Sunday, 23 May 2010

Lunchtime project - end of week 3

Walls and floors this week.

All the outside walls of the nodes were covered in a thin layer of fine filler. This has covered some of the foamcore joins and added at some depth the wall surface. I've not made the outside smooth, but left it patchy to give the impression of the concrete breaking down. The inside walls have been left smooth to allow for fixtures like junction boxes/control panels and platforms.

The floor has been covered in a mesh printed plastic sheeting I picked up from work. It had been covering a pallette surface, so I'm afraid I've no idea what it's called or where to get it. It's perfect for sci-fi floors however.
The roof segments have also been covered in the same meshed sheeting. I had covered them in filler initially, but the thin edges warped and I didn't like the surface anyway, so a new set had to be made and covered.

The floors of the pipes were put in. A strip of foamcore was crudely shaped and glued to the pipe floor and a strip of the mesh print sheeting used for the node floors was glued down on top.

There is till room down the side of the flooring strip to put in piping or cabling as required.

Here is a close up of the sheet mesh.

The next step is a tidy up of edges and a coat of paint before any details, etc can go in. The painting will have to happen at home, so I'll have to find something else to do next week...

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