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Tau: xv9 commander R'Alai by Atropos907 Tau: xv9 commander R'Alai by Atropos907
an xv9 hazard suit commander R'alai from forgeworld.
99% airbrushed (bit of drybrushing on the base) . note the carbon fiber shiny armor, the recessed lights between armor panels, and the inconspicuous shields deflecting an impressive barrage with the shield drones pulling their own weight on the small arms fire, and the primary shield shrugging off a hit from a strength 10 weapon.
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:iconrobinweatherall:
robinweatherall Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
love that shield. i can imagine it bouncing a bit as well during combat (if you'd ever use this haha) that's excellent
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GUZMAN-TANCO Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
I really like your work and I invite you to look and I like what I do, it's a way of getting to know each other and giving us the artists, greetings from Uruguay
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you get that amazing texture? What stencils did you use? I've seen a good amount of stencil work but nothing that small on such a detailed surface?
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
fine mesh netting
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:iconproiteus:
Proiteus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you keep it attached during the spraying?

I looked on your site and couldn't find a tutorial. :(
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Just wrap it tight for each spraying.  use a toothpick or small tool to push suspended sections in while spraying.

I only wrote tutorials for the basic stuff because everything after that is just application of the basics and easy to figure out. 

Its like normal painting. Once you learn blending and color theory you know pretty much everything. You just need to practice applications.

sites.google.com/site/thirdfat…
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:iconfamousdave420:
FamousDave420 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Absolutely amazing special effects paint.  I am impressed every time I look at the photos to try and figure out how you did it.  Stunning work, my friend.
Dave
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Thankyou =)
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diejango Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my god this is one of the best minis ive ever seen
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HeresyForge Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Very good idea. but carbon looks bad
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:iconolovni:
Olovni Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mate, there has been a photohsopped version of your photo circulating the net, someone removed the wires and (sadly) your signature from the photo. Just to give you a heads-up. www.desura.com/groups/warhamme…

(or, if it's you, sorry for bothering xD)
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Atropos907 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thanks
While I agree it would be nice for the wires to not be there, they should at least give credit... Sigh.   Desura does not appear to be too friendly to trying to correct misrepresentations on their site.

Happy gaming/painting!
Steve
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Olovni Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just pester them and they will remove it. No site is friendly regarding correcting misinterpretation, and many people deliberatley remove signatures because... cucumbers? they want the glory? dunno.
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AWorger Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I just had my mind blown. this is just incredible! the plastic bits that represent the shields impact areas is a brilliant idea. the airbrushing on those is just insane! all shield stuff aside, i really like how you painted the commander. i like the carbon fiber look and the colours used in-between the gaps in the armor (i really like the pinkish purple glow on the shoulder vent things. there is just so much epicness in this work! just wow!
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Atropos907 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
=)  thanks
It was a labor of love.
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cookiesnmi1k Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you lucky bastard.... still trying to get a hold of this guy.
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:iconelleirys:
Elleirys Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing ! =O
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:iconelnxida:
Elnxida Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Artist
If I ever play against this model (Despite being a Tau player myself) I would immediately concede on the grounds of awesome.

Also, how did you do the shields proper? I want to add them to my Farsight model, because in the last few games he took no damage while sitting out in the open in a very un-Farsight-like manner. I blamed his shields, even though all of the wounds he saved were normal armour saves.
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Shield are just airbrushed acrylic.   Get any piece of clear acrylic like christmas bulbs made of plastic, and  cut and paint them.
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:iconelnxida:
Elnxida Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Artist
I see, thanks! Definately adding these to Farsight.
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:iconcoconutdawn:
Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the effect on the armour is simply stunning! incredible!
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LautrecTheBastard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The level of painting skill on display here blows my mind, I may have to pick up an airbrush and spend the next 10 years trying to master it.
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Do it!  Its totally worth it.
I have a few basic tutorials to get you started
thirdfatecreations.com    tutorials tab on the left.
Paint, have fun, and share!
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LautrecTheBastard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I've bookmarked it :)
Lets give this thing a shot
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:iconmystors:
Mystors Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
très beau !
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:iconwolfeh12:
Wolfeh12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
looks like a Necron, almost.
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:iconaramech:
Aramech Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Damned... there goes my lower jaw again....
all the way to the basement....
leaving nice little holes in the intermediate floors....
Just awesome
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AMPgraphicart Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is...AMAZING! Holy wow, that's just incredible, really good job.
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tautertwiggy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very stunning!
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bowwing333 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow..just...wow. Super Jelly!
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:iconolly3:
Olly3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
How did you make the cohesive sheilds?
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Airbrush very carefully on acrylic. These are christmas ornaments =) It took 2 practice shields before I started getting it right , I think these are attempts #3 4 and 5
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slagpoplen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Is that an energy field?

Even we Necrons don't get these... :(
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Not sure what else you would call an invulnerable save...I always asumed it was a low output energy field that may or may not calculate and project in time and at the right angle to deflect a hit. Hence the little shield drones orbiting around this XV9 trying to throw themselves between the xv9 and the enemy. Thus if their shields fail, they eat the round before the XV does.
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slagpoplen Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Makes sense i guess
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Atropos907 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Every time I look at this I can just feel being in that suit as he takes a huge impact on his arm shield nearly crushing him and his suit as it deflects the shot.
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Auh-Kais Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the shield just the carbon fiber look seems over kill lol.
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ThraWNE Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this piece man, this is probably as good as the model could have been short of casting the whole thing in a clear resin ball, so don't sweat what people say about the wires dude - it rocks!
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Aprion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what did you use to make the shield?
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
just acrylic and an airbrush
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:iconaprion:
Aprion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that i figured ^^ but whay did you use for the transpatent shell :) ?
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:iconatropos907:
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
This particular one is just some dome thing I found at a craft store. It may have been a christmas ornament.
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:iconaprion:
Aprion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i see, very clever :) the end result is simply fantastic :)
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:iconedxcal:
EdXCal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This is hands down one of the most amazing models I've ever seen! *HIGH FIVE!*
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edwardo69 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wow... am speechless... great job...
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Skargull Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I love what you did with the shields. Very very creative.
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:iconelmo9141:
Elmo9141 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Excellent work - love the carbon fibre effect and the hexagons on the shields :)
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:iconvinio2323:
vinio2323 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is such an awsome tau model ^.^
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:iconnatebros:
Natebros Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
My Goodness..If I do say Shas'La, this is an astounding looking Crisis Suit. For the Greater Good!
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:iconolly3:
Olly3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Wtf you are a god
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