Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Zealot Miniatures

I wanted to add a little more character to my Tau army.  I looked around on the Internet and found a small after market bits dealer named Zealot Miniatures.  Zealot Miniatures is located somewhere on Great Britain.  I noticed on their website that they have created several alternate male and female heads for Tau infantry.  They also make Tau infantry arms which look like they have marker lights on them.  It took a few weeks for the bits to arrive, but I'm happy with my purchase.  The bits are cast well and contain no bubbles, but you can see noticeable amounts of flash near the seams.  The hands are a bit large and out of scale, but nothing a surgeons scalpel can't fix. 

Tau Army

I’m working on redoing my Tau army that has been sitting inside old boxes for seven years.  I began by dusting everything off and taking an inventory of what I had on hand.  I have 2 Ethereals, 12 Crises Suits, 12 Stealth Suits, 2 Devilfish, 1 Hammerhead, 30+ Fire Warriors, 30+ Kroot, 2 Forge World Marker Drones, 3 Forge World Air Caste, and scores of regular Drones.  The jewel of my old Tau army is a Barracuda Air superiority fighter.  It’s going to look great once I strip it, and find a new base for it.

With my inventory complete I submerged the infantry and Crisis Suits in Super Clean.  My Tau have been soaking in the stuff for a month.  I’m in no hurry to get them out of their bath.  I’m happy to know that they will be ready for stripping when I find the time. 

I purchased some reinforcements for my Tau a few weeks back.  I picked up a Riptide, Sun Shark, 3 Broadsides, some Pathfinders, Longstrike, Darkstrider, and a Fireblade.  To give my army a unique look, I purchased some aftermarket bits from Paulson Games and Zealot Miniatures.   I think these two forces mixed together will be a considerable army to fight with.  Now I have to work out the point values and pick out a paint scheme.