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High capacity drop pod

Postby Battlegrinder » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:12 pm

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This is the first version of my squad size drop pod. It’s a lot blockier the I’d planned on, but I couldn’t find a way to incorporate another shape without losing the side ramp structures that I really liked (I did find a few 40K drop pods made out of Legos, and while they looked cool, I lacked the parts required to build them).
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The pod can fit between 16 and 24 soldiers, depending on how close they’re packed in and the bulk of gear they’re wearing. This shot shows it with 16 soldiers embarked. I’m still working rules for how to actually use the damn thing, but I expect it to be very effective (provided it doesn’t blow up on the way down or get shot to pieces before landing), especially if I can crush a few enemy troopers underneath it when it lands.
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Here’s what it looks like without troops onboard. At the moment, it can only carry infantry, but I’m working on building some gun batteries to mount inside, much like the whirlwind pods from 40K (I think that’s what they’re called). I’m not planning on modifying it to carry dreadnaughts and other light vehicles right now, given that there’s a statistically significant risk of the pod blowing itself apart before it lands, so putting anything too expensive in it is a substantial risk. Also, I don’t have any dreadnaughts, but I’m planning on building my first few over this next week.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Zahru II » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:59 pm

Whoa, I really like that!
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Maverick » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:50 am

Zahru II wrote:Whoa, I really like that!

Ditto. Looks :boxy: , but cool.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Kalvinator » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 am

Looks cool. If you wanted to make it shapelier, you could but the hinges at the top. Then you can decorate the door with whatever you want.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Battlegrinder » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:41 am

Kalvinator wrote:Looks cool. If you wanted to make it shapelier, you could but the hinges at the top. Then you can decorate the door with whatever you want.


I considered doing that, but I liked having the doors drop down to form big ramps. And I don't think the doors would stay open if I did that anyway, since the hinges probably wouldn't be able to take the weight (and I've been trying to figure out a way to make the doors open to the sides, but I just don't have the parts).
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby motorhead fan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:34 pm

that is really cool! By using this, you might force the enemy to take artillery which mus be quite expensive CPwise so you'll have less infantry and vehicles to deal with
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Tzan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:52 pm

Reminds me of a coffee commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFURd_EOIuU
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Battlegrinder » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:59 pm

Tzan wrote:Reminds me of a coffee commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFURd_EOIuU


I had no idea coffee was that :666:.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Tzan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby stubby » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:33 pm

Tzan wrote:Reminds me of a coffee commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFURd_EOIuU

I thought the same thing, except the kitty island version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwaD9tb1P50
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Tzan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:37 pm

Oh, I forgot about the kitties.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Alex » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:55 pm

Tzan wrote:Reminds me of a coffee commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFURd_EOIuU

Covering the drop pod with spikes would be a great idea.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Whiteagle » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:29 am

Battlegrinder wrote:
Kalvinator wrote:Looks cool. If you wanted to make it shapelier, you could but the hinges at the top. Then you can decorate the door with whatever you want.


I considered doing that, but I liked having the doors drop down to form big ramps. And I don't think the doors would stay open if I did that anyway, since the hinges probably wouldn't be able to take the weight (and I've been trying to figure out a way to make the doors open to the sides, but I just don't have the parts).

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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby The Shadowscythe » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:41 am

Dude, start your own thread in the LDD forum and dump all your stuff in there, if I see this one more goddamn time I will start temp banning you Mr conjoined-E.
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Re: High capacity drop pod

Postby Whiteagle » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:51 am

The Shadowscythe wrote:Dude, start your own thread in the LDD forum and dump all your stuff in there, if I see this one more goddamn time I will start temp banning you Mr conjoined-E.

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