Friday, May 2, 2014

Flashback Friday - N'dras Tau Pt. 1 - HQ Units

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I revisit old armies I have painted from the past.  I have painted thousands of models and who knows how many huge armies on commission, and each one holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy looking back every once in a while at the photos and remembering the joys and struggles, the hard work and the pure enjoyment of making someone's vision a reality. But enough of that emotional stuff, let's get on with it!

This week, I am showing one part of an army that actually isn't that old, but I already do miss it quite a lot!  This is an N'dras sept Tau army, and a large one at that.  I was, and still am, very proud of this army because the customer gave me free artistic licence for the scheme and he was very happy with the end result.  I had always thought this scheme looked sharp, and I knew this sort of borderline monochromatic scheme was right up his alley.  So I went with it!  Let's see the final results. 

For part one I am covering all of the HQ choices in the army, and there are quite a few.  The army has all the basics plus a couple special characters for the bigger games.

Two Ethereals - one being Aun Vau, a favorite of mine.  I enjoyed painting the Guard seprately, and the chair I thought looked nice in the green color.

Commander Farsight - one of those instances where the official model has an unofficial scheme to match a larger army.  Very glad his once heavy arms are now in resin!

 And finally a Forge World suit as a regular commander for general HQ suiting.

And finally, the perch for the HQ units in the main images is this custom themed SkyShield.  He wanted something original but a surprise, so I went with a landing pad in the mountains, with large bay doors covering a hidden mountain base.

That's it for this week!  Check in next Friday for more trips down memory lane. Always feel free to follow on twitter or facebook if you prefer.  Thanks for reading!