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Started by Lungman, Apr 12, 2008, 11:34 pm

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Lungman

Apr 12, 2008, 11:34 pm Last Edit: Sep 17, 2012, 06:06 pm by Scarfwearer
G'day all!

finally on holiday! WOOOHOOO!!!  Just read this thread, and thought i'd post up some images of my Perwee rotor, though I must stress that my measurements are not entirely accurate.  I didn't have a heck of a lot to go on, and I really only built it as a variation to my 5 Doctors one, i.e just for the fun of it!

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These photos were taken when I was in the process of building the rotor.  I made the triangular rod by welding 3 thin lengths of pinky-orangy acrylic together...

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My tubes were hand-made as the price of acrylic tube here in Australia is absolutely ridiculous!  the diameter is much smaller than the size you guys have mentioned.  They're only 3" 5/16 (85mm) as opposed to 4".  I wouldn't use mine as a reference though, as I said earlier, I didn't have much to go on - and I'm blind as a bat! The tube length is 500mm.

All the best to you all!  ;D


exilea

Ladies and gentlemen and variations thereupon...

DoctorWho8

Willy, do a search for Jerrod's Console.  He's the one who's been making a 5 Doctor's Console complete with working column (with blue lights instead of red).
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

willytron

thanks, Bill.  Wow, that is amazing!  The 5 doctors console was my least favorite from the show, but this is beautiful.  I love what he's done here.  Blue is my favorite color, and I especially like the pics that feature the Pertwee rotor.  Just amazing.  I have yet to attempt building a console, but I understand that a working time rotor isn't easy to pull off.
I don't know how I've missed that thread.  Makes me wonder what other goodies I've overlooked since I joined tr2.

Rassilons Rod

Do you have any good shots of how you attached the yellow and clear bits? I had some difficulty finding good references for this rotor when I made my 3D model...

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

karsthotep

I am pretty confident he did it the same way I did, you can see if you look closely.  You use acrylic glue,  its creates a small melt point where the tube bit meet.  I say that because mine has the same melt point his does.  It is also how he created his red Acrylic triangle.

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: karsthotep on Apr 13, 2008, 03:17 pmI am pretty confident he did it the same way I did, you can see if you look closely.  You use acrylic glue,  its creates a small melt point where the tube bit meet.  I say that because mine has the same melt point his does.  It is also how he created his red Acrylic triangle.

Karst


I think you misunderstand me... I'm talking about the rod with the rectangles of yellow and white translucent plastic that run up and down it... A la pertwee... as you have made a Tom Baker model, you don't have them ;)

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

karsthotep

Maybe I do have them and I didn't tell you,  so there ;),  neaaayyyy.  Ok, my bad I see what you are saying.  I was curious about those as well. 

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

lungman

Those HORRIBLE HORRIBLE RECTANGLES!!!!

I attached them using the same chemical - Weld-on 3 - which is a water-thin acrylic adhesive.  I rested the rectangle on the rod, and then used a cotton tip to apply the Weld-On 3.  When dry, I did it again.  That's pretty much it!

They are very fragile, and have been known to break off very easily.  Probably why they were disregarded when Tom Baker took over the TARDIS. :)

karsthotep

Apr 13, 2008, 11:45 pm #10 Last Edit: Jan 19, 2011, 11:33 am by Scarfwearer
yaaayyyyy  I was right..whooohooo.  Ok on that same note, is that small hole drilled in each rectangle? It looked like you did?

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

karsthotep

I'm going to bump this thread to the top as I would like to see if this (combined with Marks Time Rotor Build) we can perhaps unify some accurate plans and sources for those attempting to build a classic Time Rotor. 

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

warmcanofcoke

I have been a long term admirer of this build  ;D
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

museumdave

This is awesome- Truly awesome!

I need a drool guard on my keyboard awesome!

thank you for sharing this beautiful, highly detailed bit of awesomeness!
cheers


M.D.
"I could retire and be the curator of this place,"  the 11th doctor or maybe the 12th?