Post by Uncommon Geek on Oct 26, 2013 16:18:41 GMT -5
A man named Jim Fox created a Battlestar Galactica miniature game called "Picon Military Academy" that I have become overly obsessed with.
Part of this game is missiles... A frak ton of missiles.
So, I have set out on a quest to make as many missiles as I can!
I have enough material prepped to make over 280 missiles, which some of them will be converted into nuclear warheads.
What I did first, was to study the missiles that were used in the game itself. This image is of the first time I demo'ed the game.
Once I was able to see and feel how the missiles were made, I began work.
I first started with thick wire cut into manageable lengths. I can not remember the gauge of wire. Sorry...
I then cut a sample length of 1/2 inch to see if it would be a good visual size... which it was.
I then painted the rest of the wire red, and cut them to length. I then began gluing the missile bodies onto lengths of 19 gauge steel wire as bases.
I then took some cotton balls and tore them apart and glued them to the backs of the missiles to add in an exhaust trail effect. this also helps to indicate direction of travel. I hung them this way to help keep the trails as straight as possible.
Once I got a few made, I stood them onto foam and spraid them with hairspray in my bath tub to try to stiffen up the cotton exhaust trails to protect them. Once the spraying was dont, I then hung them back up so the trails to be facing down to keep them straight.
Once I get them fully done, I will update you on the final product!
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