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Friday, 8 September 2017

Integrity Toys Diorama

First up there is a law someplace that says I should NEVER EVER be allowed near a glue gun! 
Now while the diorama was fun to make and the video instructions easy to follow, it did all go a little pear shaped due to my serious inability to use a glue gun! 
Anyway it's done, a lot of wonky walls and excess glue, plus a couple of burnt figures 
Look I even managed a blister (I'm clever like that!) 






 My assistant for today was Jordan 





Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Hospital Doors

I say hospital doors but you could use this method with most door styles.

You will need a printer for this one
Plus...
Foamcore board
Ruler
Repositionable Glue
Glue
Craft knife
Net
Cardboard (not corrugated)
Black felt tip pen
Aluminium Foil Tape



Print your doors onto A4 sized (normal sized) paper. Cut your card wider and longer than the paper



As you can see your 1:6 doll will be taller so your card will need to be the right height for the doll 


 Cut out the windows








Use the window shape as a template for the window and cut your net a little bigger than the window you have removed



Spray your card with repositionable glue Lay your doors on the card near the top leaving a small edge around the top and sides. Lay the net over the window area



Gently peel away the doors from the top and smooth the net into place then smooth the doors back down



The doors do not reach the bottom. Draw a line to the bottom of card following the line already there





Cut your foil longer than needed and fix to the bottom of the door. My foil is sticky backed and at first I was wanting it all smooth and tidy, then I thought about the bashed up hospital doors and decided the slightly battered look was better! 



Cut strips of foamcore 1cm wide (you can make them wider if that's the look you want)Cross the foamcore over at the corner and very carefully cut so the edges butt together. Keep the sides on the side they have been cut for or the edges will not fit so well (done that a few times)



Glue into place I use a special glue for foamcore but most glues will work so long as you don't over glue.


Once dry cut of the ends and your door is ready to be stuck in place.

A few after pictures.....


LEVEL FOUR Children's ward and Maternity 


LEVEL THREE ICU/single room/day patient...or whatever floor 


LEVEL TWO Open ward



LEVEL ONE/ GROUND FLOOR Entrance to other floors and Cafe