Having seen the new Star Wars film, the force awakens, I had to have a go at making a model of BB-8 droid that featured in the film. Here is my attempt at making him. Obviously with the copyright issues, he is not for sale, just for fun and for me!
I made a sphere and cut it in half and hollowed out one half to make the top and glued an earth magnet inside. The bottom was left solid to give it some weight. Glued both halves back together and pyro’d the design to cover up some of the join. The head was made in two parts and again a small magnet was glued inside. The small detail parts were turned out of some African Blackwood.