Introduction: 1:15 Scale Model Door

This is a 1:15 Scale Model of a door!

The Model Dimensions: 300mm (Height) x 210mm (Width) x 120mm (Depth)


- Scaled Drawings

- Pencil

- Hand Drill

- Coping Saw

- File

- Needle File

- Plastic Weld

- Small Cheap Paintbrush

- Primer

- White Spray Paint

- Styrene - 1mm, 2mm, 3mm

- Acrylic (clear and white) - 5mm

- Sand Paper - 150 - 180 Grit

- Scalpel

- Craft Knife

- Lighter Fluid

- Masking Tape

Step 1: Scale Drawing

First I selected a door to scale down.

I then took photos of the door. Whilst there I only took one measurement.

Then I worked out the measurements I needed for the model.

After drawing up the scale drawing I made a sketch model.

Step 2: Measuring Your Parts

First I used 180 grit sand paper to make the surface of the clear acrylic rough. This enabled me to draw on the acrylic.

I then marked up each part that needed to be cut. I kept referring back to my scale drawings.

When marking up the clear acrylic I drew where I would drill holes ready to cut.

Step 3: Drilling, Filing and Sanding

Here I drilled four holes into the clear acrylic. I then took apart my coping saw so the blade went through the hole. This enabled me to cut a square in the middle of the acrylic. I then filed and sanded the edges.

I filed and sanded the edges of the other parts too!

Step 4: Cutting Out the Door

I then started to cut out the door and the door detailing front and back.

I used my scalpel to score the smaller parts so they wouldn't snap.

I cut a backing so the front part would be sturdy.

I attached all the parts together with Plastic Weld.

Please Note:

If you have snapped your styrene you can join it back together again using the plastic weld. I have done this many times and the plastic becomes really strong!

Step 5: Attaching the Door

I prepared the back of the door to reinforce it. The door I chose was set back slightly so I needed to be able to replicate the depth.

After securing the door to the clear acrylic I then focused on adding the already cut out detailing. Again I used plastic weld to attach the parts together.

Step 6: Making the Steps

I collected all the parts I had already cut and prepared. I made a makeshift jig to secure the outer parts. Underneath I cut some small parts of styrene to help strengthen it. I used plastic weld to attach all the parts together.

Step 7: Detailing and Securing the Model

I sanded a few imperfections off the top step. Then I attached the steps to the main body using plastic weld.

I then added a railing to the right of the steps made from styrene.

I secured the back with some spare acrylic, to give the model some stability.

Step 8: Cleaning and Spraying

I cleaned the model of any dust or imperfections using lighter fluid.

I used masking tape to cover the windows in the top of the door.

I then sprayed the model white in a well ventilated room.

Step 9: Finishing

After spraying I compared my model next to the original sketch model!