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Old 10 Oct 2008, 10:29   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me what this is exactly and what it's purpose is?



The problem is, I've bought 2 sprues of stealth suits from Ebay which came unboxed so there was no description of what it was. Plus, there seems to be no mention of it in the codex. Anytime I do see pictures of it, it seems to be fixed to its own base.

So please, can someone put me out of my misery and tell me what it is?

Much kudos to those that helps!
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 10:54   #2 (permalink)
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Its nothing.
There was extra room on the sprue so Games Workshop must have decided to put in a Tau looking objective marker.
So, it goes to the bits box, an objective marker or sometimes the locator beacon on a Pathfinder devilfish.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 11:11   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Stealth Suit Shroud Emitter or whatever it is.....

I've lost count of how many threads there's been on this topic...the search function is your friend in this case. Anyways, every single thread about this came to the conclusion that it is a sprue filler that is generally used as an objective marker, or as a locator beacon.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 11:22   #4 (permalink)
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I've lost count of how many threads there's been on this topic...the search function is your friend in this case. Anyways, every single thread about this came to the conclusion that it is a sprue filler that is generally used as an objective marker, or as a locator beacon.
Thing is, I did search!

about 4 of 5 different interpretations and nothing came up. I obviously used the wrong parameters.

Regardless, Thanks to both of you. I can now sleep easy.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 13:18   #5 (permalink)
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I've lost count of how many threads there's been on this topic...the search function is your friend in this case. Anyways, every single thread about this came to the conclusion that it is a sprue filler that is generally used as an objective marker, or as a locator beacon.
Only problem with him doing a search is - what does he search for if he doesn't know what it is? :P
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 14:26   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Stealth Suit Shroud Emitter or whatever it is.....

Really?

I thought it was a networked markerlight... Shows what I know.

Thanks. Helped me. Wouldn't have thought to look this up.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 14:32   #7 (permalink)
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I've lost count of how many threads there's been on this topic...the search function is your friend in this case. Anyways, every single thread about this came to the conclusion that it is a sprue filler that is generally used as an objective marker, or as a locator beacon.
Only problem with him doing a search is - what does he search for if he doesn't know what it is? :P
Most probably why I didn't find anything when I searched ;D
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Stealth Suit Shroud Emitter or whatever it is.....

I've just thought - those two bits below the arial look like plasma ammo cannisters.

Anyway, I've seen it used stuck to the back of a stealthsuit jetpack on a firewarrior to make an XV15 conversion. Really odd, but there you go. Or just stuck on the back of a plain old XV15... Did they use to have these on their backs?
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 15:20   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Stealth Suit Shroud Emitter or whatever it is.....

I asked GW the same thing they said this:

There was extra room in the mold for plastic, so this doo-dad wa made to either be a objective marker or a cool bit for conversions. It was basically put in as filler on the sprue.

So there you go.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 16:55   #10 (permalink)
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I've lost count of how many threads there's been on this topic...the search function is your friend in this case. Anyways, every single thread about this came to the conclusion that it is a sprue filler that is generally used as an objective marker, or as a locator beacon.
Only problem with him doing a search is - what does he search for if he doesn't know what it is? :P
Pretty much. It is hard to come up with a search question that would find it. Basically the same idea as the Teleport Homer on the Terminator sprue. If they have extra space, it doesn't really cost them any more to use it.
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