Well we’re getting ready for an other trip and as with every trip… that means shopping 😛
God I hate shopping, especially when the wifey decides she needs a new bathing suit. Anyway, almost as if I was a child and getting a treat for being good, we stopped by GW afterwards.
Having finished the Fire Warriors, as per my self induced rules, I was allowed to get an other unit. Well they’re finally redoing my Tyranids… FOCUS!
Sorry, shiny nids… but no, I went for the XV25 Stealth Team. The lone wolves of the Tau Empire… troops wearing Stealth Armor. Not sure how they are, but they looked fun to paint.
I really wanted to show the Stealth effect so I painted one without any stealth, one mid stealth and one almost completely transparent. I don’t know about you, but painting something invisible? SO what I did was added more terrain to the base and well painted the camouflaged part of the figure exactly like the terrain.
In order to have it not look like I was lazy and didn’t paint the mini, I airbrushed some blue at the transition points.
Well… done within 24 hours! As you can see I kept the same theme as with the Fire Warriors, unlike the purple style they did at Eavy Metal.
Now next… I need some sort of HQ unit. Thinking I’m going to have to get 2. An XV8 cause well I love them. The other will have to be an Ethereal. I’m still kicking myself that I lost the special edition one from the original Tau release. But from what I hear, as squishy as they are… they really are a hidden gem.