Tau Empire Coldstar Battlesuit
COVID-19 quarantine build done! My second Coldstar commander, Shas'o Gun'da'me, or Commander StrikeWing. I decided to make her Coldstar battlesuit unique. My idea was to create the illusion of an incredibly fast battlesuit I decided the best way to do this is to make the battlesuit "finny" and "wingy."
Thus, the main feature of my Coldstar is actually on its back. This is a moderately kitbashed kit using parts from a 1/144 Gundam Striker that I have no use of, and extra bits from a Broadside Battlesuit. Weapons, weapon mounts, and side wings are magnetized.
Although it looks ugly, I added a bicycle wheel spoke at the bottom of the model for stability and tri-point support. The weak link of all battlesuit models is in the ankle joint; the spoke takes away the weight and the stress from the ankle joints.
Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"
Thank you very much!