Monday, March 18, 2013

A whole new world

I picked up another Styrofoam hemisphere to paint as a planet for my spaceship games.  With the 40% off coupon, just six bucks from Hobby Lobby.  You can see it with a Tomcat-class battlecruiser for scale.
As you can see, it's much larger than the other celestial objects I already have (12" vs. 8" vs. 4").  I plan on painting this newest half-dome as a gas giant, even though a gas giant at the same scale as a terrestrial world would fill the whole room.
It will add some tactical depth to my spaceship games, as it blocks line of sight and provides a nice hiding place for entire fleets.  Look for it in a batrep someday in the not too far off future.

5 comments:

Colgar6 said...

I'll be interested to see how it looks when complete. I plan on painting a gas giant myself (some day) and need inspiration!

Kaptain Kobold said...

Bloody hell! Guess what song came up on my shuffled playlist when I opened this post ... :)

bluebirds40 said...

cool, i thought about doing that, still might, do need some planets. last year on youtube, i don't know if he is still there, but he showed several video of how to make many diffrent types of planets using that, including how to make a planet falling apart. i will try to find it send you the link.

theDM'sRevenge said...

I'm very interested in this project. I've on occasion made planets of my own (http://revengeofthedm.blogspot.com/2012/04/pile-of-new-stuff.html), but haven't tackeled a gas giant yet.

I'd also LOVE to see that YouTube like...

Collin Schrader said...

I must add to the mix my own desire to see that youtube series. I just tried a handful of search strings, to no avail. It sounds fantastic.

Scribe, although I've yet to actually make them, I have all my supplies for my own range of planets and moons. I've opted to do full spheres (except for the ring world...) with either flattened bottoms or minimal, pedastal-like bases.
I just can't resist the appearance of floating...