I still have a few bells and whistles I may add, but I think this thing is close enough to make its debut.

Special thanks to dek34 for suggesting the white out applicator. Way better than what I had in mind. But I wasn’t about to stop there.

Those are some super-cheap LED string lights, like they leave on tables at outdoor weddings. The reason they’re taped in is that I don’t think you can change the batteries on them, so I figured this would make it less traumatic to replace them later on.

Lousy BMW drivers never could park within the lines...

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It looks pretty good now, but I’m curious to see how it plays in total darkness. Having everything outside the structure in black will add to the illusion a little.

I’m pretty happy with it. Here’s what I’m considering for later:

  • A sign up front giving the place a name (I was thinking “Park Fermé”)
  • Some sticker letters for the support columns on the first floor
  • Some slightly more sophisticated LEDs so the top has lights on poles. Of course, since it’s easy to light the top externally, it may not be worth the bother.
  • Pondering a “steel” cable safety rail. Not for actual safety but just as a cool detail.

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Oh, you may have noticed a few new members of the DLM collection. That’s for my next post.