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Old 08 Jan 2005, 21:36   #1 (permalink)
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Default ChainTinkers, KillerWhale?

If you guys havent read Chaintinker had asked how to make a model you showed us on photo shop in his other post that he wanted to make.

From his idea I started working on this model.
I will be doing my own version but along the exact smae lines as his because I thought his idea was just that great that I wanted to build one also.

I wount be using wings like his and no holding clamps for crisis suits.

But mine will be set up for carrying more troops then a devilfish or a squad of stealth troops or a single squad of crisis suits.

This is a mini version of the Orca and so I wanted mine to slightly look more like it.

I have to admit I have had this idea before and I have made the Pacu and others like this but not a striclty transporter version.

So this is what I have laid out in the first 15 minutes or so.

Cut the front off a devil fish and cut the front off another devilfish.
Glue together. Uhm thats step one so far.

I recommend buying on ebay or hobby shops that carry used junk.
I bought both of these for 10 dollars so I wount be out to mutch if I miff it up.

I will intend to enlarge it enough for a Crisis suit in a sitting mode be able to be taken in like cargo.

I have a top to completley redo and thinking I dont like the dip in the center the dip beside the doors?

Well more to come later.


here the side


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Old 08 Jan 2005, 23:08   #2 (permalink)
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Ok worked about another hour and a half and got the top armor and larger size done.

I also plated one side down and around the two doors.

I have a question though?

should it be troop transport only?
Like this?


Or have say an Ion cannon?
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 00:36   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice. I think you can solve the dip problem by haveing the two 'Fish's go nose to back. It would look much sleeker and more Tau'ish. You could just do what you did with the one conversion where there is a Eldar Falcon Gav Tank turret on it, and it flies at an angle per se. I think you could easily pull this off GD. Congrats on getting married, lol my sisters b-day is on the same day!

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Old 09 Jan 2005, 01:49   #4 (permalink)
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I would go for a transport only. The one that would be able to drop Crisis Teams into the battlefield. Have a look at the Orca Drop Shipd from FW. Click here and scroll down. I see your conversion as larger than a 'Fish but smaller than an Orca. As for the weapon, I think that the Orca is armed with burst cannons, IIRC... What about long barrelled TL plasma rifle?

Good start here! Keep it up!

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I like it. What you couldn't see in my picture was that it did have a devilfish top access hatch in between the two shotgun seats. What about if you were to take and do like you did with your Landmate. Double up the cargo area side by side and then taper it down to one front end and then enlarge the winges to make it look more like a miniature Emmisary class ship. use both turret hatches and turn them into mini turrets with burst cannons or such. Twin Linked even since you have two and if you want a challange make it so that if you turn one the other turns also.

BTW I can take pictures and modify them pretty much any way you want. If you want to see how a mod would look before you make it let me know. Take pictures of your own army and i can even make it look like it is the finnished painted product that matches your army.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 06:40   #6 (permalink)
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What about if you were to take and do like you did with your Landmate. Double up the cargo area side by side and then taper it down to one front end and then enlarge the winges to make it look more like a miniature Emmisary class ship.

Take pictures of your own army and i can even make it look like it is the finnished painted product that matches your army.
Oh man now I see yet anohter conversionidea.
Dang it. A Landmate Hammerhead. Dang!!

But that would be cool to do.

As far as this one goes I will stick with it bein a mini Orca or I will call mine mini me... Oh wait I ment I will call mine a Killer Whale because its not a very big whale but can kill!

Thanks for the input.

And Thu'ok ya I seen your FW photos and want to go for more of that look.

Thanks again everyone.

More step by steps to come.

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin ,
Thats so funny your sisters B-day on the same day?
Cool and thanks.

Ya wount be online for a hole week! Yikes what ever will I do?
Adn no 40k stuff or conversions.
Oh man thats why I am trying to do as much as I can before I have to leave.
Leaveing on next Weds super early.
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hm..... myself I'd bulk up the Fish cockpit area w/ GS and put 2 TL weapon turrets behind like so:

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I think that makes it more sleek, and the word to look for is sleek, sleek but not Eldar sleek, however it does need to have the propr Tau feel to it.

just me butting in w/ my opinions ;D
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 18:32   #8 (permalink)
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Very nice work - I say, I go away for a litle vacation and come back to some incredible GD conversions and to find out he just got married... get rest a moment here

It looks cool with the ion cannon, but I would say make it a pure transport, unless you limit the amount of troops it transports (like the Razorback does).

Congrats GD on the marriage and the conversion!

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Old 09 Jan 2005, 19:02   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks guys and Justin Kase about my marriage.

Well I think I will try to stick more Orca and stay transport on this and just add some missiles to clear the Hot LZ's (landing Zones) for the suits or troops to be let out on.

Good stuff.

Alot of green work and sanding fileing to really smooth this thing out to make it more tau like.

Thanks.
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