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Old 12 Jan 2005, 00:20   #1 (permalink)
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Based on Zedd's idea to make a FW squad more interesting, I started on a Tau medic.

So far it is rather simple and I am looking for suggestions - comments on what is working and what isn't and also, what the heck to put in his right hand!!



It's hard to tell, but the right eye has a rectangular magnifier over it (like a bionic eye, but more augmentic, not replacing the actual eye).
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 00:24   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good and your geen skills are good.
I think the idea of some sort of scanner or what not to scan a wounded person to see whats wrong.

Or what about a clear piece of plastic maybe from a blister.
Then cut it into a clip board size sheet and paint tau words on it as if he has a HUD clipboard that tells him whats wrong with a wounded tau fire warrior?

Or somehting like that?

Anyways good stuff keep going and cant wait to see him finished.
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 02:18   #3 (permalink)
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I like GreyDeath's Ideas, especially the clipboard idea.

And maybe a carbine/rifle slung over his back.

Love the scanner thing on his eye, top use of green stuff
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 03:04   #4 (permalink)
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Pretty awesome, I'm glad you took notice of my suggestion. I think a Pulse Rifle slung over his shoulder would be appropriate, since he's a combat medic. Also, I was thinking of something along the lines of that Tau arm that holds the scanner device, which turns out to be some kind of healing machine.
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maybe make him hold an arm that you chop part off. look like he's healing someone. or saving as many parts of that someone as possible
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 15:06   #6 (permalink)
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Heh - I like the idea of saving parts, but that sounds like a better idea for an Orky Painboy

I'm liking the clipboard idea, possibly run a wire to the hookup on the model's back as well. Also, likely add the scanner device along with a star trekish hypo spray on the belt.

The only thing I am not too sure about that I currently did is the medical satchel. Not sure if it looks Tau enough. Should it be more squared off and angular like a stiff case rather then the more organic shape of the satchel?

The pulse rifle idea isn't bad either, though if one member of the Tau military was to have a pistol, this would be the guy
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 18:49   #7 (permalink)
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The only thing I am not too sure about that I currently did is the medical satchel.* Not sure if it looks Tau enough.* Should it be more squared off and angular like a stiff case rather then the more organic shape of the satchel?

The pulse rifle idea isn't bad either, though if one member of the Tau military was to have a pistol, this would be the guy
I would think his satchel would something hard and impact resistant. Something that would hold delicate bottles\containers and such.

Kinda like this one perhaps ?



Im sure a real Tau medic case would be smaller and more slimline..but just a thought..

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Old 14 Jan 2005, 20:26   #8 (permalink)
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I am thinking that the pistol would be better than the rifle. Kinda chop down a pulse carbine. also I think a bag of body parts resting on a base that could sit next to him would be cool, and give you a reason to have salavating Kroot always hanging around this guy.
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 00:49   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, the more I thought about it, the more a hardened case made sense.

So, I ripped off the satchel and here is the replacement so far (sorry for pic quality):



I used the clear clipboard idea as well.* The little GS blob at the belt under the right arm is a cylinder - be it an ejector or vial, or I don't know what.

Still need to finish the satchel (and add straps) and figure out if a pistol or rifle will be added.

Hope y'all like and thanks for the continued input

Edit : Since posting, I have added a small 'vid' screen on the back on the left wrist and a GS hose/wire from the rear power pack to the small green cylinder. Also, it is hard to tell from the pics, but the clip board is indeed clear, it just catches the light very very well :P
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 01:43   #10 (permalink)
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Looks good and again nice GS work on the fingers and him.

Good stuff cant wait to see what you will paint him like.

And I would have to say a backpack is a must for some kind of gear ec.
But a little diferent looking like maybe taking a tau pack and adding a bag under it out of gs.

Then your power suppoly can come from it also.

Then you need two drones with needles, knives etc.

Ya that would be cool!
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