Tau Piranha

After a very long time, I’ve finally finished something.

A few months ago I bought a Tau Piranha on ebay. I always loved the design and wanted to make my own version of it.
I don’t play the game and I wanted to do something different with mine. I imagined it as a speeder for a desert nomad or something. I had Luke’s landspeeder in my head.

I didn’t want to keep it a two seater, so I covered the rear portion and added an engine. I also wanted it to look like it’s been around a long time and has seen a lot. I cut along some of the existing panel lines to create exposed areas. Inside I added some pipes and small details. Also added a couple of instrument panels to the sides of the cockpit.

Since this is one of my most recent projects and I was really wanting to see it painted I figured I’d go for it. It’s been years since I’ve painted anything. I really can’t remember how long ago I actually painted a model.
Needless to say I was a bit rusty. I experimented with different techniques I’ve been wanting to attempt. I’m pretty happy with the results. It has the well worn look I was aiming for.

On to the next project!!