Hi Folks. I have had this particular idea boiling away in my brain for a few months now. I have been playing Iron Warriors for a five years now. One peice of the Iron warriors background that I particularly like is the reference in Index Astartes to them owning lots of arcane technology. In particular that they have many Termites in their armoury.
I just love the idea of Chaos Marines bursting from the ground in a dark parody of the Imperial Marine drop pod landings. So I got to thinking about the rules. What would I use. The Dread Claw was my first thought. I liked how the Dreadclaw can leave again but the termites would reverse back under the ground again and depart rather that taking off back into space. Forgeworld already have rules for that so it's just a case of 'counts as.'
The other option that I have been considering is just using the rules for the space marine drop pod. They are still space marines so the points values will probably be okay as is. Actually this is what me and my gaming buddies have already decided is the best option anyway. Also the ability to have the storm bolter or missile launcher is quite neat. I would use it as a combi-bolter or a Havok in games anyway. Both being a slight nerf anyway. Well I think it is.
So I got out my drawing pad and made a few scribbles. I then made a series of plans to make the model in the traditional method. These are incomplete. I also don't have a scanner which is a pity because I'd like people to see them.
Anyway, I discovered 3D computer modelling and Shapeways so the idea of having them printed in the 3d so I can mould them has gained favour. I will add some computer models of them when I can work out how to upload some pictures so that they are embedded in the message rather than attachments. If anyone can advise me on how to do this it'd be a great help.
More to follow soon.