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Does this stance look strange to you? I like the idea of a broadside shooting sideways, but I don't know if this is the best way to do it.
I started out like this:
But I didn't really like the angle the railguns made, it seemed kinda strange, in other words. I think I'm going to try it like this:
Does that look okay to you guys?
I like the overall concept, but it does look a bit odd mounted like that because it doesn't make sense. How are the guns pivoting? If you were to model some sort of pivot that the guns are mounted on (just for looks, it doesn't have to actually pivot) then it would make sense; instead of the Broadside turning around to fire, he merely controls the direction the guns pivot to give him a quicker reaction speed.
That does sound like a good idea, the problem that I do have with the second layout is that it looks like to turn like that he'd knock off his own head, unless he pointed really high up in order to do so.
I don't really know what I'd use to represent a pivot, A sphere of greenstuff under each gun might do the trick, but it might end up looking strange and I might have my guns fall off a lot.
I donno, though, some degree of locomotion is already present in the fluff for the broadside's guns. Well, it doesn't actually say it, but its generally accepted that they can have the "Guns forward" or the "Guns up" stance, right? I wonder if I could use that to my advantage
*Moved to modelling.*
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I think one way to make a pose like that look better with the railguns would be to have the railguns attached to the arms instead, like a PR on a crisis suit. Then the SMS could be mounted on the shoulders.
Since the SMS missiles are AI driven it wouldnt really matter if they were turned towards the enemy. It would require you having spare Crisis arms though.
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The most important thing is to have the head pointing in the same way as the weapons, which you have done. That 'sells' the idea that Mr Broadside is intentionally pointing his big guns that way - rather than they got bent on the ride to the game.
You could mount the rail guns on his arms - I did - like this:
My Tau Broadside Conversion (Shoddy paintjob but I was happy with the guns! Note to self - don't drybrush flat surfaces.)
But I think it would be hard to point both guns sideways like that.
I suggest you make 'weapon mounts' on arms attached to ball joints (try clipping beads in half, like in the back of the last White Dwarf) and do it that way.
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