My friends wife’s birthday is fastly approaching and he obtained the full five seasons of Babylon 5 of which she is a huge fan. He asked me to create a box for the 5 sets and of course I jumped at the opportunity. The only other tabbed box I have made on the was a small thing for Force Friday so i was diving in nervous but excited. I sketched out the idea and started designing in cardboard. I actually started with living hinge corner idea with another box inside that held the DVDs. Well after trying a few times and it coming down to the wire I scrapped the idea as I didn’t want to waste/mess up on the only walnut ply I had on hand. So I decided to go with a dual layer regular tabbed box which I generated here.
I wanted it to look somewhat like it belonged on a space station, something you would find in a captain’s quarters. I went for the relic from the past look but like a gift that was given by an alien in the captain’s travels through space. Overall I think it turned out well but there were some things I would’ve like to have had a chance to erase and redo-
Spray Painting over the masking after engrave: Wish I would’ve used brush on paint and no primer using very thin coats. When I peeled the masking off it left a lip of paint along the borders on each engrave. I tried to carefully trim it off but the white primer started showing through.
Painting Engraves: Probably would’ve looked better with straight up engraves instead of paint on the symbols around the sides. Would’ve added more contrast.
Magnet Closure Engraved holes: Should’ve sunk them deeper in the material as the cover ones rub against the bottom box. I used green felt sliders to cover them but don’t know how long they will last without rubbing through or coming off.
Overall I am pretty satisfied with this as this is my first consignment using my and looking forward to doing more of these projects for peeps. I took a lot of footage and I am hoping it is good enough to use for my first Jonny Makes Youtube video.