Adorned with robust armor and unparalleled maneuverability, the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit offers T’au collectors a wealth of options. This kit introduces a fresh and unique twist to the line of T’au battlesuits, as the Broadside models display a noticeably denser build, commanding an impressive presence among your miniature collection. Each Battlesuit features a distinctive particle accelerator on its back, further enhancing its fearsome appearance.
The standard weapon for the XV88 Broadside is the long and immensely powerful twin-linked rail rifle, perfect for precise and devastating ranged attacks. Alternatively, you can equip these behemoths with the eye-wateringly potent twin-linked high yield missile system pods, resembling massive fists ready to obliterate enemy targets. And if that still isn’t enough, satisfy your thirst for T’au weaponry diversity by choosing the twin-linked smart missile option, sure to please any discerning T’au weapons connoisseur. To add even more versatility to your arsenal, the kit comes complete with both a Shield Drone and a Missile Drone.
Whether you’re a seasoned T’au enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of Warhammer 40,000, the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit promises to deliver a devastating punch on the battlefield. With its impressive firepower, resilience, and striking visual design, this battlesuit is certain to become a focal point in any T’au army.
What’s in the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit box
- x91 plastic components with which to make a Broadside Battlesuit and two Drones.
- x1 Citadel 60mm Round Base.
- x2 Citadel small flying bases.
- T’au transfer sheet
How to paint the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit set
- Step 1: Prime the Model
Begin by priming your XV88 Broadside Battlesuit with a spray-on primer. Priming is essential as it creates a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to and helps achieve vibrant colors.
- Step 2: Base Coat the Armor
Paint the Battlesuit’s armor with Ulthuan Grey or White Scar. Apply multiple thin coats to achieve a solid and smooth white base. This step sets the foundation for the rest of the colors and ensures a clean, crisp finish.
- Step 3: Add Grey Details
Using Mechanicus Standard Grey, carefully apply this color to the specific details you want to highlight. Focus on edges, edges of armor plates, and any raised surfaces. This will add depth and dimension to the model.
- Step 4: Incorporate Black Details
Next, use Abaddon Black to add smaller, finer details to the Battlesuit. This can include symbols, lines, and other intricate features. Precision is key here, so use a small brush and steady hands.
- Step 5: Shade the Model
Shading is crucial for creating contrast and making the model pop. Use Nuln Oil to apply to the recessed areas of the armor. This will darken those areas, creating shadows and giving the model a more realistic appearance.
- Step 6: Layer the Armor
Using White Scar or Pallid Wych Flesh, carefully apply this color to the edges and raised areas of the armor. This technique, known as layering, adds highlights and further enhances the model’s depth.
- Step 7: Red Details
Now, bring in Mephiston Red to add striking details to the model. Consider applying red to specific armor plates, markings, or accents to create visual interest and draw attention to key areas.
- Step 8: Weathering Effects (Optional)
To give your XV88 Broadside Battlesuit a battle-worn appearance, consider adding weathering effects. Using Typhus Corrosion and Ryza Rust, create chips, scratches, and dirt on the armor plates. This will add realism and character to the model.
- Step 9: Fine Details
Now, focus on the smaller details like lenses and cabling. Use Moot Green for lenses and Balthasar Gold for metallic parts. Adding these intricate touches will bring the model to life and make it stand out.
- Step 10: Seal and Protect
Once you’re satisfied with your paint job, apply a layer of Ardcoat or Stormshield to protect the model from damage and preserve your hard work. Ardcoat will give a glossy finish, while Stormshield will provide a matte finish.
- Step 11: Basing (Optional)
If you wish, create a base for your Battlesuit using materials like sand, rocks, or tufts of grass. Paint the base with colors like Stirland Mud or Martian Ironearth to match the theme of your T’au army, creating a cohesive and visually appealing display.