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Planets!

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It's sort of a basic, grade-school project for kids to make models of planets. I needed some for Battlefleet Gothic, so I made these.

These are just styrofoam balls purchased from a craft store. Then you coat them with something like patching compound, and paint them. The biggest problem is basing them though. The foam is really porous so I just applied a bunch of glue to the end and stuck it into the ball. If that didn't hold, I poured a different kind of glue in there until it held.

The first one I made rough and painted it red. The games are science fiction, so one of the planets had to be unusual.

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The next one is an ice moon. It's really hard to take pictures of white objects on a white background, so it's a little hard to see. I don't have a black tablecloth yet to play on.

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The next was your average, everyday Class-M habitable planet. The continents aren't Earth's. I was moderately happy with the ice on the poles. The south pole has ice too, the pics just don't show it. If I had time I would have drybrushed white on other places because it looks like clouds. And if I had more time, I would have sanded the surface to make it smoother.

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This is a big gas giant. No land masses are visible, just swirling colors.

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Since this orb is so big, it would topple over if held up with only one rod. So I used one of those three-legged plastic things you see inside pizza boxes. (There goes the diet!)

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All four for scale

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Here's a picture of all four planets.

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The ships are Battlefleet Gothic Chaos Infidel Class Raiders, by Games Workshop.

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