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Old 30 Jan 2006, 17:23   #1 (permalink)
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I just realized what is wrong with the old crisis design: The head. While having a few beers Saturday night and looking at my last cirsis, I decided to try my hand at modifying the head. Not surprizingly, the more I worked it the worse it looked. So having another beer and staring at the headless suit, I was slapped with a giant "eurika"!

The problem with the look of the suit is that it has a head. If you remove the head, then you suddenly see the vision slit as the main viewport on the suit.

I will be converting all my suits to this look, and will post one in conversions asap.

Now to model a Cylon "eye" scanning back and forth....

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Old 30 Jan 2006, 17:25   #2 (permalink)
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Hm.....I think they are fine dude. Their heads are very nice to me. :-\

If there is something I don't like about them, I'll say that they don't have shin guards and knee pads, but I can always convert them.
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I'm with vyper on this one. When you take away the head, it would look as if the tau piloting it would have arms coming out of his head
But I will say kudos on the idea! Conversions are what makes your army stand out amongst the crowd. ;D
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The eye slit seems to me to be just bad modeling. The fluff states that the suite becomes the pilots body and his brain controls the battlesuit as though it were his own body. It would be strange to do that without a head. Maybe try looking at it without the beers?
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Lol. Yeah, maybe the head will look better without the booze.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 18:40   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I like the look of it. It also allows the entire upper shoulders to house weapons rather than arms. Hmmm....no arms...

As for the look of no head, the pilots body is inside the suit...no part is in the head. Dreadnaughts have no head, sentinels and warwalkers have no head, killa kans have no heads. Come to think of it, Titans and gigants have no heads either.


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Old 30 Jan 2006, 18:45   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I like the look of it. It also allows the entire upper shoulders to house weapons rather than arms. Hmmm....no arms...

As for the look of no head, the pilots body is inside the suit...no part is in the head. Dreadnaughts have no head, sentinels and warwalkers have no head, killa kans have no heads. Come to think of it, Titans and gigants have no heads either.


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True but battlesuits are not any of those things. A battlesuit literally takes over your body and your mind controls the suite instead as though it were your body. It would be really, really wierd and bad to do this without a head. Battlesuit pilots that lose their suits head in battle can go into a coma, those who have lost limbs feel shadow pains and can go numb. A battlesuit would not be a battlesuit if it did not resemble the structure of a Tau. Head, torso, arms and legs. You need all of them otherwise you can have serious nerve damage. That is how the fluff sets it.
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Vash, where are you getting this fluff from? The suit is like a battletech suit???

I'll ponder it some more, but I really like the look of it.

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Either that or the tau pilot have a blackout. And titans have heads.
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Vash, where are you getting this fluff from? The suit is like a battletech suit???

I'll ponder it some more, but I really like the look of it.

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Read the book Firewarrior its all in there, it even describes the process of a pilot activating the suite.
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