Starkiller Base model

In The Force Awakens, the big weapon of the First Order is Starkiller Base. I looked online for a miniature and could not find any, so I did the next best thing, I made my own.

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The model was constructed from a 6″ foam ball. A small wooden stand was cut and glued, this would be useful in the making of the model and makes a nifty stand to display the final project on.

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The trench and cannon were cut from illustration board, then painted.

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The remaining surface was covered with air dry clay in multiple sections at a time. One issue I discovered with the air dray clay was the surface cracked when drying. I later learned this was from the surface being spherical, so small expansion crevices were added to the final sections of clay.

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The final surface of the model is composed of Snowtex, the same material used in my Matterhorn model. The model complements my Star Wars action figure display nicely.

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