So I started with a replica of the steam trunks you can see in the Harry Potter movies. No tutorial or starter point other than the movie pictures.
And because I hadn't been able to find a tutorial anywhere, I figured I should make some extra photos while working and take more meassurements than usual, in case someone wants to make a trunk as well :)
Since it's a work in progress, I hope things will work out right the first time.
For the base I used 3 mm Balsa:
- 2 x (7,7 cm x 4,6 cm) for top and bottom
- 2 x (5,2 cm x 1,8 cm) for both under side panel
- 2 x (5,2 cm x 1 cm) for both top side panels
- 2 x (7,7 cm x 1,8 cm) for both under panels front and back
- 2 x (7,7 cm x 1 cm) for both top panels front and back
|Glue the parts together like this. |
The longer panels fit between the smaller ones.
|Sand the edges and corners untill |
they look all rounded like this.
|I also sanded the two parts together so they'd fit better.|
|I cut two strips from 1,5 mm Balsa, |
approx. 0,4 cm x 5 cm and cut two corners.
|I sanded the edge a bit rounded and then |
glued it to the top of the trunk, like this.
|Be sure you can still close the trunk :)|
|Next, I drew two pencil lines all around |
the trunk so you'll get three equal parts.
|I took approx. 80 cm fabric cord, and because |
it was a bit too white, I made a mixture
from oil paint and rubbed it onto the cord.
|After I'd stained the trunk (walnut), I used that|
same greenish oil paint, mixed it with same white
Gesso (I know, weird xD) and lightly dabbed some
on the corners and other spots on the trunk.
|And this is the result so far.|
|I love the aged and worn look!|
|Tomorrow I'll continue with all the bits and pieces.|
I hope you liked it. Please, contact me if you have questions!