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Hey Gents -


I was looking for planet/planetoid options that would work with FSA, and found something that I think will be light, durable, and paint up well:




Just cut off the "lip," and if you're feeling really thorough, you can mount to an acrylic or MDF base of appropriate size!

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I painted a foam half sphere to make a planet for my armada fleets. You could do a full sphere as well for probably a little over half of the cost of the plastic sphere. If you are worried about the foam sphere texture I have had good success coating the styrofoam with modpodge or elmers glue. 


I put together a tutorial of my process on my blog here if you are curious to see pictures.

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I just threw up the first link I found to use as an example. I'm sure there are cheaper places to get these.

I'm not a big fan of Styrofoam, as it dents when knocked around, but I understand that it's sufficient for most - and cheap.

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