Painting & Finishing

Star Wars EP7 BB-8 Droid

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I marked out the ball by drawing around the head dome, and another small dome. The head itself is the clear acrylic dome painted white from the inside. I’ve also taken a vacuum form over the dome in 1.5mm HIPS sheet and cut sections from it which are stuck back on top:

The eye and other details parts are 3D printed. I used a 3D print to form some clear PET over which will be sprayed black from the inside:

I’ve used acrylic paint mixed with liquid latex to paint the ball details:

The head and ball have been airbrushed a little to try to match the ‘white’: