Long Road To The Harbor City, Part XI: Merchant Doors

The doors for the Inn were very basic stuff so I had to step up my game so you wouldn’t think that I am just a ordinary terrain guy who makes ordinary terrain stuff!!

Balcony door:

The focal point of the Mercs house is undoubtedly the big glass window. Because it looks cool I decided to continue the glass effect. I needed to construct frames for the glass so I measured the door way and built two door frames from plastic.

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Then I used thin plasticard rods to create diamond pattern to the frame

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Because I would use Woodland Scenics realistic water for the glass effect, I had to paint the doors. I used the same bronze paint that I used with the window

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Again I used clear masking tape to seal off the frames and double check it with masking tape. I laid the frames on a level surface and poured in the water stuff. Again there was some air bubbles but I managed to pop most of them with needle.

I have heard that if you heat up the resin after the pour little bit, the bubles will raise to the surface and burst. I haven´t had the time to test this but it sounds reasonable

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It´s always exciting to peel of the tape and see what the end result is. This time it worked out fine and it looks really good on the house

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The storage door:

There is empty space under the front stairs and when I planned the whole thing I thought that this space would be some kind of storage for the merchant. Because there is very valuable stuff under there, it needed a proper door.

First I cut some bars from plastic tube and plastic  strips for the door. Then I sketch the outline of the door on paper so I could glue the bars to the strips and cut the bars to the right lenght. After this i glued another plastic strips on top of it all and hooray, I had a door!

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Then I added some bolts here and there and also the hinges and a lock mechanism. Everything was made from plastic.

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Front door:

At this moment I was quite fed up with doors, so I forgot the take pictures of the construction of the front door. I used foamcore and glued different sized plastic strips and bolts to the door. I also drilled few holes to the door and filled those with plastic tubes so it would look little bit more decorative. Because I was quite tired I made one mistake with the door which makes the door look very unrealistic. Can you spot what it is?

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Comments and critics are always welcome!



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