Dunkelstadt (Darkcity) Workshop - How to build a secret passage?

  • It doesn´t always have to be treasures or traps. You also can build secret stairs and passages.

    Most suitable to build a secret passage is Module 8 due to its thickness of 4 cm.

  • Step 1

    Use a cutter-knife to cut vertical into the gaps between the floortiles and release a block of three tiles.

  • Step 2

    Mark the cutting lines and release those two tiles which will cover the stair later.

    The covering tiles should be as thick as the stairsteps. I choose 0.5 cm. Now release a block with the remaining, third floortile. But don´t cut off the floor of our hidden passage.

  • Step 3

    Now you can remove slice by slice so that the stairsteps evolve from the the remaining block.

  • Use a ballpen to press the gaps of the floortiles and stairsteps into the material.

  • Step 4

    Mark an archway onto the released block with the third floortile and break it rough out of the material by useing the cutterknife (Don´t throw the removed pieces away).

  • Now glue the archway back into its former position into the module.

  • Step 5

    Cut two small angles out of the removed pieces of the archway and glue them in front of the stony arch. Those angles serve for holders for the covering tiles.

  • With the covering tiles in their position it looks like that from the bottomside:

  • Step 6

    Now paint the stairs and the archway. You can also paint the floor and the walls of the secret passage.

    It´s done very quickly by drybrushing the parts.

    You can glue the staircase back into its former position into the module afterwards.

  • Step 7

    At least you can drybrush the rest of the module and the secret passage will be hidden.

  • We wish you a lot of fun with constructing and painting.

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