Of course, the airlock isn't really an airlock. It's really just the room that leads to the airlock. Tonight I've been chopping up some of the pieces of a corridor section and a single wide door section to make the airlock itself. I think this one is going to need a lot of plasticard, not to mention some green stuff..
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Some of the dead ends I have customised and primed. I used some regular card for the one on the left to create a section of raised wall but I don't like how it turned out as it's obviously card. I will probably stick to layers of plasticard in the future.
Saturday, 11 June 2016
Have now assembled enough parts to do all four walls. One strip seems higher on the wall than the rest and my superglue seems to be turning into a gel when it dries which is another thing I have to clean up when it's done.
But.. we're getting there.
Friday, 10 June 2016
3 layers of .25mm (10 thou) plasticard per doorway detailing. Ouch! Luckily I can still do the floors in the thicker .38mm with 'etchings' and there are only 8 or so rooms to do. Er, plus about 20 freestanding door sections. Gulp!
Thursday, 9 June 2016
So, some progress with the plasticard. The new blade still wouldn't cut through the .38mm / 15 thou material but at least it cuts the .25mm / 10 thou card without crumpling it. Of course for every step forwards there are two steps back - even with the sheet taped to the mat, the fact that I have to run it through the Portrait twice means that a lot of the horizontal cuts are lifting off the mat and catching, causing all kinds of mayhem. I've salvaged a few pieces from tonight's test but now that I need two pieces so they can be sandwiched together (a single piece of .25mm just isn't thick enough for detailing) I still don't have enough pieces to build anything. Bah.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
On the plus side, my new Silhouette Portrait blade arrived today. I'm really hoping my other blade is a bit blunt and this is going to solve my problem cutting the 15 thousand plasticard.. because right now it only cuts 2/3rds of the way through, and doesn't even cut all the way through on 10 thou plasticard either. Getting it cutting all the way through is essential if I am going to detail all of my sci-fi corridor sections before the end of the year..