Monday, April 29, 2013

Question? I have questions!

I have three questions that I need help with. I hope all you good folks out there might know the answers (or know someone who does).


The first question is for the Horus Heresy devotees in the audience who already have a copy of the FW book Betrayal. I bought three packs of the Mechanicum Thallax Cohort at Adepticon, and one in three can be equipped with a "special" weapon of sorts. I've assembled six of the Thallax with their lightning guns, which three special weapons should I equip my last pack with (yes, conversion/creation work will be required.

Another Horus Heresy question. Which scenes in the Horus heresy novels best describe the Warsingers that the Space Marines face in the Istvaan system? I'm hoping to knock together a quick diorama for Games Day.


And finally, can any of you wonderful people point me in the direction of any conversions where people have opened up a Tau Crisis suit to reveal the pilot? I'm looking to do a similar conversion for a Riptide very soon.

Cheers
Dave

PS. PLease note: all the images in this post are from the GW and FW websites and are used without permission.

28 comments:

  1. If you're going for cool-ness I'd go with the unique plasma style weapons they have available. Game wise, I'd probably go with all multi-lasers.

    Here's a dakka link showing the suit diorama that I've seen before, though the photo is not that good...

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/346084.page

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    1. Thanks for the info Jay, much appreciated!

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  2. Oooh, open battlesuit ? Something like this https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=409884369030843&set=a.409874285698518.99544.152294311456518&type=3&theater

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  3. Galaxy in Flames and Flight of the Eisenstein should give you the best descriptions of the Warsingers.

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    1. Those are good, though off hand I think Fulgrim has a pretty good blow by blow of the scene where Eidolon kills a Warsinger with his new Fabius-Shout-O'-Matic...

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    2. Sure. It's simply epic.

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    3. Thanks guys, I'll start looking back through those three novels : )

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  4. Did a quick google looking for the Golden Demon offering that I remember seeing in both WD and the GW hardback collection of GD winners from 2002, Fantasy Miniatures(?) was the name of it.
    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGNXL1jI41ty1uwSaoafD6A56u-999U9ZoJmATpBhnrjy0nKXIEg
    Found this but not the one I was looking for, which depicted a Crisis Suit on a maintenance deck.

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  5. If there is a place in the intewrwebs that has open Battlesuites, I bet it would be here:
    http://advancedtautactica.com/

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    1. I couldn't immediately spot any open suits, but there sure is a lot if nice stuff there! Thanks for the link.

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  6. The battlesuit on a maintenance deck was done by Guido Gunther and was a Silver at GDUK in 2003. Sadlt the only picture I can find is from the WD and is a bad angle for seeing the pilot.

    http://demonwinner.free.fr/uk/2003/golden_demon_winner.php?categorie=13#2nd

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  7. What about putting in working hinges (available from such places as Hobbylink Japan) so you display it open AND closed. For that matter, why not replace the joints with working ones to give you a fully posable model? You could then magnet it to its base.

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    1. It's going to be a commission piece in a diorama style. So no magnets or hinges for me on this one ; )

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  8. Yoooooo D to the T, here be the Thallax skinny:

    I'm guessing you wanna do more converty type stuff, so why not do one of each of the more 30k weirdo tech that's available?

    Irrad-cleanser is basically a giant microwave field shot from radar dish guns in the form of a flamer template. Fleshbane means 2+ to wound, and if target fails a save and lives, the target's Toughness drops by one due to radiation sickness/melty face. SUPER RAD. (literally)

    Photon Thruster is a bizzarro "Joey only made like 8 of these and totally won't tell us how he did it" type of multi-shot lascannon. Shorter range, less strength, shoots twice, fires a tiny black beam which causes Blind after a hit, and melts terminators to goo with that AP2. ZAPPITY ZANY.

    Phase-plasma Fusil is basically a pretty killy plasma gun with no downside (ie no Gets Hot!). 2 feet, salvo of 2/3, AP3. GREAT BUT BORING. (ie you'll see lots of these...)

    But, don't forget you can convert the heck out of any squad as a whole since the they can be upgraded with "Augments" that grant 'em special rules. Choose from: Tank Hunter (shoulder mounted rockets etc.), Skyfire (rader dishes/comm stuff), Rage+Rending (head stim implants and buzzaws), or Deep Strike (comm wires and tubes and junk)

    YEAH!

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    1. Thanks for breaking them down into something I could understand Ty, and congrats on the HH win at Adepticon!

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    2. This has to be one of the best written responses to anything in the 40k universe I have ever come across.

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  9. I look forward to your Tau suit with exposed pilot.

    Tony

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    1. Thanks Tony, I hope he turns out well.

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  10. One of the old GW bitz had a picture of a tau pilot getting into a battle suit... sadly can not remember which years it was

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    1. Yeah, I can't quite remember which one either.

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  11. Warsingers -- I believe there was a fairly good description in Galaxy In Flames where Tarvitz and Eidolon are fighting the Warsingers (This could also be the towards the end of False Gods) but I believe it's the early-middle of Galaxy in Flames.

    On a side note, but Heresy related, I came across your version of Horus from a couple years ago and I must have one, is that something you have a mold for? something you would make again?

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  12. Thanks Tony. I didn't cast any of him, but might be willing to build another.

    Cheers
    Dave

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    1. Hi Dave, It would be great if you could shoot me an e-mail and we could talk a little bit further on that?

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  13. http://demonwinner.free.fr/uk/2003/uk03_open_2.jpg

    Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's a golden demon winner from early 2000. White dwarf did a booklet with all the placed entries in and it had a few pictures of this one so you might be able to find multiple angles.

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