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HL2 Master
02-15-2008, 10:35 PM
I want to build The Sunnydale High Library, not the entire thing just the front area that is used by the "Scoobies", My question is, where do I find all of those little books?


Does anybody know?

Thankyou

HL2 Master

Darklord Dave
02-15-2008, 11:01 PM
I'd sculpt a facade of different books spines and mold and cast it. Do a couple of different ones and paint them different ways, use decals for spine text, etc. Would take a while, but wouldn't take a master craftsman.

HL2 Master
02-15-2008, 11:06 PM
Yeah that is somthing that I considered.

I would like to see many small books but its harder than it sounds.

TheObsoleteMan
02-15-2008, 11:18 PM
http://onesixthdepot.com/cart/product_info.php?products_id=4622

Anzik
02-16-2008, 03:45 PM
I've made some 1/6 books out of styrene. Pretty easy with a dremel and some sand paper.

BuffyGirl
02-16-2008, 05:02 PM
I want to build 'the magic box' but unfortunately I can't cause I can't make stuff like that.

Anzik
02-16-2008, 07:13 PM
You never know until you try

HL2 Master
02-17-2008, 03:41 PM
Anzik, could you post some pics of your books that you made, just so I can get an idea of what you mean.

Also Buffy Girl: If I can make the books easily enogh, I will try to make som that you can use for your Magic Box, I know that Giles cant own a shop with out being able to refer to his text. :lol

Anzik
02-17-2008, 10:34 PM
Making books is really easy:
1st gather your materials. You can pick up evergreen plastics precut strips for about $2.50 for a pack of 8 or 10 and a sheet of very thin styrene.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0135.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0136.jpg
For this book I chose to make my dimensions of the inner frame 1 1/4" X 1 1/2".
I measured the pieces and mark them.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0137.jpg
Score them and just bend them and you get a nice clean snap.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0138.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0139.jpg
Trim the small pieces so they have a nice crescent shape on one side. I did the reverse on the other side to give it a more bookish look but in a case it wont really matter.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0140.jpg
Glue your other pieces into a little box shape.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0141.jpg
Next place it on the sheet and mark where you need to cut it. Remember to make it bigger than your "pages". Then score your sheet along the line you measured, bend it until it snaps.
Glue your "pages" to the sheet.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0143.jpg
Let it dry a couple minutes then fold the other side over and mark where your cover should end, mark it, draw a line, score and break it.
apply some glue to the opposite sides of the "pages" box and fold it over and either hold it or tape it in place.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0144.jpg
Then you're book is done once the glue dries.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0145.jpg
Add some paint or decals or whatever you like and you have the beginning of your library. I started at 11:38 and was finished by 12:08 and I even folded a load of laundry while my glue set.

Anzik
02-17-2008, 10:52 PM
I want to build 'the magic box' but unfortunately I can't cause I can't make stuff like that.

BuffyGirl, let me know if you want advice on how to start that Magic Box project.

betic1
02-18-2008, 04:40 AM
check the barbie section at your local TRU .. they may not have alot but you coul mold what they did have and mke copies ..


Hey anzik what is diferent about your willow ?? it looks better but ever so slightly different??

sueworld
02-18-2008, 05:27 AM
Anzik Hayes Thank you so much for that step by step book tutorial.

That'll come in most handy. Apart from extra books for Wilow, I'd like to make some for dear old Giles at some point. :D

Anzik
02-18-2008, 06:42 AM
Thanks guys I hope its helpful.
Betic, I gave Willow a repaint, and although I made her her slightly too pale, I think it really brings the likeness out of the sculpt. I'll take a couple shots of her and Faith today.

the vampire with soul
02-18-2008, 07:35 AM
Thanks guys I hope its helpful.
Betic, I gave Willow a repaint, and although I made her her slightly too pale, I think it really brings the likeness out of the sculpt. I'll take a couple shots of her and Faith today.

can't wait to see them

binky
02-18-2008, 09:52 AM
I love that book tutorial, Anzik. This would be very handy if you made just a dozen or so different sizes, sealed all the edges, maybe add some texture for that leather look, and made a mold and cast hundreds of copies. That library would fill up in no time.

I love seeing Faith and Willow repaints. Even if neither stock head/paint job is a good portrait of the actor, I think there's a little bit of the character in each sculpt that's just waiting for a repaint to emerge. Really.

Anzik
02-18-2008, 02:34 PM
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0153.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0158.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0160.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/DSCN0155.jpg

BuffyGirl
02-18-2008, 02:45 PM
BuffyGirl, let me know if you want advice on how to start that Magic Box project.

Thank you. I saw someones replica of it. It was amazing. I just don't have the tools and stuff. I guess if I was somewhat schooled in what tools, glues, materials I need, things would be good.

If you want to help, that'd be great!

I love what you are doing with Faith, she looks awesome. Much better than mine. Prob because mine is just sideshows. I normally love their work but Willow and Faith got shafted.

Anzik
02-18-2008, 03:21 PM
You can choose to use either precut pieces of styrene (more expensive but more durable) or balsa wood (cheaper. more fragile). You would need an exacto knife, a ruler and some model glue.
Pick a spot of the magic box and I'll do a little photo tutorial for that section.

BuffyGirl
02-18-2008, 03:49 PM
Pick a spot of it as in where I plan to put it? Sorry, I am not sure what you mean.

I have some photos of a magic box that was done. If you wish to see it I can upload photos.

And thanks for all the help. :)

Anzik
02-18-2008, 07:38 PM
Sorry should have been a little more clear. Pick a corner of the Magic Box set. The scooby table, the training room, the counter etc that you would like to see and we can start from there.

BuffyGirl
02-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Alright cool. I will take a look at my photos and let ya know tomorrow. For now I am going to go to bed and listen to music.

Thanks for the help. You are all awesome!

The Craw
02-19-2008, 11:05 AM
your faith looks pretty damn good there, anzik! did you paint that yourself?

Anzik
02-19-2008, 07:14 PM
Thanks and yes I did the repaint myself. I kept a few pics of Eliza in front of me while I was doing it to try and really capture her as best I could.

BuffBuff
02-20-2008, 01:16 PM
Wow, awesome. I would like to see a replica of the Magic box too. But atleast we have the library, which I do not currently own. Too expensive, hehe.