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Old 14 Nov 2007, 10:41   #1 (permalink)
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Hi chaps,

I've been sent a Tau Vehicle Command frame to put on one of the vehicles I'm currently painting for someone but have absolutely no idea how to put the thing together! Can anyone give me any tips?

Thank you!
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:10   #2 (permalink)
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Well I've mostly put mine together, hopefully you've already identified which pieces are the Tau ones.

The main three pieces go together to form this:

- there's a little tab at the back that matches them up.

The other Tau pieces are these aerials:

- the bottom two go on the piece I assembled above I guess, just anywhere on the side of it like in the photos.

The top two pieces can slot into the three slots at the front of the 'wings' of the tank.

Hope that helps!
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:20   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks mace, that is a great help!

And then this whole thing get's attached to the tank does it?

Try as I might I can't find reference or a photo of it anywhere!

.....And more to the point, what does it do? ;D

Sorry, I'm solely a painter and have no clue but still love the whole Tau army and I still like to know what does what!

Thanks again mace.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:30   #4 (permalink)
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Yep, it gets attached onto the hull of the tank just above where the cockpit viewport is (In my first photo, the 'front' is actually facing upwards). It kinda fits into the shape of the tank, but not quite, unfortunately =\

It's a bit hard to see, but if you look closely at the Skyray (Far back tank on the left) - it has these pieces mounted on it:
http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefr...016&orignav=10
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:35   #5 (permalink)
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You can see how i've put them on the Hammerhead here - http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=53162.0

(Ignore the top turret though, as this is actually the Space Marine command sensor which I also added)

IMO, the two small aerials make the main upgrade piece look silly if attached, and should be left off.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:38   #6 (permalink)
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:40   #7 (permalink)
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Ahhh, I see.

My (unplaying) Tau army is extremely thankful and have all just given you a 46 gun salute. And it sounded gooooooood.

Thanks guys.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 14:21   #8 (permalink)
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what do they all represent? ???
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what do they all represent? ???
They don't represent anything individually, just that the vehicle is a "Command" vehicle, for the purpose of Apocalypse Battle Formations.
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Actually...

As described in the Apocalypse rulebook, the 'Command Package' includes a communications and sensors suite. While they don't represent anything ruleswise, from the fluff-perspective the antennae represent the communications array, and the little boxes with the lenses represent the sensory and targetting suite, enabling the Shas'el or Shas'o inside to better coordinate his forces and select targets for destruction (extra automatic markerlights FTW).
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