Warhammer 40,000 – So last year I got a bunch of 40k stuff for Christmas. Most of which was still in the shrink-wrap and stacked on my to-do shelf. I figure with Christmas right around the corner I really need to get this stuff built before I wind up with more boxes that will need my attention.
To be fair the majority of the boxes were drop pods which I had scratch built cardstock ones I made from way back when they first introduced them to the codex at the end of third edition. They work just fine and are the same size and shape as the plastic ones so I wasn't in a rush to make more work for myself. The other factor that lead to me not rushing to get these built is the amount of 40k I had been playing prior to seventh edition's release. 40K has seen more table time with larger games as of late so the drop pods are actually seeing more table time.
With that in mind I busted out my trusty plastic cement, side-clippers and x-acto blade and began gluing together some plastic kits. (God how I love the smell of plastic glue ... so much easier to work with then restic and metal) They kits are fairly complicated the first time you put one together, but after the third one I felt like I could do it in my sleep. Once I was all done I had six pods put together and ready to rain death from above on my enemies.
My only issue with the pods is for some reason mine won't stay closed. I'm going to have to do some magnetizing to keep them closed up so they'll transport and store better. Honestly on the table you only ever see them open so it's not a huge deal.