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Old 19 Nov 2006, 17:16   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all...

I'm working on a project making 12-inch/1/6th figures of each caste. I remember reading somewhere that all Tau were about 4 ft tall, but then I read about Tau height varying by caste. So what's is the official verdict. My first caste member (Earth Caste) was made assuming all Tau were 4 ft tall, and was a pain in the rear to make look right. If I didn't have to shorten the figure this project would go a lot quicker.

How tall are the Tau? and Does their height vary with each caste?

Here is an example of a 12inch figure
http://p197.ezboard.com/fonesixthnet...cID=5641.topic
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Old 19 Nov 2006, 17:49   #2 (permalink)
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I think the Por, Shas and Fio are all about the same height at about 1.6m(+-)0.2m The Kor and Aun are taller the Kor being 2.2m(+-)0.25m and the Aun being 1.9(+-)0.2m

I'm sure GW has written some fluff somewhere e.g. Xenology. Thats just my opinion based from picture fluff and the knowledge of perspective. The Tau are small but not dwarfs.

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Hey, it was always my understanding that the average Tau was only slightly shorter than the average human...probably somewhere in the 5'4-5'8 range, compared to a 5'10-6'2 guardsman. I would guess that the fire caste is closer to the 5'8 end of the spectrum too, though I could be wrong.
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Hey, it was always my understanding that the average Tau was only slightly shorter than the average human...probably somewhere in the 5'4-5'8 range, compared to a 5'10-6'2 guardsman. I would guess that the fire caste is closer to the 5'8 end of the spectrum too, though I could be wrong.
That was my understanding as well. I'll get an "exact" measurement from Xenology later, unless someone beats me to it.
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Thanks for the help guys... I knew I should have just come here and asked instead of butchering a figure with half remembered information.
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 04:10   #6 (permalink)
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Don't forget the Air caste. I have a few of the FW ones. Based on what you people have said, I would have to venture a guess that Air Caste are somewhere between 5'10" and 6'9" (Think NBA player)
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I'm pretty sure the average Tau is about 5'... think D&D Elves and you're on the right track.
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smaller than humans, but not midgets. about 5 and a half foot on average. a six foot tau would be a giant!
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smaller than humans, but not midgets. about 5 and a half foot on average. a six foot tau would be a giant!
I thuink they are at least 4"11 - 5"4.

6" TAu = 8" human.

But you have to consider the Air caste and the ethereal ccaste as well. They are tall and lanky compared to the other tau.
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From what I can see from the models and the pictures, I'd say that earth caste Tau are smaller than average humans, fire and water caste Tau are similar to average humans, and air caste and ethereals Tau are a bit taller than an average human :-\
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