Antje (dieastra) wrote,
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Customizing: Steel beams and police files for the "Gotham" police precinct

Finally I can show you what I have worked on during the past days! I made beams to match the look of the "Gotham" police precinct. It's all done from scratch. I am very happy about how they came out!


I left 20 Euros in the crafty shop for supplies like wood, the bead pen and also wood glue:

steel01



I glued the wood in an H-way:

steel02



The pen makes little beads / pearls, it is for using on clothes actually:

steel03



My neighbour wanted to throw away some styrofoam from packaging, I asked if I could use it:

steel04



I had to add more wood to the bottom to make it standing more stable:

steel05



Then I added cardboard, for easier painting and getting neater surfaces:

steel06



And today I painted it! Here's a tip how to paint these: First I put bronze color on some parts, to imitate rust. Then I mixed a darker silver with black, to get this shiny black metal with which I painted the rest. Finally I put lighter silver dots on the raised dots, but wiped them off partially again to make it not too new and shiny.

steel07



steel08



I also made some police files, I just googled and found lots of police reports and crime scene pictures even. The logo is from the screenshot:
Files



And here is a complete scene with desk, pillars and files:

Desk01

Desk02


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