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Tau HM battlesuit by IgnusDei Tau HM battlesuit by IgnusDei
part of a little design challenge in which we rethink the ugly tau exo battlesuit somewhat. this one is made for rapid hit and runs.
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LurkingDaemon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Two words: DO WANT

I have to say I love the Tau for their ascetic appeal, but their combat battlesuits look like crap and clash with the overall look of the force.
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Danterommel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Looks great. It kinda reminds me of the Geckos (don't know if it's spelled right) From Metal Gear solid 4
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Easterbuny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
reminds me of ghost in the shell...
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LastDancer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Can i say that this is just so f*cking, freaking cool? :love:

I would have loved Tau Battlesuit to be this way instead of thei original parts.
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Anagorrax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
I think its great but a little big for a Crisis suit, it looks more dreadnought scale but design wise its really cool. I've always thought the regular crisis suits looked cack, the forgeworld ones are so much better but even they could use a little tinkering, taking them more along the lines of the landmates in Appleseed. Any plans to continue the revamp?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
not at the moment, no. It might be a while before i go 40k obsessed again :p
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LonelySpark Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Looks nice, you can keep the hand, if you gave it a different look. kinda thin for an arm on a mecha, don'tcha think?
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LonelySpark Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
another note, I like the current design for Crisis battlesuits, but they need more variety, artistically. Like the colors.
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doomtoallchaos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
wow nice but the space marines could be alittle better :)
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darzoni Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Nice. I always thought the GW Crisis Suit was plug-ugly and needs a serious design overhaul. Instead we got... new Stealthsuits. *grumble* Anyway, this its a nice anime-ish style, which was what was originally intended with the Tau.
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hellhounded Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
It reminds me of a cross of metal gear rex and an armored core mech, don't know if thats what you were going for but it looks cool anyway!
(why isn't it blowing up that marine or the marine shooting it?) :spyedvsjark:
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KingGuthorm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
must...convert...Crisis...into...badass mech
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Zer0-Wulf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
A very elagant design, but I'm not too sure if it completly goes along the lines of Tau architecture of Battlesuits (even the new ones).

Its a nice initial design, but theres those little things that need poking at that seem off. :P
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John-Allgood Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006   Writer
Great idea; looks alot smoother, though i think the original looks 'chunky' cos it's supposed to mimick the basic soldier armour look, and to distance it from vehicles. The original was apparently based around the samuari (the tau are the oriental themed army) and that's where all the armour plates and bulky feel comes from.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i don't dislike the designs because they're chunky and blocky, i dislike them because they're really not that well designed or look that good. Compare them to mechs in Front Mission, or Heavy Gear, and you'll see my point.
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John-Allgood Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Writer
AH yes, you're right; They could've done alot better. But I suppose they had technical issues like ease of manufacture and assembly and all that crap, so Yeah, fair nuff. The vehicles are pretty cool for tau tho, a lot like your concept. Um.. less the hand
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Ironwulfen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Nice :D looks like a fusion of Metal Gear and Tau. I aggree on the rocket pod thing and just one more thing: the right hand should perhaps be less "hand-like" :P
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Nice :) Simple enough design but nice elegant lines. I dig the cockpit/torso. I don't know enough about the Tau to know what their design philosophies might be but I might try moving rockets over the shoulder and freeing up the arm for a second hand/manipulator. A cool sketch and hella better than the silly figures you're redesigning, HELLA better !
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