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Old 17 Oct 2007, 20:03   #1 (permalink)
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Ingredients:

Drones:
3 Drones
3 Pulse Rifles
Some faux wood slats (wings and "engine")
Cork + 40mm base


Spotter:
1 Pathfinder Driver (upper torso)
1 Fire Warrior legs
1 Pulse Carbine - converted into pistol
1 underslug for markerlight
1 Devilfish landing gear

Hope you like. C&C appreciated.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 20:17   #2 (permalink)
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That's pretty cool. I think you should do something to disguise that devilfish landing gear piece a little more. Maybe cut off those two angled struts and a firewarrior shoulder pad. Or something.
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Looking very nice! However, I agree that the landing gear could be covered up a little more. A simple Plasticard cowling for it would look fine. A Firewarrior Shoulderpad on the spotter would be nice, too.

Also, depending on how much painting you want to do, you could also greenstuff a cape of some sort onto the spotter's back to eliminate some detail work and give it that "sneaky" look.
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 16:59   #4 (permalink)
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I think I will cut the struts from the gear and perhaps use them differently on the spotter.

I would need to do a bits order for a FW shoulder pad. Maybe there is something in the ol' bits box I can work with.

Thanks for the feedback. This has been a great deal cheaper than getting the metal models.
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Old 19 Oct 2007, 11:51   #5 (permalink)
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yeah and they'll be a lot lighter and less prone to breaking!
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 12:42   #6 (permalink)
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Very nice! Except the bases look like cat food :P
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 12:59   #7 (permalink)
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I like your work. They look very cool.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 17:45   #8 (permalink)
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Not bad... Looks a little better than the normal spotter.
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Old 22 Oct 2007, 15:54   #9 (permalink)
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Very nice! Except the bases look like cat food :P
Well, they will be basecoated black and painted to look like grey rocks to parallel my color scheme.

Thanks for the feedback all.
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Old 22 Oct 2007, 20:12   #10 (permalink)
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Hi 77,

Those are really clever conversions, I like them alot. Can't wait to see them painted

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