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 Post subject: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:39 pm 
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I'd like to make my own spore chimneys out of cut styrofoam. Problem is I have no idea how tall they're supposed to be. Anyone happen to know what scale they are (height and base diameter)?


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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:27 pm 
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They can be any size you want to build them. Check out the two in the background on the cover of the current codex.

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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
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timdp wrote:
They can be any size you want to build them. Check out the two in the background on the cover of the current codex.

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I'm hip to that for chimneys as general terrain. But are there size requirements if you're using them in Apocolypse?

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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:21 pm 
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Scrotatohead wrote:
timdp wrote:
They can be any size you want to build them. Check out the two in the background on the cover of the current codex.

Tim


I'm hip to that for chimneys as general terrain. But are there size requirements if you're using them in Apocolypse?


No size limits for Apoc terrain...

For Apocalypse, you could have some dude stand there and smoke a really stinky cigar... :D

A large spore chimney could be made of chicken wire and paper mache. Line it with a plastic bag and you have a functional garbage can for your battle.

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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
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I wanted to roughly base the size on the FW Spore Chimney. By the looks of some photos taken next to a Termagant, they appear to be about 8" tall.

I suppose I'll just wing it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Looking at the FW photo of the tallest Capillary (same piece used for the Spore Chimney) with a Space Marine in it and scaling the 1" base to the height of the tower, I come up with about 8"...


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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:48 pm 
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timdp wrote:
Looking at the FW photo of the tallest Capillary (same piece used for the Spore Chimney) with a Space Marine in it and scaling the 1" base to the height of the tower, I come up with about 8"...

Pretty good estimate!
I measured my FW model and came up with 8.5" in Height, 4.5" Long at the base, and 3.5" Wide at the base.

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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
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Awesome! Thank you all for the dimensions. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
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No problem!
I probably should clairify that the length and width measurements I provided were the bottom of the terrain base, not the base of the Capillary Tower, and that Capillary Tower I measured was the largest of the 3 that FW packaged together. Let me know if you need anything else as far as measurements.

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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Will do. Thanks!

I'll probably wind up making all of my towers on the chimney models the same height. Going to try my hand at making a mold off an original sculpt and mass produce that way. Variable heights won't be an option unless I undercut them a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
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Mass produce? :wink:
Be sure to post up some pictures when you have them done. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Spore Chimneys from Scratch (WIP)
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I'll keep this thread as a running progress tracker. We're trying to get these done for an Apoc game so there's impetus to complete it. :D


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