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Old 19 Jun 2008, 06:32   #1 (permalink)
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i am thinking about puting an ethereal on a high elf dragon but i don't know how i should model the body. could you please give me your idears and comments.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 08:04   #2 (permalink)
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Ethereals look significantly different from humans (or elves) only in the head, feet, and hands. So that widens your options for bitz. You are looking for a model wearing the right sort of clothes but that is easy to put in the saddle. The clothes on the dragon mage are not bad already, and the feet can be trimmed and green-stuffed into hooves pretty easily. So just add a Tau head and arms cut from one of the Ethereals and use green stuff to fill any gaps. I would suggest using Aun'shi, as he has the cool Honor blade and both arms are away from the body, making them easier to remove.

The other thing you will need to do is add Tau character to the dragon itself. I would use bitz from the vehicle sprue and clear away as many of the fancy High Elf parts as you can.
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thanks. i'm still up for more idears
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 13:16   #4 (permalink)
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yeh, thats pretty much sums it up. but you don't need to sculpt hooves as there are always spare fire warrior legs in the boxes, use a pair of these feet, and green stuff the gaps, fore warrior hands could work too, its easier to use plastic parts. bare fire warrior heads aswell. tau-it-up with tau parts insteed of high elf details as said


you might want to have it as a dragon, but myself i would kroot-it-up for a more fluffy look, kroot dragons anyone?
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thanks for all the tips on the body but what about the wepon?
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 10:07   #6 (permalink)
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Model wise, this would be sweet, fluff wise it would suck I'm not sure you can pull off saying its an alien this Ethereal found. I would advise against it...
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 19:31   #7 (permalink)
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thats why i suggested a kroot-dragon...dragonoid kroot, flying knarloc, whatever :P ...i might try one myself, but a shaper riding it!
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oh that would be sweet. have him stood up holding ther reins with one hand and raising a sword/ gun. head int eh other.

but as has been said before, an ethereal would not be suited to a dragon.
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i have the core setteled in my project but i can't decide on these few things. i was thinking of using the sorsorese staff because it looks kind of tau-ish.please give me your idears and coments
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can you post some pics so you can see what you have so far.
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