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Captain Nebula
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:03 am    Post subject: Making planets and moons Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone has made their own planets or moons or if there are companies you can buy them from.
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Steve Cole
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen people use styrofoam balls of various sizes.
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Bill Stec
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corsec Engineering sells kits:

http://corseceng.com/planet-kits/

I have also made planets from foam balls, cut in half. Make sure you use the foam without all the holes, or it's hard to smooth the surface.

I used several coats of Modge Podge to try and smooth up the surface of styrofoam balls with some success.
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wedge_hammersteel
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or the bottom half of large plastic Easter eggs

Didn't Scoutdad post some pics of his planets? I seem to remember a golf ball size earth where he painted the continents, oceans, some clouds and I even think a tiny little marker for his house in Tennessee Very Happy

He could tell you how he made them.

I betcha when something is missing around his house, his wife asks him if he is starting any new craft projects. He is quite inventive.
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Captain Nebula
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Thanks!
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wedge_hammersteel wrote:
Or the bottom half of large plastic Easter eggs

Didn't Scoutdad post some pics of his planets? I seem to remember a golf ball size earth where he painted the continents, oceans, some clouds and I even think a tiny little marker for his house in Tennessee Very Happy

He could tell you how he made them.

I betcha when something is missing around his house, his wife asks him if he is starting any new craft projects. He is quite inventive.


Has Evey been talking to you again??? Rolling Eyes
I have managed to acquire lots of her "stuff"
I got one of her photo corner rounders...
One of her 12-inch paper cutters...
One of her paper punches...

Over the years, I appropriated... kitchen sponges... Christmas balls... pine trees from her Christmas Village... cotton batting from her stock... felt... fabric... poly-foam... beads... bead organizers... gauze pads and gauze bandages from the first aid kit... coffee stirrers... straws...

Wink
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Re: Making planets and moons Reply with quote

CaptainQuirk969 wrote:
I was wondering if anyone has made their own planets or moons or if there are companies you can buy them from.


Here's the link to the previous thread with many of my planet photos:

http://www.starfleetgames.com/federation/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4808

If you're on Facebook, I have a fan page there:
A Call to Arms Star Fleet fans


There are many more photos of planets (mine and other peoples) there.
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Captain Nebula
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Just sent over a request to join the Facebook group.
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djdood
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No crafting supplies are safe in my house. She borrows my stuff, I borrow hers. Hers comes back with paint on it... I sleep on the couch...
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djdood wrote:
No crafting supplies are safe in my house. She borrows my stuff, I borrow hers. Hers comes back with paint on it... I sleep on the couch...


Same here.
I often head to the game room only to find the table has become a scrap-book den or a lapidary studio.

She "borrows" my stuff as often as I borrow hers.
The only difference seems to be that I get my stuff back... hers ends up in some project and is lost forever. Wink
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