VOTE: should he stay or should he go?

March 6, 2009 ·

March 6, 2009

I've finished my inverted Tau Commander and I'm still not sure if he's any good. I guess it goes to show that if you paint a bad colour scheme quite well, you can still pass it off alright.

So it's going to have to come down to a vote. But to help you decide, here's a new photo of the finished Tau Commander next to some of his chums.

To vote, simply comment (annonymous folk can do this too). Don't worry if you can't see your comment after making it. I need to approve all comments before they go public to prevent spam.

The choices are:

1) Keep him, he's cool
2) Flog him on eBay

Your time starts....NOW!


Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

I think you should keep him but make him stick out more. One thing you could customize his base a little more. Another thing would be to add more/different 'Sept' markings to him.

By the way I really enjoy your blog and your painting is great.

Dave D. said...
March 6, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

I agree, keep him. Maybe in addition to some more Sept markings you could add a little bit more of your army's color to some parts to help him fit in better.

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

You should get rid of him. I think the idea of an inverted leader would be fine, I would have used orange instead of the brown. To me, the brown and the grey/green do not work well with each other.

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

I think that you should keep it,
and use a raised base
a more scenic one

oni said...
March 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

Keep him. I think he looks nice and fits the squad well.

Tim M said...
March 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

Keep him. Looks good to me.

HuronBH said...
March 6, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

I think he looks good, but is missing something. I think some white on the head and maybe some small details would help him standout a bit better and look more leader-ish.

Simon said...
March 6, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

I think he looks fine - the color palette is consistent across the models, you're just accented different colors. Also, he's your commander and he's supposed to stand out a bit.

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

I agree with anonymous. He looks absolutely great. I'd just tidy up the base, and add a few new markings to make him stand out a bit. Well done.

burb1996 said...
March 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

I think it looks good. Still very subdued colors and muted tones. I agree with the above post and maybe make him stand out a bit more but other than that jobs a good 'un!

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

Ditto to the last comments...

Keep him, don't e-bay him... After all we are supposed to be playing these figures, not just making them look pretty!

Peter said...
March 6, 2009 at 2:13 PM  

I say keep 'em, definetly. Even if just to strip them as a bottle of simple green or whatever is gonna be less than what you'll make from selling them and buying new ones, or just what you'll make from selling them

Also I quite Like 'em, although It'd be something I'd try with stealth suits

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

Hi Adam its Dave.R id just like to say i like the boldness of inverting him but maybe a few more green panels and some more orange to catch the eye?
my vote is keep him and use him as inspiration and a test for future commanders.
Thanks for the mention in your blog about the commission it means alot mate.

Admiral Drax said...
March 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

Keep him.

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

I think he looks fine. His coloring is just different enough to help you pick him out on the table top, especially since he looks a lot like the other models.

Of course he might look a bit more different under stronger lighting.

RonSaikowski said...
March 6, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

I think he should stay. From the picture, he doesn't stand out so much that he doesn't "fit" for me.

I think he looks pretty good actually.

Juahn F'rann said...
March 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

I like the way it stands out from the other suits, but still needs some more detail... maybe some stripes in white-bright yellow colour, or some freehand? OSL would be nice too, as well as a brighter paintjob in the helmet lenses... and add some debris/killed enemies to the base to make it more interesting and "character like", you know...

Work a bit on it and it'll be a great character to lead your army, I'm sure :)

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

well it IS a way to differentiate your commander ... but your usual suits are just so awesome they overshadow it anyway.... where do you get all the pieces from the Flamers.... did you order them from bitz sites or just have that many extra lying around. Cause a good flamer in the right place at the right time works wonders.

Adam Hunter said...
March 6, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

Got my flamer bits from Bitz Box

Frank said...
March 7, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Awesome colour scheme!
Having the commander with a similar yet distinct colour scheme is an excellent way to tell him apart for your own purposes in a game, even if it helps your opponent, too.
As for the colours themselves, I like 'em. They're very martial, and fit the suits well.

mik said...
March 7, 2009 at 5:17 PM  

I'm in the 'keep him' crowd. It's a good paint job, and it makes him stand out...but only slightly. More Sept markings, as suggested, may help to further stand him apart form the others.

Anonymous said...
March 8, 2009 at 5:48 AM  

I say he looks okay, Definately not enough to get rid of him, but if you do, sell him for a good price, it's a really well converted and painted model.

Anonymous said...
March 8, 2009 at 8:11 PM  

Flog it or just strip the paint. I think fully inverting the colors is too much, yet with more green it could still fit in your army. What about something a little different to make him stand apart from the other suits like more distinctive markings with the orange?

Mark Thomson said...
March 8, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

Keep him, he's cool.

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