So part of starting this site was for me to come up with and create some display cases for my collection of Transformers to stand in. Recently while “day-dreaming” about all of this I thought about how cool it would be to have a Space Bridge ahem Star-Gate (Yes big SG-1 fan here too!) to be the bridge between Cybertron & Earth…
Here is my first draft. It is fairly messy, and still much to work out. It definitely needs more “points” these are Cybertronian symbols 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. I should probably have all 9 numbers in there for the sake of consistency.
Right now I am looking at using either Styrofoam or Cardboard for the structure. The gate will comprise of two pieces so I can insert LED lights into each of the numbered portions. (Ideally each on their own switch.) You can find 3mm LED’s on Ebay for pretty cheap. I recently ordered 500 LED’s for $8.50.
Second part to this I am looking at making the interior part when the gate is actually “on.” This will comprise of a few parts. First layer being a graphic printed to give it a depth. Additionally I am looking at the idea of layering that graphic so I can insert some LED’s and defuse them so it lights up evenly.
On the top most layer I am going to add some liquid water woodlandscenics.com
As you can see all sorts of things can be done with this. Looking at the final part where they made a “swirl” in a cooking pan this is similar to what I am looking at doing for the gate. And with the added light behind this it should make for a very cool affect.