Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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...
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"!!!
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. √
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. √
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. √
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. √
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
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
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. √