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Old 02-21-2010, 09:57 PM #1
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O.K. , its that time again for another guide to how I built something. This time it is my Warehouse set that I have been posting a few pics from. First of all I got me a few pieces of Black Foam Board.

Cut a few one piece in half with one being a full wall. I used one of the Half pieces to be my side wall. Hot Glued a Piece of wood to it to use as support once I Put them together.

Then I cut out a couple widows and Glue a couple pieces of scrap wood a bit under that to make my Second level walkway. ]

I decided that I would not have the wood brace go all the way across so that I can build a ladder to go up the wall later.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:02 PM #2
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From here I cut my walk way. As I did not have a piece long enough after I had cut up my pieces I used a couple scraps to make it work. Measure Twice, cut once and and they are exact copies of each other.

From here I Glue them to the wood supports that I glued on earlier. I then take wood dowel that I saved from the trash at work, paint it silver to add a bit of contrast and glue then to support the second level.

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I now create my Ladder to the second level. I cut an opening and then ran some wood up the side. Cut a bunch of 3 inch wide strips and started gluing them on.


With my dowels paint dry I glue them on and have a supported second level.

I then cut out a Garage door. Glue a couple pieces of wood up there to create a guide so it looks to support itself (even though it will not when in the fully closed position and painters tape works wonders for pics as it removes easily).
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:18 PM #4
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Now I test the door and add a chain that i cut to size. This is where keeping every bit of stuff around that you might one day use really pays off. This chain was off a junk Necklace of my Wifes that she was throwing away a few years back. I took a screw out of the work bench, put it thru the foam core and layed the Chain over it then touched it with a bit of Hot glue to keep in place. This to me added that one piece that gives it the Garage touch.


I now take a couple of the bigger pieces of wood I got from Joan's Fabric and run them across my 3rd piece of Foam Core board. Again with a bit of Hot Glue and it came together nice. They hang a bit over so that I could have the roof hang over the back to add counter weight as it is a two sided set. This creates a bit of background texture that it needed as I did not want to just set the foam core on top as a roof.

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:26 PM #5
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From here I added some guide rails for the second level. Again just extra Balsa wood that I had got. Measered it out and glued it in place took about 5 minutes total. I painted the wood first to add a bit of color as I was realising that An all black set was going to be very hard to photo.

From here all it took was adding a floor which is a tannish foam board and background stuff. I added a few of my pallets I had built. a couple Crates and the Tool Chest pieces I had picked up a year ago at the hobby shop. The roof is able to be taken off for photo's but as I knew I would be doing a couple up shots to get the scale of the 12in action figures I knew a roof was needed.

Some may notice that the Support pole is right were the door is and makes it a bit hard to use the door. Well, the door was a bit of a last minute part of the set and not in the plan. I had cut it out by the time I was ready to proceed and did not have any extra Foam core to fix this. In the end it really does not matter as I will not need to use the door that often and its just background of a set. The characters are what matter to me.

I hope this helps someone or gives an idea or two to somebody. Its not the greatest set but is exactly what I needed. A set for about 20 pics that would be easy to use and photo, and cheap. I have about 15 bucks in it as I always bargun shop for this stuff and try to salvage any "Treasures" from the trash at work that I can.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:33 AM #6
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Again, a nice work. Can't wait to see it finished and full of action figures.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:06 PM #7
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you'll be able to do a ton of stuff with this...awesome!
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Thank you all. I can not wait to show you all some of the pics that I have taken for my next Dio Movie using this set. I have shown a couple in the past week but The story is working out to be bigger then me and my partner in crime had originally planned on. Anyway, I will be premiering the story at Movie Night at Joelanta this year with the story up on the web shortly after that.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:53 AM #9
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*takes close look at the raised walkway*
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:55 AM #10
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Any update?
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