I had planned on continuning the Valkyrie project but the hobby shop didn't have the foam cutter I needed, so I sat down and thought about what I wanted to work on. I have a decent amount of stuff to paint but I really wanted to model. I enjoy the modeling part a lot more then the painting of this hobby. I've been secretly holding a candle for the Tau for a long time, and while I've been resisiting the urge to pick them up until a new codex drops I've been thinking of collecting a few to sate my wandering collecting urges.
I'd converted a Broadside a while ago and it was the only Tau model I had kept when I had sold off the last army I collected. He had broken in many pieces so I decided tonight was the night I would put him together. While starting I decided to give pinning a shot. I have the tools/pins and just hadn't ever had the urge to try.
Below is the model in pieces. I put the suit back on the legs, but decided to pin the arms, as they were so heavy.
Then I put the pins in and started to assemble the arms.
I decided to pin the feet as well. I broke them off, and put pins in the legs. It was a bit tricky, as they were at funky angles. Some of the pin is showing, but I think it will be okay.
All done. It was much easier then I thought it would be, and I'm sure this model will be able to stand up to the rigors of the modern battlefield much better then unpinned.