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    Landing gear : Up or Down? Does it matter?

    I'm putting a devilfish and a hammerhead together, and was thinking about converting them. It would be a minor thing, trimming the landing gear so they sit inside their openings. After that, I was going to glue them to a flying base.

    Now, will this affect the game? Does it matter if the landing gear aren't down?

    I need to know before completing my models

    Thank you.

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    I model mine down mostly out of hatred of flying bases. Our tanks are tall enough that they still have a decent profile as far as LOS is concerned, so why must I deal with flimsy transparent plastic? Viva Landing Gear!
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    With my first (and currently only) hammerhead from long long ago, I trimmed my landing pads so that they'd fit snugly in the slits. Before gluing them on, however, I had the end of the stupid transparent thing snap inside the little hole, so then I had to greenstuff them back onto the struts and... well... (years and years ago, as a newb that didn't even hear of WSYIWYG (glued on two missilepods onto the shoulders of my tau commander because I thought it would look cool... and had a plasma gun and shield. -w- ))

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    I personally hate the look of the landing gear, and coming from Eldar I'm pretty accustomed to the flying bases. I intend to remove the landing gear on my tanks and use magnetized flying bases.
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    I don't thinks its a great idea unless you have some sort of plan flying-base-wise. All but one of my fling bases have broken already (the one on my commander is intact, luckily). Gluing your flying stand in would make it even worse because then you wouldn't be able to poke it out and stick your new flying stand in (if you get a replacement, that is.)

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    Oh, I might as well add, once I start working on my Tau force (mkII), I fully intend to -not- use that cursed toothpick provided by GW and try making my own stand.

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    By all means then, you should go ahead and do it. I never really liked how the landing gear affected the look of the thing (how they are sticking out and such).

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    I use my landing gear to keep my tanks more stable on the table.
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    Whether you use the landing gear bits or not, you will usually want to use the flying stand so you have the option of fish-o-furying. If your vehicle isn't on the stand ... you can't do it. True line of sight will bite you in the ass if you try!
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    Is there a guide to exactly how Fish O Furying works? I'm interested both from an eldar perspective for DA and because I am somewhat bored with my eldar and am considering getting a friends yet to be painted/constructed Tau army as he no longer plays

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