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Tau Commando Battle Armour by Proiteus Tau Commando Battle Armour by Proiteus
Well out of the four ideas I had for my next project the overall winner was the Tau Commandos with nearly half the votes on Dakka Dakka > [link]

The concept has been in my head for a years ever since I played republic commando and created this conversion [link] and now the Tau Commandos are finally being done in the form of the Shas’lu’kar which is Tau for ‘Skilled Hunter’

The new suit has had some changes first was replacing the fabric upper arms with marine arms so that the tau was fully armoured, 2nd was the helmet as not many people liked the blank version so filled off the original lenses and added the bottom of a lasgun clip.

I thought it best to start with one of the supporting commandos who unlike the Farsight team only has 1 missile pod. The missile pod is made from a plastic shaped tube and the grenades from the fire warrior sprue.
At first I tried to improve on the original concept but it was difficult finding something to mount on the opposite side of the jumpback, so I placed the missile pod on the top and added the gun drone bodies on the sides to add bulk.

What do you think?
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:icontalancir:
Talancir Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm. maybe I should look into doing my own conversions.
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:iconlink99918:
OMGE Why have I never thought of this?
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:iconstarcastergame:
A Tau stealth suit, mixed with space marine armor. AWESOME.

I agree with an earlier comment that the pipes on the Space Marine torso don't work too well for it, though, it's a bit of a glaring inconsistency. What you really need for this is some of the Mk. IV assault torsos, with the segmented armor. That'd be a fairly fitting XV-2 series battlesuit body, I think.
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:iconbobninja326:
thats cool u shud paint it
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:iconpyrotactick:
Now you just gotta paint it!
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:iconmindblade70:
mindblade70 Aug 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
looks like something g.w. should have in the tau codex
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Foxkid9 Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AWESOME! My freind, who is a farsight Enclave player, would love to see this kind of model
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:iconmesciurius:
Sweet, i like it !
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:iconcolonelmarksman:
What do you use for the sides of the jet pack (look like some kind of gears)? The right arm looks backwards, but the model itself looks awesome.
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:icondefilersenpai:
If I'm correct and understood the question, he used bottom parts of tau's gun drones. The little part where you attach the guns. I think.
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