TJ here with another update from the Iron Man Themed Tau Commission. Today we are looking at what I have dubbed "The Spec Op Cadre" which, as always are featured on my terrible range-top (for info on how to donate a better stove to me, use the "Contact Us" tab, haha). In all seriousness though, we are down to the nitty gritty on the Tau and these guys represent some of the last models in the commission as work comes to a close. This is bittersweet to me for two reasons: 1) I wanted to do this to make me not want to revisit my days as a Tau player ... and this commission has failed to make me hate them. 2) I know that with a new book, the client will be happy to play with his entire old collection fully painted ... and because of the update, I will likely have to paint more Tau, which is bittersweet for other reasons. Anyway, enough rambling from me, let's take a look at a few pics and get on with our Friday roll through the blog hay!
Let me say this up front, I have loved the look of Sniper Drone teams since day one. They are a fantastic set of models and finally getting to paint some has been seriously awesome and the 2008 version of me is jumping up and down for joy.
In terms of paint, the same methods apply as past Iron Man posts and as always, my camera and I have a difference of opinion on the colors red and yellow.
Up next are the pathfinders which I personally love. More so than the plastic firewarriors, the Pathfinders capture the alien form of the Tau biology. In my opinion, the rest of the line should look more like these guys here. I really like the elongated helmet and the posing as well. Hopefully the new Pathfinder kit will be as appealing.
So that is it for now, I look forward to cranking out the remaining fire warriors for this project and getting them to the client tonight (so Pascal, hit me up) so he can whip them around with his new codex on Saturday!
As always, let me know what you think.