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rabblerouser
16-03-2010, 16:55
Is that a light? I looked at some space hulk minis from the rulebook and that little bit is painted green on some of them

AndrewGPaul
16-03-2010, 16:57
I ... think so. I've certainly always painted it as one.

On the other hand, most of the Terminator artwork I can remember has the spotlights mounted in the gaps at the corners of the 'hunchback' armour.

Inquisitor Engel
16-03-2010, 17:20
I've never bothered with it, I've always just painted it the same colour as the rest of the helmet.

Spoik
16-03-2010, 18:11
A... light?

Hmm. Never thought of it like that. Could work.

Col. Tartleton
16-03-2010, 19:53
Nope. See.

AFnord
16-03-2010, 19:56
So it's a handle, for easy terminator pickup? ;)

Ph4lanx
16-03-2010, 20:08
Looks like a targetting mechanism to me.

rabblerouser
16-03-2010, 22:31
Now i'm more confused than ever

scarletsquig
16-03-2010, 22:36
It's their third eye.

Starchild
16-03-2010, 22:47
Now i'm more confused than everYou're best reference material on this is the older models.

Look at pictures of the old metal Deathwing, painted by the 'Eavy Metal team (some examples are on the GW website, under the Dark Angels section). The area is indeed a "third-eye" sensor of some kind. It could be a range finder or scanner.

Leftenant Gashrog
17-03-2010, 05:24
Nope. See.

Eh? Hes asking about the bulblike protuberance, that pic has the casing but lacks said protuberance, so how is it even relavent to the issue of what said protuberance is?

Nonalyth
17-03-2010, 05:45
I always thought it was like a vent or something. You know, for... venting.

destroyerlord
17-03-2010, 06:17
Eh? Hes asking about the bulblike protuberance, that pic has the casing but lacks said protuberance, so how is it even relavent to the issue of what said protuberance is?
Because you can't undercut plastics, and therefore can't bore out the little slot?
Where is that pic from anyway? The proportions look a little...'off', as it were.

Grimbad
17-03-2010, 06:22
You're best reference material on this is the older models.

Look at pictures of the old metal Deathwing, painted by the 'Eavy Metal team (some examples are on the GW website, under the Dark Angels section). The area is indeed a "third-eye" sensor of some kind. It could be a range finder or scanner.

They do seem to be painted that way, but that only makes it funny that the assault cannon guy has the whole thing blocked by a skull ornament.

Alessander
17-03-2010, 06:39
that's one of the "life size" terminator statues from Warhammer World, IIRC

baphomael
17-03-2010, 08:32
that's one of the "life size" terminator statues from Warhammer World, IIRC

It wasnt a statue, it was a weareable suit. It was one of the costumes from one of the old Games Day movie things (I forget the name, the one with Space Wolf terminators against a genestealer cult taking over a hive city)

Leftenant Gashrog
17-03-2010, 15:57
Because you can't undercut plastics, and therefore can't bore out the little slot?


Theres a big difference between not boring out the slot and adding something that sticks out the front.

Citizensmith
17-03-2010, 17:28
So it's a handle, for easy terminator pickup? ;)

Has to be. Or maybe its so they can hang their armor up in a locker at the end of a tough day deep striking.

The pestilent 1
17-03-2010, 17:41
Here's a thought: It's non standard.
Is it a vent? is it a slot for the marine to pick up the helmet? Is it a light? Is it a useful container for breakfast bars, for the monstrous super human on the go?
It is all of these. Or none.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
18-03-2010, 23:21
Im saying a vent

KingNova3000
19-03-2010, 03:51
I'd never noticed it before, I think its only just starting turning up on the Space Hulk termies (the painting of it green I mean). The empty slot above the helmet is either a vent or a multi-purpose housing for various types of equipment; or rather plug and play. Depending on the mission being undertaken I could see various sensors, scanners, targetting systems and etc being equipped. In the case of a space hulk deployment I'd say its probably a form of thermal tracking, or something similiar that can detect stealers.

Plastic Rat
19-03-2010, 06:07
I've always seen it painted boltgun metal. I assumed it was a small sensor, possibly like ultrasound or sonar. Not something that worked on light, but that needed access to the outside of the armor to scan.