Friday, May 9, 2014

Flashback Friday - N'dras Tau Pt. 2 - 'Tides & 'Sides


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. 

First up, the big Rvarna suit from Forge World.  Following the rule of three, he wanted one different suit to lead the other two, and this model is perfect for that.  It's a really awesome model with a great form to it.

And the other two Riptides.  When assembling models, I like to not only consider how they pose model by model and unit by unit, but in cases like this where you have three similar models that will appear together I like to pose them as if they were a unit.  That way they look very dynamic and natural side by side.

Another example is these three GW broadsides.  I am glad the missiles are so good in the game, they look great and allow for a lot of cool posing.

And to contrast, some Forge World broadsides.  While both look great, I think I still prefer these double railguns over the new plastic. 

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!