And I will let the dead leave, And let the dead roam the earth, And they shall eat the living, The dead will overwhelm all the living! - The Epic pf Gilgamesh
Welcome to my blog, the story of my continuing journey into the World of Zombie Wargames.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Last week's blog featured a few books I'd made to enhance a desk and the photograph to the right shows a similar idea, the model also features a newspaper which I've made.
The model desk is another of my early attempts at making a card model (WWG I believe) and is in fact the same desk and not two desks.
The idea to make books started quite a while ago and I used up any paint still left on a brush before finally having to wash the brush out.
I started with a rough rectangular grid on paper and filled it in as time went by.
The next step, once all the sheet was filled in was to cut it intoi strips.
I cut most strips the length of the sheet and a few the width of the sheet. Lengthways cuts would give me books more or less the same width, whilst strips cut width-ways gives me books the same height; both have advantages and disadvantages, though I prefer the length way cuts.
The photograph on the right shows the strips, with three of them folded, ready to receive the middle.
There was no need for any great degree of accuracy here.
In the photograph can be seen a black strip which has not been folded; this strip was going top be treated in a slightly different way.
I next glued the paper inserts into the folded strips and used clips to hold their shape whilst they dried.
The black strip didn't need clips at this stage, as the newsprint was glued directly onto it.
It'll be noticeable that the black strip got slightly different treatment to the other strips.
After finishing what little painting I thought appropriate I cut and trimmed the books from the strips. Books that appeared too tall were merely cut in half and made two books of a more acceptable size.
The black strip again got a slightly different treatment as I cut these to the same lengths; as they would represent volumes of the same set. They were then stuck together, as if on a shelf and a bit of detailing added to them.
The final results can be seen on the photograph.
I did varnish the books and hence the glare , but the overall effect I think is pretty good considering that the smallest ones are about half a centimetre square.
All the books in the picture came from just one strip and I've got a lot of strips !
That's it for this week and as always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
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How very clever! I'm really impressed, I've got to give this a go.ReplyDelete
I hope you do Irqan.ReplyDelete
You have gone to a lot of effort in making these, but my word, the end result is well worth it. Top job, Joe.ReplyDelete
Thanks bryan, I really don't think there's that much effort involved though. from start to finish would take less than an hour for a dozen books.Delete
Again....Simple yet to amazing effect. Cheers mate.ReplyDelete
Btw. Your little present will soon be underway. My cashflow is a bit low at the moment so I am waiting a bit before posting it.
Thanks LS, I'm in no great rush for something I didn't expect !ReplyDelete
You have been busy very nicely done, they are very effective looking books Zabadak.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, but I think "busy" is an exaggeration.Delete
Very nice, i did something like this for 49k a few years back, i cut out the colored squares from magazinesReplyDelete
Thanks SK, good idea on the squares,I was just using up paint!Delete
You made me think of scratch building again, i got so used to card modeling, i think a mix of both is the way to go.Delete
It was my efforts at card-building that made me revert to scratchbuilding again, but I haven't completely given up on my card building.Delete
Thank you, im gonna try this!ReplyDelete
I doubt it's an original idea, but I hopeto see your results.Delete
What I absolutly love about your blog joe is the ammount of detail you put into a project. I wish I could invest the time and effort that you somehow manage to achieve. I get bored very easily and have to flit from one thing to the next. You however manage to stay focused. It's a real gift!ReplyDelete
Thanks for that Clint, but I don't actually put that much effort innowadays. I look for shirt-cuts to get quick results for as little effort as possible.Delete
I'm very much like you (and I suspect many others) and whilst I'm working on one project I've still got three others on the go.
Only 3? more like a dozen in my case!!Delete
Ah, but I'm older and wiser (probably)Delete
Very nice, Joe!ReplyDelete
Pure genius, as always, your imagination to create clever object for others to copy is limitless. I was stumbling around in my brain thinking of ways to books, when all I needed to do was visit your blog.ReplyDelete
Thanks very much for that comment Baconfat.Delete