Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Tau Operative

A long time ago, before I started this blog, I had a little force of Tau. I converted them to be 1950s-style little green men and clanky robot suits, because... well, I'm not sure why, exactly, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. I guess it does make sense - bear with me - because the Tau do look slightly like the kind of aliens who fly around the mid-US in saucers and have an unwholesome interest in farmers. I thought it would be good to update the old models a bit and make them more presentable.

So, here is our first 1950s Tau person. He's a high-ranking operative who gives the orders and then retires to the shadows to watch them being carried out. With his human business suit, mobile phone and cigarette, no puny Earthmen will ever suspect him of being up to anything dubious.

"Burn the bodies, hide the saucer, never call this number again"

This model was made from a Tau tank commander, with arms from the Pathfinder sprues and an upper body from an old Mordheim soldier. The tie was sculpted by me, unsurprisingly. While I've generally tidied him up and given him a repaint for this post, the original conversion was done some years back. It must have been quite a while ago, as he's holding his cigarette in what I think is an imitation of the villain from The X-Files.


SpacecowSmith said...

Fantastic conversion!

I love the tie clad Tau with his retro mobile communication device!

James F said...

Is that an original Nokia he is holding? Great work toby

Suber said...

Hahaha, didn't see this coming! I love it! :D

Toby said...

Cheers guys - I think it must be a Nokia - they're virtually indestructible. More little green men to follow!