Heavy stealth suits

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Heavy stealth suits

Post#1 » Mar 10 2015 12:33

I recently found these "Tiik champion" models from reaper minis.
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The original plan was to use them as stealth count as. After unboxing them I realized that they about 1.5 times as tall as a fire warrior and still too tall to be a stealth suit. They are also to long to fit on the 28mm bases.

Any thoughts on what stats i could for them instead of stealth suits?
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Post#2 » Mar 10 2015 12:39

Very interesting models. I am curious how you intended to justify these as stealth suits without ranged weapons? Very neat idea, but were you going to convert with some version of a burst cannon? Also I have a hard time seeing a Fish as tough as an armored stealth suit, but maybe. A little more depth into your thought process with these would help tremendously for us to be able to help you.
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Post#3 » Mar 10 2015 01:54

I plan to heavily convert them (burst cannons, armour plating, rebreathers). They don't need to be stealth suit if there is another set of stats that might better fit the model. I love the aesthetics and want to use them in my army. They would most likely have to fit on bigger bases then the standard 28mm.
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Post#4 » Mar 10 2015 02:08

That sounds like fun. I could see where you are going with this. I'm not sure how big they are but the standard 40k base size is 25mm. Unless your concerned about the model being extremely top heavy there are always ways to get around base size for a model. See herefor example. Just build a rock surface or something hanging off the base to fit them. You measure distance and whatnot from the base of the model anyways, so you'll be alright as long as you plan out ahead of time. Model size doesn't determine it's ability to be used in 40k, it just gives you a slight disadvantage in cover type situations.
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Re: Heavy stealth suits

Post#5 » Mar 10 2015 06:28

That is a very cool model, thank you for bringing it to my attention. :)

It reminds me of a coelacanth and would look very fitting with blue skin and Tau armour added on. Add a few antennas and presto, you have an ally. If you could pose your model next to a scale/ruler or a different GW model of equal size then that would help. You could easily use this fellow as a stand in for an ally.

How about getting back to that member profile Blueshock recommended? Another member did devote time and effort into helping you so maybe taking a second look at our site guidelines would be best?

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Post#6 » Mar 10 2015 08:32

I set up this account on my break at work. I full intend to create a member profile.
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Post#7 » Mar 10 2015 10:17

That's a pretty cool idea, I really like the idea of Tau auxiliary armies. I've been mucking around with Gue'Vesa guardsmen, but I'm intrigued to see how others are building up other slots in the army.

Will be cool to see what you can do with these fellas.

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Post#8 » Mar 11 2015 07:45

i think is better to make XV15 stealth suit from a Firewarrior than Xv25 from that figure you show.

the XV15 are very cool figures, and they use the same rules than XV25, so is more easy this option

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Post#9 » Mar 11 2015 08:49

I have a squad of xv15's. Im open to all possible stat options.
Because these would be considered auxiliary troops could Ogryn stats be used?
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Post#10 » Mar 11 2015 12:02

modelglue wrote:You could easily use this fellow as a stand in for an ally.


I agree with this idea. Seeing this model makes me want to buy them for a "counts as" Orks ally. Nice and bulky looking with a pretty nifty looking melee weapon. And wouldn't require much remodeling! :D
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Re: Heavy stealth suits

Post#11 » Mar 11 2015 01:58

ArttesThePerishable wrote:
modelglue wrote:You could easily use this fellow as a stand in for an ally.

I agree with this idea. Seeing this model makes me want to buy them for a "counts as" Orks ally. Nice and bulky looking with a pretty nifty looking melee weapon. And wouldn't require much remodeling! :D

Hmm, not bad! Does anyone have an idea of how large these models are? The OP doesn't appear to have one on hand that I can tell. My thoughts were to either chop the head off and stick it elsewhere (cleverly of course) or adorn the model as is with shoulder pads, antennae etc.

Edit: I just found this photo, thumb for scale reference?
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Re: Heavy stealth suits

Post#12 » Mar 11 2015 02:04

modelglue wrote:
ArttesThePerishable wrote:
modelglue wrote:You could easily use this fellow as a stand in for an ally.

I agree with this idea. Seeing this model makes me want to buy them for a "counts as" Orks ally. Nice and bulky looking with a pretty nifty looking melee weapon. And wouldn't require much remodeling! :D

Hmm, not bad! Does anyone have an idea of how large these models are? The OP doesn't appear to have one on hand that I can tell. My thoughts were to either chop the head off and stick it elsewhere (cleverly of course) or adorn the model as is with shoulder pads, antennae etc.

Edit: I just found this photo, thumb for scale reference?
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I will post a size comparison image when I get the chance.
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Re: Heavy stealth suits

Post#13 » Mar 12 2015 10:48

http://imgur.com/PhlWDaD

Here is a size comparison to a fire warrior.
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Post#14 » Mar 13 2015 10:01

mmm, the size is good. Stealth suits XV25 are a little tall than a FW.
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Post#15 » Mar 13 2015 10:05

That sure is one adorable Murloc :3
Could imagine a heavy tech-ed up version as a "count as" crisis suit..

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Post#16 » Mar 14 2015 06:00

Gah!!! You had to say "Murloc"! Now I can't get Mhgggrrrrggggg out of my head (oh the nightmares caused by that blasted game).

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Post#17 » Apr 22 2016 04:51

abraxus wrote:Gah!!! You had to say "Murloc"! Now I can't get Mhgggrrrrggggg out of my head (oh the nightmares caused by that blasted game).


My friend just informed me of what a Murloc is. I shall give their battle cry as these troops march into battle!
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Post#18 » Apr 22 2016 08:17

The size of the model would fit a XV25.
And for the base size: In my local gamestore they said you can't go smaller than the original base but are free to go bigger.
On what size are Space Marines standing now? 32mm?

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