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Old 04 Feb 2008, 20:19   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau *improved* ion drone (has wings 'n' stuff dis time o.o)

I came up with a little idea after the suggestion of wings was made for my ion drone, and so I added wings, but not remora ones..

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j4...s/ion%20drone/

I added the wings from my brothers old land speeder onto the front drone and attached sensor spines and the vehicle aerial thingy to make the back wings (obvious I know, shoot me but I had to say it)

I'm pretty happy with it, but I'm a noob,so any idea's, well appreciated ^^;

still havn't painted the plasma drone... dunno why ._.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 21:28   #2 (permalink)
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Looks much better with the wings, IMHO. Nice conversion.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 21:34   #3 (permalink)
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Looks much better with the wings, IMHO. Nice conversion.
thanks! it's great to hear a "well done" on your first try... I was worried I was gonna get *dude you suck. don't try* haha!

I'll be trying it out on sunday so I can give you guys a battle report to see them in effect 8)

can't wait x.x

it's just too bad I don't get my new fire warriors till next monday V.V

would have really helped out... but thats way off topic x.x
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Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise....
Our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency....
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the greater good....
Our four... no...
Amongst our weapons... Amongst our weaponry...
are such elements as fear, surprise...
I'll choose another unit...
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 23:14   #4 (permalink)
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Hey shishimay,

Nice touch with the wings, it's good to have a large bits box.

Good luck on sunday

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Old 05 Feb 2008, 00:00   #5 (permalink)
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thanks third ^^

and I dun even have a bits box... just lots of orks and space marines i WANT to sell x.x
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Our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency....
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the greater good....
Our four... no...
Amongst our weapons... Amongst our weaponry...
are such elements as fear, surprise...
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 20:14   #6 (permalink)
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-finished the plasma rifle drone... not that it took long... but I shall post images of the full squad...despite the horrible camera.
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Our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency....
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the greater good....
Our four... no...
Amongst our weapons... Amongst our weaponry...
are such elements as fear, surprise...
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 20:44   #7 (permalink)
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so what kind of rules do you use with these, and who do you fight against with them? they let you use these drones?
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 21:41   #8 (permalink)
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so what kind of rules do you use with these, and who do you fight against with them? they let you use these drones?
to be honest they have the exact same stats as drones, just different weaponry. They are really costly though.

my team consists of:

twin linked fire drone
twin linked fusion drone
twin linked plasm drone
twin linked SM drone
Ion drone

work out the costs by adding the weapons cost to the drone cost

(fire drone would be TL flamers (6pts) drone (12 pts) - 3pts for the TL pulse carbines= 15pts

I worked out the ion drone as around 30 pt weapon cost x.x, it's horrible.. 71 pts x.x

something like 169 for the full squad... makes me wonder if it's worth it... would keep the ion drone in any case... I'm thinking of maybe cutting the costs a wee bit

as for who and if they have... havn't tried yet... will be soon though!!! I'll make a battle report if I can use em... usaully the guys I play with are nice enough o.o

not the guy who's landraider was taken out (inc. 6 terminators and chaplain and a few marines) by my first EVER railgun shot XD. luck of teh gods I say... it took him a land raider, a predator and 21 marines to take don ONE crisis suit... GO ARMOUR SAVES!!!!
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NOBODY expects the tau rail rifle drones!
Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise....
Our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency....
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the greater good....
Our four... no...
Amongst our weapons... Amongst our weaponry...
are such elements as fear, surprise...
I'll choose another unit...
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Old 07 Feb 2008, 17:38   #9 (permalink)
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This is indeed a really cool conversion, but I'll say this - your painting looks very blotchy from the pics. Try using a thinner brush (I hardly ever use the GW ones, way to thick for detail painting) and watering down your paints a little - believe me, it makes a world of difference. You are obviously an imaginative converter, but the paint scheme doesn't do these fine models justice at the moment.
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Old 07 Feb 2008, 19:01   #10 (permalink)
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This is indeed a really cool conversion, but I'll say this - your painting looks very blotchy from the pics. Try using a thinner brush (I hardly ever use the GW ones, way to thick for detail painting) and watering down your paints a little - believe me, it makes a world of difference. You are obviously an imaginative converter, but the paint scheme doesn't do these fine models justice at the moment.
trust me I know... I need painting lessons XD

I've never painted models before in my life, I only have a single brush XD

thanks for the compliments though =)
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Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise....
Our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency....
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the greater good....
Our four... no...
Amongst our weapons... Amongst our weaponry...
are such elements as fear, surprise...
I'll choose another unit...
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