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Old 23 Jun 2006, 14:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unknown Tau Sky Ray Part in Manual

I have started assembling the Tau Sky Ray Kit.

The instructions manual shows a link piece that sits on top of the Sky Ray circle base. (Shown circle in red.)



I have spent an hour looking at the Sky Ray Sprue and I donít see any part that looks like the one in the manual.

Is this a print error in the manual?

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Old 24 Jun 2006, 00:04   #2 (permalink)
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Ohhh I think I can see what it is - though they have the wrong image in the manual.

The bits in the top left quarter - there are 6 parts that appear to fit together for the turret mount..



The green parts, left and right, fit together for bit that the turret itself is attached to, whereas the red bits is the 'middle' section that you're looking for. The pieces are just split in half on the sprue, wheres in the instructions they're split differently... (the piece shown in the manual is the lower right section of the piece on the right, in the red rectangle - the rest of that piece, in the manual, is attached to the other piece...)

But yeah, a mistake in the manual. Hopefully that made some sense.
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Yeah. I got annoyed at that point myself. Why is it people keep telling you not to try and be all macho and say stuff like "I dont need instructions" even when the instructions are even more frustrating than trying to figure it out yourself? ???
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OMG i dont belive this!!!

Hand to god, i was about ready to pull my hair out 3 hours ago trying to figure out what that was!

LOL my SkyRay\hammehead (using magnets so switch from one to the other) is laying on my desk unfinished because i didnt want to keep going and glue something in the wrong place.

OMG how funny is this??!!
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Hrm.. I didn't even notice it...But that's probably because I usually don't read instructions, just look at the picture on the cover and put it together.. has worked for me so far . but looking back, I see how it looks confusing. Visualizing the design of the turret itself in my head, I can't even see where it would fit..... BAD GW! MAKE CORRECT MANUALS NEXT TIME!
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Old 26 Jun 2006, 05:57   #6 (permalink)
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glad i read this thread b4 i bought mine. ^-^
saves me a ton of grief i imagine.
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Old 26 Jun 2006, 14:31   #7 (permalink)
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It seems that GW made the instruction just before they finished the Sky RAy sprue, becase they don't even put picture of sky ray sprue there as they dit on pages of Hammerhead and devilfish.

So i expect that was made based on some prototype model.
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Maybe GW thought....

"Hey... you know what would be reallllly funny..."

and the end result is this thread....
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