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Little Spheres



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Submitted By:

Ken Robbins


Are you building a model with a lot of spherical components? Can you live with spheres that are 38mm (about 1.49 inch) in diameter?

Ping pong balls. You'll need epoxy or superglue to attach them, but they are plentiful and cheap. The white ones are the easiest to paint.

BTW, as I write this in early December, you can get clear plastic Christmas tree ornaments at arts and crafts stores. They come in many sizes, including 2", 2.5", 3", 3.5", and 4" diameters with prices ranging from US$ 0.79 to $1.50. I did find a 6" one a while back.

These ornaments come apart and can be used as domes. I'll be using some for my Space:1999 Moonbase laser tank pilot bubbles.

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