Monday, 22 February 2016

Tau Manta No21 - AX-01-21, Nightwind Cadre

Certificate Number: 021
Manta Name: AX-01-21, Shas'O R'myr (Personal Dropship)
Pattern: Manta Missile Destroyer
Head Unit: N/A
Primary Armament: 2x Heavy Railguns, 6x Long Barrelled Ion Cannon,   16x Long Barrelled Burst Cannons, Twin Linked Missile Pods, Networked Marker Light and 10x Seeker Missiles.
Pilot: Kor'ui Vior'la Kais
Hunter Cadre: Nightwind Cadre
Demi Legio: N/A
Battle Maniple Composition: N/A

Owner: Mike W.
Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Comments: A labour of love 10 years in the making, in memory of my Mum
Photos: Attached

Well done Mike. You have done an awesome job mate!

Mmmm. New Manta smell! Great airbrushing, even on the internals.

Love the camouflage. So Xenos.

Just awesome. Would love to see it filled up. 

The chipping is just subtle enough. Well done.

Put the lid on her. She's done.

Work in Progress:

An amazing amount of parts to build!

The Tau stealth teams cloaking must really be working, we see only one guard.

Amazing kit, can't wait to see it in the air.  T.O.C.


  1. Bloody hell!! You can eat off that!!! It's huge. Never seen one in parts before. Looking forward to seeing it complete!

  2. The crazy thing is the pictures don't include the 9 crisis suits, 2 Hammerheads and 2 devilfish that go in the tank bay!

    Taking a short break from the build, while I'm taking part in the tale of many gamers. After that expect some updates!

    Thanks to Shadow for including my Manta as the first Xenos super heavy!

    1. It was a pleasure to post it. I knew they were massive, but it really puts it into perspective when you see one of them before the thing is fully put together.