For those of you wondering what happened to Monday’s post, it was a holiday. Like all good holidays I took the day off (and pay no attention to Neverness who is posting blog posts whilst away on vacation. Clearly he’s vacationing incorrectly!).
As mentioned previously, I’ve begun hobby-recycling a portion of my Beloved Wolfy's Fem Fa’Tau via ebay, and as such the metal pathfinders and stealth suits are currently redeploying to their new Cadres in Kansas and Virginia. Their departure funded the addition of a new breacher squad, and a replacement plastic stealth suit though we’re still hoping the missing one will turn up eventually.
I also painted another Fem Fa’Tau fire warrior, the first in what seems like ages! Unfortunately, the current Xereus Purple is a shade (or three...) off of the whatever GW’s now obsolete purple paint was. Whilst annoying, I've only painted one stealth suit, one fire warrior and the Piranha crew with that old color. Considering that I still have a bucket load of Tau that need paint of their own (and more on the way), repainting those few minis to match the current shade won’t be happening. Period.
Next up for redeployment elsewhere will be the old, original broadsides as well as the never used twin-fusion blaster crisis suit. These will (hopefully) fund a new squad of plastic pathfinders. Following that purchase, just about the only thing the Fem Fa’Tau will need are paint jobs. My
plan intent for that is for every other mini painted to be a Tau mini. That ought to break things up a bit along with giving this long neglected army some much needed color!