Another weekend has passed and another new member to Old Shatter Hands' Tau Cadre is in production. With an upcoming Warhammer 40,000 tournament less than 6 days away, I've been crafting up some new Tau Battlesuit conversions for my army. This is the formidable Tau XV8 Shas'Ui Rymo Genosha, clad in his customized battlesuit, crafted by the Fio'la of his own sept. The suit has been specially fitted with two missile racks, a flamethrower, heavier armor and an improved powerplant. This model will be taking up residence in my Deathrain squad, filling the role of team-leader.
The classic thigh armor comes from a Space Marine Dreadnought so its a pretty expensive piece of kit.
Here we have a good shot of the twin-linked flamer. It's a mostly Tau conversion, composed of two Tau flamers, a Tau plasma rifle and an Imperial Guard Sentinel powerplant casing. Neither arm is glued in yet and I am currently working on the posing of both.
This shot of his back shows how I did the beefed up powerplant. I took pieces from a Space Marine Terminator torso and cyclone missile launcher. The model still isn't done. There are a few bits here and there I'd like to work on. I'd like to add some do-dads to make the missile launchers look more Tau-like