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Old 02 Mar 2009, 14:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau buildings

I've heard and read quite some ways to recreate Tau architecture, but I've forgotten most of them or I didn't like them. So now I'm looking for a relatively easy way to make Tau buildings, and I would appreciate any advice or links to articles.
Thank you in advance!
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 00:44   #2 (permalink)
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it seems that the best way to make tau buildings is using that pink foam. The tau Codex has some artwork thatmight help. tau buildings Don't nessesaraly need doors/stairs because they could teleport as seen in videos games such as dawn of war. it might be a good idea to use glowy bits on macinery, but keep in mind that tau buildings are generaly free of pipes,etc also, if you want to keep with what the codex says, you might want to not have walls/heavy forifications, but dawn war tau have walls and i think the battle beetween Aun'shi and orks decribes tau citys as having walls. if you use foam make sure the buildings are smooth.

P.S you might want to look at tau veichles first

Try making desert terrian to go
with it too
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 15:24   #3 (permalink)
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Tau design is very smooth, rounded corners, and slotted grooves.
Most of thier outer shells look like a shell. look at a few buildings and notice the zigzag grove that seperates pieces of the outer shell.

Foam is a good place to get raw mateial but another good place to shop for shapes is in garden section of home depo and surprisingly in the kitchen appliance section of any dept store. notice a juicer with a oval shape is about the right size, lol
After thinking about this abit youll never shop the same way again. My wife knows my army building look when ever we go shopping. it normally ends with a kick to the shin or her walking away shaking her head.

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Old 03 Mar 2009, 15:56   #4 (permalink)
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My favorite Tau buildings were made from styrofoam cups, bowls and different kinds of straws.
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 16:27   #5 (permalink)
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My wife knows my army building look when ever we go shopping. it normally ends with a kick to the shin or her walking away shaking her head.
Lol, this made me laugh. Luckily I don't ask for much from my parents so I pretty much can ask for anything I want and I'll get it, Its also nice when they give you free reign(they also know I won't go crazy) of the Credit cards, (Woot R'ymr!) but considering how much I help them, well they probably get the better end of the deal. Or atleast because I'm a wierd teenager and my goal isn't to max their Credit cards.

Though one thing that works for me Is Frisbees, little bit of putty and grinding to remove the ridges and you have a half decent part of a building, then I just use wood for the base and Sand/Saw it into a circular/oval shape and it generally looks half decent considering how much I suck at doing it
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 18:26   #6 (permalink)
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The Australian GW site is a wonderful resource for terrain building!

Tau-wise this link is my favorite bunch of Tau buildings... But really dig around the site and you'll find very suitable buildings and structures.
http://oz.games-workshop.com/games/4...de/default.htm

The campaign settings are the ones with the highest amount of terrain articles and building tips.
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wtf Tau can teleport?

And I have never successfully pulled off a Tau building. Its too goddamn round, I need finer sandpaper or something. Usually I just take Imperial buildings and deface them with Pro Greater-Good propaganda posters and shit
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I'm with xShaperx on this one, I don't really think Tau can teleport. I think they have something more like Star Trek "Woosh" doors. Or even dematerializing walls, but I dont think anywhere does it say Tau can go teleport into their buildings.
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Old 05 Mar 2009, 02:44   #9 (permalink)
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just saying its in the video game
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just saying its in the video game
It's explicitly stated in the background (BFG) that Tau do not have any sort of teleportation technology.
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