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[WH40k] Warhammer Touren Tau ally by maxxev [WH40k] Warhammer Touren Tau ally by maxxev
Tau auxiliaries which I named Touren. Parts list:

Game workshop Tau Stealth suit legs
Games workshop Beastmen torsos, heads, hooves and arms
Kneadadite (greenstuff) sculpting putty.
Scratch built rocket launcher from bits of sprues.
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TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work.
maxxev Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Oh-Sho-Gud Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thats Awesome! they'd be pretty cool units to use
Hyperactivebuffalo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I have been meaning to copy this conversion for YEARS now, but still haven't gotten around to it. I come back around for the realization that Long Fang D-Pods perfectly complement 6th edition tau, but that I do not want to use space marines in my army for fluff reasons. These are perfect counts-as long fangs.
topgun96 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
not a badd Idea tell me what did you use them as? I'm curious seeing as the new Tau Codex will be coming out shortly an im tempted to try my own attempt at something like this.
maxxev Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I belive you can find all info here, but if not, let me knoow. Good luck.
4AcrossIsEmu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wanhus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very good mod idea =)
maxxev Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you :).
FoxySnowleo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
That's certainly a cool idea!
maxxev Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Cheers, once upon a time I was going to do a whole load of them, but I never even finished those 5 :(.
WulfenlordDM Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Very good conversions, from idea to finished minis, and even if they are nonplayable in 40k, such minins can be played as uberfall commandos in over wargame - Infinity.
maxxev Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
you mean as Morat?

I have them too lol :)
ASMiniatureStudio Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Artist
They are amazing
maxxev Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Thank you :)
VagueMonkey Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Fantastic conversion work! It's really nice to see a bit of life injected into the dying fluff of 40K. I really miss the GW old days when it seemed like gameplay came second to story, rather than the other way around. Remember the days before White Dwarf was just a glorified catalogue, and there were actually interesting articles and story sections?

It's a real shame that they're putting less emphasis on what was such an incredibly rich storyline :(

I also like that about the Tau. I've been considering building a new army and this may be the inspiration I needed :) The Demiurg are meant to be the race that gave the Tau their Ion Technology -what about a Demiurg tank proxying as a Hammerhead? :D :D :D
maxxev Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Yep, the best bit about the Tau is the fact that they are happy to use whatever race will allow them to.
Makes for varied armies and excellent conversion opportunities :).

Cheers for the comment :).
VagueMonkey Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
No problemo :)
DemiurGse Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Must say that I like these conversions. Top notch!
And Ive also been thinking exactly the same. I miss old armies from Rogue Trader and Second Edition.
Beastmen is one of them, Squats another one, and Genestealer Cult Coven (Hybrids) a third :)

The idea that Tau could have "incorporated" beastmen and squats (demiurg) is a valiable idea, and I also have done stuff around this. Did a Squat/Demiurg Codex for 3-4th Ed WH40k. I also did a Cult Coven Codex, and a Creatures of the Galaxy Codex (With various Beastmen and other WH40K rare but spoken about creatures).

But, the last 3-4 years, I havnt done much with it. WH40K seems to be more plastic, silly, simple and expensive for each edition and year. So I've lost interrest in the "pure" game, but still fantasies and play stuff with "houserules" "fanwork" and "for fun" ... Nostalgia ;)
maxxev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Hi, thanks for the comments.

That is the way I feel about 40k too. it's just become too much about having massive armies and rolling tonnes of dice and not enough about the character and customisation of your armies for me anymore. I am far more interested in skirmish games now like "In the Emperors name" and "Deathsquads".

I'm glad you like my conversions a lot of effort went into them when I was fasinated with the idea of Tau as a collective of races rather than a singular one. I thought that ellement of them made them perfect for the converter who likes a uniform looking army (e.g unlike orcs).

The present rumours suggest ever more variable units for the Tau with a supposed 2nd Vespid unit and 2 Demiurg units added to the Dex which could actually make me buy more GW figures lol.

Dysturbed7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As one of the staff members for Deathsquads, thanks for the mention:)

We'd love you back at deathsquads too. New edition coming up soon including the Tau.
Love these conversions btw.
maxxev Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Cheers and I expect I will be back once my gamers ADD decides it's had enough of fantasy (or some cool scifi figures come out that I ahve to own), but for now I'm trying to get my MODheim projects finished!

Ojinmigoto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
That is awesome, and some of the most interesting conversion work I've seen in a while. ^_^ Cool!
maxxev Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Thank you for the comment, these conversions though are at least 4 years old... :( I just don't have that kind of time or inspiration anymore, at least not for 40k / sci-fi.
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