So, without a further ado, here's my take on making 15mm industrial/spaceship stairways - but you can easily use this technique to make some stairs for fantasy/medieval gaming (just use wood-textured plasticard or pieces of balsa wood for the steps).
The stairway I'm going to make is going to be 2cm high, 2cm deep and 4cm wide - but you can adjust these measurements to your own projects.
Tools and materials
A pair of zig-zag pattern craft scissors (you can find these in art&craft store) like these:
Balsa or pine wood
Some textured plasticard or 'granny grating' (plastic canvas used in needlework)
Part 1: Stringers
Cut four squares of equal dimensions (mine were 2x2 cm) out of plasticard, two for each of the stringers.
Using your craft scissors, cut diagonally through each of your prepared squares (see the picture).
|Four plasticard stringers|
Glue a plasticard stringer on each side of the cardboard one, sandwich-style:
Cut strips (each measuring 40x5mm) out of textured plasticard or granny grating:
I painted the stairway by undercoating it with black and then drybrushing it with silver. Some black wash was added in the places that appeared too bright for me.
|As you can see, the treads can held a miniature base between them|