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Anyone have converted shield drone pics? (from a gun drone + XV8 shield)
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:15   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone have converted shield drone pics? (from a gun drone + XV8 shield)

Just want to see what it looks like, I've heard people take the shield generator from an XV8 then glue it under a gun drone to convert it to a shield drone. I started making mine but wanted to see what others have done.

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Old 11 May 2009, 18:18   #2 (permalink)
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An easier way that looks better but is more expensive is to buy the shield drone bitz pack from GW
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Old 11 May 2009, 19:10   #3 (permalink)
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An easier way is to just cut off the "nubs" that the pulse carbines attach to and put another antennae on the top. I actually prefer these to the metal Shield Drones.
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Old 11 May 2009, 20:30   #4 (permalink)
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An easier way is to just cut off the "nubs" that the pulse carbines attach to and put another antennae on the top.
Same here. And unless your friend is a jerk, he will allow it to count as a "successful" conversion.
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Old 11 May 2009, 20:44   #5 (permalink)
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My local gaming club rarely follows WYSIWYG. Besides, Drones look so much alike to begin with I would argue the point if it came up.
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Old 12 May 2009, 11:27   #6 (permalink)
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But one must admit that it would be nicer if the conversion looks more accurate, I second the request for pics because I to have been considering this.
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Old 12 May 2009, 14:51   #7 (permalink)
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fortunately, i made 1 of these! heres a pic.

2 shield drone antena's to make it look more "real" compared to the true-blue shield drone.

on bottom theres the crisis suit shield Gen. Drill a hole thru it, and line it up with the actual drone base hole underneath so it fits through the base.

i drilled a hole in the shield gen BEFORE glueing, making sure the 2 holes line up, so you can actually put his stand on him.

edit: looking at the pic, i forget to mention i did infact file down the round bump part of the drones little connector, where the guns attach to. Cut the 2 nobs the guns hang on, off. then file it so its flat, and cut the tab off the shields back too, so they both come together on a flat surface.

hope that helps!
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Old 12 May 2009, 15:16   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks, looks good, I'll go ahead and do it
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fortunately, i made 1 of these! heres a pic.

2 shield drone antena's to make it look more "real" compared to the true-blue shield drone.

on bottom theres the crisis suit shield Gen. Drill a hole thru it, and line it up with the actual drone base hole underneath so it fits through the base.

i drilled a hole in the shield gen BEFORE glueing, making sure the 2 holes line up, so you can actually put his stand on him.

edit: looking at the pic, i forget to mention i did infact file down the round bump part of the drones little connector, where the guns attach to. Cut the 2 nobs the guns hang on, off. then file it so its flat, and cut the tab off the shields back too, so they both come together on a flat surface.

hope that helps!
Seriously, that looks almost spot on to what the GW one looks like, if people don't count that as WYSIWYG, then they need to get their heads examined, or at least removed from their other bodily orifices.
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Old 12 May 2009, 15:26   #10 (permalink)
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think of it this way. If anyone says a darn word about it. its impossible to screw it up! it has NO GUNS. it has NO MARKER LIGHT attachment.

it *has* a shield gen stuck on its bottom, there for = shield drone.

thanks for the compliment, i tried making it as close to the pic as i could.
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