Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

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Icknaybob
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Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#1 » Jan 24 2017 03:09

Product: Wargame Exclusive/Grim Skull's GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER
https://wargameexclusive.com/shop/greater-good/greater-good-panaque-three-drone-skimmer/

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Item: SKU: GG-PT-DS

Price: € 18.99


So, I have loved the models that Grim Skull has designed since I saw them way back. Now that I'm getting back into 40K I thought I'd pick some up to use as Eldar Jetbikes [taking a Windrider Host]. Now first off...these are AWESOME models. The amount of detail, the sharp/crispness of the details and the design over all is phenomenal. The model came in 7 pieces. The main body of the skimmer appears to be the same model used for the single, double, and triple drone. The back has a hole in which an extra or double drone attachment is added.

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The pegs in which hold the legs in place also came as separate pieces. The body features the ever infamous over sexualized female rider and has options for a helmeted and helmetless head. This is nice as you'll now have extra heads for your main army.

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So...the model doesn't come with a flying stand nor does it have a hole pre-modeled. You'll instead have drill your own. You'll notice there are 2 circles in which the hole should go. Based on the pictures from Wargame Exclusive's site, I calculated they used the first of the 2 holes.
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When all done...it is simpley B-E-AUTIFUL!
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Booty shot.
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Compared to an Eldar Jetbike...the sizes are very close. If using the single drone model...I'd think they were the same size.

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All in all....I WILL be getting more of these. I plan to get all of the Greater Good line they offer.

Now...the only one thing I have a problem with is the print lines from the master model when the mold was created. Grim Skull or Wargame Exclusives should have cleaned up and smoothed the print line first before making a master mold.

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The lines alone are not enough to deter me from getting more. The end. :P
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Lord Mayhem
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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#2 » Jan 24 2017 01:03

How does the size compare with a Tetra or a Piranha?
I'm thinking if you put a BC or FB on the front drone, it might make a reasonable approximation for a piranha, or possibly get a 2 drone version and a gun bike and put them on the same base as a "counts as"

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Icknaybob
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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#3 » Jan 24 2017 04:36

Lord Mayhem wrote:How does the size compare with a Tetra or a Piranha?
I'm thinking if you put a BC or FB on the front drone, it might make a reasonable approximation for a piranha, or possibly get a 2 drone version and a gun bike and put them on the same base as a "counts as"


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I was thinking about using it as a Piranha as well, but decided to make it an Eldar Vyper (going to modify it a bit).

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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#4 » Jan 25 2017 06:20

I would change the front port to a hard pt of some sort, like the devilfish/skyray/piranha nose. Tau just doesn't use drones in 3's in any of their model range.
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Panzer
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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#5 » Jan 25 2017 06:31

Macknight wrote:I would change the front port to a hard pt of some sort, like the devilfish/skyray/piranha nose. Tau just doesn't use drones in 3's in any of their model range.

Tau also don't have Jetbikes in any of their model range...

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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#6 » Jan 25 2017 08:51

Panzer wrote:
Macknight wrote:I would change the front port to a hard pt of some sort, like the devilfish/skyray/piranha nose. Tau just doesn't use drones in 3's in any of their model range.

Tau also don't have Jetbikes in any of their model range...

What is your point? I'm just saying the front port be equipped with the likes of BC or SMS from the hammerhead kit, as drones can detach, and when it does it leaves the jet bike with nothing on the platform; this way it can also stand in as a piranha too.
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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#7 » Jan 25 2017 09:03

Macknight wrote:
Panzer wrote:
Macknight wrote:I would change the front port to a hard pt of some sort, like the devilfish/skyray/piranha nose. Tau just doesn't use drones in 3's in any of their model range.

Tau also don't have Jetbikes in any of their model range...

What is your point? I'm just saying the front port be equipped with the likes of BC or SMS from the hammerhead kit, as drones can detach, and when it does it leaves the jet bike with nothing on the platform; this way it can also stand in as a piranha too.

My point is that there isn't really a point in having to stick to already existing model designs for a model that doesn't exist anywhere in the fluff nor rules in the first place (outside of artistic choices of course). ;)

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Post#8 » Jan 25 2017 11:41

Panzer wrote:
Macknight wrote:
Panzer wrote:Tau also don't have Jetbikes in any of their model range...

What is your point? I'm just saying the front port be equipped with the likes of BC or SMS from the hammerhead kit, as drones can detach, and when it does it leaves the jet bike with nothing on the platform; this way it can also stand in as a piranha too.

My point is that there isn't really a point in having to stick to already existing model designs for a model that doesn't exist anywhere in the fluff nor rules in the first place (outside of artistic choices of course). ;)


I see, I think there should be some aesthetic that keep the new and the old together in a way that says it's Tau; like the armor design on the hood of the jet bike; I would like to see some more round curves to make it more tau like than it is now.
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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#9 » Jan 25 2017 12:17

Macknight wrote:
Panzer wrote:
Macknight wrote:What is your point? I'm just saying the front port be equipped with the likes of BC or SMS from the hammerhead kit, as drones can detach, and when it does it leaves the jet bike with nothing on the platform; this way it can also stand in as a piranha too.

My point is that there isn't really a point in having to stick to already existing model designs for a model that doesn't exist anywhere in the fluff nor rules in the first place (outside of artistic choices of course). ;)


I see, I think there should be some aesthetic that keep the new and the old together in a way that says it's Tau; like the armor design on the hood of the jet bike; I would like to see some more round curves to make it more tau like than it is now.

I agree, however I think the unmistakingly Pathfinder-ish rider, the attached Drones and the Jetbike armor are doing that just fine on their own already. :D
The model itself is far from perfect (half nude, no round edges, etc) but i guess it's as good a Tau Jetbike as we can get if we don't want to model them ourselves.

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Icknaybob
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Re: Grim Skull / Wargame Exclusive GREATER GOOD PANAQUE THREE-DRONE SKIMMER

Post#10 » Jan 25 2017 01:26

Macknight wrote:I would change the front port to a hard pt of some sort, like the devilfish/skyray/piranha nose. Tau just doesn't use drones in 3's in any of their model range.


If you're using it as a Piranha, I'd leave the front drone port and modify a drone to carry a burst cannon. The 2 drone ports in the rear can be used to carry standard drones. I feel it does need a lil something extra. A lil more armor/coverage.

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