How-To: Scratchbuilt Hoth Laser Turret

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How-To:  Scratchbuilt Hoth Laser Turret

It’s not a blow-by-blow tutorial, but these two posts from professional modeler Michael Fichtenmayer give a great general overview of his process for building these cool “DF.9 Anti Infantry Batteries” from the Star Wars universe from styrene stock and Bondo. I especially like his trick of using sea salt and hairspray between coats to simulate flaking paint.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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