Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Need A Quick Opinion

I'm playing around with a jump-troop concept and I need some opinions on a head.

a) Cadian with respirator

b) Tank/Sentinel driver

c) SM scout

d) IG Catachan

I think I may have seen some ideas like this before but they look cool and I am eager to do some jump troops. Also if someone has better ideas for heads or even bodies, let me know. I did see the conversion someone did with the Chaos Marauder legs...I tried it and I can't cut them that well.

For those who are wondering, these will end up being much more than just Tau with different heads. I am working on ideas for a drop chute/pack and I will be moding the weapons to reflect a more Imperial look.

C&C is really needed on this one...tell me what you think.

The war goes on,


Col. Corbane said...

I'd go with either the sentinel driver or the catachen. The scout one just doesn't look guard at all IMHO.

What are you going to do any their feet?

Schnitzel said...

I would go with the Cadian head.
The scout head seems disproportioned for some odd reason.... Ant the other two options just don't go with the armor look.

Andrew said...

Hmmm...I think the Cadian or Scout would look realistic and cool. The cadian, if it's head were spray-painted grey, would look better.
Tank driver looks extremely odd with the smile on him; it just doesn't fit.
The catachan could work, but not as good as the Cadian or the scout.

Admiral Drax said...

Cadian. And I'm intrigued about the feet too...

Col. Hessler said...

Thanks for the feedback, my plan for the feet is to fill in where the heel would be with GS and then try to file down the top of the foot to add more of a slope. I'll post pictures with the results.

Darkmolerman said...

I think Cadian. Is it just me or is the tau bodies smaller then the heads of the imperial guard? I would go for a slimmer head from Pig iron (I do not know if they are slimmer but some heads do match the look)

Ed Mlynar said...

The Cadian is the "low-risk" choice, but that is the head everyone would expect to see. The tank driver and the catachan just look goofy. The scout, however, looks like what you would see in the movies.

I'd go for the scout. It would really stand out.

Unknown said...

I like the Cadian Head it just fits the drop troop look but you might not want the conventional look.

I think the Sentinel Driver Head looks a little odd for drop troops, his padded helmet doesn't look too secure for aerial insertion and one could imagine the sides flapping up but maybe I'm being too realistic. :P

the other Kevin said...

Hmmmm, these look familar. Looking good so far. Anxious to see the final result. Where is the Cadian head from?

Col. Hessler said...

The Cadian head is from the FW upgrade kit.