You want to make a model of something that you've seen in a film, but it's round and has lovely compound curves and you don't have a lathe. Don't worry, this instructable will show you how you can use a simple profile and some car resin filler to get a lovely round shape with out using any machines at all.
For me I used it to make this alethiometer from the book Northern Lights (aka the Golden Compass in the US) and shortly to be released as this Christmas's big hit, the Golden Compass. Which looking at the trailers is a mixture of Riven (the game for those that know), Steam Punk and a bit of Round the World in 80 Days thrown in for good measure.
Full instructions on how to use this instructable to make a Golden Compass can be found on my website dadcandohere
, including free printable templates for all the graphics and an accurate profile template guide.
But then you can make loads of round things using this method... I'm sure you'll think of them. Post pictures here if you do, we'd love to see them.