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?