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Tidewall Droneport

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Elevate your battlefield strategy with the Tidewall Droneport - a mobile bastion of T'au ingenuity, featuring adaptable Drones that shift the tides of warfare with precision and power. Unleash its potential and redefine tactical superiority on the battlefield.
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The Tidewall Droneport – a remarkable innovation by the ingenious minds of the Fire caste. Serving as an agile and versatile bastion, this mobile fortress is poised to redefine the art of tactical warfare within the T’au Empire. While its role as a shield for valiant warriors is undeniable, its true brilliance comes to life through a symphony of strategic possibilities that can turn the tide of battle in your favor.

At its core, the Tidewall Droneport stands as a beacon of adaptability, seamlessly melding into a Kauyon battle plan with a finesse that is characteristic of T’au ingenuity. But its value transcends its immediate utility, for within its sleek frame lies a treasure trove of nested Drones, each possessing the ability to detach and seamlessly weave a tapestry of battlefield influence. Their purpose is as diverse as it is impactful: from providing crucial cover fire, to laser-accurate target designation for devastating strikes, to bolstering defenses with the deployment of cutting-edge shield generators. The defenders of the T’au Empire manning the front lines are thus empowered with an arsenal of options to ensure not only their survival, but their triumph.

Dive into the depths of this kit’s potential and unveil its pièce de résistance: two T’au Drone frames. These frames seamlessly yield a quartet of Drones, each capable of transformation into a medley of gun-toting, marker-wielding, and shield-projecting marvels. Your tactical canvas is wide open, awaiting your strategic brushstrokes to paint a masterpiece of battlefield finesse.

What’s in the Tidewall Droneport box

  • x25 plastic components that make 1 Tidewall Droneport and 4 drones.

How to paint the Tidewall Droneport set

  1. Step 1: Apply the Basecoat
    Begin by applying a coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey to the main structure of your Droneport. This initial layer sets the tone for your masterpiece.
  2. Step 2: Detailing Time
    Using your Small Layer Brush, focus on painting smaller elements such as symbols and panels with shades like Eshin Grey. Remember, this step is about getting the basic colors in place, so don’t worry too much about perfection.
  3. Step 3: Add Metallic Highlights
    Grab a fine detail brush and introduce metallic accents to your Droneport. Shades like Leadbelcher work well for highlighting rivets, bolts, and other metal parts that you want to make stand out.
  4. Step 4: Introduce Color Depth
    Enhance the visual appeal of your Droneport by introducing color contrast. For instance, you can paint control panels using shades like Mephiston Red or Averland Sunset. This simple step adds depth and dimension to the structure.
  5. Step 5: Create Weathered Realism
    For a battle-tested appearance, incorporate weathering effects. Utilize a dry brush technique with shades like Terminatus Stone to create a weathered texture that reflects the challenges your Droneport has faced.
  6. Step 6: Accentuate Shield Generators
    If your Droneport features shield generators, paint them using shades like Skrag Brown. Enhance their appearance with a wash like Agrax Earthshade to add depth and texture, giving them a more realistic feel.
  7. Step 7: The Finishing Touch
    Preserve your hard work by applying a protective matte varnish. This final touch not only seals your paintwork but also gives your Droneport a polished, professional finish.

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