Thursday, 17 March 2011

Tau Earth-Drop Status: "Kraken One in Position" Out

I opened another box to find, a battle ready unit of Tau FireWarriors. Looking for a posed photo-shoot opportunity:

Responding to a Space Marine distress signal on an uncharted planet (in a galaxy far, far away) near a dying sun (see previous post).

These boys (girls, or gender neutral beings) "rock and roll" when they land,  piling out in every direction, heavy laser rifles to the ready. Using an ultra sophisticated sensor (looks like a metal dowsing rod to me?) Mr White Hat detects movement, possibly an intelligent alien life-form. After consulting his AI tactical manual on how to greet unidentified sentient alien life-forms, he prepares to throw a grenade.

Blue Face readily agrees, asking questions is always more successful after a massive pre-emptive suppressive fire barrage and the recommended Tau way of opening negotiations.

I like the way this unit turned out painting-wise. If memory serves me correct from the GW box art, the Tau had distinct white strip tactical markings to add (for some future rainy winter's night, methinks).


CarloAntonio said...

Another great look ! very nice

Monty said...

Bloody Nora Geordie, you're on a roll! Must admit I am seriously contemplating getting a squad of Cadian's to skirmish with my freebie Orks...Yeeesss! Ha!

Paul´s Bods said...

I reckon they are gender neutral...the breed by..??...well I haven´t worked that one out yet:-D
Nice looking alien life forms.
paul should have a look at the new Slaine comics..the 2005 onwards ones with art work from Simon Bisley...brilliant!! The celtic stuff gets explained...and the fights!!!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Gender nuetral means spawned in vats or genetically manipulated ;)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Monty these chaps were done ages ago and recently discovered after I moved/opened some boxes ;)

Al said...

Some nice painting Geordie, quite a different tack from the usual

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Just a bit of Bio-Diverisity Al ;)