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Make the Skyhook from BioShock


This is a fun foamboard project. You just need a few supplies and you can even motorize it like I did.



The Bioshock Skyhook


This is a fun little automated project. It is the skyhook from the video game BioShock. I originally wasn't too sure about making this project. It seems a little too complex for foam board. And as I built it I still wasn't sure. But.. as it developed and when it was painted I was very happy with how it looks.

There is no template for this project though. It is a bit too complicated. But if you want to make one I have all the basic steps right here for you.

I do have a youtube video on how to make this project. It is at the bottom of this page.


drawing the parts

I printed up a nice picture of the skyhook then drew it out on foam board. There are several layers to this but I started with an over all drawing of the whole thing. From there I can add smaller pieces like the handle.


The template parts

For some of the parts, particularly the part that rotates I made a few different versions out of paper. This way I could see how it works and see if the size was right.


Gluing parts

Once I had the right shapes and sizes I made them out of foamboard and glued them together.

The rotator

This the rotator part made out of foam board. It looks great. I actually used toothpics in them so they could move and spin on the center piece.

NextLets continue with the tutorial


The video on how to make this skyhook.



Skyhook replica

NECA Bioshock SKYHOOK replica 1:1 /Figures

Indebted to the wrong people, and with his life on the line, hired gun Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret. The City in the Sky - Leave the depths of Rapture to soar among the clouds of Columbia. A technological marvel, the flying city is a beautiful and vibrant world that holds a very dark secret. Unlikely Mission - Set in 1912, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt must rescue a mysterious girl from the sky-city of Columbia or never leave it alive. Whip, Zip, and Kill - Turn the city's Sky-Lines into weaponized roller coasters as you zip through the flying city and dish out fatal hands-on punishment. Tear Through Time - Open Tears in time and space to shape the battlefield and turn the tide in combat by pulling weapons, turrets, and other resources out of thin air. Vigorous Powers - Throw explosive fireballs, shoot lightning, and release murders of crows as devastatingly powerful Vigors surge through your body to be unleashed against all that oppose you. Custom Combat Experience - With deadly weapons in one hand, powerful Vigors in the other, and the ability to open Tears in time and space, fight your own way through the floating city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth and reach freedom. 1999 Mode - Open your own Tear to 1999 to experience the design and balance that hardcore gamers enjoyed back in the 20th century.


Foam board

Pacon Foam Board, 22"x28", 5/CT, White



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