Turn the Page…

Yes, I know there are those who will quickly ramble on about Bob Seger vs Metallica on this song.  There are also those who will remember the lawsuit versus Napster.  For the younger readers who have no idea, here’s a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DuRVp3S2Gc

Anyhow, the title does give a good intro to a bit of work I managed to do this afternoon.  Mainly, turning this:

Books.  Ok, not yet.

Books. Ok, not yet.

Into this:

Bookcase from Hirst Arts casting and wood wrapped in thin card.

Bookcase from Hirst Arts casting and wood wrapped in thin card.

Bookcase from Hirst Arts casting and wood wrapped in thin card.

Bookcase from Hirst Arts casting and wood wrapped in thin card.

I did a very quick bit of work today while watching an old television series.  The card was simply measured and cut for each book and the height and length varied a bit for each book.  Wider books are simply more wood wrapped by the card.  I quickly painted the card and the uneven drying gave the worn leather look of old books.  A few mixed colours and viola…a pretty snazzy looking bookcase.

But, don’t take my word for it, we have a testimonial from a miniature bookworm:

Jolie Female Scribe by Reaper Miniatures.  Bookcase and Table from Hirst Arts casting.  Books made from wood wrapped in thin card.

Jolie Female Scribe by Reaper Miniatures. Bookcase and Table from Hirst Arts casting. Books made from wood wrapped in thin card.

The pile of “books” I had before gave me this shelf with more to spare so I am more confident in being able to get these bookshelves finished relatively quickly.  That will mean I will have no excuse not to finish painting the library module to put them in.

Another quick update today, but hopefully something inspired you.

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2 responses to “Turn the Page…”

  1. daggerandbrush says :

    Excellent idea. If you don’t mind, I may use this idea for my library, too. 🙂

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