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A grey Riptide

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So, here is a model that I have recently finished building/ painting - A Tau Riptide armed with ion accelerator, twin fusion blaster & two support systems, accompanied by two shielded missile drones.
This model and me will soon be parted, as I painted it for someone, with grey/ grey-blue colour scheme.



For the bases, I used the GW white texture paint and some static grass/ grass-like texture paint, to show a snowy environment where some of the snow has melted - just to try something out/ break the white areas up a bit.

This involved trying out painting models in a grey colour scheme, as well as finding that getting the Tau circular symbol to look lit up can be a bit difficult but I suppose it is good to try doing some different colour schemes to what I usually do.

New Assault Marines & some Blood Angel characters

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In building up my two main Space Marine armies, my plan is to have as a backbone, one full battle company for each one (Blood Angel and Dark Angel). I have recently got the last marines to do up the 6 tactical squads for each one and it will require that I get models for the Assault and Devastator squads. So, I am making plans for two such squads of each type for each army and recently, I got the new Assault marines box. They have been painted up as a 5-man Dark Angel half assault squad, equipped with a power fist sergeant, two plasma pistols and an eviscerator. I will get more of these boxes later, but here's what they look like:


For the Blood Angels, I recently finished two characters - a Captain, with a couple of bits from the BA upgrade sprue and I also created a Terminator Librarian out of a Grey Knight Terminator.




One other plan this week will be to get the new Dark Angels codex and re-organise my army and create a grav-weapon armed tactical squad (grav cannon, grav gun and …