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Drop pod one man

Postby fredde » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:52 am

(note i made a brainfart when i was gonna insert the last image and hit alt-f4 instead of alt-p soo yea)
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a one man droppod
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a random minifig having a seat with his sidearm
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the pod opens by using explosive bolts to blow of the side then the "doors" open
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the pod can be used to transport munitions and even ....
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deconstructed for your pleasure.
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Postby Cpl. Halan » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:58 am

It's cool, but not simple enough, you want to build as simple as possible when you build drop pods. Otherwise you can't mass produce them.
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Postby OneEye589 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:18 pm

I agree with Halan. Also, there are so many greebles and things on this, which kind of isn't how a drop pod should be. They need to be sleek and simple for aerodynamics and mass production. Also, it should be able to fit a fully armored fig with a larger weapon, as drop troopers usually end up being in the thick of things.
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Postby dilanski » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:41 pm

I found that this design is the best

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There are several variants that can be made including larger versions, I made one using the large curves that you could get with the original Exo-Force leg armor.
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Postby Ross_Varn » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:29 pm

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I love this picture.

"No seriously boss, I'll fit! Come on, the guys on the ground need me!"

*UNIT NOT QUALIFIED FOR ORBITAL REENTRY.*

"Dammit!"
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Postby The Shadowscythe » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:03 pm

You see, this is awesome . . . the mecha/drop pod idea just needs some work.

build a mecha, that is its own drop-pod - and then you have something filled with win. :twisted:
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Postby dilanski » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:23 pm

The Shadowscythe wrote:You see, this is awesome . . . the mecha/drop pod idea just needs some work.

build a mecha, that is its own drop-pod - and then you have something filled with win. :twisted:


What do you mean, a mecha designed to work with a drop pod, which falls off upon landing or some mech with an outer shell that opens up on landing, like the NEGABLOKS Neo-Shitters?
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Postby Silent-sigfig » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:48 pm

That reminds me to build a Drop pod for my "Black Berets"
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Postby The Shadowscythe » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:07 am

dilanski wrote:
The Shadowscythe wrote:You see, this is awesome . . . the mecha/drop pod idea just needs some work.

build a mecha, that is its own drop-pod - and then you have something filled with win. :twisted:


What do you mean, a mecha designed to work with a drop pod, which falls off upon landing or some mech with an outer shell that opens up on landing, like the NEGABLOKS Neo-Shitters?


What I mean is, a mecha that either has a drop pod built onto itself, or unfolds from a drop pod. Any drop pod that can withstand a fall from orbit has gotta have some awesome-arse armour, so why not build a unit that can fully utilise it?
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Postby Zahru II » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:32 am

Why yes, that sounds fun... bombarding the ranks of infantry, then suddenly oh shit they transforbluaragrghagh.... :twisted:
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Postby fredde » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:40 am

Ross_Varn wrote:Image

I love this picture.

"No seriously boss, I'll fit! Come on, the guys on the ground need me!"

*UNIT NOT QUALIFIED FOR ORBITAL REENTRY.*

"Dammit!"

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also thats a neat design dilanski and this wasnt originally not gong to be a droppod it was going to be an ammo drum for a large gun on a now scrapped attack helicopter.
but i have to agree with you guys it doesn't really look like its cheap but i think of it as a delivery system for supplies more thant troops kinda like you radio for a bazzoka and the dropod comes down with a bazzoka on the tank you were going to shoot.
but i thought id highlight the minifigure capability since that wa the most interesting thing.


also mech/droppod sounds excellent i might just have to make a buzzard with a reeentry pack maybe a heatshield and some thrusters that is discarded upon landing.

also thanks for all the comments :D
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Postby Magic Soap » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:02 am

But a mech that is tough enough to survive entry and impact doesn't need to be in a pod... plus, launch it at the embassies as a bonus...
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Postby dilanski » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:14 am

I think the idea of a mech that has an outer shell that falls off upon landing, maybe leaving a part of itself behind as a shield will catch on, but building a mech that can transform into a pod mode would just turn out ugly, like some spasticated bohrok.
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Postby Magic Soap » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:42 pm

Yeah, but beauty serves no purpose in the frontlines of war - or plastered to the front of a tank.
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Postby BFenix » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:19 pm

I agree drop pods should be simple. But why making one with a capacity for one person? Besides, looking from a strategic point of view, imagine a night op. One drop pod would make less of a racket then a whole bunch of them. But that doesn't matter.

Imagine the Space Marine Drop Pod. it holds a bunch of marines inside and it carries a protective automated weapon.

But yours awesome. Its simple and seems solid. Now its time you make a Transformer that drops in the surface has a drop pod and then transforms into a deadly robot :twisted:
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