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Printing the Taui landing pad

2020-01-03 by David

The new Taui landing pad has now been fully assembled, and is a real sight - Behold, the Terrain of Pure Blueness!!!

 

So for now please excuse the shocking colour of the PLA filament I used (there is a reason for this, I promise!), and take a look at the assembled model.....



At almost 40cm long and 34cm wide (16"x13"), this thing is pretty big! It's got a solid 5cm height, which blocks line of sight to most infantry-sized models.

 

This picture shows the energy lift in its UP position.....





... while this pic shows the energy lift in the DOWN position. There are some tiny teethed track hidden inside, which allow the elevator's position to be adjusted during play.

 

You can also see the ion shield with its distinctive hexagonal design. There's a small inset track running around the edge of the landing pad, allowing you to carefully slide the force field around.





With the ion shield removed (power failure?), it's still quite an imposing structure.



This is how to raise the energy lift. By gently tilting the front of the piece up by about 10 degrees (as shown in the picture), the locking teeth disengage and the lift can be slid up the groove to its new position. Letting the lift return to its normal (level) position will automatically lock it in place - it's all thanks to that most hi-tech of technologies... gravity!



I printed the energy lift with its hexagon design for these product pics, but for the painted version I actually plan to use a different geometric design.



You'll also see there are a few geometric shapes to the bottom left of the pad in this picture. These can be arranged in your chosen pattern and glued on to the flat circular inset part on the back side of the landing pad, if you'd like to customise it to your army's motifs.

 

The landing pad will be hitting the paint desk this week, for a release in min-January. Watch this space!

 


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