Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The making of my R2D2 Hookah

Pickle Jar
Orange juice squeezer .. or some kinda round thing to mold your top
see perfect fit
sculpey the one that hardens in the oven
Cover the bottle with a tin layer of sculpey
roll it on its side on a solid surface.. to make it smooth make sure is clean or it will stick to the sculpey... dont forget the bottom of the bottle
use top as a round template.. make sure you peel it off.. plastic and ovens dont mix!!
Drill a hole on the top.. if you want to get fancy you could add a purge.. but for the contest it needs to be all homemade.. i might add a purge after the contest
this is what it looks like peeled off..
now make a hole on the sculpey and unite both the top and the lid..

here is where it get tricky... the sculpey is too soft to add detail and attach legs at this point.. it started to get messy .. so i decided to put this in the oven to harden the sculpey.. make it easier to add details and legs when is harden
oven.. make sure the sculpey is not touching the metal.. i have found that sculpey tends to get toasty and brown when it touched the metal tray.. NO BUENO... so let the glass and the copper do the touching of the tray
see.. almost there
now legs.. you can make the legs entirely of sculpey.. but then they are flimsy and will probably break if you bake it by themself n u will waste sculpey.. that stuff aint cheap.. ok it is.. but you could buy couple of shisha boxes instead.. solution? add a wood legs and cover them with sculpey.. y i used some scrap wood and kinda shaped them in the shape of the legs
i drilled some holes in the bakes sculpey.. added like 6 holes all along where the leg would be... you need some kinda way to make the legs attach to the already baked base.. this gives it something to hold on to..
see leg 1.. now repeat.. also make a triangular shape for the bottom leg and attached it to the bottom of the bottle.. if you look at my pictures.. the legs are kinda tilted.. and so are the feet.. i did it to give it the look that is moving forward.. R2D2 doesnt tend to stand up straight up.. just make sure you dont over do it or your coal won't stay..

back to the oven

Now here is when it gets tricky.. to add detail you can directly paint on the model as it is.. however, being that i really wan't to win the contest.. i went back and actually carved in the groves and details to make it more realistic.. you can do this with a pointy sharp object.. sculpey is very easly carved.. careful.. you dont want to fuck up ur new hookah!!

good luck and dont forget to check out my youtube account.. got some crazy shit there

One more thing.. i drilled a 3/hole on the metal cap.. and on the sculpey top.. and plugged my 3/8 hose in it.. i found that making the hole while the sculpey is hard a lot easier than when it's fresh.. because like i said plastic doesn't like ovens and hoses are made of plastic


  1. To start with, pretty much every Sahara - hookahs session appears to be the same one or several people sitting around puffing smoke. However, any true hookah will tell you that no two hookah sessions are alike. Hookah smoking is actually the most diplomatic celebration of individual differences and variegated tastes; in that way, smoking should be considered among the civilization.

  2. making this need lot of effort and time. I love to put effort but i don't have enough time so i am keeping this for later on my blog list. Hookah