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Old 15 Oct 2005, 08:51   #1 (permalink)
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Modular Tanks: Tau Devilfish/Hammerhead - A complete construction guide
"Constructing Modular Tanks with Rare Earth Magnets - Guide based off original thread from Tau Online and 40k Online"


Intro
For those who are new to this, this guide details how to build a Hammerhead from the Hammerhead kit that is able to be converted to have interchangeable weapons as well as being able to be used as a Devilfish, with some small modifications to the front turret area and to the main turret of the Hammerhead.

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[tr][td]The modified components[/td][td] [/td][td]Devilfish[/td][/tr]
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[tr][td]Hammerhead: Railgun + Burst Cannons[/td][td] [/td][td]Hammerhead: Ion Cannon + SMS[/td][/tr]

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This guide is basically a rewrite of my thread here, which was based off the original thread on 40k Online.
I've gone through the complete process, taking pictures at every step, giving more detail as to how I've gone about this, with other alternatives mentioned. Basically I've taken what I saw as the best from both threads, and combined them to do a complete conversion, with the help of rare earth magnets.


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8 Page PDF w/ Colour Pictures | Latest Version: 1.0 - 13/10/05
Normal Version (2.5mb) - Normal quality pictures
Low end Version (269kb) - JPEG compressed pictures, low quality
You will need Adobe Reader to view/print the files.


Links/References
Making the Devilfish - A series of tutorials by ShasEl_Tael - there are just so many things covered (eventually) that its too many to list here. It all fits in really nicely with this guide though, I suggest you read it.
Hammerhead To Devilfish Conversion (modular tanks) - The old thread here.
Tau Modelling Tips - Original thread on 40k Online.
HobbyToolz - Magnets were provided to me by these guys, they rock! (site isn't up yet though)


Feedback/Help
Feel free to leave your thoughts on this guide here, or even any typos/mistakes/etc you find. Some parts of the guide are fairly complicated, and may require near-precise measurement in some cases. If you find that you need some help or are stuck on a section of the guide, don't be afraid to ask here. Also, if you've succesfully gone through and completed this guide, I'd like to hear from you, on the conversion itself and the guide.


.mace

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Old 17 Oct 2005, 20:52   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Modular Tanks: Tau Devilfish/Hammerhead

Great guide man! Definitely a good way to optimize our buck while keeping our game up too. It's incredibly useful to be able to shift between vehicles depending on games, and this is simply a wonderful way to afford it without having to buy heaps of things we cannot use.

Excellent work throwing all this information together and good images for examples.

Love it!

Cheers!
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Old 21 Oct 2005, 06:42   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks


Well this thread has had a few page views now.. how are people finding it? Understandable? Complete nonsense? I'd like to hear from you..
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Old 21 Oct 2005, 19:33   #4 (permalink)
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Sweet colour tanks and brilliant guide
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Old 23 Oct 2005, 18:36   #5 (permalink)
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its a nice money saver!
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Old 05 Nov 2005, 01:44   #6 (permalink)
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wow.... TO good really use some more PDF guides like this one. Its a AWSOME guide, but doesn't it seem weird that so few people have responded? weird.
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Old 05 Nov 2005, 09:06   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe.. though there was a fair bit of response to the old thread > http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=4750.0

Spread the word etc :P
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Old 22 Nov 2005, 19:44   #8 (permalink)
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Why did I buy a Devilfish when I could have bought a Hammerhead instead? Silly, silly me... Well, this will save me money in the future. Great stuff! Hammerhead next...
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Old 06 Jan 2006, 22:13   #9 (permalink)
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Lol, I know this is random but I used an ion cannon for my first eldar jetbike, ohh
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I've recently purchased a rule book from Forge World, and it has rules for using the Smart Missile System with the Devilfish for +20 pts! You should also check out Forge World for some of their turrets for the Hammerhead.
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