It took a while for my to source some balsa, but I'm liking it better than liberated coffee stirrers for the bracing on the new test wall. It cuts more easily, it takes texture better, and it looks more true to scale.
I bought 3" x 1/16" x 36" balsa sheets and trimmed them to size. I cut it into more manageable 12" sections as soon as I got it home. I'm a big fan of the Alumicutter ruler, but it's still harder than I thought to keep the cuts straight. Might invest in a stripper if I keep this type of work up.
|Went with balsa sheets and cut to size|
|Basic structure in place|
|Didn't fancy the last carved foam door, so went with balsa|
|Didn't want foam showing by the door jam, so cut in some shims|
|Close up of the knotty door and jam|
|Jazzy door pull courtesy of the wife's jewelry making supplies|
|Close-up of the door & pull|
|After two coats of dilute black craft acrylic|
I'm thinking I should use 1/8" balsa (2x thickness) at the corners and door jam. Basically anywhere you can see two sides of the wood. Guess we'll find out when I attach another wall to this puppy!
That's all for now. Looking forward to dry brushing this one up.