Props Drop Pod

Rook3

Jr Member
The pod itself has pretty "simple" geometry... mostly flat sides. It shouldn't be

too hard to make a 3 sided model (L/R/Front) using a decent plywood. People make

video arcade cabinets in pretty complex patterns.



I think he can do it if he plans it out well. Heck, you could even mock it up

with a couple cardboard refridgerator boxes and some duct tape, to get an idea

of the scale you'd need.



It's do-able. :)
 

Derf Xephon

Jr Member
Dude, a full drop pod is so epic. I need to see some pics of this when you can get some. If I were you, I'd make it and put it on my front lawn and hide inside wearing full ODST gear then bust out of it really dramatically when someone walked by.
 

Underdogg13

Well-Known Member
If I could get a full, accurate model of the pod from ODST, I would definitely get started on one of these. My dad's a woodworking pro and if I funded it, he'd definitely help me build one.
 

Rook3

Jr Member
If you watch the "We are ODST" making of video, there's one shot of a rotating drop pod in 3D.

Using Power DVD it wouldn't be too hard to get some good reference pictures.
 

Belakor

Well-Known Member
Rook said:
If you watch the "We are ODST" making of video, there's one shot of a rotating drop pod in 3D.

Using Power DVD it wouldn't be too hard to get some good reference pictures.


Uploading all the HD screenshots of that sequence right now:

We Are ODST reference

Drop pod reference is at the start of the set. There are more frames in the sequence but they're basically the same.





FYI a full size drop pod is a project I'll be starting up soon enough, already started on a SW model of it ;)





Edit: Even better, just created a set just for the drop pod reference:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/belakor/sets/72157622526385876/
 
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Ruze789

Well-Known Member
Thanks for the HD shots Belakor, they should come in pretty handy!



Wow these things are 18 feet tall (according to Halopedia)!

That would make a scaled to action figure size somewhere around 14.25" tall... seems so big.
 

Loess

Well-Known Member
Mind-blowingly awesome references, Belakor!



Now I want to build a scale model drop pod..... Or maybe just make a copy of the seat as a gaming chair.
 

Underdogg13

Well-Known Member
Belakor said:
Uploading all the HD screenshots of that sequence right now:

We Are ODST reference

Drop pod reference is at the start of the set. There are more frames in the sequence but they're basically the same.





FYI a full size drop pod is a project I'll be starting up soon enough, already started on a SW model of it ;)





Edit: Even better, just created a set just for the drop pod reference:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/belakor/sets/72157622526385876/
Wow, thanks, Belakor. These would really come in handy if I ever started one.
 
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Gearsofhalo

Well-Known Member
dont worry underdogg we will be starting one very soon! and Those screenshots are awesome. just what i have been waiting for!
 

xalener

Well-Known Member
ODST 276 said:
Well if you are making it out of cardboard,it will be easy.




Yeah, and it will also fall apart.



Cardboard for costumes: yes.



Cardboard for setpeices: no.
 
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SchizophrenicMC

Well-Known Member
The most simple way to do this would be to make the sides from the ground-level depth and up, with a seat inside and some various racks for gaming equipment. It'd make a great gaming chair, yes, but you have to remember they're 2 stories tall. My house isn't that big at the top of its roof.



Look here to get an idea of how big it still has to be.



And use wood. Cardboard is a horrid material for about anything, in my experience. Unwieldy substance it is. Not strong, either.
 
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