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Old 26 Oct 2007, 00:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Optic's Primary or Secondary Weapon

Quick opinion needed, The heads on Crisis Suits are considered their primary optics correct ?, thus they should be aligned with primary weapon, in this case TL Plasma Gun and Secondary being the MP.

Currently building my commander, I'm using FW R'myr's body, legs and arms, plus the Markerlight, Target Lock back spine from the FW XV84 suit. Plan not to use R'myr's shield from the model.

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Hmm... It would make the most sense to position the head according not to which weapon is primary/secondary, but which one you are modeling the suit to be firing.

Example: For your TL plas and missile suit, you could have him jumping into the air, arms at his sides (ish) while firing the missile pod on his shoulder.
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Old 26 Oct 2007, 07:32   #3 (permalink)
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Just because the head are the primary optics of a battlesuit, this doesn`t automatically mean that they don`t have other camers - "kill-cams" on the guns themselves, for exampls. This even makes sense - if both guns have their own cams, a skilled pilot could engage two targets in the enemy unit at the same time.

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Old 26 Oct 2007, 13:37   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Nuke & CmdrBonesaw, Both your input will ensure he looks and feel correct on the field of battle.



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Just because the head are the primary optics of a battlesuit, this doesn`t automatically mean that they don`t have other camers - "kill-cams" on the guns themselves, for exampls. This even makes sense - if both guns have their own cams, a skilled pilot could engage two targets in the enemy unit at the same time.
I think that this would be a cool way to model a target lock on a model.

It makes sense anyway.
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