Chris Palmer These past couple weeks I worked on building some hanging pirate cages for our Ghost Archipelago table. Awhile back I saw someone else’s post about making these, and though I couldn’t remember where, they are simple enough that I thought I’d attempt them from memory.
I started out by getting a pack of hair rollers at my local Dollar Tree store.
I also went to my local craft store and bought some necklace chain and jump rings in the jewelry section.
Then, back in my workshop, I retrieved a pack of Dollar Tree mini ornaments I had bought last year to make some 10mm Sci-Fi fuel tanks. I planned to use the caps off them to hang the cages.
I cut the rollers down to a size I felt suitable to hold a 28mm human sized prisoner, and then glued a washer to the top, and one of the ornament hanger tops, with the flanges cut down, to the top of the washer.
I the constructed a scaffolding to hang them on, and glued that to a cut-down old CD. I added some bracing bracket bands to the top piece using paper strips, as well as a couple wire loops to hang the cages from.
For the bottoms of the cages I just used a couple more washers, tough on these I glued round stickers to cover the holes in the washers. Also, on one I assembled a skeleton to represent a long forgotten prisoner, using the parts from a GW skeleton set, and an arm from a Frostgrave cultist set. I applied white glue to the CD, and sprinkled it with sand. Also, I attached a short section of chain to the top of each cage. Then, when everything was dry, I sprayed it all black.
When I sat down to paint the cages, I suddenly realized I hadn’t included any kind of door n them! (A hazard of being a cut and glue first, ask questions later, type of crafter. ;-D ) So, on each cage I carefully cut out some sections of the roller, and added two vertical bars and a balsa lock to each, to give an impression of a cage door.
After that it was simply a matter of painting everything. I’m really happy with these, though if I had them to over again, I think I’d make them a little shorter in size by about two of the horizontal rings.
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