Thursday, January 3, 2008

Rocketship #7

While at a Goodwill store, I found an interesting old, what looks like a metal coffee filter of some kind.

It had three cool legs on it already, and I could tell right away that it was going to become a rocket.

I went down to Home Depot, found some small plastic plumbing "elbow" joints that I used for the thrusters.

The number 7 was a chrome house number that I found at the same place.

I then coated the entire piece with a iron acrylic paint. I added some rusting solution and a patina to the number.

The inside of the piece is stuffed with multi-colored Christmas tree lights that blink. It looks pretty cool in the dark.