My upcoming Galactic Knights game on Nov. 12 at Millennium Con involves a planetary assault. Therefore, I need a planet. I figure a hemisphere placed on the playing surface would look better than an entire sphere; a half-globe will make the starships on the hex board look like they're orbiting around the planet's equator.
I had planned to get an ordinary educational globe, separate it into two halves, take one hemisphere and repaint it, but I don't have a spare one around the house, and globes don't come cheap.
I found large styrofoam spheres at Hobby Lobby, but they were expensive and I don't have the proper tools to make an accurate cut. I then went to Michael's and found this styrofoam hemisphere. It's a little smaller than what I'd originally planned on having, but it's cheap and already in the shape I need. Now I just have to paint it. I'll post some pics when I get around to painting the hemisphere.