View Full Version : My Tau Army so far...(pic heavy)

30-01-2006, 07:20
02/09 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_1807.jpg)
02/09 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_1803.jpg)


Squad Shots:
Squad pic #1 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0667.jpg)
Squad #2 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0486.jpg)
Squad #3 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0489.jpg)
Squad #4 (original squad) (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0009.jpg)

Three Shas'Ui squad leaders:
Alpha leader pic#1 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0653.jpg)
Alpha leader #2 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0655.jpg)
Alpha leader #3 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0654.jpg)
Alpha leader with troops (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0670.jpg)
Bravo leader #1 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0021.jpg)
Bravo leader #2 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0017.jpg)

More stealth pics:
Stealth Pic #1 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0111.jpg)
Stealth Pic #2 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0068.jpg)
Stealth Pic #3 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0072.jpg)

DF pic #1 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0054.jpg)
DF pic #2 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/d4c545bd.jpg)
DF pic #3 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0047.jpg)

30-01-2006, 07:27
Crisis Suits:




30-01-2006, 07:30
My aquatic-evolution Kroot...(Only one so far) undecided on doing a full squad like this.


Kroot pic#1 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0588.jpg)
Kroot #2 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0589.jpg)
Kroot pic#3 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/HMcCoy/000_0592.jpg)

30-01-2006, 07:33
OH yeah...tips, comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks. :D

30-01-2006, 07:54
Damn, there's some neat conversions you got here! I like the Stealths especially.

Critiques? I feel there's too much contrast between coloured and black areas. Makes them look unfinished, especially on the tank. You should highlight them more.

30-01-2006, 08:07
ok your army looks really nice and a bit different from other tau, in a very good way! so some c&c

Firewarriors: Nice smoothe painting and crisp highlights! The small details in orange looks great but could use a bit more shadow to break up the scheme a bit more. The skin looks great but looks a bit to much like your armor and make them a bit bland. the leaders look ACE superb in a good tauish way to many makes em like sm srgts imo.The yellow/black on the side of the bases looks great and I might have to steal that idea! ;)

Stealth suits: Ok I donīt like this idea I think they would look great to break up the scheme in your army wich now is great nad very blue, take your oportuinity and paint he stealthsuits black with a red/orange underglow would look great and Iīm sure you are able to pull it of! the way they lok now I think the makes the army to blue, but what the heck itīs only my 10p

Devilfish:Conversion is superb! gunner looks really nice and gives the devilfish some more personality and not so stupilooking like some other tau. The scheme looks very nice on the devilfish only I think there is to much black, the black lok great whe not-so-highlighted but the devilfish loks a bit unfinished with so much black.

Crisis:Ok to honest.. I hate the crisis not your but the model from gw damn! The painting and converions looks great (the ammo feed may be a bit big) but I think you could make a simply amazing unit if you brought the forge world ones ok thatīs some money ...... Ok noticed your crisis now looks good but they need a bit more of black or orange now they look a bit flat with that much blue. bit great work with the gwīs ugly minis (well I donīt like crisises at all the FW ones looks only a bit better ;) so no hard feelings)

Kroot:This is ******* great! Best kroot converison ever and I think a unit of these woul look awsome on the tabletop so go make some! :D the painting and conversion is great nothing to complain about.

Overall a really great looking force and thereīs some things I would change if it where my army but hey it looks great the way it is now to, keep us updated and keep up te great work

Brother Muninn
30-01-2006, 08:18
Fantastic Squads!

Honestly, what paint did you use? Brand and/mixture. 'cause that doesn't look like any particular Citadel paint I know of. I'm not familiar with Vallejo or Ral Partha but if those are the ones you use I might just be inclined to switch.

30-01-2006, 08:39
Great stuff throughout, but that kroot is awesome! He looks perfect and the pose is great too. I second the motion for a full squad!

30-01-2006, 08:52
Love the kroot & the stealths. That sort of transition into "stealth" mode is great.

A minor thing with the kroot is that it is the same light blue as the tau. With my tau force the tau are a white/grey/blue mix, while the kroot are a deep, earthy red. I think this helps to show the differences between the two & also looks more realistic. I mean what are the odds that the kroot they ally with are going to be the same predominant colour as the rest of the cadre.

Again just my opinion, If you disagree, that's fine. Your models after all.

30-01-2006, 09:17
if the pics are bigger then we can see the detail more clearly..


30-01-2006, 12:03
a muscular tau! I'm in outrage!:p

I love them.

30-01-2006, 12:11
Very nice, very nice indeed.

I particularly like the idea you've used on the stealth suits - makes them look distinct from your other guys, but keeps them in the same coulour scheme. Never really liked the idea of stealths being painted in a different uniform to the rest of an army.

I also like the first two squad leaders, especially the one taking his helmet off. Very nice.

30-01-2006, 15:30
Original and well done. Awesome conversions, too...I really love the ammo feeds on the Crisis suits, especially.


30-01-2006, 16:34
love the stealths, but why the belt feeds on the burst cannons, with giant shells?

Rabid Bunny 666
30-01-2006, 21:40
woah....just woah

that is cawesome dude, especially the aquatic Kroot. as said above, the black does make them look unfinished, but i can't think of a way to change that

31-01-2006, 05:32
Thanks for the comments and critiques, fellas. They are appreciated.

-Brother Muninn...The main color is Polly S Fantasy Djinni Blue (I think it's discontinued) and everything else is .50 Apple Barrel acrylics.

I agree that the greys need more highlighting. Also, my kroot will probably be Elf Flesh, with a bit of blue and grey...more of a shark skin color.

Thanks again. :D

31-01-2006, 05:35
Whilst the Ammo Feeds are quite imposing... the Tau Pulse weaponry uses a charged particle system, as I recall from the fluff. Basically, it's low powered plasma guns. The linked ammunition doesn't really seem to work, given that, I think, personally.

That said, the army is quite well done. I'm surprised at how well the hazard stripe bases work. I Imagine you'll be bringing the entire army in line with that?

31-01-2006, 05:38

31-01-2006, 08:07
they look amazing. i really like the unique color scheme. i like your subtle conversions. the firewarrior with the lifted helmet reading the scanner is awsome. the stealth suits also caught my attention. i like how each suit in the unit looks a little different. my only criticism on the models would be the yellow and black stripes around the bases. i think it looks a little tacky.

great models

31-01-2006, 11:03
Love the missle pod conversion...the way the missles leap out...very Manga indeed. Otherwise looks really sleek and careful paintjob but more closeups would be nicer 4 us to make true assumptions... Very nice , keep up the good work

31-01-2006, 16:02
awesome, those rock. it isnt very often you see a tau army with true creativity. the only thing i think would make them look better is if on the stealths you glossed the black part with varnish or something. it would give it that shimmerie look.

31-01-2006, 16:50
I like all of them. The kroot is cool, but is that nmm you have used on the metal shoulder guard thing? If so you could improve (like me) your blending a bit more. Nice colour scheme and lots of cool conversions.

02-02-2006, 15:06
Can I just ask, is that alpha tau arm a catachans or a beastman or something else?

03-02-2006, 02:39
Can I just ask, is that alpha tau arm a catachans or a beastman or something else?

Kroot. I wanted definition, but no bulk.

Captain Stuart
03-02-2006, 03:04
I think the red really detracts from the rest of the devilfish model. The eyes focus on that rather than the turquoise. It overly disrupts the color harmony. That is my only complaint. Everything else looks great.

03-02-2006, 05:18
Very nice sharp looking stuff. Great Job!

03-02-2006, 07:28
Very nice ... Excellent color scheme for minis ... good piccies ... i want to see more from you ..

03-02-2006, 08:26
I think the red really detracts from the rest of the devilfish model. The eyes focus on that rather than the turquoise. It overly disrupts the color harmony. That is my only complaint. Everything else looks great.

I agree. It has since been painted orange. More like this: LINK (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.motorsportcollector.com/GulfFordGT40/GT40p10.jpeg&imgrefurl=http://www.motorsportcollector.com/CMFordGT40.html&h=360&w=289&sz=108&tbnid=tAlfHBPI6YUSWM:&tbnh=117&tbnw=93&hl=en&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgulf%2Bwyer%2BGT40%26svnum%3D10%26hl% 3Den%26lr%3Dlang_en%26safe%3Dactive)

Thanks again for the comments folks. More pics coming.

03-02-2006, 09:37
Yay .. more piccies ...I think the orange will pop ... looking forward to seeing it ...

03-02-2006, 10:54
wow! there is so much to that army that i love. the colours are fantastic, i dont know why they havent ben done before (or at least i have never sen them before on tau) the conversions are plentiful and appropriate, i especially love the ammo feeds on the battlesuits. and that kroot looks ace, you should so do a whole sqaud of them. very nice.

03-02-2006, 11:20
I agree with all of the above posters (who've said OMG that is amazing etc, etc), I love the colours, the conversions, the ideas behind them all, the toned tau is unusual but fantastic, I'd love to see a squad of guys like that.

Really, massive kudos to you.


Captain Stuart
04-02-2006, 06:08
McCoy: looking forward to it. I think there was too much red. But that is a personal thing. I think the red on the suits was fine, just too dominant on the fish. Otherwise, I am amazed. I've done the slipped back helmet, but the kroot arm looks really choice!

09-02-2006, 22:29
My first shot at an Ethereal...bigger pic as requested.



09-02-2006, 22:33
Great model, love the goateee :D, very well painted, just like the rest.


09-02-2006, 22:41
Nice very nice The conversions are sweet ,nice colour scheme :)

27-09-2006, 01:08
awesome stuff man, love the chain clip on the crisis and fish

youve inspired me to finish painting my Mech-Tau

27-09-2006, 15:10
Aaghhh! Not another one! This spate of threadomancy has really got on my nerves!:mad:

27-09-2006, 15:36
this stuff is amazing. Nice mix of colors, really jumps out of the screen

27-09-2006, 16:32
The last relevant post was on the 9th of february. Please stop ressurecting dead threads.

The boyz
27-09-2006, 16:44
Great looking army McCoy, lovley paint job throughout the entire army and I like the colour scheme. The conversion work looks nice too, especially the Tau gunner standing in the turret on the Devil Fish.

I love the paint job on the stealth suits they have to be my favourite unit in your army. I also like the Crisis suits and the Devil Fish looks very nice too.

I also like the Kroot conversion, I think a whole squad of them would look very nice.

29-09-2006, 01:58
Stealth suits are the best colors I've seen

29-09-2006, 02:12
Though the ammo feeds arent very fluff they look really good. I also love the colors.Very tau i dont know why i have never seen them before.


04-10-2006, 10:47
Couple new pics...

Updated Crisis.


Aun Shi


WIP of Aquatic Kroot