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 Metal Gear Tau Rex
Blacca
Posted: Sep 13 2010, 09:49 AM


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I just cant wait to see how this develops.
This is gonna be one speedy buildjob.
Its almost...not you... All those compromises to be made lmao.gif
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SSSNNNAAAAAAKE!

I'll be monitoring this thread. I've always wanted a REX titan, but never found a suitable model. Would make a nice Warhound. Mega Bolters as the vulcan cannons and turbo-laser as the railgun.
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@Loki: Be my guest. Sharing ideas is what this place is all about, is it not? And I know, it’s a race against the clock…

@Klaus: The picture below is taken from a different angle and I’ve done some work on the legs too. They look less flat at this angle. I will also be adding more parts to the upper leg to make them less flat.

@Blacca: Please promise me to keep it easy next month. It would be a shame to lose this creation on the first turn. It will else not be worth all those sleepless nights yet to come wink.gif

@MrBigMr: This one will of course not be an exact copy, but I might build one for the Imperium someday.

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Posted: Sep 13 2010, 09:43 PM





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*takes notes*
So, the legs consists of two Piranha's each? Dang costly build this actually is, might I add. Is that a Fusion Blaster that connects the piranha ramjet to the lower leg/foot? Wouldn't it be better to incorporate it into the lower foot?

Hmm.. just found out by cutting the piranha hull in two, One can achieve -almost- the same design, albeit a bit.. squat version. Scratch.gif


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Caiin
Posted: Sep 14 2010, 10:36 AM





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That is indeed a Fusion Blaster. These parts aren’t glued yet and I put them there to give an idea of what I have in mind. I might bring the ramjet a little to the front.


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Blacca
Posted: Sep 14 2010, 06:52 PM


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@Blacca: Please promise me to keep it easy next month. It would be a shame to lose this creation on the first turn. It will else not be worth all those sleepless nights yet to come wink.gif

Sleep is overrated, although railgunz worry me a bit
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I feel privileged to have you as an adversary.

Cheers mate

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Caiin
Posted: Sep 19 2010, 04:19 PM





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@Blacca: If that is a recent picture then I am not the only one who is in a hurry wink.gif. I am looking forward to this battle.

Time for an update. The legs are attached and I gave him some toenails and heels so he won’t collapse. I am now working on his head. I want to be able to open the cabin, so that will be a small challenge.

All in all I am happy with the speed of progress.


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Posted: Sep 19 2010, 09:32 PM





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Haha! Wiener gun.


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Posted: Sep 20 2010, 07:05 PM





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Caiin, have I ever told you I love you, man (no homo)?
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Posted: Sep 20 2010, 07:56 PM





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I think, the size of the hip joints is ok and You didn´t have to change them. The result turns out really good so far and You have catched the proportions of the "original" really well. In all, the high tech- mecha look of Rex is quite the best sample for a Tau titan.

Can You post some size comparsion pics, when You have finished this project, please? I would like to see, how big this model is in comparsion to a fire warrior.

Awesome and creative work, as usual! thumbs_up.gif
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Posted: Sep 21 2010, 05:29 AM





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Use paperclips to get moveable joints/hinges so the lower jaw of the Tau Rex can open and close. Ask The Damned Artificer for advice. He went bananas when constructing the cabin for his Knight Titan.


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@TheHauptmann: I knew I would get such a reaction wink.gif. But it is the perfect place for a gun to keep those pesky infantry at bay. (Counts as Flechette Discharger) And the original model has also a weapon there, so I copied it.

@MrBigMr: uh.. Thanks? wink.gif

@Tech Adept: I didn’t change them at all, or is that what you meant. I will take some comparison pictures, no problem. Thanks for the compliment.

@Loki: I will keep that in mind. The cabin should first slide down and then open. Small magnets will keep the jaw in place when closed. While I made enough movable hinges during the Banablade Transformer project I think I will manage.


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Klaus, not Santa
Posted: Sep 21 2010, 01:27 PM


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hehe, nice little gun...eventhough....a Flamethrower in that position would've been even better :P


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Caiin
Posted: Sep 21 2010, 05:06 PM





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Little gun indeed... glad I kept the huge balls.

Man, where is this going... blink.gif

Time for serious business and get back to the cutting and gluing.


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QUOTE (Caiin @ Sep 21 2010, 10:46 AM)
@MrBigMr: uh.. Thanks? wink.gif

No, no, thank you.
*starts looking for some cheap devilfish and piranhas*

Maybe I won't mount Liquid on my Deathstrike Shagohod, but make one of these and have him pilot it. Already got Snake (Marbo) and Solidus (techpriest).

QUOTE (Caiin @ Sep 21 2010, 10:46 AM)
@TheHauptmann: I knew I would get such a reaction . But it is the perfect place for a gun to keep those pesky infantry at bay. (Counts as  Flechette Discharger) And the original model has also a weapon there, so I copied it.

As a huge MGS fan, I didn't find the gun that amusing, but a very good representation of the original design. REX had a free electron laser mounted there to ward off enemy infantry. It's a logical place to put it. Look what happened to that one titan in that one novel or something. A Russ drove right under it, where the Titan couldn't shoot, and destroyed it (though it did fall on the tank, destroying it as well). And in Battletech infantry with bombs are a bane to battlemech's legs (hence the ability to mount claymore mines on them to ward the enemy off).
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@MrBigMr: You build a Shagohod? I have also considered to make one, but he is more suitable for the Imperial Guards. Great model by the way.
That’s a good explanation of the weapons usage. I can’t remember using it much either during the escape with Rex.

A quick one for this evening. Two shots of the cockpit where you can see part of the hinge at the back.

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QUOTE (MrBigMr @ Sep 21 2010, 07:08 PM)
Look what happened to that one titan in that one novel or something. A Russ drove right under it, where the Titan couldn't shoot, and destroyed it (though it did fall on the tank, destroying it as well).

I believe that was the short story of a Leman Russ commander in a White Dwarf magazine featuring the full rules for the Imperial Guard Armoured Company, before the 5th ed. of Warhammer 40.000. Back in those days, facing such an army on the tabletop was a kind of phsychological warfare.. blink.gif

Hah, Caiin, the tau pilot's pose screams "FIRE FIRE FIRE!" Tau Rex is coming aloong quite nicely! keep up the good work! thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: Sep 22 2010, 10:12 AM





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I almost used a standard Fire Warrior helmed, but this is better.


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Posted: Sep 22 2010, 10:24 AM





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My god this is awsome and thanks for showing me 3A toys. My only question is what happend to the baneblade?
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Posted: Sep 22 2010, 11:39 AM





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Haha, yes, well... the Baneblade is still somewhere on my desk. Tau got more attention this year, that’s all.

By the way, I don’t think it’s a A3 toy. It isn’t even real, but a computer generated 3D solid model. I found this picture somewhere on the net.


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QUOTE (Loki @ Sep 22 2010, 05:58 AM)
I believe that was the short story of a Leman Russ commander in a White Dwarf magazine featuring the full rules for the Imperial Guard Armoured Company, before the 5th ed. of Warhammer 40.000. Back in those days, facing such an army on the tabletop was a kind of phsychological warfare.. blink.gif

Oh yeah, I think it was in Chapter Approved 2004 under the Armoured Company rules. I have problems remembering all the sources of info I gather.

QUOTE (Caiin @ Sep 21 2010, 08:54 PM)
@MrBigMr: You build a Shagohod? I have also considered to make one, but he is more suitable for the Imperial Guards. Great model by the way.

Well, "building." So far it hasn't made it much further than this:
http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n418/Mr.../wcg-shag-1.jpg
It's far from the size of the original, which was like hover baneblade, this is a little lower than a chimera at the moment. The rocket's bound to lift the profile. If I'll ever find a suitable launch tube. Who knew finding a 20-30cm piece of square PVC pipe was this hard? I do have 2 Lego Rock Raider drill bits, that should make nice screws in front, They're quite big, but so far they're the best thing I have apart from trying to scribble something together on my own, at which point I might as well give up.

So far the whole project is on ice until I find everything I'm looking for. I don't even know about the body yet. The Old Crow tank does have a nice shape to it (it's backwards in the picture), but it's so tiny. But on the other hand, I haven't found a suitable alternative either. Also, since the screws are so big, it'll throw off the balance of the model, not to forget that the predator turret looks like it can barely fit a person inside it. I'm thinking of putting a Tau cupola/hatch on there, so it'd look like the pilot is half inside that thing, instead of lying flat inside the turret.

It's one big mess of problems, but I just can't get it out of my head.
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@MrBigMr: Well, it’s a start. If I come by any suitable parts I will let you know, but I think it will not be until I start build one myself.

I know what you mean. I had this idea for ages and now I am finally realizing it.


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QUOTE (Caiin @ Sep 23 2010, 10:28 AM)
@MrBigMr: Well, it’s a start. If I come by any suitable parts I will let you know, but I think it will not be until I start build one myself.

I got a pair of Lego jet engines, that make nice phase 2 thruster units on the sides of the tank. I do think that the model can work, I just need some time to figure out how to do everything. For one, the screws would be more on the side of the cockpit than underneath it, and I still need that launcher tube. I've already figured everything else going for it. Even thought of the weapons. Heavy flamer as the volley gun (what people sometimes mistake for a "heat ray") and either heavy stubbers mounted beneath the turret, or if they're too big bolters mounted there as a pintle storm bolter. And if that doesn't work either, I'll just put a regular pintle stubber.

On the REX, how big are those wooden balls? I'm wondering of one could use Baneblade demolisher cannons as the joints as well? They got a ball on the end and a peg, so they'd make nice joints for something like this.
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hmmmm well there is at least a prototype. WhenI did a search it came up with that pic and a few others. Heres a link:
http://www.gamesabyss.com/editors/2009/11/...ar-to-your-eye/
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them ball joints look ok now, compaired the rest of the bulk of the model, its coming on very nice!
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