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Default Visiting the restroom

At Sonneilon's request, I snapped some pictures of the bathroom set I put together.

Didn't realize I was limited to a few images, so I linked them.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...et_exterior.jpg

This is the set from the 'front' (the panel on the facing wall is the mirror inside the bathroom). The wall on your left is removable, as is the one on the right (not visible in this shot); the mirror itself comes out as well, for another vantage point.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...set_ceiling.jpg

The ceiling has three panels around the overhead lighting, to keep my direct light source from making the unconnected corners where the walls meet from glowing.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...ling_lights.jpg

Here you can see the overhead lights. They're basically just holes in the foamcore board (which comprises all of the walls) with a little tagboard around them; each one has three sheets of red tissue paper inside to give it a nice, seedy glow. The grid pattern is from screen patches, which I stuck to the lowest layer of tissue; unfortunately, the lighting effect I wanted was not achieved, as this is apparently far too subtle. Live and learn.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...t_back_wall.jpg

Here we have the 'back' wall (on your right in the first picture), which has part of the last stall. Each of the four walls is 'wallpapered,' i.e. wrapped in decorative paper, with a bit of a pattern to it. Once again, it was a little too subtle, and could have benefitted from more texture. Removing this wall allows a clear view of one of the stalls...

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...m_set_stall.jpg

These were created by gluing two short wooden dowels together for the supports, and gluing the supports to sheets of tagboard (for the dividers and doors). They are complete with toilet paper (notebook paper wrapped and glued around short sections of dowel, connected to the dividers by yet shorter dowels) and lewd graffiti.

The toilets... well, the urinals came out OK, but not so much for the crappers. The fact that styrofoam is a LOT more porous than I had thought meant that the spray paint didn't like it much at all, and decided not to stick too well. The only thing I really meant to do (and forgot about) was to paint up a couple little boxes and stick them on those flushers for a better toilet look.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi..._set_mirror.jpg

Across from the stalls, the mirror... it's just reflective wrapping paper around a section of wall I cut out. Didn't really even trim or sand the wall section, so it's nice and tight in there when the mirror needs to be present. The reflection worked out better than I had thought it would.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...ink_counter.jpg

Another victim of the styrofoam. I guess I should explain... the toilet bowls and the sinks were all just halved, hollowed-out styrofoam balls. The sinks were coated in white acrylic. They're pretty damn ugly in normal light, and don't look a whole lot better under red, but they're not that noticable. The only thing that is noticable... well, there's not much use for a sink if there's no way to run water in it, now is there?At Sonneilon's request, I snapped some pictures of the bathroom set I put together.

The floor was done in blue glass tiles; I just went from one side to the other, laying down a line of glue and sticking tiles to it (about 8"x6", I think). Didn't take too long, and in the red light, the effect is pretty decent.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...et_exterior.jpg

This is the set from the 'front' (the panel on the facing wall is the mirror inside the bathroom). The wall on your left is removable, as is the one on the right (not visible in this shot); the mirror itself comes out as well, for another vantage point.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...set_ceiling.jpg

The ceiling has three panels around the overhead lighting, to keep my direct light source from making the unconnected corners where the walls meet from glowing.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...ling_lights.jpg

Here you can see the overhead lights. They're basically just holes in the foamcore board (which comprises all of the walls) with a little tagboard around them; each one has three sheets of red tissue paper inside to give it a nice, seedy glow. The grid pattern is from screen patches, which I stuck to the lowest layer of tissue; unfortunately, the lighting effect I wanted was not achieved, as this is apparently far too subtle. Live and learn.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...t_back_wall.jpg

Here we have the 'back' wall (on your right in the first picture), which has part of the last stall. Each of the four walls is 'wallpapered,' i.e. wrapped in decorative paper, with a bit of a pattern to it. Once again, it was a little too subtle, and could have benefitted from more texture. Removing this wall allows a clear view of one of the stalls...

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...m_set_stall.jpg

These were created by gluing two short wooden dowels together for the supports, and gluing the supports to sheets of tagboard (for the dividers and doors). They are complete with toilet paper (notebook paper wrapped and glued around short sections of dowel, connected to the dividers by yet shorter dowels) and lewd graffiti.

The toilets... well, the urinals came out OK, but not so much for the crappers. The fact that styrofoam is a LOT more porous than I had thought meant that the spray paint didn't like it much at all, and decided not to stick too well. The only thing I really meant to do (and forgot about) was to paint up a couple little boxes and stick them on those flushers for a better toilet look.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi..._set_mirror.jpg

Across from the stalls, the mirror... it's just reflective wrapping paper around a section of wall I cut out. Didn't really even trim or sand the wall section, so it's nice and tight in there when the mirror needs to be present. The reflection worked out better than I had thought it would.

http://www.kungphu.com/me/images/gi...t_door_wall.jpg

The other removable wall. This one has a door, which isn't attached or hinged in any way... it's pretty much only there because it wouldn't make a lot of sense to have a room no one can get into.
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