As a scale modeler and fan of the Stargate series, I really wanted a good scale model of the Stargate, but I couldn't find one.  However, with the help of a good friend, we set out to make a scale model of the Stargate. 

Step 1: Research

Like any good project, you have to do your homework.  I scourered the web in search of every bit of reference material I could find.  Also I took screen captures of the Stargate from the dvd.  We used this to determine scale of the stargate and the base as well as colors and details. 

One early decision I had to make was what version to make.  The stargate from the movie has 2 distinct differences from the tv show version.  I wanted my model to be of the movie version, but compatible enough to be a tv version so we had to make a few decisions on accuracy between the two.  The movie version has an open top chevron and the the tv version is closed like all the rest.  The movie version has engraved constellations, the tv version is raised.  We went with exchangeable chevrons and engraved constellations.

Secondly, we chose one of the most common scales for model kits, 1/35th.
How did you get such fine detail into the model? I have worked with 3d printers before and it didn't anything like this.
Where can I get the equipment to do this type of stuff ?
I love this, would love to make one myself. If you dont mind, could you answer a couple questions I have about what you used to make i/ so you used a 3d computer model program, right? What did you use? Also You said you had access to a laser cutter, what kind was it, where was it gotten, and what did it cost? Also what material did you actually use, wood, plastic, etc? thanks
I've never seen the tv show but this is accurate.
What was the radius of the stargate in the show, do you know?
Awesome work! In step two did you make the second image? and what program did you use? <br> <br>I have been getting reference images together in the hopes of making a transport ring which would be used for flowerbeds in the back yard. :)
Thanks all! Only wish it won the Make it Real challenge to make some awesome stuff with a 3D printer!
i love it, good work.

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