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Author Topic: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.  (Read 5012 times)

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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007, 08:57:25 PM »

Thanks for all that info.

say Inso what do you think on the one I put up there turning that Star Wars gunship in to a big Tau hover TITAN.

I do not know when I can even start this as I am at work all the time now.


try working on the out side of a building on the 20th floor when its wet and cold.  not fun.

ore try working under a wall that may or may not fall at anay time on your had.

and telling 3 new lads how to do things is just not on at all.

the one good thing is I now don't have to go up and down all the time LOL. I just send them.
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2007, 07:11:14 AM »

I reckon that with a few choice Tau bits, the gunship would convert well to a large super-heavy flyer.  You could probably tie it into existing rules for the Barracuda or other Tau superheavies that are available from Forgeworld.

It all depends on the role you chose for your 'hover titan'. 
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2007, 02:55:49 PM »

If you want to go for a titan/walker, I think there is something to do with those:


http://cgi.ebay.fr/BANDAI-V2-Gundam-1-60-BIG-SCALE-MODEL-KIT_W0QQitemZ360002038538QQihZ023QQcategoryZ16513QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

They are 1:60 scale, so unless I'm wrong it means around 22 cm tall (7 inches I think).
And they're not that expensive, about 30€ (+/- 20£), which is ok compared to GW prices for models this size.

Because of the size it would be closer to a knight rather than a titan, but it's still super-heavy stuff...
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2007, 03:13:14 PM »

I've built one of those^ kits before, and they have quite good fit and finish. They are moulded in multi colored plastic, but I'd assume you would be painting over it.

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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2007, 08:20:04 AM »

Will they ship it to you?
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007, 08:23:35 AM »

I'd be a bit wary as there are no pictures of the actual item, just some drawings.
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2007, 08:24:18 AM »

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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2007, 01:30:53 PM »

I would go with 4 legged-a more stable firing platform and mount weapons on it that make sense.  Maybe make it a huge Trojan Horse-  built by/for the Kroot.  Or a super heavy assault peice built to face Orks head on but suffering from serious design flaws due to the Tau's difference in tactical philosophies?




  The real problem is that Tau have no need for Titans.  Imperial and Krork forces do not build them for their affectiveness-but for the impact they have on their own troops and the morale of an enemy.  The Tau then wouldnt waste the resources in a fledging "cash strapped" empire.  Do you know what I mean?  Think of the Titan like you would a Pyramid.  It keeps the workers busy and shows the world just how much you can WASTE and still kick their asses.

  Now, Titans are not simply pyramids..more like a mix of Pyramids and King Tigers(the tank).  They are deadly and lethal, they scare the hell out of you-but 20 Baneblades could be made for each Titan and could probably kill 5 titans with reasonable losses.

  Heck-how about a retrofitted Imperial Titan?  A Warhound captured and modernized?  Or a relatively easy to recognize copy of an imperial titan?  One Sept leader likes the idea, so has his Earth Case (i think thats the group) construct similar designs.
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007, 01:00:38 AM »

I'd be a bit wary as there are no pictures of the actual item, just some drawings.

In fact I've used google-fu to find other pictures of this patabor mech, and this is really the action figure (14 cm tall)!

Of course, since it's an action figure, it'll need some gluing at the joints...
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2007, 08:02:26 PM »

I love the destroid mecha that you have up there!! very nice.. I had a mate who used to play a destroid pilot against the invid in one of those beasts. He was attacked by a swarm so he powered down and pretended to be junk.



Ah.. memories of palladiums robotech all flooding back.
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Re: how do I go about building a TITAN for the Tau.
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2007, 12:47:05 PM »

:) Yeah...Mach 3 Monster all the way.



The important thing is-it needs to be modular AND reflect what the Tau  dont already have-otherwise no point in copying it.
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