Thursday, January 23, 2020

Crafting another door for the dungeon.

I was so happy with my first attempt at a double door that I decided to try another one for my Dungeon Crawl Project, this time slightly more elaborate.

I have dungeon tiles made using Hirst Art's moulds from DMB Games, but the range only includes single doors, so I have been making double doors out of foam core board.

First I drew the double door that I wanted onto some squared paper, next to the single door from DMB and my previous double door.

I created a template using card from a cereal packet, and then cut out 3 pieces of foam core: one from 5 mm and two from 3 mm. I soaked the pieces in warm water for a short while so I could then peel off the paper covering the foam. In the two 3 mm pieces I even cut out the centre hole and the W shape at the top. The two 3 mm pieces are identical as the door will be double-sided.

Using an HB pencil, I then drew on the stonework and the door's wooden planks. Here I pressed hard enough to make indents which would show up well when it takes an ink wash.

I then rolled up a piece of kitchen foil into a ball and rolled it over all the brickwork to give the stones a more rough appearance which will show up well when dry-brushed.

I glued together the 3 pieces of foam using PVA (white wood) glue with the 5mm piece sandwiched in the middle.

I made door furniture by cutting out small pieces of card from a cereal packet. The door handles were made from small squares of 3mm foam core and match sticks. I used the same door furniture on both sides.

These were then glues in place.

Painted as follows:
  1. Overall: Matt Mod Podge mixed with black hobby paint (80%/20%).
  2. Stonework: Mechanicus Standard Grey
  3. Stonework: Heavy Dry Brush of Stormvermin Fur
  4. Stonework: Dry Brush of Dawnstone
  5. Woodwork: Steel Legion Drab
  6. Metalwork: Ironbreaker
  7. Overall: Mix of Liquitex Brown ink and Black ink in equal quantities with a drop of washing up liquid and a drop of water added.
  8. Overall: Matt varnish
  9. Stonework: Dry Brush of Administratum Grey

Compared to the single doors made from Hirst Art's moulds...

Job done!

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