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Tau City Towers

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:46 pm 
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Finally started my Tau Towers, the first step of my Tau City that I've been thinking about for years. And one that probably take years to complete.

I'm still not sure about the small buttresses on the hex bunker, hence missing from the taller tower. I think I may add these, but on alternative walls.

More pictures on my blog http://lexcore.weebly.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:13 am 
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Nice work, a whole Tau city board would be impressive

I think the buttresses give it a more Imperial feel - just my two cents

Looking forward to seeing this project progress

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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:07 pm 
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uberChris wrote:
I think the buttresses give it a more Imperial feel - just my two cents


Yeah, I agree with that. I was planning to paint Tau circles on each, but would look OTT.

Also they were supposed to be extended out a little, but I got lazy. It's a feature I've seen on some other circular Tau bunkers and Gun Towers. However with a Hex shape, it felt odd not having it in each corner or evenly spaced out.


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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:26 am 
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looks good and keen to see it grow, agreed the buttresses are more imperial looking

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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:16 am 
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I managed to find a vector of the tau symbol that can be used to print custom transfers. Saves painting them you should lookminto that. Btw love your website


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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:26 pm 
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Imacie wrote:
I managed to find a vector of the tau symbol that can be used to print custom transfers. Saves painting them you should lookminto that. Btw love your website


Not a fan of transfers as they tend to dry and peel, but thanks for the offer.

I need to take more photos for the website side of things rather than bloging. Thanks 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2022 1:07 pm 
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Lextar wrote:
Not a fan of transfers as they tend to dry and peel, but thanks for the offer.

That should not be happening!

Make sure that you apply gloss varnish to that area of the model first.
When that's thoroughly dry, add some Micro Set to the area, while the transfer is in the water.
Slide the transfer onto the surface and get it in the right position.
After most of the liquid has evaporated, use a damp tissue to press the transfer down on the edges.
When that's thoroughly dry, varnish over the transfer with whatever varnish you're using on the rest of the model.

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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:39 pm 
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So I havent used transfers for years, but I guess that's where I went wrong :-[ Although I don't use varnish after I finish my models! Thinking I should now.

Thanks for the info and nice models.


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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:46 pm 
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Four posts relating to the picture below. Using a scribe to make the lines/indent.

https://lexcore.weebly.com/home/scribe
https://lexcore.weebly.com/home/towers
https://lexcore.weebly.com/home/sweet-sucess
https://lexcore.weebly.com/home/three-variants

Hopefully back trying to finish these towers off... Just can't do circles yet with the scribe, but possibly not something I'll get the hang of for this project.

So any thoughts on how a Tau door would look like? without having any circular lines?


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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:44 pm 
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I went with curved doors, but sized it to the height of my Battlesuits. Makes the towers look small now :(

Think I need to carve Tau soldier sized doors into them too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2022 3:43 pm 
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https://lexcore.weebly.com/home/balancing-details

Hopefully more Tau-like buttress? (seems pointless, but its more decoration).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:07 am 
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yep, much more tau like buttressing

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Spent too long trying to decide on the detailng to add. If only I had something to just copy instead :(

https://lexcore.weebly.com/home/too-long9196414


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:24 am 
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Nice terrain! Although I tend to agree it does not give off that Tau vibe.

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 Post subject: Re: Tau City Towers
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Moscovian wrote:
Nice terrain! Although I tend to agree it does not give off that Tau vibe.


Yeah, I know what you mean. Tau unfortunately has a lot of curves and rounded domes, not something that I can do :(


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