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FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Robzula » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:05 pm

I figured "Community Build", and not "Contest", allowed me a little more freedom in this.

Description from my Flickr page:
"After spending months on the icy wastes of Hoth, some Rebel engineers were getting homesick for warmer climates. It showed in their designs.

A small computer is implanted into the Tauntaun's brain, giving it subconscious control over the quad laser cannons and dual grenade launchers as well as pointing out which targets are friendly and which are threats and driving the tauntaun to attack."
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby onions » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:07 pm

weren't the tauntauns native to the planet? never really considered that they were imported...
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Deroblo » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:53 pm

Tauntauns are native to Hoth, but they were exported to other planets; but only to cold weather climates like polar regions and what-not. I guess Robzula's build will be the Animal House of Tauntauns (Onions being the Dean yelling at Robzula's build :lol: ) but i digress...

Personally i love this build and am working hard on it!

Only question i have, whats the time limit? One week from post? Two? A month?
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby onions » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:20 pm

there's no time limit just build and post when you're done. this will be ongoing and probably won't close. community projects are usually open-ended with no end date.

seeing the castle themed battle tauntaun in the group pool made me realize i may have been a little narrow in my scope. so i say build any battle tauntaun from any theme/planet/climate/franchise you want!
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Robzula » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Deroblo wrote:I guess Robzula's build will be the Animal House of Tauntauns (Onions being the Dean yelling at Robzula's build :lol: )

Ha! That's perfect!
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Deroblo » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:05 pm

*Tauntaun Operational*
*Offenses: Rail-gun---Operational*
*Defenses: Grapple Shield---Operational*
-Tauntaun Ready for War-
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Yeah, i like it, fun for me. More at http://www.flickr.com/photos/deroblo/sets/72157624717789188/
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Jabba the Taff » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:17 am

This was frustrating for me! Not that I didn't enjoy it, but nothing I wanted to do worked! So I thought I post this one, though it feels a little derivative) and go back to the drawing board. I thought of making one of the Tauntaun's arms robotic but despite the 50 different ways I tried, nothing looked quite right. But it was a fun little build, cheers!
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More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52416533@N05/sets/72157624744999452/with/4901409778/
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Jabba the Taff » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:21 pm

Plenty of showers today, so I've done another. Happier with this one.

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Hood added.

More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52416533@N05/sets/72157624754954852/
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby onions » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:55 pm

no hood for the tauntaun?
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Jabba the Taff » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:57 am

Even with all the armour my tauntauns are as evasive as Lionel Messi. Hoods are for middle-aged, beer-swilling tauntauns. No, seriously, I was debating whether to add one, I'll get on it later this afternoon.
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Robzula » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:58 am

The Red Baron von Tauntaun
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I might take a better photo later, I've been up all night and don't feel like messing around with the camera. Plus it's cloudy today so the lighting isn't great.
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby GIR3691 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:29 am

Maybe I went overboard with the "armor" part, but I envisioned a Tauntaun outfitted with armor made of Snowspeeder parts, where the Tauntaun is wearing a tank.

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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby Solo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:37 am

I like overboard.
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Re: FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Postby MrCRskater » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:55 pm

This was a fun build! What a great idea for a community project. Here is my contribution. I liked GIR3691's idea of outfitting the tauntaun with scrap parts from a downed snowspeeder, so I went that direction as well (used 4500). He's not as armored as I would have liked, so I may attempt another, but I liked how it turned out anyway.

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