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Building my own stadium
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Hi all. I have been wandering lately how i could build my own beyblade stadium. I was thinking about building it out of metal or wood or some other material and make it really cool and stuff. If any of you have ideas, plans or instructions for building one of these could you please send it to me.

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Aug 24 2008 03:24 PM
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(Aug 24 2008 03:24 PM)roggi19 Wrote:  Hi all. I have been wandering lately how i could build my own beyblade stadium. I was thinking about building it out of metal or wood or some other material and make it really cool and stuff. If any of you have ideas, plans or instructions for building one of these could you please send it to me.

Roggi.

Making a stadium out of wood wouldn't work, unless it was extremely polished and smooth. And a Metal Stadium would wear out the tips of the Beyblade really easily.

Stick with pre-made stadiums, or make a stadium with a plastic surface.

Aug 24 2008 03:33 PM
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Plastic is the best way for me. I agree with Grey about the metal, and wood could also get chipped by wild beyblades.

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But the problem about buying pre made stadiums is that they arent sold anymore where i live(Iceland) and its much more fun to build your own stadium.

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It is fun, but it's a lot of work to build a good one. It has to have even slopes etc
Are you planning to make a Takara style stadium?

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(Aug 24 2008 03:39 PM)roggi19 Wrote:  But the problem about buying pre made stadiums is that they arent sold anymore where i live(Iceland) and its much more fun to build your own stadium.

And dangerous.

You could use a large mixing bowl or something. Wink

If you insist on building a stadium, you can make it out of whatever, just as long as you put some sort of smooth material over it, like plastic or something like a finish for a table.

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That's a good idea. Hard plastic mind you. If you melt some plastic and let it dry evenly over the stadium, it acts as laminate (I think)...

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Quote:If you melt some plastic and let it dry evenly over the stadium, it acts as laminate

Yeah i would think so too.

But theres one problem about making this is that i couldnt make it round like a bowl. Wouldnt that affect how the beyblades would act on the field?

Quote:You could use a large mixing bowl or something.

Right now im using a metal baking plate but it makes a LOT of noise and is pretty lame cause the beyblades dont attack each other as much as when they do in a stadium

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The vortex stadium is almost completely flat. The slopes are not very steep at all

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(Aug 24 2008 04:05 PM)ChozenBlader Wrote:  The vortex stadium is almost completely flat. The slopes are not very steep at all

That's one of the reasons why it's a horrible stadium.

There's an easier way to solve your problem. Order a stadium via YJA.
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YJA???

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Yahoo Japan Auctions

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Yes, please order one from Yahoo Japan Auctions.
Here's a link on how to use it:
http://forums.beywiki.com/thread-4.html

The thing with making your stadium is having it leveled off evenly. Unless you have some type of mold for it, I wouldn't go for it. Although it is pretty darn creative.
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Well mabey ill order one from YJA. But i still want to make my own...Tongue_out_wink

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By all means go for it then. None of us has the power to stop you.
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i used to make stadiums out of shoe boxes, almost like a obstacle course for beyblades
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I don't think that's quite what he's going for here, lol
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I once made a stadium out of a shoebox too.

I took the box and cutted it and taped it until i had á bowl like stadium with penalty pockets. It didnt last long tough(i think it was my first hms who ruined it).

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The deal with a custom stadium is how to shape the materials. I'm trying to figure this out, too.

You can use metal. It just has to be polished to a high shine. The issue is not the wearing of the tips, but how they will take impact with the stadium floor. If you build it out of sheet metal, it can absorb some of this impact, though. To make a stadium from sheet metal, you will require a hammer and a device called an english wheel. Look it up to see what it does. I have seen it used to produce parts for motorcycles.

You may not require the use of an english wheel... You may be able to find another way. It could be easier to find something to use as the "core" of the stadium and then build around that.

Wood. About wood. A wooden stadium will dent when the blades hit it. However, wood may be an excellent base to produce a shape at minimal cost and with hand tools. In fact, I may try this method. Finish a wooden stadium bowl out of wood, and then you can give it a hard epoxy coat similar to those used on garage floors. You can even hammer a thin sheet metal cover for it, if you want to. Or, you can use very thin plastic sheets and a heat gun. Place the plastic sheets on the stadium, then use the heat gun to make them sink into the shape. You can then polish and finish with various sandpapers and polishing wheels/cloths with polishing compound, and you can build the walls out of whatever you like.

Or, you can make a plaster cast of an existing Beystadium and melt the plastic over it. I may take this route.

Currently, I'm experimenting with making an old firebowl into a stadium. I want to give it a high shine and a hard epoxy coat to protect the finish.
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