Non-TF: God's Door (my personal Stargate)

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  1. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

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    I finally got my stargate built. Creating a stargate that would work in 1:18 scale has been an obsession for a while now. When I saw a "fully wired and masterfully painted" stargate listed on ebay I thought I had won the jackpot. I purchased it off of the Bay a little over a year ago and almost cried when I openned the box. It is a poorly lined up cast of a Diamond selct gate that is apparently translucent and separated with plywood. The guy used enamels to make it pretty much solid greasy looking black, so the paint was stinky and tacky, and it still was a year later. The one thing it had going for it was the working lights. Daremo's most recent Kumite contest for Slayer was just the kick in the ass I needed to get it out and get it done. So I attacked it with paint thinner to get the sticky enamel off and worke don repainting it. Once I got it a little bit more presentable I built the raised dias and table area to sit it on. The dias and table are all made of plywood, the sand is decorative flower gravel. I built the generator from a very small scale wargames hospital building and a halo pack reduction. The DHD is a Clone Wars holo projection table, the computer console came from an ugnaught figure. The runestone is again a wargames piece, and the snake helmet is one of my SG1 reductions. This might possibly be my favorite thing I have done. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    very awesome.
     
  3. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Amazing. I want one. Star Gate is one of my favorite shows.
     
  4. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    wathced the movie but never watched the show, fantastic work
     
  5. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Great choppai ! I love the movie and enjoyed the tv series.
     
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    That's amazing!
     
  7. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow, man it's beautiful! Some customs look great on a shelf and in a collection but THIS is a centerpiece or a total focal point to a room. Excellent work bro!
     
  8. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    Wow, the details boggle the mind. Beautiful!
     
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    cheetor71 Autobot

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    That's awesome. Very well done.
     
  10. Scotscream

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    dude that is awesome the dhd looks great also,i love the lights on the shevrons or how ever you spell that haha

    and the wormhole effect looks great.well done.
     
  11. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    As a long time Stargate fan, from the 1st movie to all the series, that is a thing of beauty.
    The picture with the lights and the two AF's in front of the gate looks like a scene from the show. Excellent job!!! :thumb 
     
  12. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

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    Thanks guys. Now all I need to do is get a torso sculpted to go with all of my heads.
     
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    sweet!!!
     
  14. Bruticus82

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    Nice job repainting and making the scenery to go along with it. It's the little details that matter!

    I agree that the lighting is great.
     

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