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What is Saladin doing?

Discussion in 'Haqqislam' started by vorthain, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. vorthain

    vorthain Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell? Fixing cufflinks? Pulling out a card?

    I've got to say, I'm not super keen on it. Maybe a painted one will change my mind but it lacks several of the Haqqislam design cues (ribbed pants or tech pants, triangular design on knee, no three-part commlog), not to mention the expected O-12/Aleph combi.

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  2. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Looks like a clear homage to the James Bond "adjusting your cuffs/gloves during an action sequence" motif.
     
  3. vorthain

    vorthain Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but it was pretty recently - and more clearly - done on the Taowu mini, if that's the case.
     
  4. Urist

    Urist Well-Known Member

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    Looks like he is designed with O-12 in mind, and not Haqq. I like the pose, looks like he is hanging back and observing the fight like a tactician, but the gun looks out of place.
     
  5. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    This is the Haqq version, the one on the Starmada box is the O-12 version.

    I'm guessing he has an Aleph/O-12 combi because
    A) He's an Aleph recreation
    B) He's an O-12/Haqq liason
    C) There is no Haqq combi design.
     
  6. taxites

    taxites Well-Known Member

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    I don't use this guy in any of my armies, but if i did I'd green stuff an eyepatch on him. Escape from Novvy Bankok!
     
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    Delta57Dash Well-Known Member

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  8. Fabint

    Fabint New Member

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    I'm getting a really strong "putting on latex gloves before a prostate exam" vibe, not gonna lie. You can tell by that look on his face.
     
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  9. Varsovian

    Varsovian Well-Known Member

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    ... I can't unsee it now :D
     
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  10. Papa Bey

    Papa Bey Clueless Wonder. Still.

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    This clearly General Skywalker adjust his glove before laying some Force smack down.

    I salute the tribalism while not embracing it.
     
  11. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    There we have our Leto. Really like this render.
     
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  12. Varsovian

    Varsovian Well-Known Member

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    Leto. I like that. I guess he should be fielded with Armand, then...
     
  13. toadchild

    toadchild Premeasure

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    Other Haqq-aligned units with combis, like Kaplans or Druze, also frequently have Aleph weapon designs.
     
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  14. Errhile

    Errhile A traveller on the Silk Road

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    IIRC, these are high-end PanO-made guns which are popular on the open market.
    Which is where O-12, Aleph and mercenaries are getting them.
     
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  15. Papa Bey

    Papa Bey Clueless Wonder. Still.

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    What? You're saying that factions interact in the story?
     
  16. Errhile

    Errhile A traveller on the Silk Road

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    Hard to believe, I know ;)
     
  17. Lucian

    Lucian Well-Known Member

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    I get "Finally! A worthy opponent!" vibe
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  18. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    Taowu is just an old copy of Saladin. You can tell them by their mannerisms.
     
  19. Savnock

    Savnock Nerfherder

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    I really love this new Saladin pose. It's a thinking-man pose that implies subtlety and refinement. It's got a different feel than the Tao Wu gloves-on pose, which feels more like a plotter getting ready for violence. Both are much more interesting than another gun pose or ragefist.

    Nice work, CB!
     
  20. Camarones

    Camarones Active Member

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    NGL I kinda like this new sculpt despite it clearly being Luke Skywalker.

    I'm so glad I bought 7 Saladin models already for holoecho shenanigans!

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    It would be a terrible waste to buy this new model just to paint up a verdigris statue, but I'm really leaning towards adding a glorious piece to my table's statuary.

    Any predictions on the preorder date?
     
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