Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?

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Rogue Sun
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Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?

Post#1 » Jul 17 2017 01:55

Hey guys, I have a project in mind and I'm looking for some suggestions for alternative fire warrior helmets. Looking for something similar to current aesthetic, just slightly different.

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Re: Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?

Post#2 » Jul 17 2017 02:43

To the extent of my knowledge, there aren't any similar 3rd-party sculpts that look like Fire Warrior heads. If you want a similar aesthetic, then Breacher helmets could work though.

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Post#3 » Jul 17 2017 08:44

Arka0415 wrote:To the extent of my knowledge, there aren't any similar 3rd-party sculpts that look like Fire Warrior heads. If you want a similar aesthetic, then Breacher helmets could work though.


You should be specific if you're talking about heads or helmets (which would include the head, lol)... There was a 3rd party company selling tau heads, but I think some1 said in discussion they're too big to use with regular tau models. As for helmets, I haven't heard of any that would "look tau" on first sight either...

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Post#4 » Jul 17 2017 08:54

Not sure if this will help, but I only use Breacher heads because I like the look of them more. That said, I have a good number of normal fire warrior heads sitting around. I would be willing to trade them for Breacher heads or sell them to you if you need more normal fire warrior heads.

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Post#5 » Jul 17 2017 10:14

My first post specified helmets.

I was looking for something other than what is in the kit already.

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Post#6 » Jul 17 2017 07:13

Heads like these?
http://zealotminiatures.com/zealot-shop ... ry=6272033
They also make a male head. And female torsos.

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Post#7 » Jul 17 2017 09:21

There are many kinds of alien head bits online that could fit the tau if you are willing to use green stuff (or something similar) to create the back ''beak'' of the helmet.

https://puppetswar.eu/category.php?id_category=197
These guys have a large selection of heads.

I also heard the FW Pathfinder Tetra has different looking helmets for the pilots.
But while looking for exact Tau helmets I couldn't find any. (I found a lot of crisis suit heads if you ever need links)

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Post#8 » Jul 18 2017 01:28

Lil_misfit wrote:...I also heard the FW Pathfinder Tetra has different looking helmets for the pilots...
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Tetras have an older design of pathfinder helmet.
Stormsurge pilot helmets are the only thing that spring to mind: http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/tau-kv128-stormsurge-pilot-parts-p-13124.html They are quite pricey for the two you'd get, they are nearly always out of stock, and the picture on this site is rubbish as they are facing the wrong way, but they are convincingly Tau helmets.

Another option is to use the stock helmets, but remove the optics, and stick on optics from elsewhere (stealth suit face pieces for example http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/stealth-suit-head-p-973.html, as this would give a distinctively different look.

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Post#9 » Jul 20 2017 07:14

Ifrit wrote:Heads like these?
http://zealotminiatures.com/zealot-shop ... ry=6272033
They also make a male head. And female torsos.


Warning about Zealot miniatures - their female heads are smaller than the regular size Tau heads, and only look right on Zealot's female torso. Which is okay, if you want booby armour for your female fire warriors. But really the torsos don't look that good anyway. One more thing, except for the hair, all the female heads are exactly alike.

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Post#10 » Jul 20 2017 10:18

If you have deep pockets and don't mind destroying good lookin models, wargame exclusive has two models with helmets. One of them is very close to the traditional tau helmet, but way better looking imho. The other looks Asian inspired with a flat dron-like top. It's not my favorite, but it's going to be my FE Aun'shi.
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