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« on: July 04, 2012 05:15:45 PM »

My husband and I want to make our son a toy helicarrier for his toys from Super Hero Squad. The one that they sell in stored is $75 and very small. we are hoping to make a bigger one that all of his little toys can go on an and maybe in.

Any help would be awesome.

 below is what we want to make for him well a link to my photo gallery and its the only picture in there....

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=301807

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My husband said to put how big we want it which makes sense. He wants it to be 25" by 13" or so. He has a construction background. so the building materials can be almost anything we are just wondering what ideas others have. Smiley
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012 08:27:45 AM »

I think modding a plastic boat might be the way to go, just because of the shape of the hull. I remember having a GIJoe attack boat that was similarly shaped, but with the deck accoutrements of a destroyer. It was 18 or 20 inches long and only 10 or so wide. Maybe a 30 inch GIJoe aircraft carrier would work better for you.  This 31 inch aircraft carrier looks really good, too.

Adding the dome, turbines and other goodies will take some creative scavenging. You can ask at the local dump or recycling facility (or if the bins are accessible for public drop-offs, just poke around!), or simply wander up and down the streets and pick through people's recycling on garbage day. Keep gloves in your car, too, because you never know when you'll drive by the perfect bit of something. If you decide to collect all the materials firsthand, it may take longer and cost more. Imagine yourself squealing in the grocery store about the perfect container to turn into X Tongue

Other useful store-bought stuff might be balsa wood, craft foam, tinted plastic sheet (like document folders), air dry modeling clay, hot glue, PVA glue, modeling paints, acrylic paint, acrylic sealant, ink/bubble jet printable sticker sheets (or get stickers colour laser printed at a copy shop), styrofoam "shapes" (balls, cones, cyclinders, etc)... Definitely have a look around dollar stores and discount stores in both the crafting and toy sections.

Hope that was helpful Cheesy
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