When Paint Schemes Go Wrong

March 5, 2009 ·

March 5, 2009

As part of my army expansion I thought I'd build a couple of alternative Tau commander models. But how would I make them stand out from the crowd of already heavily converted battlesuits? I'd invert the colour scheme of course!

Who knows what madness inspired me to do this. I also converted my commander with a different head, taken from the scanner on the Markerlight drone. So not only does he look strangely brown indeed, but his face resembles that of a blow up doll.

But, I'm going to finish painting him. Then bung him on eBay.

Okay, I'll admit that he actually looks quite good. The only problem is that he looks too different to the rest of my army to fit in. Plus, due to his crouching position, he's very short and all my other battlesuits tower above him.

So let that be a lesson to everyone -stick to what works. Don't try and 'whacky stuff' unless it's on a test model. A £12 Tau battlesuit should not be a test model.


RonSaikowski said...
March 5, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

Maybe you can recoup his cost on ebay.
He does look good though.

Mark Thomson said...
March 5, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

Hey I think your being too hard on yourself. I rather like it! Looks cool!

Adam Hunter said...
March 6, 2009 at 12:50 AM  

I may have to roll with Commander Blo J'Ob until my next tournament is out of the way.

More on that soon!

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