That's no egg... that's a space station!

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Rob1970

Active Member
It's that time of the year again! The Annual Easter Egg Hunt! (at another forum, but I like to share my craziness...)

Last year I did this one; http://www.therpf.com/f11/scratchbuilt-st-easter-twist-211741/#post3288741

And this year, something in the same theme...



Aaaand we're off! And like any egg that's off... you need to clean them!





Begone, foul spots! Only took a bit of scrubbing with a sponge and some nailpolish remover... Groovy...



Speaking of groovy... this thing needs a trench. How can you have a trench-run without a trench?


So we sacrifice one egg to make a guide to draw some parallel lines...



Sorted!



Two halves make a whole...



One half -gets- a hole...



...aaaand the hole gets another half...



CA-glue, some kicker, a sanding stick and a little elbow-grease later we have a massive planet-killing laser cannon dish thingy!



And now we start working on making those halves whole again...



Cutting more discs... and holes in the discs...



Each half gets a disc...



Another disc to separate the two halves...



And we have a whole(ish) egg again...



One egg gets sacrificed so I can draw parallel lines on another egg... That's number 3...






And we cut the egg to pieces...



...and we glue all the pieces to the first egg...









Capped, with a stand from a left-over bit of shell, and ready for another round of plates...



This is going to take a while...



More sooooon!


Rob
 

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Timmythekid

Sr Member
Don't be too proud of this ovular terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of a really nice omelet with a bit of parmesan and some scallions.
 

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Rob1970

Active Member
An Egg Star? You must be yolking.
The puns! They're eggscruciating!!

All greebled up...
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Paint time! Grey primer first... (I ran out of egg-shell white...)
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Pre-shade...
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And covered in RLM 84, Light Grey and a dusting of Gunmetal Black Metallic. The effect is very subtle. Alas too sublte for a camera...
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And a coat of Klear... Ready for a wash as soon as the it's dried thoroughly.
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Next; working on the stand and preparing for Stage Two (Dun-dun Duuuunnnnn!)

More sooooon!

Rob
 
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Rob1970

Active Member
Time to take a stand! Or make a stand...

Printed out a line drawing of the Imperial logo and glued it to a piece of 0.25mm styrene with a paper-glue stick, then pierced each corner with a needle.
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A nice fresh hobby blade and some cuts later...
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I glued it to the bit of egg-base I was already using, just need to make a few cuts here and there to make the flat piece conform to the curved surface.
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Filled in all the cuts with some CA-glue gave it all a bit of sanding...
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A coat of primer, then a layer of Gunmetal Black Metalic, and a drybrush with Bright Brass... very shiny after a coat of Klear.
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And tomorrow I hopefully get the stuff I need for Phase Two...

More sooooon!

Rob
 
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JediMichael

Sr Member
Wow, that thing is amazing. So now who gets to sue.... Disney now owning Star Wars...or Sega with their death egg from the Sonic games. Actually surprising George didn't sue Sega over that.
I need to get back working on my death star.
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
Very cool build and this thread reminded me i need to buy a compass for cutting styrene circles.
 

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