Step 1: Inspiration
Step 2: CAD Design
My wife had found a serise of fairy doll figures on amazon so I used the height of the dolls to scale the castle. so they could move through all of the arches. it turned out quite a lot larger than I first thought it was going to be! Next time get smaller models -)
I have done the had work so you don't have to here are the Autocad files for the designs.
"Finished 2D" This is all the pieces laid out on to a full plyboard sheet ready for cutting. I think it could be sent to be laser cut if you wanted.
"Finished 3D" This is the 3d model of what it will look like. In theory you could use it for 3D printing if you are luck enough to have access to one and scale it down a lot.
Step 3: Transferring the design
Then I spray mounted them onto a piece of 6mm Ply-board from the local timber yard.
Step 4: Cutting
If I was to make it again I think I would consider just sending the designs off and getting them Laser cut out of ply-wood. It would be more expensive but give a much cleaner cut and not take 9 hours with jigsaw!