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Old 03 Aug 2009, 02:35   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shield drones / markerlight drones

Hey all. I'm just wondering, how do I get shield drones or markerlight drones? Is there a cheap way to do it (aside from building make-shift models), or would I have to buy whatever sets come with them? Also, what sets come with them? lol

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Old 03 Aug 2009, 02:51   #2 (permalink)
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Marker drones comes with the XV-25 set.

Shield drones comes with commander shadowsun, the pathfinder shas'ui, the old XV-15 shas'vre and you can buy the bits from GW website to convert 4 gundrones into 4 shield drines.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 05:28   #3 (permalink)
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[color=blue]With out getting crazy and making all kinds of conversions.

I used the regular Gun Drone top bit and use the Shield bit from the XV-8 suits.

Cut the bottom part of that bit goes onto the suit.

Drill a hole in the bottom so you can place a flying base in there.

Now glue that part directly to the bottom part of the gundrone bit.

Presto Chango, Shield Drone.

Very Easy and Cheap.

they also dont look bad.

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This is not anything new, Tau players have been doing this for a few years now. My Conversions are about 3 years old.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 07:34   #4 (permalink)
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Once you start buying stuff for your Tau army you should have extra drones so you can convert them into your desired drone. It is too much money to buy them seperatly if you want multiple ones.

Hell I made 6 sniper drones out of pulse rifle and drone bitz and they look pretty damn good if I don't say so myself. Instead of paying $30(I live in U.S.) for them I got them FOR FREE! I made the spotter as well with drone controller, pulse pistol and a "networked markerlight" on the gun(it is the scope lol).
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 13:26   #5 (permalink)
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I made 6 sniper drones out of pulse rifle and drone bitz and they look pretty damn good if I don't say so myself. Instead of paying $30(I live in U.S.) for them I got them FOR FREE!
Can you tell me how to do this? I am plannin on doing something very similar soon, and I would appreciate some help. Thanks!
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 00:11   #6 (permalink)
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I made 6 sniper drones out of pulse rifle and drone bitz and they look pretty damn good if I don't say so myself. Instead of paying $30(I live in U.S.) for them I got them FOR FREE!
Well my good friend first you need these items:

- 6 drones of coruse
- 2 spare fire warriors
- 6 fire warrior pulse rifle barrels(it cuts off at the scope)
- 2 pulse carbine barrels (these are for the pistols but you can still use the pulse rifle it is just...a waste)
- An additional 12 pulse carbine or pulse rifle barrels


This next section is purly out of my imagination which means you can use different parts if you wish.

- 6 assault cannon ammo containers(these will represent the stealth field generators)
- 4 missile pods(two missile pods straped together to make the drone controller)
- 2 tau anntena of some sort(drone controller anntena)
- 2 pulse carbine "underslug handle"(handle)


I am now going to use another post because this typing box is going crazy on me so forgive me mods.
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 00:32   #7 (permalink)
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#1 Cut pulse rifle at the trigger part of the rifle and cut off and shave the scope.
#2 Glue pulse rifle to front of the drone, right under "the eye" and on the round device used to put a flying stand into.
#3 Cut two pulse carbines or two pulse rifles barrels. I cut them from the tip down at about a 1/2 inch but you can cut them to desired length.
#4 Shave off the circle on the 1/2 inch barrel and glue the 1/2 inch barrels to the round device used for the flying stand. You should glue them in the direction that the orginal spiner drone's are but I messed up and they seem fine. This will represent their little wings if you want to call them that.
#5 Glue assault cannon ammo pack on the back of the drone. I used this piece because it fit perfectly on the back of the drone. It should be underneath the drone a bit, right under the vents.
#6 Glue two missile pods together and shave off their extra protruding missiles.
#7 Add anntena if desired.
#8 Use both the grenade launcher and handle from a pulse carbine as the handle if desired.
#9 Cut a pulse carbine or pulse rifle at the scope of the gun which a fire warrior is holding. Then add a tiny front of a pulse rifle or carbine to the scope and handle. This is a pulse pistol.
#10 Put fire warrior with pulse pistol and drone controller on a terime base and put spnier drone on flying base and there you have it.

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Old 05 Aug 2009, 00:51   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice/tips!! Someone should put together a drones building tutorial with some screenies
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 02:40   #9 (permalink)
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??? Why are we talking about making the most useless Heavy Support choice in the Codex (yeah, it's more useless than a Skyray).

Anyway: Shield Drones are easy, just take the top from the Gun Drone sprue... and put it on a flying stand. Really, impossible to screw up and passable. Just the way I like it .

Marker Drones are harder, IMO: so just get your friends to say "yeah, you can count the Gun Drones as Marker Drones"

Speaking of that, Marker Drone Squadrons as a Fast Attack choice would be awesome... as long as they had Stealth Fields too...
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 06:32   #10 (permalink)
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Why are we talking about making the most useless Heavy Support choice in the Codex (yeah, it's more useless than a Skyray).
What do you mean useless? They are pretty good for what you pay for. They aren't as good as they used to be I suppose due to 5th ed but I think they have there places.
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