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Old 21 Feb 2006, 05:58   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up with the engines blocking the side access hatches?! You would have to ether pull up or pull down just to let your troops out.

I think I'm gunna try to think of a way to conver them a bit. Any ideas?
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 06:54   #2 (permalink)
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It would be that the engines are able to be swivelled for hovering or for certain reasons such as when you need high manouverability, ie evading fire, missiles etc. I assume...

If they were going to make it otherwise, im sure they would have made the engines a fixed position setup, so its prolly model and fluff inspired in equal parts

From my own perspective, i always angle my engines downwards when i deploy troops, it denotes the vehicle is stationary

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Old 21 Feb 2006, 09:49   #3 (permalink)
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The idea is, the devilfish won't throw the passengers out when jets are turned to the front. In landing 'fish turn them pointing in the sky. The passengers would be dead if dropped off at high speed.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 09:59   #4 (permalink)
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And the Devil Fish has a back door, just shove FWs out of that when on the move. :P
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Just give them a boot in the right direction and out they go.

Unless you intend to model your Devilfish as if it's dropping off passangers, I don't see a problem with the jets as they are :P
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Whats up with the engines blocking the side access hatches?! You would have to ether pull up or pull down just to let your troops out.

I think I'm gunna try to think of a way to conver them a bit. Any ideas?
The thrusters can rotate.. when hovering etc, they generally angle upwards, allowing hatch access. If they didn't, and the door could open, then anyone coming out is right next to the air intakes.. See cover art.
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When the stupid tiny nubs that hold the engines in place break, I glue them in.

For devilfish, I glue them pointing straight up. I don't want to go to a tournament one day and have somebody say to me, "hey you can't be under the engine!" technically it's a valid complaint, but it's pretty stupid to be penalized for the way you model your tank.
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Old 22 Feb 2006, 19:30   #8 (permalink)
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i think GW is implying the fact that tau use the back door more. i.e. Fish of Fury. ;D

you can't even fit twelve fire warrior models in a devilfish, so why should you be worried about the engine being in the way of you fire warriors getting out.
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When the stupid tiny nubs that hold the engines in place break, I glue them in.

For devilfish, I glue them pointing straight up. I don't want to go to a tournament one day and have somebody say to me, "hey you can't be under the engine!" technically it's a valid complaint, but it's pretty stupid to be penalized for the way you model your tank.
when they break try magnets. good stuff
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