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It may sound crazy But... Do anyone know how to get all info need to build Stargate? Answered

I know stargate is not real. just tv show. My point is...  I want build stargate. Scale size and stick it in my backyard with step down.  Like this picture from Stargate tv show.

I think it would be neat to have it there... maybe and able to spinning too.



Best Answer 8 years ago

As <strong>orksecurity</strong> says the surface details are almost certianly fiberglass over MDF foam. However your'e going to need something very substantial in the middle of it to hold it up. Not only does it need to support it's own weight, but unlike the prop it needs to withstand the weather. I'd use some 4" tube steel, and even then I'd probably attach a few guy-wires to make 100% sure it doesn't blow over and destroy something.<br /><br />Making one that can spin would be a whole order of manitude harder. Though very very cool. Lights might not add too much complexity though, and would be pretty neat. Patio lights could probably be adapted easily. They're low power and somewhat protected against the weather.<br /><br />If you don't have expereience with fiberglass and foam I'd start by making a DHD since it's smaller and doesn't need the steel reinforcing, but can be built uding the same techniques. (You'll need a DHD if you want to use your gate anyway.) Make a rough base frame out of plywood, cover it with foam sheets and carve them to shape using rotary tools, sanders, rasps, files or whatever. Then give it a few coats of fiberglass resin to make it smooth, durable and paintable.<br /><br />I assume you have plans for dealing with visitors that dial in?<br /><br />Here are two links of people going nuts with foam and fiberglass making car bodies, which might give you some hints: <a href="http://www.home-built-cord.com/Page4.html">Link 1</a>, <a href="http://englishrussia.com/?p=1949">link 2</a><br />

Scaled down, fiberglass might be sufficiently strong by itself... but I agree a stiff core such as conduit, and a few unobtrusive guy wires, would be wise.

Spinning... Forget it. I don't think the studio has one that spins; I believe they just animate that in.

ohh and use car door locks to make for the chevrons

you know also if you want to make one a steel frame and fiber glass on a concrete foundation would be the way to go

i do here at my instructional guide please look

Check this out, it's not to scale, but it's a great start. http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/06/incredible_homemade_stargate.html


8 years ago

 Look on wikipedia, I know it sounds bad but for something like this it would be Okay...& the real one really does spin but that prop is perma locked in the set of SGC and the outdoor one is the same for all the episodes the outside one doesnt spin or anything

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGSbHQkwxos">BAM</a> <br /><br />No, wait... That doesn't work...<br /><br /><a href="http://www.sg1archive.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12501"><strong>BAM!</strong></a> Try this. Its a bit small, but you could use it as a starting point. As for dimensions, try looking for 3D models of the Stargate. There's several <a href="http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=110c3f0ef557293fe6c89f594746e7d7">floating out there</a> that you could try using for a design. <br /><br />Heck, Garry's mod has<a href="http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=73656"> a nice Stargate</a> . Try <a href="http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=178">grabbing the textures</a> from that!

I'd suggest trying fan websites, to see if the producers have released good close-up photos or -- better yet -- engineering drawings. Try writing to the studio/producer/writers; they may be sufficiently amused to help you.

If not... well, find all the photos you can, and start designing.

The thing has to support its own weight and be stable -- and be weather resistant. I'd bet that the show's prop is fiberglass over foam, or something of that sort, with weights in the "stone" base to help keep it stable. Of course for your purposes it might be easier to just build the ring and .bed it in a real stone-faced platform, since you aren't going to have to move it to a new "planet" very often.

So: Find fiberglass sculpting website. Learn from then how to build, detail,  polish, and paint a large object. Hit some theater-arts websites for advice on how to achieve a "weathered" finish. Combine that with the info you got from the fan sites and start a detailed build. Remember to design in the lights, if you want them -- again, talk to folks experienced with the material about how to do so without heat becoming a problem, and I'd recommend low-voltage lighting so you don't have to worry too much about electrical safety.

There may be better approaches, but that's my best suggestion.

Big project, no matter how you slice it. If you do it, document the build -- other fans will want to see how you did it.

(Personally, I'd settle for a tardis.)

To make it spin will turn this into a multi-season project, and you will have to slave away at it through all your free time. But make sure to get ball bearings, and struts for the wheel to ride on. Re-design had a good idea with the circle of plywood. It'll be heavy for stability, and you can cover it with fiberglass for weathering. You'll really have to study those pictures and dream about how to get the effect just right. Remember: MANY MONTHS OF WORK.

i would start with marbee a rebarb cage skeleton or a tubeing of some sort.  just something that is easily bent so you can get the round shape your looking for

I'm sorry but you're wrong.  Stargate IS to real.

I coud give you directions to build one in you back yard but since they would be too detailed there is too much chance that you might actually get it to work.  That would be a bad thing to have another one working.

You should probably build a ring of plywood and then flesh it out in styrofoam and trim in the details.  Paint it with military looking gray paint find some rectangular lights and enjoy it.

But I absolutely refuse to give you any of the details of the real item.  All of my drawings and calculations are locked 100 ft under ground in a concrete bunker.

Funny... You just make me smile. I tried answer yahoo for build a stargate. Everyone keep says "stargate is fake" or "you're moron" etc Glad i found this site

Soo.... how do i get details? I'm not builder Is there... step by step? or so?