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I searched for this topic, but to no avail... Maybe I can get some resolution here.
I got the SM codex yesterday and I am going over my options. I like the drop pod stuff available for them, but I haven't seen anything even mentioning how I supposed to represent the pods on the table once they have deployed? I have heard of card templates available from GW and seen drop pod models on Forge World, but we all know how expensive that can get!
I know they provide cover and such, but I haven't even seen any info on how big they are, etc. Can anyone let me know what is going on? Maybe I am missing the obvious. It has happened before and will again. Sigh.
Quite possibly so.
I'm also thinking that this whole site is the wrong place. I heard that it's frowned upon to ask for templates or instructions on constructions.
Post your army lists in the ARMY LIST section! Not that hard!
I think it's ok in this instance, cause there is no 'GW Aprovved' model. However, I will let you know that the end cap to PVC pipe, (3 inch diamater I believe) is an almost exact match to the diameter of the forge world model, and makes a great base for modeling your own. I was at a tournament last weekend, and some guys who had gone to a GT in Chicago said a lot of people were using this. Or if nothing else, this at least gives you an idea of how big your Drop Pod should be.
use old CD's as a temporary placeholder till you make the drop pods. The diameter is pretty much the same. I have 8 of the 3" PVC ones all painted that work great and are cheap as well.
Personally, I'm just gonna prime, and paint up some butter tubs. these have the added bonus of stacking, so they take up less room in my army transport.
I have some wicked templates that a friend of a friend designed. I'm going to be building mine out of Plasticard (styrene sheets). I kid you not, he put a LOT of time into these and when they are done, they are easily mistaken for the real thing.
Only downside is, with all the detail and pieces he templated, they take 5 sheets of card to build and it's not a super quick process.
Last edited by snazzed; August 29th, 2006 at 20:13.
I'm NOT asking for templates or casting methods or anything in gross violation of LO policy. Let's get that clear, first of all. If I am still treading in an undesirable area, I apologize. But I'm definitely not trying to mess with any copyright material! I like LO too much for that!Originally Posted by <E!_Mance>
I was asking about GW models or approved techniques. I don't want to get screwed at a tournament because my drop pods aren't kosher. That's my main concern. That and that they provide cover, so I want to make sure whatever I do will fit with how big they are supposed to be and in the proper dimensions... ...
Why doesn't GW just make some? A good amount of SM armies use drop pods quite a bit, so I figure it will mean some revenue for them. I'd buy them, just to alleviate the headache from the situation.
Reminder - the first offence for seeking or offering copyrighted material is a 20% warning increase and the following text inserted as a warning:
"Do not ask for or offer GW copyrighted material on the forums. Mods, any further infringements, ban and inform an Admin."
Don't be tempted to, people. Read the rules.
Last edited by Hard A**; August 30th, 2006 at 16:29.
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You might be able to play a drop pod army without any modelling. At our gaming club we determine the location of landing using the rules in SM codex with markers.
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