This is a repost of an old one I did a while back on making wrecked tripods.
Some of you might remember the downed tripod I built a few months ago:
I planned to use it to mark tripods that were destroyed in the course of a game. Well, my game group played a pretty big game a couple of weeks ago and it quickly became apparent that I didn’t have nearly enough wrecked tripods! So, I built some more! The one I had already built was pretty much intact, so I figured that it had been killed by the roll of a ‘9’ on the damage table. These new wrecks I decided would have the damage be a bit more catastrophic! The first one probably rolled a ‘10’ or perhaps had been pounded to junk by having its armor reduced to zero. In any case, it is pretty badly smashed up.
The next one has definitely rolled a ‘10’! You might notice the red glow in the photo. I placed a flickering LED light under the remains of the cockpit and the light shines through the shell holes. It looks much cooler in real life than in the photo.
The next two had REALLY bad rolls and blew up completely just leaving a crater and some smaller debris.
I felt these were a little bit too stark, but by adding a column of smoke (just fiber stuffing spray painted black) and putting another LED in each one, they look much more dramatic.
All in all it adds up to a bad day for the Martians!
Believe it or not, I built all four of these wrecks using just one tripod model, plus some left over arms and other parts from tripods I’d already built. A worthy sacrifice to liven up my game table.