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TARDIS Gallery / Re: Jam Jar Lurker's Golden Ga...
Last post by Jam Jar Lurker - Jun 18, 2021, 04:42 pm
Graduation Day
Tempus fugit, even without a TARDIS. Suddenly Charlotte has graduated from nursery.PSX_20210618_173646.jpg
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Costumes / Planet Of The Daleks Spiridon ...
Last post by elkad - Jun 18, 2021, 04:27 pm
I was wondering how I'd make the "Planet Of The Daleks" Spiridon Fur Pelt. The first thing I thought was, what color. The best I could find was a purple. In the episode, the fur looked like a combination of purple & blue.
Wester had the same color, but he also had a gray smear of dried potion he used on Joe's arm. That's how they were able to discern him from the others.

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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Penzance Police Box
Last post by mikey - Jun 17, 2021, 09:30 am
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Penzance Railway Station 1968

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Earlier photo with a stupid photoshop effect on it.

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Trevenner Lane, Marazion after it was converted to a public phone booth. Its concrete base is still there.
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Gadget Reference / Re: The Armageddon Factor Dist...
Last post by elkad - Jun 16, 2021, 04:36 pm
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Gadget Build Diaries / Armageddon Factor Jrax SOS box...
Last post by elkad - Jun 16, 2021, 04:32 pm
I'm starting with a cardboard replica to get my size straight, or close enough to the original.

Reference: https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=9066.msg131749#msg131749

Measured out the box, the holes & the bumpy parts. I made the bumps using a half a sphere & tapes down the outside, sticky side up. I made a layer on the tape then glued extra layers on that.
Ones I was done I cut the bumps using a stencil I used in the box to measure the holes.

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I used a nail to hold the stencil wile I marked it out. I got a clear gem & PVC for the light indicator.

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What do you think so far?
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Gravesend Police Box
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Jun 16, 2021, 03:17 pm
You could create a sort of 'rogues gallery' ranging from most to least Met like  :)
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Gravesend Police Box
Last post by Volpone - Jun 16, 2021, 02:29 pm
Quote from: Angelus Lupus on Jun 16, 2021, 10:14 amTrue, I mean the door and window panel look like an afterthought, but I quite like the roof. It's certainly not the ugliest alternative Police Box design.
If I weren't lazy, I'd put together a side-by-side of the Barnet Bypass box and this one with the "NAILED IT" meme. 
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Gravesend Police Box
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Jun 16, 2021, 10:14 am
True, I mean the door and window panel look like an afterthought, but I quite like the roof. It's certainly not the ugliest alternative Police Box design.
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Gravesend Police Box
Last post by kutan66 - Jun 15, 2021, 10:52 pm
This design is like when you take the pieces off Mr Potato Head and put them back on in the wrong place.. and then add some different bits from Buckeroo!
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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Paul G's NST in Norway
Last post by pgordon - Jun 15, 2021, 12:14 pm
Quick update. Progress has been intermittent for the last week or so. what with earning a living, and a few rainy days where I had to keep the covers on, I've not had a lot of time to get out there.

What I did do was to buy another sheet of perspex, as I've decided the best way to stop the paper signs from wrinkling is to sandwich them between 2 layers. My first assembly test seems to work well. I again used the lightbox; I cut a strip of perspex the right size to be a fairly tight fit inside the sign frame, placed it on the lightbox and used spray-mount on the back of my doubled-up prints to stick them face-up on the strip, in as perfect alignment as I could manage given that the tack of the glue, whilst allowing removal & re-sticking, does not allow the piece to slide into position. With all 3 pieces stuck down, flip the perspex over, and mask over the areas where the lettering is with painters tape, before spraying the entire back side with black paint.

this has the effect of further increasing the opacity of the black parts of the sign, completely eliminating any light bleed through anywhere there shouldn't be, including any tiny alignment gaps between my 3 A4 pieces.

Once dry, remove the tape, and insert the whole piece into the sign from from behind. I then have to engineer a way to keep the sandwich nice & tight, so I added strips on the inside along the top & bottom long edges to press the two together.

Forgot to take many pictures during this process, but this is at the stage just before I painted the back. It looks like there are obvious gaps at the joins between the pieces, but this is actually because I ran a sharpie along the paper edge before sticking them down.

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I tried printing fresh copies of the sign pieces, but my printer seems to have recently taken a dislike for photo paper, despite having worked perfectly many times before, I just could not get a reliable output from the machine any more. this gave me the excuse to replace it with an A3 capable version! I kinda hoped that A3 would give me the opportunity to use 2 sections rather than 3, but after spending a fair amount of time monkeying around with the document in word, I don't think it will, - I can't get the joins to be where I'd like them, however, what it will enable me to do is to have more of the black bacground space at each end of the sign.. currently, 3 A4 pieces end to end do not fill the entire length of the perspex, so there  aren't just 2 joins, there are actually 4 'joins' within the visible area of the sign; there are additional joins at the ends too... these can be eliminated with A3 sections. The new printer won't be here for a few days yet, so I'll hold off making the other 2 signs for now.
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