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Old 23 May 2006, 18:34   #1 (permalink)
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++Hello! well (As his damn life story begins!) i was going through some old boxes (a very brilliant life i lead) and i stumbled across my first games console... a sega saturn (WOW!) and some games for it, one of them is a classical game called virtual on, a bunch of battle droids destroying eachother and i thought, hmmm.... those would look good as Tau battlesuits so i'm gonna give it a try! I dug up some pics of them (the links are below!) of the internet and wanted to show them to to you to see what you think. I am confident in my ability that i can create these things, i just wanna know what you all think.

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Old 23 May 2006, 18:39   #2 (permalink)
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Peronaly, they all look a little to gundam for my taste. I would espeically avoid the last last one, becasue it really looks like Dark Eldar gundam. If you wanted to make them more Tauish, start by beefing up the legs on the first two, and then cahnge the feet to match those of the normal battlesuits.
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I dunno, some elements from the suits could be modelled onto battlesuits, but to make suits based purely on the pictures above would seem forced. I personally have no problem with GW suits (except the legs which are wicked fragile).

And they look very gundam. There is a fine line between Tau and anime, and I think GW did a good job keeping it 40k.
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Old 23 May 2006, 20:53   #4 (permalink)
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They're not too bad, if you're good at free-hand modeling, as they're pretty incompatible with the crisis body (but that last one would be pretty difficult to do, personally).

On the other hand, I don't see how people keep saying it's so "gundam-ish". They're Mecha, but not Mobile Suits. Don't see why people always say "gundam gundam." If I pull out a Mk. II Monster(http://mahq.net/mecha/macross/macross.htm) or a Mk. IV Destrid(http://mahq.net/mecha/macross/macross.htm) from Macross, will people say it's gundam, or would they say mecha now?

I think GW based the battlesuits more on Battletech than anime. They probably thought: "Oh, mecha in anime is cool, but it doesn't fit in 40k, so we'll use Battletech instead" or something. It's not really a hybrid, as the only thing they took from anime is the reletivly thin legs, and the manipulators, which we can hardly see anyways.

They really look like they came out of Battletech or Mechwarrior instead.
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Yes, IMO the top looks like a Macross/robotech mecha and the legs look exactly like Gundam legs. The seocnd one shows it the most.

The 3rd one looks a lot like Gundam GP02 (Stardust Memory). That "could" work for a Broadside.

However, none of them would work for a Crisis unfortunately.
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Well i've played Virtua On, and i've NEVER seen the 4th one before.

Lots of conversion it would take, i think, and none of them look like crisis, stealth or broadside battlesuits i'm afraid :'(


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i can't see the pictures! ???
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A Summoner is the only way Crisis suits can be portrayed. Timberwolf-esque designs would be cool, but not Tau-y.

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