|From the Forgeworld website|
Today, instead of my occasional contribution of a battle report, I will be showing off my latest model: the XV107 R'varna by Forgeworld.
With all the new monstrous creatures and Imperial Knights running amok, it is a good thing that the Tau have the Riptide to compete. The R'varna is a heavier defensive variant of the Riptide. It sacrifices mobility and versatility for increased firepower and survivability. The R'varna is an awesome model, but I wanted to make a few changes to it...
I love this model. It is way more appealing to me than the standard Riptide model, but a couple things bothered me. First, even though it has the same shield generator as the Riptide, it isn't anywhere on the model. Second, no flechette dischargers. And third, the weapons really just act like a Heavy 2 weapon instead of two separate Heavy 1 weapons, why bother?
So without further ado, the total WIP picture dump of my XV107 - R'varna
|Starting the scratchbuilt shield generator|
|Basically finished shield generator|
|My rendition of the Flechette Dischargers to mount on the shield|
|The first assemblies and work on the base|
|Scratchbuilt arms and hands from plasticard and sprues|
|Starting on the painting|
|After my highlights|