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What do you think of the Pathfinder Scuplts (Rail Rifle or not)???
View Poll Results: What do you think of the Pathfinder Scuplts (RR or not)???
They're cool. 9 24.32%
They're a-ight 18 48.65%
They're annoying. 3 8.11%
They're disappointing... 3 8.11%
I swear one or two look like they're dancing like Harlequins... 4 10.81%
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Old 29 Oct 2007, 15:37   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you think of the Pathfinder Scuplts (Rail Rifle or not)???

So yeah, what do you think of the Pathfinder sculpts/models?

Frankly, I found the standard Pathfinders to be very disappointing. I guess they were trying to give them a sort of "action" pose, but one looks like he's ready to start dancing and the other one looks like he's ready to start breaking (dancing, that is).

The RR ones seem pretty standard, though I really dig the model in the prone position. Sure the base takes up about twice as much space, but he looks damn cool. One of my friends put a bunch of terrain on him and his base, making him look quite real. I plan to do similar, only adding a camo'ed sandbag to make it look like he's in a prepared position.

I'm posting this topic only now because I only just bought my Pathfinders. FIVE blisters to be exact. I'm starting to wish I had just made them out of the regular FW sprue, as I do have an extra box of those, but I wasn't thinking and ordered them anyway. My mistake...
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Old 29 Oct 2007, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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the prone one is my favorite also. I unfortunately already have 8 of each type of pathfinder and even though i want one of the prone positions it would just be a waste of cash.
Also not all of the normal pathfinders are that bad. I think the shas'ui pathfinder looks kinda cool.
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Old 29 Oct 2007, 18:20   #3 (permalink)
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I unfortunately already have 8 of each type of pathfinder
That's a lot of pathfinders....

I'm not happy with the sculpts either. I've got two with railrifles and two regular ones. When I add more, I think I'll just convert some Firewarriors. They're cheaper and look better IMO.
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Old 29 Oct 2007, 18:48   #4 (permalink)
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The pathfinders are alright IMO but what really kills them is the lack of positions (only 3 to represent an 8 man team :'(). The RR ones are (IMO) the most horrid of the bunch, out of scale, mis proportioned and just ugly sculpting.
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I like the poses. Remember that Tau run different than humans. So what may looks like dancing to us is gettin ready to split for them
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That's a lot of pathfinders....
thanks got them off a friend for cheap:P

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I like the poses. Remember that Tau run different than humans. So what may looks like dancing to us is gettin ready to split for them
that is true but i have got to admit not all of the poses are as polished as they could be. But their are still some nice ones. I can luckily choose the best positioned ones for my armies though:P
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 12:13   #7 (permalink)
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If you put the shas'ui pathfinder on a drone, he looks like a surfing dude!
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so need to do it, trying it as soon as i get home:P
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For me they are just fine models. I actually like the pose where they are sprinting or something like that. I have three of those.
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Yeah, I see what they were trying to do with them, making them look mobile and stuff, and they are scouts, but...they use heavy weapons! You don't run with Markerlights!

Actually, Vespids could have used the same scupltor as the Pathfinders. Right now they all just look like they're standing there stupid, like the very first Space Marine models.

I dunno...
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