Saturday, 31 July 2010

WIP: Farsight build completed

Here is the final Farsight build. All that really remains to be completes is a little tidying up of the green stuff. I wanted this to look significantly different to a standard crisis suit. To this end I have given him double jointed legs, to give him a greater sense of agility, which isn't really conveyed by the standard GW farsight model. 
I moved the plasma rifle to a shoulder mount with a little bit of a standoff from a normal standard backpack mount, predator style. The back-pack was made from a space marine jump pack and standard Tau Jet pack. His shoulder pad has been bulked up to make it look a bit heavier armoured along with the front part of the suits body.His shield is made from a standard shield generator with four pulse rifles coming off it. The aim of the pulse rifles is too support a clear plastic 'force field' insert. But I don't want to add this till I have finished painting the model for obvious reasons.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Forge world rules: Shas O' R'alai

Forge world have now released the rules for their Tau XV9 Character, rules are available Here. There are some interesting elements which Forgeworld have written into the rules. The most notable of these are the ammo options for the pulse sub-munitions rifle. The Ionic cluster shot providing a nice 5" rending shots for use against marines, the sabot round for light anti tank duty (up to armour 13), the EMP round for armour 14 (additional chances for glancing), while the standard round provides 2x3" templates that ignore cover (this is different to the usual Pulse sub-munitions round in imperial armour apoc 2.
The eclipse shield seems like a little bit of an oddity though. Counting as having a stealth field generator if you remain still that turn. However if you have joined a unit then the enemy could simply target the unit bypassing the shields bonus. The only way around this is to join a stealthsuit team. Or stay independent, which could prove disadvantageous if they manage to see you. 

Saturday, 17 July 2010

WIP: farsight conversion


This is a quick photo of my current project. Commander farsight, hopefully have him finished at some point in the next few weeks.

Given that I like the background for this character, but hate the model, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to try my hand at kitbashing. Fingers crossed that it will turn out alright.