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GW's Drop Pod
FW's Dreadnought Drop Pod
Make your Own
Don't Take 'em!
Poll will be open for 2 weeks, I want o encourage discussion, so please take the time to vote and post.
Anyways onto the question!
What do you guys use to represent Dreadnought Drop Pods?
There are a few basic options;
A] GW's Drop Pod
Reasoning - Its the only one GW provides, so use it, convert it as much as possible to make it a Dread Drop Pod or just use as is.
B] FW's Dreadnought Drop Pod
Reasoning - Even if its more Expensive(Man Up!) its what you should use, its the correct size and proper doors ect ect.
C] Make your Own
Reasoning - Its cheaper than buying either most likely, if you vote for this post a link to a tutorial if at all possible.
D] Don't Take 'em!
Reasoning - Okay, this isn't an option for me, but it is still an option in general.
Thanks for you input.
I made mine years ago, when the only option was a fortune at forgeworld or the highway. There's a bunch of templates out there, but the one I settled on looks more like a drop bunker rather than a drop pod, so no worries (at the time) about infringing IP.
I think the site was called Small Battles, and iirc it had a good tutorial. go google
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Beer cans & Foam core.
Called the "Asahi Assault Force"
#25 - Relation to the original topic decreases with every single post.
First off, those people need to die in a fire. Secondly, you can model the pod with the doors glued closed. Therefore, it can be either.
If I really wanted a Dread Pod, then I would still use the GW drop pod and not include the center console, or the harnesses. It would be pretty vacant and boring. And still not be "big" enough.
For that matter, try putting more than 4 models in a rhino, or 3 models in an ork trukk. Your WYSIWYG people complaining about Drop Pod logistics are just plain idiotic.
Personally I use the current plastic ones, never can accumulate enough cash to buy the resin ones since there's always something else to buy at our game shops. I've never personally seen a proper comparison between the two drop pod versions, so I can't vouch for size difference, but here's something to consider. GW models are normally the ones that are made for the main game, while Forge World ones are usually test concepts. As such, I prefer GW's version of the pod even if it is smaller, since I feel that it was launched with current 40K standards in mind.
In any case, I doubt anyone should be making too much of a fuss over either drop pod model, as they're both supposed to be legitimate versions. If anyone does complain, we should print out Xpyre35's response and give it to them
Firaya, I'm pretty sure theres a pretty big difference.
And FW isn't quite there just for Prototypes, its onyl been recently that GW has been taking FW kits and making them Plastic and more accessible to the average gamer.
But in the end, there is a difference, but I figure I can make it look plausible in teh same "Rhinos carry 10 Space Marines" Pausible.
Mmmm that's what you get for trying to answer questions while your office blocks "gaming sites". Those pictures really show why your question is valid, but I think most of us will agree that we should allow current GW Drop Pods to count as Dreadnought Drop Pods as well. That is, until they actually make a plastic Dreadnought Drop Pod
The Dread won't fit in the Pod, sure, but how the hell do you get 16 power armoured giants into the tiny teeny little space inside a Land Raider Crusader? Nobody complains about that, do they?
Nice model, but as I see it completely unnecessary. Wish I had one, I love Dreads, and a working pod for one is like icing for me. But to be frank the rule book says can take a drop pod, not can take a dreadnought drop pod. Until GW starts differentiating, or says this pod will not hold a Dread nobody can say anything against it really. And really, FW stuff has always been extra. IF you want to go the extra mile or make sure your army looks cool with some extra realism then you can turn to FW.
It's more a money for realism than a pay to play type of thing.