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Steadfast Grey Hunter

Hi folks, i know this subject rears its ugly head from time to time but its a common one.

I have been scouting for materials to make custom drop pods, i have a GW one and really enjoyed making and painting it but if I want a number of them its gonna be pricey and time consuming, i've tried to make them using foam board and plastic card but they just look crude and orky, done well a custom one can look excellent, not mine.

It brings me to this, are there any useful ojects commonly available from d.i.y. shops or places like that, that with a liitle imagination and GW spares they could become an army of drop pods, I've been inspired by Crimson devils work in the gallery, this is the sort of thing i mean, simple and fast to paint but it looks brilliant IMO.

My drop pod (red)
Crimson devils excellent looking custom pod army. Any info from the man himself would be useful like materials was used.
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My GW pod, time consuming + £

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Crimson devils pods

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Those are coffee cups....

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Thrall Wizard of Tzeentch

Damn, your Blood Raven (Blood Templar?) drop pod is really nice though so I'm not sure if you really should build your own as you do such a nice job on the official one. I hope Chaos gets them as I would like to have one so very much.

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine

Dayton OH

I saw a really good looking one here before (maybe the original poster will put it here) made from pvc pipe parts. I haven't built any permanent pods yet but I've proxied Gatorade bottles and I'm thinking about building some out of some plastic jars I have around with fins and such glued on

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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator

Sydney, Australia

I've built drop pods out of carboard and they worked fine.

There are some tutorials on here:

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Steadfast Grey Hunter

Thanks mit gas for the feedback,
Gatorade and other bottle tops work well as painted up they look thruster like.

I have PM him but as yet no reply.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

New Jersey, USA

Those look like PVC pipe reducers that you can find at any hardware store. My guess would be that they are probably a 3 inch to 2 inch reducer.

The things on top, which I presume are engines are just another pvc fitting alothough I don't know their proper name.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Here are some of the ones I made.

here are some nid pods I made as well

and here are some real pods I painted

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