Having found a load of unpainted Epic Space Marines, I decided to paint them as Ultramarines to sort of represent my 28mm 40k army in Epic so…
I need Drop Pods, if you can find any on ebay you need to take out a second mortgage to bid or buy!
So I decided to make my own. Now I’ve done a lot of work with card models in the past (and am doing a lot now with my Roman Seas stuff) so I decided to search the internet for Card Drop Pods.
There are a lot out there, worth noting is:
Rpgnow is an awsome source of paper and card stuff I whole heartedly recommend it!
Ah, back to the point, alas good as these are they are much too complex to shrink down to 6mm scale so I tried this one
unfortunatly once scaled down the construction time was excessive (after 4 hours was only half way through and EVERY join had to be clamped).
So decided to start from scratch:-
This was the ‘final’ design for the body, after several ‘paper proto’s ‘
Once cut it was ready for folding – I was aiming for a design that would almost support itself during the assembly process.
I was very pleased with construction – took less that 10mins with no clamping
The next two pics show the templates for the fins and engine assembly
and the assembled unit
with a 28mm ‘Pod
Here I’ve done a quick base coat of blue, I plan to paint further details on rather than make them out of card to keep assembly simple and quick (as I want quite a few of them)
I may produce some internal detail so I can have one or two Pods with open doors but I realy don’t want to get too carried awy with it.