RecapIn this post, I'll show how I created flight stands for my clouds. I created these clouds for a play-test of Eric Farrington's "Castles in the Sky". The idea of having clouds available as blocking terrain, as a sort of "sky tree" is very interesting to me.
PicturesAny how, here's what you'll need:
- Hot glue gun with hot glue gun sticks. Maybe a dozen or two.
- Primer spray paint. White.
- Flat color spray paint. Sky Blue.
- Poker chips. Probably white.
- Some wood discs, about 1.5-inch across.
- Large circular coasters. Mine are 4-inches across and made of cardboard.
- 2-inch (plus or minus) PVC pipe connectors, the kind used for building lawn sprinkler systems.
|These are my clouds. I built them in the last post.|
|Glue the PVC connector pipe to the coasters. Ignore that weird thing at the top left, that's for the next post. =)|
|Poker chips. Cheap plastic version.|
|Glue the poker chips to the tops of the PVC pipe. Here you might notice that I added texture to the bases of each cloud stand; this will be important later to create the effect of ocean waves.|
|After spray painting the stands in white primer base coat followed by a blue main coast, all of the cloud stands are done. Here's what the clouds look like upon their stands.|
|Here's my current inventory. Bunches of cloud stands. I'll be adding more paint.|
|I draw using the flat of a wide paint brush my blue across the base. I try to draw the paint from the center to the edges of the base. I'll also trim the edges of the base with blue.|
|Here's a bunch of the bases with blue paint against them all drying.|
|Here's most of the cloud stands finished.|
|All of the cloud stands are finished now. I've got enough variety in sizes that I can stack some of them.|