It is done! I have completed my Protoss Pylon Lamp! How would you like to know how I made it? You would like that? Good! I was going to show you whether you wanted to know or not. Also, if you like this, give me a follow on Twitter @chinbeard as I have many more projects like this coming down the pike.
For starters, I nabbed some references images straight out of the game. I based the scale on the central ring being made out of a 4″ PVC tube.
I decided that the best way to make the pieces would be to make master parts, mold them, then cast them in plastic resin. The main crystal was made out of cheap insulation foam, then coated in Bondo and sanded.
The parts were all painted by hand with metallic gold and acrylic color paint then clear coated with a satin finish.
Finally I was able to attach all of the pieces to the crystal. I drilled shallow holes in the crystal to accommodate nubs that were modeled into the pieces. The central ring is attached to the crystal with 1/4″ acrylic rods.
And that’s it! All done! This particular one will be given away at this year’s Nerdtacular. I still have the molds, so I will probably make more in the future. Again, if you like this, give me a follow on Twitter @chinbeard.