Taking 'trash' and 'recycling' it is not only a GOOD thing, it is the EASY and LEAST expensive solution to creating your video/photographic environments as well.
In fact, I won 1st Place at the Fresno Fair this year in the "Recycled Arts" category . . . WAHOO!
Below are some of the items I used for a Spaceship Repair Station.
How about YOU? It's a fun way to have your friends help too.
Rockets are made using used paper-roll inserts. Tim's Spaceship Repair Base (right) is made from a blister pack that headphones came it. To make clear windows I use painter's tape for masking (it is temporary and can use more than once if you keep the used tape). On top of the rocket is a milk-carton top Rosas I think-local. Yellow bottom of rocket in foreground is a lid from orange juice lid that I will spray gold. Base of Tim's is sand, red railing is sprue from a model that someone threw in the 'trash'. Blue tips of rocket are wooden plugs from Fresno Ag. What looks like a radar thing on lower left is taken off a toy that was thrown away during a City cleanup. Rocket engines are old toilet-paper inserts with Christmas ornament for the underside of rocket engine. Brown base is styrofoam sheet painted with Poster Paint from Allard's VerY cheap and will not eat styrofoam, is non-toxic and washes with water! YAY! We use paints from Target- lots of water-based colors is paint using my fingers a lot- why complicate things = right" I really like E-6000 glue for a number of reasons, ONE being I can rip parts off if I want to re-do. OH- I get balsa wood for attaching the rocket engines. MUSt be careful, as I am not a good knife wielder- small or large. Anyway, hope this gives you some ideas. Silver paint is Rustoleum appliance silver spray over primer. Use Elmer's glue too. AND FYI- I don't make any money touting brands, just want you to know what I use and try to tell you Why and What to make it simple, easy and CHEAP! Of course, it's all in the lighting when you do your filming, but keep watching. WE have more space-ship repair base models to make- about 5 of them for a larger Tim's set! Hope ya like this post!!