Where have I been all this time? DakkaDakka, where not one single post has ever been flagged, tagged or bagged. As such, that forum has become my primary outlet for tau builds and paint jobs. However, despite my distaste for some of ATT's site policies, I feel that my original conversions will enrich the tau community enough to warrant some self-censorship on my part as I post my results here.
Without further ado, OP delivers:
bossfearless wrote:Now I'm stuck figuring out how the heck I'm supposed to do the Hammerhead. I've looked all over and there just aren't that many good mods of the Hammerhead kit that I could realistically pull off.
The guy who made this thread
is a really good painter and modeler and his hammerhead is one of my favorite models of all time.
Nope. Not feeling it. Here's a WIP to show the proper way to pimp a hammerhead:
There are speakers embedded in the model and it plays dubstep music when the guns fire. There are also flickering LEDs in each of the engine pods, and a constant LED in the inner hull. Why am I posting this as a WIP? Well, because the finished version will have far too much female nudity, and I'm pretty sure someone will have problems with how intoxicated the pilots are. The mods didn't like my baby hippopotamus, after all. There is a Youtube video which I am not allowed to link directly to on this site, because the video showcases the working sound system using a pre-loaded DMX track with naughty words in it. If you want to see this with the lights flashing and the music playing (you know you do), search youtube for "sonic hammerhead" and my post should come up.
You might notice that there are no physical guns mounted on the model aside from some wing mounted missiles. That is because all the weapons are sonic. Instead of an Ion Cannon, it fires Modulated WubWubs and an Apocalyptic Bass Drop, which gets hot as all bass drops should.
Next up is Shas'Vre Chump, XV88 Ace:
Yes, he knows what it means in your language. No, he is not amused.
And I think you really, really want to see this. Shas'O Darkblade in XV9-A Archangel Battlesuit, counts-as Farsight:
There just aren't enough guns in the world to stop that.
This is an XV8-G Disorder Suit:
An XV8-W Support Suit, with Super Dangerous WubWub Sonar Cannon:
And a Time Lord auxiliary, the turret gunner of the Hammerhead:
The XV8-XL Riot Suit:
The scandalously named Shas'El Silvertongue in an XV30 Seraphim battlesuit:
An XV88 trooper:
Shas'Vre Shagnasty, Leader of the Desert Pimps and founder of the Order of the Plume
Desert Pimps, Fire Warriors
XV11 Diplomat Battlesuits, Fire Warriors
T'Goshai pattern Piranha inspired by Paulson Games, but with more ground effects:
XV117 Abyss, Shas'Vre Snowflake, Member of the Order of the Plume, Counts-As Riptide/Rvarna
And the XV900-R Leviathan, Colony Assault Walker with color changing LEDs: