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Topic Started: 15th October 2010 - 01:11 PM (4,208 Views)
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Cedomairoi
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I like the idea of using kroot rifles, makes them look more like snipers. But the arms on the skaven look a bit disproportional
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Yeah I was thinking they were a little long as well. But, Skaven live and play in toxic sludge and play with warp stones. So whats it not to say that my Skaven rat kin are not all deformed in some way. After all this is fantasy. :rolleyes:

I think they turned out nice so far and I am still adding a shield bearer to each one.
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Oct 15 2010, 11:48 AM
So whats it not to say that my Skaven rat kin are not all deformed in some way

You say it almost as if to say being a Skaven itself is not a mutation :P

On the shield bearers, where are they going to be perched, because it doesn't look like you've left much room for them :/


But all that aside, they are fantastic models, i love your work.
Vaithstrom Warpmane
Aug 11 2010, 01:51 PM
I don't mind when I accidentally kill my own.  They were probably asking for it anyway.

mellr0
Sep 29 2010, 11:02 AM
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mjobrien10


I was just about to start a new topic asking about scratchbuilt jezzails, until i stumbled onto this. Well done. I don't use tau so i gotta ask, is that both kroot arms and the gun? or is there something else in there too? I'm looking at needing 10 jezzails for the list i'm buidling and this seems like a much better way to do it than the ugly metal models.
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scrivener
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Kroot rifles are definitely very good substitutes as jezzails, but I do gotta point out to anyone planning on using them but aren't familiar with kroot, that kroot hands have 2 thumbs and 2 fingers. Just something you should be aware of in case you were ok with disproportionate arms but not quite ready to explain away the alien fingers...
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Oct 18 2010, 12:31 AM
Kroot rifles are definitely very good substitutes as jezzails, but I do gotta point out to anyone planning on using them but aren't familiar with kroot, that kroot hands have 2 thumbs and 2 fingers. Just something you should be aware of in case you were ok with disproportionate arms but not quite ready to explain away the alien fingers...

So just to let you know the rifles actually work very well. I don't know if you actually understand Skaven. But it is easy to say that these rats that work the rifle are a special mutated breed of rat. The entire skaven breed is a mutated race. So when you say that the arms don't look proportionate, I actually laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Oct 18 2010, 12:51 AM
I don't know if you actually understand Skaven.

I'll let that comment slide... for now. :ph43r: ;)

I'm not sure why you're laughing since I only called them disproportionate in reference to your own remark that the arms are a little long. :unsure:

I'm not critiquing your conversion, it is very well done, I just thought it might be important to put that caveat in there so mjobrien and others who decide to take up the kroot/jezzail idea are aware at least that it means that their jezzailers will have odd fingers. Because having long arms might be ok but two thumbs is a bit of a curveball that they might not be expecting.
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"WHAT DO WE WANT!!??"
"A THINNISH, WATERY PAINT WITH A GREENER TINGE THAN AGRAX EARTHSHADE!!"
"WHEN DO WE WANT IT!?"
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Oct 17 2010, 07:51 PM
I don't know if you actually understand Skaven.

OH SNAP.

Also, put the shields on already, i want more! ^^
Vaithstrom Warpmane
Aug 11 2010, 01:51 PM
I don't mind when I accidentally kill my own.  They were probably asking for it anyway.

mellr0
Sep 29 2010, 11:02 AM
The UK baggage handlers hate your luggage, and can sense delicate expensive stuff.
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Kraven Tailblade
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Nice- but the arms look a little long.

There were other threads on using Kroot arms for Jezzails- where'd they go?
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chugger


Yeah, the arms draw too much attention...
great models though, looking forward to the next stage B) .
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Kraven Tailblade
Oct 18 2010, 11:20 AM
Nice- but the arms look a little long.

There were other threads on using Kroot arms for Jezzails- where'd they go?

There's this here, I think one of our oldest kroot jezzail conversions. The arm length didn't seem much of an issue then because the monkey clanrats already had long arms :P. Then there's this, with the new clanrats.
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"WHAT DO WE WANT!!??"
"A THINNISH, WATERY PAINT WITH A GREENER TINGE THAN AGRAX EARTHSHADE!!"
"WHEN DO WE WANT IT!?"
"QUITE SOON PLEASE AS MY LAST POT IS RUNNING OUT!"
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Rusty Tincanne
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...you can still call me Rusty Tincanne if you want, though.

And don't forget Mrtn's Space Rats thread. He actually fixed the fingers, and there are WIP pics, so overall a great resource for folks interested in this idea.

As for the length of the arms... well I am not a huge fan of it, though I think a decent paint job will cover it up though. One thing that has been bugging me though, is that the first conversion shown has 2 elbows.


scrivener
Oct 17 2010, 08:54 PM
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Oct 18 2010, 12:51 AM
I don't know if you actually understand Skaven.

I'll let that comment slide... for now. :ph43r: ;)

Such a gentleman. ^_^
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Yeah that first one has already been fixed. Thanks for noticing
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