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Home Made StarGate.
Old 01-13-2007, 12:17 PM #1
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Default Home Made StarGate.

Ok, here's the deal. I wanted to get a Stargate compatable with my 3.75" Joes. I looked for an affordable alternative that had the correct size, but finally decided to try to make my own. I want it to be like the Stargate in the movie and show, but I don't want THAT stargate. I want the same Concept. An alien porthole that can transport you from one to another, same shape, but looks different and not tied to the Stargate universe!

I looked for a sturdy material. I started looking for Wood and metal at Lowes and Home Depot. But with no luck! I even went to Michaels. The only thing I found was a Styrofoam Wreath. I remembered I had a large assortment of Stryofoam at home, so I could build a base from that! But I don't know how I'm going to paint it! (Paint usually melts styrofoam!) Anyway, this is what I have so far;



I pinned it together with dowels from WalMArt. Then I went to coat it with DAS. (my intention is let it harden, sand and paint it to look like Stone or a weird Alien Material..but one step at a time......);




I decided to coat it to coat it with DAS Clay. I had to work fast and pinch it off and stick it together in small pieces;








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Old 01-13-2007, 12:19 PM #2
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It comes out lumpy. I had to smooth it by getting my fingers wet and rubbing it down.



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Old 01-13-2007, 12:21 PM #3
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I didn't have enough DAs to finish, so I'm off to Palm Springs to get more, but here's what it looks like so far;






and here's another shot to get an idea of the Scale;



This is a work in progress. I'll be adding more as I finish this project.......stay tuned!
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:44 PM #4
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Holy FRAK, Frank, that's awesome. As far as I know, melting the stryofoam depends on what kind of paint you use. Back in my warhammer days, we knew better than to use spray paint on that stuff. We always painted a base coat then texture painted the stuff. I can tell by what you are doing, it'll be great. I simply don't use styrofoam cuz I don't feel like trying to carve it all up. 3d modeling is NOT my forte.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:20 PM #5
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loking good frank looking good. keep up the great work.

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Old 01-15-2007, 06:24 PM #6
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I've seen some of the stuff Frank's come up with, I think we should start calling him Martha Stewart ;-)
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:01 PM #7
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Yes, definitely Maathaa! What would you recommend for decorating a Joe themed rec room Frank?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:30 PM #8
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OK, I finished covering it with Clay.




But I forgot.....the clay adds mass that will "crowd" the ring, so I had to cut a chunk out to get it to stand upright!

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I painted the base primer gray to get the effect of stone.



I needed to make the ring look "other Worldly" so I used a metallic blue....I still have to add some decoration to make it look alien....but here is so far......

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DAMN Frank!! That is tight!!!!!
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