Looking at some of the SG models around the net, most have ramps or the bottom of the gate is obscured so people can walk in/out of them. all makes sense but not suitable for my version... so what im creating could be called a 'themed stand'.
it will have a power socket and 3 buttons; the base will be removable in-case any adjustments need to be made. this will probably be held on with neodymium magnets, but we shall see.
close up of the button board:
inside of the base/stand:
base and sprayed gate (the back and sides of the gate will be generic grey)
stand & gate, now with SG printout stuck on, trimmed and touched up where needed, also the led ring is sitting in its slot, but no wiring as yet:
the base will have stone effect stuck on and, like the ring, all be sprayed with polyurethane varnish to protect it.
just need to find some stone textures now.....