Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset STEP TWELVE


STEP TWELVE: 

And, now, for the final step, place a custom Mego Magneto in the playset so that he can take command of his base and begin his exciting adventures...

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP ELEVEN


STEP ELEVEN: A) Assemble the paper models: cut them out, fold them up, and glue  them together. Place them along the widows. B) Affix the computer stickers on the walls by the doors. C) Detail and dress the set. Find a nice spot for Magneto's helmet. Place some Mego "Star Trek" chairs at the computers. Check through your inventory and see what sort of props you may have and set them up around the set. A clipboard with some sort of schematic clipped to it helps create a nice scientific ambiance. D) Make a bunch of vent stickers and put them on the stage left and stage right walls up by the ceiling. √

JUST ONE MORE STEP TO GO!!!

Tune in tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion of... "How to build an Asteroid M Playset"!!!

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How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP TEN

STEP TEN: Make three different paper models of a 1960s-style NASA mission control computer desk. Make stickers of three different "Space: 1999" style computers. √

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP NINE

STEP NINE: Cut a blank Styrene sheet into three window panes. Insert them into the windows.  √

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP EIGHT

STEP EIGHT: A) Attach the main view screen sticker in the center of the angled, upstage flap. Place a magnetized secondary viewer on both sides of the main viewer. The secondary view screens, being magnets, can be easily switched-out to portray different adventures. B) Place a Magneto Emblem on both of the doors. √

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP SEVEN

STEP SEVEN:  A) Create a sticker of a NASA-like main view screen. B) Create a variety of secondary view screens on card stock. C) Attach adhesive magnet strips to the secondary view screens. C) Create some stickers of Magneto's emblem. √

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP SIX

STEP SIX: Install the doors and floor. √

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP FIVE

STEP FIVE:  A) Build some red Trek-style sliding doors out of foam core. B) Keeping in mind that much of what you do is experimental, and that you have epic tendencies, just dive right in and figure out on the go how to make a track system for the doors out of foam core. C) After unsuccessfully looking all around for some of that silver foil foam core decide to just get a roll of foil wrapping paper and make your own. Make a nice shiny metallic floor out it. √

Friday, May 16, 2014

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP FOUR

STEP FOUR: Get a can of that magnetic Paint that you've been wanting to try. Apply three thin coats of it to the angled, upstage flap. √

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to Make an Asteroid M Playset -- STEP TWO



STEP TWO:  Cut out some doors and windows. Remove the "fourth wall". Secure the box flaps with a glue gun. Place the upstage flap at a bit of an angle. √

Monday, May 12, 2014