Following up on the post I did earlier this week on making bookcases for our upcoming Frostgrave Library scenario game, I cobbled together a ruined bookcase as a kind of prototype to see how easy it would be to make a few of these. After all, it is supposed to be a library that has sat unattended for a thousand years, so there is going to be a little bit of a mess here and there.
I began by taking a pair of pliers to a couple tongue-depressor style craft sticks; breaking and snapping them into small pieces. I then glued these into a bookshelf looking configuration onto a black-primed 3"x1'5" metal base.
My next steps was to make some books. While I didn't have the patience to make a full bookshelf's worth of books, I thought it would be easy enough to make about a half dozen to give the impression of books being scattered about. To make the books, I simply cut little rectangles of balsa, and then cut slightly larger double-sized rectangles of thin cardboard that I carefully folded over each little balsa piece and glued on like a cover.
The calm after the storm: Some painting - I mentioned in my previous post that it has been a hectic time at work. We finally ran the week-long exercise I'd been preparing last week, so I reached ...
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