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Post#61 » Mar 05 2017 03:16

Totally agree, great updates. Not to sure on the transport, I do like the drone units with it though. Man, need to save some coin and hit these guys up!

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Post#63 » Mar 11 2017 05:23

Hrmmm.. thats.. different - almost want to saw out the entire middle portion then reglue.


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Post#65 » Apr 08 2017 06:37

This guy is not giving a care about GW IP lawyers, is he?

Those super stealth suits look pretty awesome. The pathfinder has some cool design elements as well, though I am not sure what the rules benefit of the visible navel and camel toe should be.

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Post#66 » Apr 08 2017 06:47

Those miniatures would be infinitely better if the females wouldn't be half naked all the time imo.

I understand it's cool&fun for pin-up esque models as he started out with some of those but by now he has a lot that are obviously meant to be used ingame as well and there they simply don't fit.

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Post#67 » Apr 08 2017 12:09

The "Stealth Suits" look like a dead ringer for the XV46 Vanguard Void Suits. Since no models were ever made for them, these would work well.
Panzer wrote:I understand it's cool&fun for pin-up esque models as he started out with some of those but by now he has a lot that are obviously meant to be used ingame as well and there they simply don't fit.

I agree. I can't figure out why no one at GW, FW, or anyone else makes a set of straight-up female firewarriors? Really, actual non-curvy, non-bikini wearing female firewarriors. Is that too much to ask for?

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Post#68 » Apr 08 2017 01:54

Based on the 7th Ed Codex, there is no visual difference between male and female firewarriors from the neck down.

At least once they are armoured up.

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Post#69 » Apr 08 2017 02:02

TauMan wrote:I agree. I can't figure out why no one at GW, FW, or anyone else makes a set of straight-up female firewarriors? Really, actual non-curvy, non-bikini wearing female firewarriors. Is that too much to ask for?

New Firewarriors and Ghostkeel kits have one female head (following Shadowsun design of Y shaped nose slit)

Armor doesn't need to be genderized (no "bullet trap" in the middle of the chest) if female anatomy is similar to male. Even by our human standard, the difference is not so important when you wear a large bulky armor like the firewarrior one.

General body shape will be masked by fatigues and armors too, if similar enough again.

Check this image (one in a many): without looking at faces (too lazy to edit it), hard to say if they are females or males.
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The only "realistic" way to see feminine models will be maybe tight fitting battlesuit pilot jumpsuits, "civilian" outfits, ...
I am looking at Ethereals, Water caste diplomats (a more "feminine" look on females may help to distract humans maybe), Air caste pilots, ... for more gender anatomy diversity (outside of "pin-up" style). But GW has to release other Caste models first (we only have mainly Fire, with 2-3 Air and Ethereal models at the moment)

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Zealot miniatures produced armoured breastplate chest (with very visible bulges) and female heads for their Tau-ish "Kadesh" models soem years ago.

Jeffar wrote:Based on the 7th Ed Codex, there is no visual difference between male and female firewarriors from the neck down.

At least once they are armoured up.

The old "Xenology" book used to say that Tau and human body anatomy are very close compared to the difference in exterior, visible features. And I don't remember any clue about other sexual dimorphism than face slit in GW materials (even in Fevhari "Last of Kirue Line" where Shadowsun goes naked in front of her soldiers after her recovery).

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Post#70 » Apr 08 2017 02:32

For the most part it should be easy enough to paint up those models as having skintight suits rather than bare flesh. Now I know that this is a aesthetic that not everybody loves but it is a genuine Science Fiction aesthetic.

It works better for the less armoured Pathfinder type models than for more heavily armoured Strike Team members but I have no issue with it except for the occasional model they have where it would require adaption to make the skintight suit look be valid - at best it could look like a spray-on fabric but that is a bit much for me.

Honestly I am tempted to get some of these for a kill team. They do have a ton of character; not all of it good. :crafty:

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Post#71 » Apr 08 2017 03:19

TauMan wrote:I agree. I can't figure out why no one at GW, FW, or anyone else makes a set of straight-up female firewarriors? Really, actual non-curvy, non-bikini wearing female firewarriors. Is that too much to ask for?

Or, you know, female Tau that don't have boobs or anime hair? Because why the hell would they have that?

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Post#72 » Apr 08 2017 03:22

Kael'yn wrote:The only "realistic" way to see feminine models will be maybe tight fitting battlesuit pilot jumpsuits, "civilian" outfits, ...
I am looking at Ethereals, Water caste diplomats (a more "feminine" look on females may help to distract humans maybe), Air caste pilots, ... for more gender anatomy diversity (outside of "pin-up" style). But GW has to release other Caste models first (we only have mainly Fire, with 2-3 Air and Ethereal models at the moment)

Kael'yn, I have to agree with you about the ethereal and water castes being the only ones showing any "feminine" look; but earth caste might too, if their overalls weren't so heavy. Female fire caste would be just like the photo you posted, no different from the males from the neck down.

I bought some of those female Kadesh heads, but the heads are to small to use with the standard Tau torsos. :::( If you want to use the Kadesh heads, then you have to get the Kadesh torsos to go with them, but then you're stuck with "boobs on armour", or "bullet traps" as you put it.

If there were was going to be real female fire caste heads, then you have to use the shape of the face and hair to indicate a female. By the way, the "Y" nasal slit Tau head is rather "masculine", so if it is suppose to be a female head, it fails.

Just discovered this site Shapeways.com, where the company will print anything you design in a 3-D modeling program; but they keep the design to sell to anybody else. There are a couple hundred entries, everything from Battlefield Gothic ship models to Space Marine shoulder pads, and even some individually custom Tau designs. Thinking of what the future is for any model company, if a person can design and print off his own models? :neutral:

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Post#73 » Apr 08 2017 04:25

"Real" female Tau with hair ?
Maybe long hair are male features for Tau, like our lions' mane and female have close to none. So... maybe Shadowsun is wearing a wig to show better her "alpha of the pack" state :biggrin: .
(OK, this is not real sci-fi so we need thinner faces boobs, long hair and hourglass body shape for any zeno females ... except Tyranids)

Wargame exclusive is not the only one that make Tau models:
A model I started a long ago, at least 3 years but not high on my to-do list (just a "joke" model), so it sits idle on my HDD. Face is a placeholder from an edited human head (model will probably be sold without head as they are difficult to make nice and smooth on Shapeways Frosted and I am worst in organic than mechanic modelling).
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Infantry bits is higher on my 3D project to-do list, (cybernetics for Tau for example).
I just need to finish my current projects (Sept symbols and alternate shoulder pads) this summer before moving on them.

TauMan wrote:Just discovered this site Shapeways.com, where the company will print anything you design in a 3-D modeling program; but they keep the design to sell to anybody else.

Affordable 3D printing with quality equals to GW plastic or FW resin is not here but not too far.

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Post#74 » Jan 15 2018 06:29

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WE's got suits out. Interesting components for conversion, I think, but I'm not a fan of the suit-hands holding guns in their hands, especially when they are already arm mounted. That's a bit too Gundam for me.
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Post#75 » Jan 15 2018 04:17

Thanks for the update, interesting ideas on their part. I'd be tempted to remove the extendable sensor head and create and embedded "Up Armored" suit theme.

Look forward to their expanded models :)

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Post#76 » Jan 15 2018 07:22

The extended Geth-heads would take a little getting used to, but it does look like they are somewhat optional. I don't know what sensor suites we have that'd fit into that house shaped receptacle for easy conversion, if you're talking about making fixed-head suits, ala stealthstuit/Hazards, but I do think fixed heads would look real nice on these, even if I had to scratch build them.

I guess I should mention that they have 4 kinds of guns, ad you order the whole suit with one pair of guns. No mix-matching, no options. You either get a double fusion, double ion, double plasma, or double burst cannon (encased, like Stealth Suit bursts).

Also, the entire front armor is optional, for those that want a terrifying exposed pilot.
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All in all, I feel like these are pretty good looking, non-cheesecake models from a cheesecake company. And they're still one of the only real third-party Tau suppliers.

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Post#77 » Jan 15 2018 08:48

Holy cripes that's a heck of a face! I supposes I'd be looking like that myself if my 3+ armor suddenly vanished from my suit though.

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Post#78 » Jan 15 2018 11:41

I've included a ton of females in my army thanks to their kits. I do agree that boobs are too big, but I like having this equality. I'm at 1/4th female at the moment I think.

Female Ethereal

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A couple female Breachers (middle and behind left)

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Female Pathfinders (center and center back)

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Some female Strike (center and right to center)

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Female Darkstrider

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Female Cadre Fireblade

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They blend in really well with the rest of the army.

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