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Postby Badbriancool » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:04 pm

what is the best way to make a dome about the size of a baseplate? i am more concerned how it looks on the inside that the out. the concave part not the convex
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Re: technique request

Postby friskywhiskers » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:30 am

I assume you mean a 16x16 baseplate, correct? Well, the simplest way would just be to stack bricks and try to create as symetrical a shape as possible. Remember to stack the bricks in such a fashion where, for example, the first 4 layers move inward by one stud, the next two by two studs, and so on. This creates a rounded shape. If you moved inward by the same amount each layer, you would simply end up with a pyramid. See what I'm saying? I could whip up a visual if you really want it. :)
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Re: technique request

Postby Elephant Knight » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:54 am

One of the members of my lug (SALUG) has a great tool on his website for making spheres.

Here it is.

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Re: technique request

Postby jediknight219 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:14 pm

I spotted this a few days ago. This is too big, and looks better on the outside than the inside, but i'm posting it anyway. It might give you some ideas.
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