Alright, so Avengers: Infinity War came out and shook the world. Literally. With the snap of a finger.
Too soon? K, I figured.
I was interested in making things and I had seen tutorials on how to make the Cube. I figured it was an easy build, so I attempted it. I had seen Uncle Jessy's video, to be exact. You should check out his channel. It is pretty dope, but my cube is better ;)
Without further delay, here is the Tesseract. From Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers Infinity War.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials...
To build this cube, you will need the following.
1. A baseball display case from Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I don't know for certain if they are at Michael's but I would assume so. They are about 2.99 at Hobby Lobby, and if they are on sale, 1.49.
2. Frost Glass Spray cans: You definitely need Blue Frosted Glass spray paint. You can buy regular Frosted Glass to give more detail but you don't have to.
3. Ceran Wrap or some type of translucent wrapping. This will diffuse the light. I had seen tutorials using wax paper. Do not do this as the final result will not be very pleasing. Too much light gets lost.
4. White LED lights. just get some bright ones. Not that hard to figure out.
Step 2: Step 2: Begin Painting the Cube...
I started with the regular Frosted Glass spray. I started doing light coats, just to get the frosted effect, but as time went on, i was just pointing the can at one side for a solid 10 seconds. You want to change between coats of gloss and frosted glass. Between those coats, get a little bit of the blue frosted Glass in there. This is for the outside. For the inside of the panels, just use the Blue Frosted Glass and the regular. The outside of the cube needs to feel like glass, so do as many coats of Gloss as you can with the can you have.
Step 3: Step 3: Making the Glow Effect
I call it the Glow effect. Call it whatever you want; it glows. You will want Ceran wrap or some other type of clear packaging material. This diffuses the light. All you do is find some of this material, making it to where it can fit in the cube, but don't make it into a tight ball; make it puffy.
Step 4: Step 4: LED Lights
You'll want to find some white or blue LED lights now. Three or four will work just fine, but if you want a really bright cube, use more. Make sure they fit in the cube, but put them in random places towards the center.
Step 5: Step 5: Admire Your Creation
Now, turn on the lights and put them and the packing material in the cube and close the two halves together. DO NOT GLUE THEM IN PLACE. The batteries in the lights don't last and if you glue the seams shut, good luck getting them open again without seriously damaging the cube.
It should be a relatively long process but it is really fun.
Hope this inspires you. :)
Check out my Instagram: (keaton_henke) to see all my props and be sure to like them if you like them. I have a snapchat as well: (khenker08). I post pictures of my progress on props there.
This is an entry in the
Halloween Contest 2018