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Old 01 Jun 2005, 23:46   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anybody has any clue as to weather or not tau civillian models are sold. I was just wondering, because if they were, I was going to pick up about 40 of them for a special mission I'm workin on.

Tau men, women and children would be most useful.
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Old 01 Jun 2005, 23:56   #2 (permalink)
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not sure but i would buy them cuz they would be cheaper and i could then convert them to fire warriors > or mercs
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Old 02 Jun 2005, 00:02   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry to ruin your special mission but sadly there are no Tau civilians available, the closest you would be able to get is some Air Caste crew members from Forgeworld. Other than that the only option is to so some conversions...
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Old 02 Jun 2005, 00:16   #4 (permalink)
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*KaBOOMs self*... any ol' wc2 player would get the picture...

Could somebody link me to a page with info on how to go about scratch-building models and reproducing them home-wise.. like um... making models, then their negatives, then the sprues, but all at home...
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Old 02 Jun 2005, 00:26   #5 (permalink)
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You don't wanna be making sprues and such, its a dead expensive business dealing with plastic model manufacturing, and you need laser cut moulds and daft things like that. Lead moulding is a lot easier, but you still need equipment. You'd be better off converting them up from other models, if you have GS skills you could always use the Tau tank commander legs, plus standard firwarrior bodies and such, and just GS more ordinary clothing onto them.

Page 9 of codex:Tau has a picture featuing all of the Tau castes, and what the two earth caste fellars are wearing is what I'd say is standard clothing for the Tau, so think abotu things like long waist-coat-like jackets, and such. Remember the caste system effects all of the Tau society, so even covilians belong to one of them, and they do all look different. But in general civilians are either going to be Earth caste or Water caste. Things like labourers, engineers, medics - all Earth Caste, and things like writers, civil servants, even graphic designers - all Water Caste.

Simpler conversions still would be to find some existing civilian models, one that look suitably futureish, like not wearing just tshirts and jeans, but like, jackets, and collarless shirts and such, and give them Tau heads, hands and feet.
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I find a good place to start with Tau civilians is the Catachan sprue. I had one left over from my Gue'Vesa conversions. The stocky Catachan torsoes are a good base for making for Earth Caste. Use Fire Caste arms with the extra armor filed off. I also ended up filling out portions of the head and face with small quantities of green stuff.
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Tau seem to like to wear kimonos (japanese gowns). But an eldar warlock (eldar codex, p17), chop off his head, and stick on the shas'ui head from the tau sprue. If you want, file off the sword (and definately any eldar symbols) and replace it with a spade ;D or sweeping brush ;D.

hey, its how i made my etherial! Except i gave my etherial a mohawk of kroot quills. Punk'aun'vre indeed!
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The only Tau I've seen wearing kimonos are the water caste emissary types.
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Old 04 Jun 2005, 22:53   #10 (permalink)
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I thought the Tau were split into different castes that only lived with eachother... therefore, the fire caste would be on one planet, the water caste on another, etc. (kinda like the IG, eh?), am I wrong?

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