Custom Linka Doors
In this series of articles I will discuss some of the easy ways to make new custom tiles without having to make any new moulds at all, We will explore why the Linka System is such a brilliant building system for modellers. many people complain that there has been no new moulds. But we already have all that is required to produce new moulds the most important component is your imagination and a bit of experimentation.
Here you can see the doors I am going to use
I cleaned them up a bit before embedding and the outside edges roughed them up a bit to help key them in to the plaster depending on the front edge shape you may need to fill the gaps I use plasticine that has been softened for this type of job
So what you are about to see is how you can take a door from anything or a custom door and embed it into a cast therefore making yourself something very different
This shows the door clamped into position in the mould with backing piece, ensure that you have the door situated square in the mould, if you look at the area where the door sits against the mould you will see that the the door pushes into the rubber of the mould hopefully sealing the joint. And on the back of the mould I have placed a solid backing piece.
In mixing the plaster I used a fairly stiff mix more like a paste as to try and minimise the plaster getting through the joint
Note When using the brick mould make sure you use the right hand cavity’s only to match the other brick tiles as the cavity's on the left side are a mirror image of the right side.
And of course the timber mould, the cavities are upside down to what you think so make sure you check this mould as well
After you have filled the mould and extracted the casts you will have 3 new door tiles as shown here, these have not been touched and are straight out of the moulds there is very little clean up required.
you can use this method for windows sign boards anything you want you can embed into your tiles, the limit is you imagination
One thing that can be done is to fill in part of the area above the door and carve a lintel into it, But I will leave that to your own imagination