Painting is just about completed on this 'Ion Cannon', the computer screens need some space ships pictured. It is constructed from the motor and shaft from a blender while the top from the blue ceramic up is from a gas oven igniter, I don't remember where the radar dish is from but the computer controls come from the Playmobil ship fittings. I think the motor gives the cannon a nice realistic feel to it. I didn't paint very much of the model as I chose the electric pieces precisely because they looked real. The gas oven igniter is very nice especially since the igniter is from our oven when I had to replace it. Unfortunately the cannon cannot depress any further than pictured, OK so it is for planetary defence only. To power the cannon I have a massive generator I bought from Rudy Nelson's Time Portal Hobbies years ago.