Sunday, 20 February 2011

the library at Cthluedo Mansion part 3

nothing like a Sunday for putting up some shelves...

even managed to do my planned secret door...

which meant I had a lasercut door going spare, and seeing as I'd made too big a hole for the other door, I got creative and continued the general Gothic theme that seems to have happened by making the door a large double door instead...

(and now I look at it, I forgot to emphasise the join in the middle - so not quite done yet)

now all I need are books... lots and lots of books... I've plenty of bought 28mm books which will be 'hero' books and very visible out in the room, but for the walls I've tinkered with some faux spines... these will be made longer and with Siligum and some casting resin reproduced at a cracking rate hopefully...

but I'm kind of ready to paint... not sure what colour to do the floor... or what (or who) to hang from the very necessary beam...

EDIT: anyone keeping track will notice that there aren't 42 units of shelves there... originally I had plans for freestanding shelves within the room, but once the table was included, the other shelves didn't really help any...

and finally found a pic online of what has been nibbling at the back of my mind the whole time I've been building this... the Hammer version of Dracula...

of course it looks nothing like that, but with the table and the 'hero' books scattered about you never know...

4 comments:

Tomsche said...

Perhaps a reddish brown would do well for the floors, as most victorian age houses for some reason seem to have in one room or another.

Or perhaps you can copy the floor colours from the original Cluedo board?

myincubliss said...

You made all those shelves by hand rather than using premade resin pieces? That's a level of insanity (and/or dedication) right there...

anevilgiraffe said...

it's also cheaper... the uprights are plastic tube, the shelves are microstrip so it was already the right width, just needed cutting to length and I used a couple of foampvc blocks as spacers... once the glue had started to take, they were remarkable solid... once the books are made, they will be fine...

The Angry Lurker said...

Really incredible work, you have a talent and patience.