A spaceship in the making

It all started with a cardboard tube…yep. Someone at work was tossing it out about 3 months ago and I said “Hey, let me see that”. From there people began to save me tubes. Small, medium, large, gigantic. With that one tube, the idea of a spaceship popped right into my head. I think people are afraid to throw out anything before showing me now 😉

…and from there…well…
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Fluorescent painted tubes are being added to the custom wooden walls and ceiling. The grey walls are trimmed with strips of cardboard to give the appearance of panels. Then each strip has silver tack heads showing to lk like rivets.
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Colored tubes that light up with blacklight…and yes, they all have been mitered! They are first nail gunned with strapping material and then they have connectors added between the areas joined. We cut strips from some foam insulation tubing. It all looks very spacey! I love using things made for something else!
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The “Heavy” ship door made from swapmeet finds. The holes will eventually have fluorescent paint coming through to “light up”.
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Making space rocks starts with chicken wire. This should bring back memories Kathy…
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Bella paper mache’s for the first time.
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and Cody helps with great enthusiasm.
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Marina puts a second coat on the pipes to make sure they really glow.
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Command Central coming along…(some of the aliens are extremely lazy)
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Mike and Mitch (the Brothers Grim) build the entrance.
Look closely and you’ll notice an extra piece of wood holding the arch panels. They made me a template of paper (2’x8′) and said “you can only use 1/2 of the sheet of plywood. Well naturally I used all of it! The circular area cut away made a nice extension at the back. I knew they thought I make one piece, but hey, it was too narrow! Then the pieces were primered in grey and will soon be painted shiny silver.
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2 Responses to “A spaceship in the making”

  1. If that craft is ready for take off the time Halloween gets here I’m ready to go. That is bad, farout, out of site. cool, Phat? oh yes, and BOSS.

  2. Don’t forget my son’s favorite – Sick!
    Yes, I have fond memories of a paper mache volcano being constructed for a luau, and then having it destroyed in seconds by toga wearing, watermelon rum punch drunk boys.
    Can’t wait to show Joseph these pics.

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