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Old 19 May 2007, 00:45   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm planing on making a replacement jump infantry for the vespids (as i don't like the way the model looks) Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 19 May 2007, 00:49   #2 (permalink)
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Firewarriors with jetpacks. Use spare plasma guns from XV-8s, its about the right size.
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Old 19 May 2007, 01:32   #3 (permalink)
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I was originally going to use Necromunda Yeldi Spyerer hunters , but the cost of a full sized unit would be $120 or more :'( .
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Ya this hobbey is rather expensive for me, but i think that if i want my army to look good the money is entierly worth it (that actually would be a sweet coverstion)
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Old 19 May 2007, 05:20   #5 (permalink)
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Yeldi Spyerer hunters would look really cool.

One option I considered is an insect race. Using 'Nid Gaunt arms on Dark Eldar torsos with genestealer legs. Then use the heads of Ungor Beastmen sans the horns (+greenstuff.) Then cut oval wings out of clearplastic (think...dragonfly.)

You would end up with insectoid creatures like the ones in Halo 2. I originally came up with this when I was going to do a 'Halo 2 Covenant' themed Tau army.
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Old 19 May 2007, 05:37   #6 (permalink)
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Ya, that would make more sents. Unless ur anti-alien axliery, im going to make at some point a "tau version" Kroot squad and cespid squad, so it could be used in a farsite army. (not in terniment saddly)
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Old 19 May 2007, 06:18   #7 (permalink)
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I contemplated converting the XV15's to stand in for Vespids. Armour quality is sacrifiiced for greater speed and a scaled down version of a Fusion Blaster (or possibly plasma gun) to represent the AP value.

Justifying such a unit have Initiative 5 is a little harder though.....
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Old 19 May 2007, 06:28   #8 (permalink)
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Stealth gives them cover...think of it as not so much the stealth suits being fast as the enemy not having anything visible to react to in time.
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The initutive could be represented as better jetpacks. May not e the best idea but its all i got
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Old 19 May 2007, 17:24   #10 (permalink)
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There was a post about this a while ago in the modelling section I think. You can do a search there for some ideas.

My ideal situation would be to take some of the air caste figures that Forge World does and modify them somehow. Maybe with the jetpack piece off the old Stealthsuits.

I think someone else thought of using something that would resemble a short barrelled rail rifle for the weapon.
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