About Xenos and Proud

This is a small blog about my Warhammer 40,000 hobby. I will try to concentrate on the tactics behind the general game and my Xenos armies but there will be the odd post about random stuff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Xenos and Proud is an 18 year old from Scotland who has been playing 40K for the last 4 years. He loves the 'under-dog' xenos armies, namely his Tyranid Gorgon splinter fleet, his Saim-Hann windrider host, his Tau Vleastean Hunter-cadre and the newest addition, the Shadowfax Corsairs. Although his tactics are mostly 'borrowed', his painting skills still 'developing' and his luck becoming evermore 'ridiculous' he continues to play, paint and roll in the hope that one day things will get better.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tau Painting: Piranha and Crisis Suits

I have finally got around to finishing my Crisis suits and rather quickly finished a new Piranha which I have converted to look more like an aircraft as I dislike the big wide front of the original design. I also painted a Fire Warrior up in the new scheme to see how it would look. It turned out well so I think I will need to buy myself some more boxes...


Crisis Suit


Fire Warrior

So what do you think? Any comments on the colour scheme or how to improve it? I am struggling to make the Fire Warrior look quite right in my opinion as I cannot include too much blue with it being so small.


  1. Great work on the eyes, I can never get mine to look as good.

  2. those look great, love the jump pack conversions! I would suggest a wash in the lines (black would work, I use devlan mud)?

  3. WoW! Awesome stuff! The piranha is a HUGE improvement on the original design. I love it so much I might just have to copy it!

  4. Thanks everyone, it took me a lot of work to do these conversions (well a lot for me) so it is great to know you all like them.

    Ricalope; I will give that a try as the lines are not very prominent at the moment. Plus, Devlan Mud is just liquid talent, it's bound to help.

    And feel free to copy this! I believe I got the idea from someone on ATT who did something similar but better.

    And Gredus; the eyes are tricky indeed. I bought a tiny tiny fine haired brush to do it and that helps an incredible amount. Also just doing what tutorials say and not trying to be smart is a good idea too!


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