Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spaceship Detailing While You Wait

These photos may not look all that different from yesterday's, but they show a three-hour effort to seal up and streamline Major Tom's Rocket. A whole bunch of cereal box cut into 5mm side strips have been plastered to every piece of exposed foam-core to allow for spray painting this piece without melting it.

The start of rocket pods have been added to the bottom-most level as well.  I've got a lot more pieces to add to these (tops of dishwater detergent bottles) to make them look more rockety (rocketish?), but those will have to wait until after the first paint job. In fact, this is one piece of terrain that is going to require careful planning.  I've got a lot of ideas for furniture, but I can't put any furniture in until after I detail the walls and floors.  Just like a real rocket.
The nice thing about this style of construction is that you don't have to get every joint perfectly lined up.  You can always cover seams with piping and detail, as I've done with the long greenish pipe in the corner.  That pipe is covering a gap of about 2mm that no one will ever see.  I'm much better at covering mistakes than avoiding them, so you're going to see a lot of piping in the corners of this project.


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