XV104 Riptide is the pinnacle of the Earth caste’s battlesuit
development. It stands twice as tall as the XV8 Crisis suit, but its
movements are more like those of its smaller cousins than the mechanical
stiffness displayed by Imperial walkers with their crude servo-motors.
The XV104 Riptide takes the evolution of the T’au battlesuit to a
whole new level. First and foremost the model is huge, towering over the
rest of the T’au – even other battlesuits and tanks. Sleek and elegant
armour panels, along with bolts and grills, cover its body. Despite its
enormous size, with ball and socket joints it remains a manoeuvrable
model whose arms and legs can be posed in a variety of different ways.
Either standing tall or even kneeling down, you can use it as a unique,
dynamic centrepiece for your T’au army. As well as three variant heads
it comes with a range of weapons options including a heavy burst cannon,
twin-linked smart missile systems, fusion blaster and Riptide shield
generator. If that wasn’t enough, the kit also comes with two Shielded
This multi-part plastic kit contains 108 components and a T’au
transfer sheet with which to make a XV104 Riptide Battlesuit and two
Shielded Missile Drones.
This kit comes supplied unpainted and requires assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints.