So often we work our little paint brushes to the nub, forcing the love to
pour out of us, creating a wonderful world of amazing minis. We put tons
of time and effort in developing stories to justify our colors and
conversions. And just as we reach the apex of brilliance...we realize things
have changed. The world has moved on with out us as we slaved away attempting
to achieve greatness.
Other codex's evolve, basic rules have changed and we were so focused in on
our little universe that a crashing reality thunders home.
"Dude...my army sucks now!"
But wait, no really just wait. That's all you have to do in this topsy tervy
world we play in. In time your work will be justified and all will be right
OK, time to ask where this is going?
This isn't one of those boo hoo codex creep rants. More so a beacon of light,
marker light if you will, of hope. As with all things they become viable
again with time. Think bell bottoms and afros, think floral prints and neon
color schemes, think Necrons and Tau!!!
I say to all you true believers we are on the cusp of change, the time is near
for a new Necron codex and in my mind only a short time out from a new Tau
codex as well. (GW dictionary defines short time as 6 to 18 months.)
As such I go back every now and then and peek into my favorite boxes of
figs from time to time dreaming of the day that they will hit the turf again.
And on this day I am inviting you to come with me.
So lets get to it already, jeez yack all day why don't you.
OK OK relax its time for the fun stuff.
Lets start with some HQ's.
First up, Forge World Commander.
I just love this guy. You cant see it in the pic but he, like all my Crisis
suits is fully magnetized in 4 places. Thus allowing him to utilize any weapons
he may need.
Next, another rare fig. The limited Etheral from the battle force box.
Such an awesome model with nearly unplayable rules.
Note the staff that was drilled out to fit an iridescent beed and specialized
mini display base crafted from a round block of wood.
Speaking of drilling and cutting here is a conversion I did to be a stand in
The Tau is the from the Piranha crew and the chair is a Crisis suit.
I did get the real Aun'va but have never painted him as I ultimately fear
true completion of this army. Does that even make sense?
Moving on, here is some just for fun work.
This guy was built for a campaign, some kind of Tau nuke/comm/reactor devise.
Who knows what those sneaky space slugs are up to.
And...WTF IS THAT!!!
Yes I went off the deep end here. I don't even know what I was building,
but it sure came out looking cool.
Can you remember Nemesis Kill Teams?
This is an experimental NKT drone. He could deep strike with no scatter and
fire 2 twin linked flamers in a kill teams game. My how times have changed.
OK, that's a wrap on part one.
Hope you have enjoyed this trip down the yellow brick road, we will push on soon in our journey to see the great and powerful OZ.
Thanks for looking, when I recharge my photo cells I will be back with more Tau goodness!
Game on, Swags.