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Old 29 May 2007, 05:48   #1 (permalink)
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Would anyone know where to obtain any tau buildings? I'm trying to build a 6' table, and an area totaled at around 3'-4' square is using buildings (a CoD map). By buildings I mean something like those displayed on p62 onwards in the Tau 'dex, especially those at the top of p62.
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Old 29 May 2007, 05:50   #2 (permalink)
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Those were fabricated by the guys at GW, there are no official Tau buildings, you'll have to scratchbuild it yourself.
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Old 29 May 2007, 05:54   #3 (permalink)
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I hope you have Styrofoam and card board boxes because that is what you will need. I have started working on some things but have a long way to go.
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If you look on games workshop that have a few tutorials on the tau section from beginner to advanced. Give them a try.
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Also try searching the past thread on here in the terrain forum as well as the looking about the ATT forums as well with this link here
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Old 29 May 2007, 21:58   #6 (permalink)
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Polystyrene packing!!!

The stuff you get when you buy a new TV or computer. It already comes in the right shapes and with a little carving with a bread knife you can make oodles of cool stuff...

*Gets Camera to take pics*

See first you need some polystyrene. This you can get anywhere for free, just go to an electrical shop and ask if you can have some of their spare packaging.

When you've got it. Decide what it looks like, often it won't be what you first think. Once you've decided what you are going to make, think about ramps and access points, if what your going to make doesn't have one of these when it comes to painting consider leaving an area to be an elevator.

Cut and shape your polystyrene how you wish, remember that if you do it carfully then you can use the offcuts for other things (as you can see in the last image, the tower piece came from another construction).



With this done it is time to give the whole construction a 'hard coat' the best way to do this is to paint it in 'plaster paint' or a thick paint (non waterbased, or it won't stick). I use a white paint because it makes later painting much easier. This stage will cover any dents or scratches you made earlier and give the whole thing a nice smooth surfface.

After this is dry you can add any extra features with matchsticks or metal wire, I have yet to do this in the picture below.



Then once you've done that, give the construction a base if you want and paint the construction the colours you want. In the picture below you will see a Shas'run which the Shas would use as tempory cover when defending an area, it is basically a set of firing windows and a lookout spot.



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Old 29 May 2007, 22:08   #7 (permalink)
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Polystyrene packing!!!

The stuff you get when you buy a new TV or computer. It already comes in the right shapes and with a little carving with a bread knife you can make oodles of cool stuff...

*Gets Camera to take pics*

See first you need some polystyrene. This you can get anywhere for free, just go to an electrical shop and ask if you can have some of their spare packaging.

When you've got it. Decide what it looks like, often it won't be what you first think. Once you've decided what you are going to make, think about ramps and access points, if what your going to make doesn't have one of these when it comes to painting consider leaving an area to be an elevator.

Cut and shape your polystyrene how you wish, remember that if you do it carfully then you can use the offcuts for other things (as you can see in the last image, the tower piece came from another construction).



With this done it is time to give the whole construction a 'hard coat' the best way to do this is to paint it in 'plaster paint' or a thick paint (non waterbased, or it won't stick). I use a white paint because it makes later painting much easier. This stage will cover any dents or scratches you made earlier and give the whole thing a nice smooth surfface.

After this is dry you can add any extra features with matchsticks or metal wire, I have yet to do this in the picture below.



Then once you've done that, give the construction a base if you want and paint the construction the colours you want. In the picture below you will see a Shas'run which the Shas would use as tempory cover when defending an area, it is basically a set of firing windows and a lookout spot.



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That's pretty awesome, but polysterene seems shaped better for IG, than Tau.
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