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Fenris - October/November roundup
« on: November 07, 2014, 03:22:38 PM »
Assorted new bits & pieces from the last month:

Shantak and Atlach-Nacha from Cthulhu Wars



Ruined tombs and Necropolis set 1:



Trellis fence to go with our brick walls & pillars, and small pillar caps:



80mm DS Sulaco:Hive bases


New cultist from Andrew May:


And last but not least, laser-cut pylon kit, available singly or in sets of 3:
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Re: Fenris - October/November roundup
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 04:27:14 PM »
hmmm

They're not Pylons, they are Towers. Theyre all suspension towers too, no tension towers.

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Re: Fenris - October/November roundup
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 04:42:26 PM »

They're not Pylons, they are Towers. Theyre all suspension towers too, no tension towers.


Indeed, but most people call them pylons (see wiki entry first line http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_tower), they're listed as that and as transmission towers in the webshop for anyone searching them out. Google image search for electricity pylon and this is what'll come up. Even the Pylon of the Month club on Twitter calls them pylons. YMMV.
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Re: Fenris - October/November roundup
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 04:47:02 PM »
I just spent the last 4 years designing and building them ;-)

They're towers. They were first called pylons by the media trying to explain to the public their shape. Pylon is an ancient egyptian word which describes that tapering slightly arched shape which was often used on temples and on entrances. The curve/taper makes the building appear taller and more imposing when you are under it as it plays with the perspective.

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Anyway - I've been playing around with the idea of lasercutting them, but looks like you beat me to it. Congrats. They do look the job :-) I'm betting they are pretty rigid too looking at the box structure you have there. Any idea how to string them effectively?
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