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A friend asked me to do some conversions to make some Space Marine TM Drop Pods TM he had laying around into Chaos Drop Pods, aka Dread Claws TM.   Naturally I was flattered.

 

I have three distinct ideas but any and all feedback is very welcome.

 

Drop Pod plus a couple of these kits(lucky Prime Day find!):

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The tricky bit is that I have 4 of quite a few parts and the drop pod has a 5 fold symmetry!

 

 

 

 

Drop Pod plus this guy (who surely comes from a long lost GW chaos mold):

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Tricky bit is that I could probably use some cheap plastic sea creatures for some more texture but haven't found the right ones at the right price.

 

 

 

Finally something with this:

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and these 

 

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To make something Halloween Horror themed.

 

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10 minutes ago, aku-chan said:

I do like the idea of the landing gear being an actual giant hand.

 

Ideally I'd do another where the hand has come down as a fist and made a nice crater.  And it's more than landing gear the chaos drop pods move around after they land.

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I'd mash the drop pod and the first option together.

 

ETA---I know we're talking about science fiction/fantasy, but I would think that the heat of atmospheric entry would incinerate any fleshy bits on the outside.

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8 hours ago, lowlylowlycook said:

Well, I've progressed to the point where my friend will curse my name every time he has to transport this thing.  I guess I'm ready to sculpt for GW.  

 

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Not enough Skullzzzzz for official GW work....

 

Looks great thou!!

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