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Parts Question
« on: 25 November 2019, 18:32:10 »
Is the head on the Wolfhound -2H a separate part from the torso?

Is the head on the Gyrfalcon, either model, a separate part from the torso?
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #1 on: 25 November 2019, 18:50:23 »
The Wolfhound 2H and Gyrfalcon Standard both have attached heads.

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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #2 on: 25 November 2019, 18:52:00 »
Dang, I was looking for a Wolf's head to attach after the Gyrfalcon's was removed to make a personalized mech.
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #3 on: 26 November 2019, 13:39:05 »
You can still do that, it just takes more effort
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #5 on: 26 November 2019, 15:25:18 »
Last time I tried to remove anything- the Primitive Thunderbolt's 3 MLs, it ended up badly . . . since I put it aside, its STILL bad.  So I do not think I can do a head transplant . . . wonder if there is a 3D printed Wolf's head that would work.
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #6 on: 26 November 2019, 15:32:13 »
Last time I tried to remove anything- the Primitive Thunderbolt's 3 MLs, it ended up badly . . . since I put it aside, its STILL bad.  So I do not think I can do a head transplant . . . wonder if there is a 3D printed Wolf's head that would work.

I am not aware of one off the top of my head, but I know some 3d modellers that I could put you in touch with if you want to ask or commission one of them for help.

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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #7 on: 26 November 2019, 16:01:34 »
wonder if there is a 3D printed Wolf's head that would work.
Do you want the Wolfhound head specifically, or a wolf-type head?

https://puppetswar.eu/models-and-bits-47/all-bits/heads/anubis-heads.html


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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #8 on: 26 November 2019, 17:09:45 »
Yeah, I started finding replacements though I need to check scale.  Basically for a Crusader Wolf who took a Gyrfalcon as isorla I wanted the head redone sort of like the description of Grinner's (which was not how it ended up) in the BoK trilogy . . . erase the vestiges of the Falcon totem and make it a walking wolf, or like Anubis- which is always how I pictured Grinner anyway.  The -2H Wolfhound looked like what I had pictured it, which was why I asked.
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #9 on: 26 November 2019, 17:55:48 »
I get that you're looking for a replacement piece, but have you considered modifying it to look like a Warwolf or Wulfen head? They don't seem terribly different. Feet could use a mod too.

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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #10 on: 26 November 2019, 18:56:43 »
I want the ears to pop . . . while the Wulfen and Warwolf have the angled head, I imagine Falcons are quite happy to paint the head up like their totem- and b/c the whole head is slicked back it fits way better than trying to do the same to the 3 Falcon totems.
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #11 on: 26 November 2019, 21:45:28 »
Crazy idea, but what about a 40k part?  The Warhound Titan kit for Adeptus Titanicus comes with extra heads and they sometimes make their way to eBay. Might be slightly too big, I haven’t actually seen one in person.

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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #12 on: 26 November 2019, 22:12:46 »
Yeah, I found a 3D printed one I could modify but I am not in a rush and just checking things out.
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #13 on: 01 January 2020, 17:38:10 »
Crazy idea, but what about a 40k part?  The Warhound Titan kit for Adeptus Titanicus comes with extra heads and they sometimes make their way to eBay. Might be slightly too big, I haven’t actually seen one in person.

It is much too big for a BT mech, it sizes closer to what a light or medium torso should be.  but the Space wolf marine "wolf" helm might fit better; that said I think it's a premium item on ebay; only 1 or 2 per box...

AT is 1: larger that BT in normal proportions
        2: scaled to N scale or close, they look "right" next to Clixy Mechs

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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #14 on: 01 January 2020, 18:19:33 »
Adeptus Titanicus (and Aeronautica Imperialis, for those curious) are in 8mm scale, or roughly 1:200
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Re: Parts Question
« Reply #15 on: 23 January 2020, 14:28:03 »
That’s a slightly controversial topic among AT players.

People started calling it “8mm” after a GW employee said that a Space Marine would be 8mm tall during a presentation.  Using the old “Xmm” scale convention, that would be a little bigger than 6mm, but certainly less than 8mm.  And indeed, the Adeptus Titanicus titans scale out to imprecise numbers between 1:230 and 1:280.  It’s that broad a range because we have canonical heights for them in meters, but the models are too posable for an easily standardized measurement and they aren’t consistent with each other.  The Warhounds are on the larger end - they’re overscaled compared to the Reaver and Warlord.  That’s probably why they don’t work well with Battletech minis.

To continue the AT scale discussion… it’s common to refer to Z-scale as 1:220 and as 7mm.  I don’t think the math quite works out - if 6mm is 1:285, then 7mm should be 1:244; there’s some rounding going on.  Either way, it puts the game in the 6-7mm range.  I just think of it as 6+ mm.




 

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