Thursday, 27 March 2014

Space: Planets (2) 'Six' Outer Planets

A distance shot of a trio of planetary curios (see below):

  • A barren "Rusty Red"
  • A fiery "Lava Orange"
  • A gaseous "Sickly Blue"

Close up and I think that the "Sickly Blue" one has a distinct gaseous or water feel to it. The "Lava Orange" meanwhile has obvious plate tectonic activity (see below):

The "Rusty Red" seems to have a high iron content which should doubtless prove of high interest to the intergalactic mining fraternity and the associated lawlessness that comes with an asset striping 'free for all' (independent or with corporate sponsorship).

My final trio of planets are "studies in Green" (see below):

  • A "Sickly Green"
  • The (snow capped) Twin Jungle Greens"

After closer inspection the "Sickly Green" is in fact a montage of dirty coloured gases from brown to blue, passing through green in rather a mucky fashion (see below):

A closer inspection of one of the "Twin Jungle Greens" reveals obvious 'growth' resembling what you would expect from the GW 40K "Tyranids" or Hollywood "Alien" home worlds (see below):

A pressing unanswered question is how do I mount them? If their final resting place is to be a bedroom ceiling(s) in diorama form, then embedded 'hooks' are probably the best bet, but I would like to hedge my options and be able to mount them table-top in order that I deploy then for 'as yet unspecified' space fleet battles. They just seem too useful to be 'just' pretty ornaments.


Al said...

Mate, you never cease to amaze me with your range of projects, great stuff!

Dwight Grosso said...

Maybe mini rare earth magnets? That way you could mount them to a base for games and hang them from the ceiling.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks Al, you are as ever very generous with your compliments

I shall therefore name in your honour the "Lava Orange" one as Planet AL-1-ANZ-WG

PS Dwight I think your suggestion will be an interesting engineering challenge, I think I may have made the planets "too heavy" for a quick release mechanism