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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2014 5:02 p.m. PST

Well, after a long time I've managed to get some scout tripods done. Figuring out how to put lights in their teeny, tiny little heads was quite a challenge, but I finally managed it. It involved cutting down the battery holder from the lighting kit and using a smaller battery. And then I had to carve out quite a bit of plastic from inside the head. This was tricky, but it did work. And I have the top of the heads held on with magnets. A lot of work up front, but it makes it really easy to get at the switch to turn the lights on and off. Other than that, I built and painted them the same way I did the assault tripods. Oh, except for the middle tripod. I experimented with replacing its plastic tentacles with guitar string. It allows some different poses, but it was a lot of work to fabricate and install the blades on the tips. I don't think I'll be doing that very often.

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Titchmonster13 Aug 2014 6:05 p.m. PST

What kind of lights did you use? I would love to see a pic of them inside the head. I bought a pile of them at Historicon to fight the Martian invasion of late 1945.

That's so I could use my WW2 figs and have an excuse to buy a few of the 1946 Forged in Battle tanks and APCs.

I ordered the LANDKREUZER-RATTE "tank", more like the Bismark on land to replicate the super tank from the AQMF rulebook. Should be here shortly.

I'll get all the regular stuff over time.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2014 6:17 p.m. PST

All the information is here:

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xLAVAx13 Aug 2014 7:12 p.m. PST

The lights are very cool!

Looks like you also modded the ray gun… I like it!

MacrossMartin14 Aug 2014 6:26 a.m. PST

Ye Gods, you did it! Blast you, now I have to light up my Scouts!!!! ;)

I'm also using guitar strings for tentacles. Lots of tentacles! My tripods are going to have more tentacles than most hentai movies… :D

And also –

Titchmonster, that's a great idea!

Zargon14 Aug 2014 12:37 p.m. PST

Very nice,well done. Cheers happy gaming

J Womack 9418 Aug 2014 6:01 p.m. PST

Impressive. Well done, sir.

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