Okay this is the last look at my photo archive for my small Tau Cadre and we are going to finish off with the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit; designed to bring the rain on the Warhammer 40,000 battlefield. This heavy suit straight out the pages of a mecha manga packs a twin railgun and missile pods, and with the help of the Tau Scouts can bring the hurt to anything within its range. Simply too cool… Anyway, this suit was painted in the same way as the rest of my Tau Cadre using the same colors to give the army a solid uniform feeling. If you are interested in knowing what paints I used click the tags at the end of this post for my other posts of photos from my Tau army.
Another classic dug up from my miniature photo archives; this time my Tau Shas’el in his XV8 Crisis Battle Suit, equipped with ceremonial blade. Looking at the suit you can see several anime influences the prominent being the Blue Gender battle armors.
Painted in the same style as the Tau Fire Warriors, with extra color because he is the commander; he was a simple, but effective model to bring to life. After the jump you can view his Shas’vre bodyguard.
Today found deep in my miniature photo archive we have a sqaud of Tau Fire Warriors, proof if you ever need one that Games Workshop harbors a few anime nuts working for them. With organic lines, a distinct alien look and classic anime battlesuits the Tau are a fun straight out of Blue Gender; they are a very odd race to appear in the Warhammer 40,000 universe… Almost too clean.