The Dune Experiment

This is the current state of the Dune egg experiment.

There were a few large voids along the base of the egg, which I drilled out carefully and have been blocking them up with tape, and injecting resin into the holes. It takes a couple of passes, because the surface of the egg winds up with a lot of sticky resin on it, and it’s best to proceed slowly. Once it’s all full, I’ll shape it back down and polish it. Right now, the surface is around 600 grit. You can see where the resin made it clear, that the interior is visible even if it’s not, now.


  1. Jazzlet says

    I like the bubbles too, though I’m not sure there is a Dune compliant definition for them. However I don’t think Herbert can have described every atmospheric phenomenom on Dune ;-)

  2. says

    Oh, a spice blow looks exactly like a string of bubbles! Didn’t they mention that in the scene where Leto goes sightseeing in the ornithopter?

    My memory may be wonky.

  3. kestrel says

    Looks pretty swirly and sandstormy in there. I think it will work very well.

    It would be neat if you could drill down to one of those bubbles, put pterosaur in there, and *then* fill it with resin.

  4. avalus says

    Really cool effect, and I too Like the Bubbles!
    Allthough … it looks like a giant buttplug :D

  5. DrVanNostrand says

    With the base on it, I can’t stop seeing it as a buttplug for a giant. It looks cool though.

  6. lorn says

    DrVanNostrand @ #7:
    “buttplug for a giant”

    You beat me to it. Another thought is it sort of looks like one of those Paltrow eggs, but really big. Giant-size Paltrow eggs and butt plugs.

    Is it that I need to get my head out of the gutter, or is someone trying to tell us something. Sick, twisted, inquiring minds want to know … and all that.

  7. DrVanNostrand says

    lorn @ #9:

    avalus (@#5) beat us both to it! Great minds think alike. It’s not surprising though. I don’t see how anyone can look at it and NOT see a buttplug.

  8. says

    I don’t see how anyone can look at it and NOT see a buttplug.

    I didn’t see it at first because the base-piece, which I plan to remove, was marked as “deleted” in my mind.

  9. StevoR says

    I like it but that is one seriously tidally distorted sandtrout infested planet you’ve created there.

    Tangential but anyone know when & how did Arrakis – which is a real star with the Greek / Bayer designaton of Mu Draconis :

    Switch to Canopus as apparently Dune’s Sun in that fictional ‘verses?

    Admittedly neither system being at the masive and short lived end of the spectral classes – Canopsu esp – seems suitable for evolving highly advanced (beyond bacteria) ecologies but still.

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