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Iron Man: Arc Reactor by witchcraftywolfen Iron Man: Arc Reactor by witchcraftywolfen
*EDIT* I have done another, cleaner version of the Arc Reactor here: [link]

I know someone else here on DA did this too, but to be fair to me, I didn't see that until *after* I made this, when I did a search, trying to figure out where the hell to *put* this deviation. XD The gallery directors like to keep putting my crafts in *photography* -- it's happened three times now -- when the point of the deviation is the subject in the photo, not the photo itself. *Gets down on her knees and begs* PLEASE do not put this one in photography!! The photograph is just the means to show the thing I made, for Frith's sake!! *Cough* Anyway. I'm sure that other people have made Arc Reactors too. :)

Actually, I can thank *Ferntree for sparking the idea -- she showed us the t-shirt she had made herself [link] , similar to the one with the glow-in-the-dark arc reactor shirt that's for sale [link] Money not being something I have in abundance these days, I toyed with using her template (she gave permission) to make one myself, but Hern, my crafting muse, had other ideas ....

"Glow-in-the-dark paint? Phah! You remember that thing we got from the MoSI exhibit last fall? Surely you can make an arc reactor with that? ..."

Took a lot of experimenting with different materials -- cardboard & clay -- before I decided my efforts just weren't working. Then I got the bright idea to cut out the bottom of a plastic cup for the case, and cut the holes in it. Okay, so it's kinda rough, but I don't think it looks too bad from a distance. (It cracked, too -- in two places. *sigh* Thankfully it's not too noticeable.)

The "guts" are: Clear plastic (taken from the packaging of my Iron Man Prototype figure), with paper behind it, and another sheet of clear plastic behind that, all hot-glued in place. There's that aforementioned thing from the MoSI, which was a microchip in a plastic pendant, with an LED -- the batteries are in the clasp of the necklace (and I have no idea how I will replace the batteries, as it doesn't exactly have a way to open it. *sigh*). The microchip necklace is hot-glued to a circle of cardboard; under the pendant is a bit of wire, just to keep the bottom of the cardboard from collapsing into the case. And then I just painted the whole affair with gray paint and used modge-podge to seal it. (I'm thinking maybe I should look into getting a silver marker to colour it, though.) It's all shockingly sturdy, too. :)

I think I'm going to have to mail it to a friend to get it to Dragon*Con, though -- I don't want airport security to think it's a bomb. XD

Gaia, please get Neal Diamond's "Turn on Your Heart Light" out of my head. >_<
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docwholigan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Fantastic stuff. I'm going to have to try my hand at the same thing, I think! :D
Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student Writer
That's so awesome!
Kisham Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Funny. I like it!
Ferntree Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
OH MY GOD WOW. That's ingenius!!! You're really clever to be able to put that together!
vaia Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Neeeeat! :D
witchcraftywolfen Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
:D I'm rather pleased, if I do say so myself ....
princess88alasse Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
your talent never ceases to amaze me! it's shiney and pretty and yeah... *drools*
witchcraftywolfen Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Thankee! ^^ It'll be shinier if I can find me a silver marker :plotting: ....
princess88alasse Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you should be able to find one :paranoid: XD
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