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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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Talancir Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm. maybe I should look into doing my own conversions.
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link99918 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
OMGE Why have I never thought of this?
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StarCasterGame Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
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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bobninja326 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
thats cool u shud paint it
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Now you just gotta paint it!
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mindblade70 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
looks like something g.w. should have in the tau codex
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Foxkid9 Featured By Owner 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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Mesciurius Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Sweet, i like it !
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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DefilerSenpai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
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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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sure? Looks pretty big for that to me. And I don't see where the tips for the drone guns would be filed off (I own 30 Drones, but I still could be wrong).
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no they're the tau drone bits, the worst filed off areas are hidden and facing towards the torso of the suit.
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DefilerSenpai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
No, definitely not sure :D That's just what I thought they would be. Mayby he cut off the tips?
I don't have any tau, two my friends have, so I'm no expert in tau bits.
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no they're the tau drone bits, the worst filed off areas are hidden and facing towards the torso of the suit.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, ok cool. I figured the XV25s were bigger (I use XV15s which are much smaller so I wasn't for sure).

Really cool piece though.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
kinda weird. that marine armor...
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
interesting combination of bits there
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SpearofSicarius Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I like it! It definitely doesn't look like your typical light armored tau =)
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DefilerSenpai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Amazing. I love it. I'm enthuastic to see more of what you'll come up with this concept.
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if the pipes on the SM torso do a good job, but the rest of the model looks awesome.
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