Hi Mike - the material for the roll up door is 1/32 scale plastruct corrugated siding. Yes, I used to spend hours "assembling" doors - really not a very good use of time when you are building more than one of them!!!
Hi Ryan - the chain link is aluminum mesh - evidently intended for use by sculptors setting up a form that plaster or clay (?) might be attached to. This is another find from my trusty neighborhood art store "Blick's". As I mentioned earlier, the art stores carry all sorts of interesting stuff that can be repurposed by we model builders!
As to the fans, even easier to get materials for - just a cut up aluminum soda can! Assembly was a bit trickier, but achievable with more unusual parts and some patience! Mike - I've decided to orient these vertically and not horizontally - and yes, with a big green sheet of acetate behind them - yes, somewhat gratuitous, but, why not? Hopefully they look cool with a green backlight! If not, well, I'll do something else!
Working on detailing the cafe roof tonight. The ceiling side, will get a few openings for opaque acetate - again, might work...might not! The upper side will get framing, to serve as the base for the building above - three or four stories to go!!
Ok - thanks for dropping in and your comments!