Tau Jet bikes

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Shas'o Dre
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Tau Jet bikes

Post#1 » Jan 01 2017 08:39

So for years many Tau players have wanted jetbikes. We've seen great concept art, cool scratch built bikes from ghostkeels, but nothing cost effective.

Recently I bought a box of Enforcer Jetbikes from the game Warpath by Mantic. With a little bit of cutting, kit bashing and imagination I came up with these. They will count as Tetras for my army.

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Hope you like it. It's easy to do, so would love to see others from the community take a stab at making their own.

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Demorte
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Post#2 » Jan 01 2017 10:06

These are pretty cool, I will need 42 of them.

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Chris in the socal
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Post#3 » Jan 02 2017 02:30

They are really meet just wondering about there construction. The base is a dark elder jet bike. One thinks you could do to make them look just that much better is put the hoves on there feet.
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Panzer
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Re: Tau Jet bikes

Post#4 » Jan 02 2017 03:57

Yeah was already thinking about getting some of those but I don't really feel like playing Tetras and there is just no other unit i could use them for in our codex. :D

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Calmsword
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Post#5 » Jan 02 2017 04:18

I'm doing the same thing- I like your conversions, I'm thinking of building out the Firewarrior a little more as if this is a new kind of suit.
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Shas'o Dre
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Re: Tau Jet bikes

Post#6 » Jan 02 2017 07:03

Chris in the socal wrote:They are really meet just wondering about there construction. The base is a dark elder jet bike. One thinks you could do to make them look just that much better is put the hoves on there feet.


yeah i have two more to build and want to use firewarrior legs, but I am not that good with greenstuff so hoping to see how someone else tackles it. I do have plenty of firewarrior legs left so I could do trial and error.

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Kael'yn
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Post#7 » Jan 03 2017 05:46

Nice conversion. I didn't know the scale was soo good compared to our kits (even if I own some Mantic Pathfinders)

Too bad the Mantic jetbikes are too blocky compared to our wargear.
A backtop crest like the XV84 one could be nice to add WYSIWYG markerlight to count-as Tetra.

For legs, hav you considered the devilfish commander body ? With some cutting/carefull heat on the back of the knee, you could achieve a biker stance (I've done one for a custom jetbike done from a drone and plasticard, inspired by R.Cirillo drawing).

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Shas'o Dre
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Re: Tau Jet bikes

Post#8 » Jan 03 2017 08:30

I'll try that markerlight idea, I think I have an extra somewhere in the bitz box. Thanks!

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Agentarrow
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Post#9 » Jan 04 2017 06:48

I agree with others. That's a really cool idea. It gives me an idea for a conversion of my own now. If only i had more time to work on these things.

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SinisterSamurai
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Re: Tau Jet bikes

Post#10 » Jan 06 2017 01:01

May I just also say that I like your puppet wars wing guy.

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