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Old 08 Jan 2005, 21:26   #1 (permalink)
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Well as every war goes that they have started using the helicopter they havent stopped yet because of how good it works and I think the Helicopter is a great weapon on the battle field.
It has really advanced and continues to.

So I was walking threw a hobby shop and they had a little helicopter for 5 bucks.
And I started thinking.
So then I grabbed this devil fish that was missing most of the parts and what not that I picked up for 4 bucks.

And then the gears went to work.

I am only 37 minutes into this conversion so far so dont expect to much yet but I have to go and wanted to atleast start the walk threw on it and to get feedback on it.

What do you think?
Would Tau use something like this?

I think its cool and instead of a tail fin its got drone processosers to advance and control the flight of it.
It will have 2 crew members a gunner and a pilot.
And it will have jets on the side to finish it off so it will be ducted fan and verticle take off and landing.

It can have all kinds of weapons but I went with the most common I have seen on attack copters the mini gun and missile combo.

I havent made up my own rules but hey if I dont I can always use it as a Pirranha or something?

And I need a cool Tau name also?




[edit updated photos see new post.]
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 01:38   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm... strange one... looks rough a bit. But it's interesting. The only thing I find odd is the way the 'Fish parts connect with the Copter... I dunno, would need some more details on the 'fish parts...

Lookin' good as usual!

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Old 09 Jan 2005, 04:54   #3 (permalink)
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Give it eight rotar blades and call it the Octacopter. >
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 06:28   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys ya its very rough indeed and the top cut out helicopter and the bottom cut out fish are just sitting in one another so no glue even on that photo.

I was still working on lineing it all up but had to go just eanted to get feedback on the idea as I went along.

Well no rotor blades although then I would have had a cool name the Octupusinator!! > j/k.

Well steel need a name and now that its cut and glued to fit tight and smooth its looking great.

Now just to fit some engines and keep going on it.

Thanks again.
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hm.... looks very good IMO, just needs some smoother transition between fish and chopper parts, the drones at the back could just eb the housing for the drones upgrade ;D. and no blades please, Ít'll ruin the sleekness of the model
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 16:06   #6 (permalink)
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Tau wouldn't suit Rotor Blades... to primitive.

This thing puts me in mind of a Tau-equivalent Valkyrie...
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 17:42   #7 (permalink)
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I've thought about doing this myself, and I came to the same conclusion as Wargamer. But that isn't to say they wouldn't have a more effective equivalent. However the layout of an attack helicopter is very effective, so that would be very similar. I would think along the lines of Viper with a serious attitude problem. Also I'd loose the tail, tau don't seem to be big on aerodynamics. I look forwad to seeing what you come up with.

BTW the VDR stats have a tendency to be mean.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 18:34   #8 (permalink)
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Looking good - I imagine with some smoothing, it will look quite a bit better. What does the profile look like form the front?

Where do you find the time?!?!
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 18:56   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for taking the time even though it was more of an idea then a conversion.

Well I finally had a few more minutes to actaully cut and glue some parts on it.

Oh No Rotor Blades it will be ducted fan.

And the tail? Hmm I didn't think of removing it but ya your right Tau dont seem to care do they?

Well heres where I am at so far.

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head on



Well let me know what you think and how its coming along?

OH and what do you think of The name Hawk Fish?
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Cool, I like it.
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