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Old 13 Dec 2004, 17:40   #1 (permalink)
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Default SM -> Tau Bike conversion?

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has done this before? Space Marine bikes to tau. If anyone has, any tips would be nice* ;D
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Old 13 Dec 2004, 21:12   #2 (permalink)
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I have seen something like that before... Let me look for it.
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i think greydeath has done somthing like this
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+++I know GD did a Tau bike conversion, but I don't think he used a SM bike, some non-GW mini+++

+++I kinda picture Tau as using jetbikes more than normal ones, seeing as they have a hell of a lot of anti-grav technology+++

+++As for how you'd convert a Tau jetbike, I have no idea, as it would probably be significantly different to an Eldar one. In fact, more like... a SM bike! Maybe you could kinda convert an SM bike to look more like a jetbike. Take off the wheels etc. and put on a flying base. I can't guarantee it would work, but it'd be worth a shot... in fact, I might try something similar meself sometime+++
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Old 16 Dec 2004, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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I was thinking that the Marines bike would just like to much like the marines bike when your done.

So no I have never used a marine bike.

I used another companies and made it into a Taus bike.

You could use it and put Gue'vesa on it?

Maybe that would work?

But man I have made dirt bikes out of them and they still look very much like a marines

Good luck show us if anyonw does one?

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Old 23 Dec 2004, 16:59   #6 (permalink)
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Would look better as a hover vehicle over a wheeled one (IMHO).

Hmm...
Try a Necron destroyer body, but flip it around so the thrusters are in the back.
Then clip of the 'stinger/gun' looking thing between the two blades.
Place your Tau weapon(s) there
Now, place the Tau driver in the cap where the Necron body was, all you really need is the torso, though you will want to rig up the underside and bottom to look like there is space for him to be sitting in.
You may be able to use bitz from the Devilfish to do that laast bit, like maybe the lower back half of an engine exhaust - I'd have to really look at the models for size

Now you have a little wee Minnow hover bike
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Old 31 Dec 2004, 12:41   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks. I've tried some Ideas on two bikes, one of which is now ruined ^.^;;; . I have three left, and when I'm done, I'll post the pics... aslong as I can get hold of a digi cam...
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Old 11 Jan 2005, 15:34   #8 (permalink)
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So, how's it coming along? Any luck?
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 21:52   #9 (permalink)
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+++I don't know about Myen Montka's conversion, but I just made one myself (inspired by this topic). You can see it here. It's actually a jetbike, but it's built upon the chassis of the SM bike, minus the wheels+++

+++Good luck with your other three bikes Montka ;D+++
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Making tau bikes from SM bikes would be hard, since a non- hovering tau bike just wouldn't be tau. Use Eldar Jetbikes.
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