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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yeah, that's pretty awesome! Might have to try my hand at that.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I may have to as well, although I'm pretty bad at following even solid set-ups like that.

 
   
Made in ca
Giggling Nurgling






Drop Pod looks awesome!
I've been tossing around the idea of doing a Drop Pod Nurgle force, seeing how great this looks definitely makes it more feasible.
Kudos!

   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Yeah, I would definitely scratch build if I was going to Nurglize it

They are multiplying.


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Snap.

If I were actually playing, I think I would want to copy cat just so I could do silly things my my dreadnoughts. I had better stick to living vicariously though


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Any plans to bust out one of those shiny new airbrushes and get some paint down?

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Made in ca
Giggling Nurgling






Thanks for posting the link to download the template as well! I'm looking forward to trying out some of these....and rhinos....definitely gonna need a bunch of Rhinos.
Kudos!

   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

GrimDork wrote: Any plans to bust out one of those shiny new airbrushes and get some paint down?


Definitely going to airbrush these. Probably next week though. I want to get the quick disconnect and some cleaning brushes before I start messing with them.

gotbugs wrote:Thanks for posting the link to download the template as well! I'm looking forward to trying out some of these....and rhinos....definitely gonna need a bunch of Rhinos. Kudos!


Your welcome. These have been pretty easy to build. Let me finish another half dozen and I'll take a crack at a Rhino Chasis.

I'd be interested in seeing your Nurgle Pods when they are done, so feel free to a post a link here when you have one done.

   
Made in ca
Giggling Nurgling






I'd be interested in seeing your Nurgle Pods when they are done, so feel free to a post a link here when you have one done.

Will do! I've got a Hellblade in the works right now, gotta get that done first! Seems like the list of proposed projects grows alot faster than the list of completed projects.

   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Just spent the last 2 hours tweeking the templates to look a little more like the Forgeworld Drop Pod, and added the internal braces I've been using that help the door keep their shape while assembling.

I'll post the updated templates after I've actually built one using them, to make sure there aren't any errors in it.


   
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Speed Drybrushing





NC

Those drop pods look so great! I am going to save the plans for them but I am not feeling brave enough to try them just yet.

After my school session ends this weekend, I plan on trying the wall sections you put up recently.

I'm not exactly sure I'll be able to do those very well either but I'm looking forward to trying!!

Forgive me now! Tomorrow I may no longer feel guilty...




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Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

The walls are very easy to assemble.

TRADE SECRET: I use little sewing pins though the base to secure the walls in place while the glue dries. Then I just leave them in for added support.




   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Release the Dreadnoughts!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Updated Drop Pod Templates Version 2

Top tail fin - more foam core, less card stock
Doors - Larger Tabs make it easier to glue together
Braces - Added 6 Brace pieces
Windows - Changed window shape to more closely resemble Forge World Drop pod
Side Fins - Made the details larger, to better accomodate wrap around bits
 Filename Drop Pod Templates 3 Door Letter VERSION 2.pdf [Disk] Download
 Description Updated Templates to build 3 Door Version of Drop Pod I'm using for my scratch builds
 File size 249 Kbytes

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Thanks for sharing I may still have to make a couple.

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

New templates have a little more pizazz going on


New Brace pieces make keeping the shape a lot easier





   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Lookin good

As bad as I'm mangling these walls from your pattern, I think I'm gonna leave the drop pods to the more professional than me !

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

If the foam core is snagging and ripping while you are cutting, it's time to switch to a fresh blade. Being fruggle myself, I often ignored that advice in the past, but let me assure you, it makes a huge difference when cutting foam core.

   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

 adamsouza wrote:
If the foam core is snagging and ripping while you are cutting, it's time to switch to a fresh blade. Being fruggle myself, I often ignored that advice in the past, but let me assure you, it makes a huge difference when cutting foam core.


Dull blades make fine flash scrapers imho, But yeah, foam core needs fresh new, sharp blades.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I get the sharp blade thing, restic is the same way. But even when I've got a sharp blade I don't cut the foam well. it's not so much that it tears but that I can't keep a straight line even with a metal ruler. There's probably some kind of table set up with clamps and blah blah but I can't be bothered to research and execute it I cut out those walls with scissors actually, and for my purposes they'll do alright

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Metal rulers do slip on foam core. Have you tried a metal ruler with a cork backing ? I find it greatly reduces the ruler sliding.

Of course if you followed my technique it would also involve simultaneous sleep deprivation and being highly caffienated.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

The second part I can do I haven't been able to go properly without sleep since college. I stay up till 1, maybe 2, and I'm useless the next day even if I do sleep in

Cork though huh? Maybe that's a good trick. I'm sure there's some kind of desk mounted apparatus that looks like it's meant for torturing flat sheets of stuff that I could also look into but meh, I'm a cheapskate

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

DAMN, my bargain senses kicked in again !!

$119.99 Scroll Saw, on sale for $69.99, with coupon code $52 + $6.99 shipping

Why a scroll saw you ask ? Terrainaholic on Youtube does terrain professionaly and he uses a scroll saw, instead of hot wire cutter to quickly cut terrain out of 2" pink insulation foam, much more accurately than I've been able to accomplish with a foam cutter.

If you've never seen his work before, pop around his videos. He's done some very impressive work.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

No. NO. Nooooooo. I shall not watch the likely excellent terrain videos! I don't want my house full of terrain I can't possibly use all of

Looking forward to your results

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

I probably have close to 100 cubic feet on styrofoam stacked against a wall in my basement. They won;t even let me throw it out without taking it to a dump. If the band saw lets me convert it into terrain, that will be a huge step forward.

At the very least it will let me cut it up into more managable chucnks that will fit in the garbage barrel.

Before anyone asks where it all came from, my work used to receive items on weekly basis that came in huge insulated boxes. The boxes were lined on the inside with 2" thick sheets of styrofoam and dry ice. I'd toss the dry ice and bring home the styrofoam sheets..

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Nice, even better than being an unscrupulous contractor and overbidding on insulation sheets But of course now you have a lot, hopefully it pans out.

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Here's to hoping that band saw + air brush = lots of terrain.


   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





NC

very cool!

I'm hoping Santa brings me a scroll saw.

Forgive me now! Tomorrow I may no longer feel guilty...




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Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 EyeamRai wrote:
I'm hoping Santa brings me a scroll saw.


I don't know why, but I have "I'm hoping Santa brings me a scroll saw" sung to the tune of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer stcuk in my head...

Anyhow, I think I figured out what I'm goind to cram into those drop pods first.

2 Libby Dreadnaughts (HQs), 4 Furioso Dreadnaughts (Elites), and Cassius the Damned (Death Company Dreadnaught Troop Choice)

I have 2 Plastic Furioso Kits, 1 Metal Furioso, 3 Metal BA Dreadnaughts, 3 AOBR Dreadnaughts, and 3 of the old Lascannon/Missle Launcher Dread arm sprues to make it happen.


   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Dread-Drop-Destruction-Derby! DO IT!

   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 Paradigm wrote:
Dread-Drop-Destruction-Derby!


And you sir, have named my army list

It's probably not going to be the most competitive list, but I've always loved the Dreadnaught models.

Being able to field 7 of them, in drop pods, at +1S & +1I, on the charge, is probably as good as it gets for a dreadnaught heavy list.

The key will be getting them assembled and on the field before the Necron Codex comes out

   
 
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