Long Road To The Harbor City, Part X: Doors for the Inn

Due to editor planning mistakes these articles were released in the wrong order this week. Installment XI was released earlier this week. Sorry for any confusion

This is the tenth article about my houses and I promise to you that I change the topic to something not-so-worn-out when I finish the painting and start to build the actual gaming board. But before that let´s look how I made my doors.

The back door of the Inn:

This was my first door so I kept things quite simple. I cut small foamcore square and covered it with balsa. Then i checked that the door was ok for the doorway

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It looked little bit plain so i added thin plastic strips on to the sides and made the bars from thin plastic rod. After all it is a back door and it should look sturdy enough to keep strangers away.

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Then another check that the door was ok and it was time for the hinges

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I will explain how i constructed the hinges for the doors and windows in future article. And yes, they do work.

The front door of the Inn:

I glued thin plastic strips to the sides of the door way so I could glue the hinges on them.

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Then I measured how big the door would be, draw it to the foamcore sheet and cut it out

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Few balsa strips were cut and “weathered” with knife before they were glued to the both sides of the doors. If you don´t weather the balsa strips, it will look too even when you glue them together

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This kind of door would be very heavy so I added plastic strips to the sides to resemble big metal hinges. I also glued small bolts to the metal

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There was too much wood for my taste on the doors so I drew and cut small decorative from thin plastic sheet and glued it on. Remember that when cutting very thin plastic sheet it´s easier to use scissors than knife.

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I also used the same technique as above to make door for the second floor

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Comments and critics are always welcome!

Next up: Mercs doors

JCoo

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