Warhammer 40k - Tau Progress [PICTURE HEAVY]

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Warhammer 40k - Tau Progress [PICTURE HEAVY]

Postby Olothontor » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:19 am

One of the good things about being back on the forums finally... I get to show off stuff!

My one tid-bit of progress this time is that I finally managed to complete a unit of Fire Warriors all the way through: that is, based, painted, flocked, detailed, and matte coated (whereas before I made it through the "painted" step and stopped altogether in favor of something else).

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So, hurray! First part of my nearly 3k points of Tau that's actually complete! Now... just need to finish the rest.
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Postby piltogg » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:23 am

they look very nice. a job well done.
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Postby Warhead » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:43 am

I love working with inks and washes, these look very well done. Nice choice in colours.
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Postby DarthBrik » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:06 pm

How much does it cost to buy a single guy and paint and detail it like that?
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Postby Olothontor » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:35 pm

Hmm.

Well, you buy units in boxes, which are generally between $20 and $30 (characters are also about the same price, since it's one model, but it has a TON of detail). Then you buy enough paint to paint up that model (maybe 6 paints minimum, including basecoat, matte coat, and detailing). Then brushes and other painting necessities.

So, around $54-$64. However, the brushes and paints need not be re-bought for each model/unit box. They last quite a while if you don't hog them.

An entire army, however, is quite an expense, so be careful!
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Postby Ross_Varn » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:26 pm

Yeah, me and Darth have looked at Warhammer before. I haven't bought any of it because

6. No one to play with

7. Limited Income

8. Attention Span

9. See 6.

I do, however, think that it would be a blast to get into, painting units and battling. It's just not something I've got the cash for, seeing that I'm spending it all on Lego.

Ah well.
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Postby Olothontor » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:28 pm

It is quite an awesome game. The painting and army creation is my favorite part of it, despite the fact that it's a long, harrowing, and expensive process.
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Postby aoffan23 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:50 pm

Nice, the purple and yellow go well together, especially with the undersuit breaking up the colour.

Warhammer was fun for me for a while, but then I dropped it for a bit and I'm getting back into it. However, it just doesn't have the same charm as it used to for me. I tend to put a lot more effort into the building than anything else, since I find that the most fun. I play less than anything now, even though I make some visits to my local gaming store from time to time.

But yes, it is an expensive hobby to keep up.
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Postby OneEye589 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:24 pm

I've been thinking about getting a few Warmachine models or something, just the single figures, and painting them.
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Postby Hoboman » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:09 pm

As an ex-GW addict I can tell you it can become costly quite quickly. While the figures can look good (if you are skilled enough) the cost for the figures, vehicles, army upgrades every few years, and other junk can make for a major hobby drain.

But to be clear, the games can be fun and the ability to be creative with your armies can be fun. But be ready to pay through the nose. 8)

PS: Nice looking Tau! :D
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:55 am

Well, the fact that my whole family plays (both parents) definitely helps. Most of my army was acquired as gifts rather than through actual hard work... so I kinda cheated the system. On top of that, the Tau were originally my Dad's, but I bought them off of him for about $100 and then built up from there (he had a completely different color scheme... that was a lotta booty bothered).

So it's not ALWAYS a huge drain. But we manage to support about five or six armies in this household per game (both Fantasy and 40k). I guess I'm just a lucky bastard, though.

Thanks for the compliments!
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Postby Ross_Varn » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:43 am

Olothontor wrote: I guess I'm just a lucky bastard, though.


You have a family that supports and encourages your gaming hobbies. You can actually play games with them.

Yes. You are a lucky, lucky bastard, mate. Cheers.
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:53 am

This is probably why I get along with them better than any teenager that I know gets along with his/her parents...

I started gaming at a young age, though. D&D Second Edition, yes indeed.

Totally teaching my kids to game when they're about 6 or 7. Plus, I have a few articles justifying the educational value of RPGs and wargames. Good, good stuff.
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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:11 am

Hey Olly, any progress?

Ah, who the fuck am i kidding, I'm just here cause I rediscovered this video and decided to share it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jBnE3LYo4
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:18 am

That's depressingly accurate.
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