » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:29 pm

March commitment is a unit of 6 fire warriors and their Devilfish

Here they are, Devilfish need to be stripped
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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Hottol » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:21 pm

March done

I really need to get an airbrush, painting large flat surface is not easy and it's difficult to create those neat geometric camouflage patterns.
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Re: Hottol - Tau Empire + Dark Angels

Post by Loopy » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:48 am

Woot! For the GRAYter good!

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