Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Communication Antenna for AT-43

My first experiment of creating some element for our AT-43 games :D

The idea came to my thinking about the civil engineers introduced with the Frostbite Campaign. I was thinking that those guys needed for sure a way to transmit information to the base station when they were there, outside, exploring that frozen planet.

The materials I used are very simple:
A bottle of Evian water (will the surface of the antenna), a pair of plastic spoons for coffee, and an office clip.

The clip will become the supporting legs of the antenna, the coffee spoons the tip of the antenna and that is pretty much everything.

From the lower part of the plastic bottle and with the help of a cutter, we remove the oval shape. The ergonomic profile looks very nice once you take it out of context as antenna shape.

We also cut the lower part of the two coffee spoons to make out the tip of the antenna.

Now we glue the two white plastic pieces together and to the oval shape and the antenna is becoming more evident.

After removing the black metallic piece of the office clip, we glue the two silver pieces together with a bunch of liquid hot glue, the kind you easily burn your fingers with ;D

And finally, we glue the antenna on top of the supporting legs with more liquid hot glue.

In the picture you can see one example without black primer and another one already with it.

The final painting is not yet available as I still did not decide how to do it ;)
Mi actual options are some Red Block emblems, or just military camouflage pattern.


Anonymous said...

Great post you got here. I'd like to read a bit more about that theme. The only thing it would also be great to see here is a few pictures of any devices.
David Trider
Cell jammer

Ariano said...

Glad you like it.
What do you mean with "devices" ?