Garage door - part 1

by brae  

In researching parts for my build, I ran across a 1/10 scale functional garage door with parts that could be 3D printed. The cost of the design was modest, and Amanda graciously helped me print the pieces. Because her printer bed was smaller, she had to split some of the parts to print them. That added a little more complication to assembly, but I've had experience with models and felt I could make up for the changes.

Amanda printed it as is in 1/10 scale even though my project is 1/12 overall, and I asked her to print the open window design. The door design comes with other solid panels, or you could use clear acrylic for full glass panels. With the original five panels, it's a little overwhelming.

With only four panels, it seems more proportional for my project.

The usual house garage door would be too small and residential in appearance.

Since the parts were split, I needed to join them to make the solid panels. I added styrene pins and used super glue gel to make the initial connections.

To add stability, I cut small brackets from sheet styrene for both the front and back. Since the splices were not the same distance from the middle, the brackets could not be evenly placed, but I tried to make it look as balanced as possible. I am going for a derelict door either repaired or cobbled from pieces, so it worked well. After finishes and aging, I doubt it will draw much attention.


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Looking good!
05/02/20 @ 12:21
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
Oh I like that! Very nice!
05/03/20 @ 18:25
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
05/10/20 @ 10:18
Comment from: Fluffchucker [Visitor]  
That's a great looking garage door design and much better than I have planned for my garage diorama I just bought a 250mm crimping machine, to use with flattened aluminium plates, but yours is so much better. I found the zip file for printing it out, but i'm looking for 1/24, 1/25 or G scale and no idea how to change it
06/18/20 @ 05:40

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