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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Gallifrey Stands TARDIS
Last post by nelissya - May 28, 2023, 08:27 pm
Some progress...

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The Windows / Re: Replacement Windows
Last post by Volpone - May 28, 2023, 03:56 pm
That is the cost of an outdoor TARDIS and I think the rest of us would resent you at least on some small level if you didn't have to battle the elements at least a little. ;)  Shoot, even the original police boxes, while made of concrete, suffered from being outside.  Just look at how much work they have to put in on the Crich box.  That said, all the best on your maintenance and repairs. 
The Windows / Re: Replacement Windows
Last post by Jam Jar Lurker - May 28, 2023, 11:53 am
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on May 27, 2023, 08:11 amI've just these people a lot in the past and found them very reasonably priced.

Thanks Fivefingered.

Sadly I have water damage at one of the windows and the bottom of a corner post.

Console Build Diaries / Re: Harrys tardis console
Last post by The Doctors Mum - May 28, 2023, 08:00 am
Panels mostly measured and marked up, waiting for my days off now....Compress_20230528_085730_0807.jpgCompress_20230528_085730_0807.jpgCompress_20230528_085731_1192.jpgCompress_20230528_085731_1859.jpgCompress_20230528_085732_2158.jpgCompress_20230528_085732_2436.jpg
I got sent to a Japanese page I couldn't translate. I hope your work hasn't been lost.
Police Box History / Re: The Adventure of the Lost ...
Last post by lym - May 28, 2023, 01:13 am
Still one of my favourite posts on this site. I'm utterly fascinated by the prototype boxes, and I truly hope we'll be able to find photos of the supposed seven others.

In the nine years since it, there's been a couple of new discoveries, so I'd like to just add them here as reference so it's all in one place.

Another photo of the Chequers Corner box:
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(Original post by ironageman:

Potential photo of a prototype concrete box:
(Original post:

List of potential prototype locations:
Quote from: hb88banzai on May 22, 2015, 02:24 amK Division:
Goresbrook Road, Becontree -- (actually Dagenham - Definite prototype (erected Dec 1928), replaced by K10 (08-Oct-1934) and moved to other side of Goresbrook Road)
Wood Lane, Becontree -- (Definite prototype (erected Dec 1928), replaced by K7 (08-Oct-1934) at same location)
P Division:   
West Wickham Village -- (replaced by P26 (02-Jul-1934))
S Division:      
Great Stanmore, Stanmore Road -- (replaced earlier type 'Fixed Point' Police Telephone Box (itself erected 1927) at other end of Stanmore Broadway, replaced by S7 (13-Jan-1936) and moved to east end of the Broadway at unknown date)
Kingsbury Green -- (replaced by S15 (13-Jan-1936) and moved a hundred yards or so east on other side of road)
T Division:      
Forecourt of Isleworth Police Station (closed) -- (replaced by T39 (13-Jan-1936))
X Division:   
Kenton Lane -- (replaced by X24 (04-May-1936))
Tavistock Road, Yiewsley -- (replacing older type 'Fixed Point' Police Telephone Box (itself erected 1912-1924), and then nominally replaced by X63 (04-May-1936) about 180 yards to the south (the Box in this Topic))
Z Division:      
Forecourt of Knights Hill Police Station -- (Not directly replaced by a Met Box, nearest being Z42 (03-Apr-1933) sited nearly 500 yards to the north)
Smitham (Coulsdon), Brighton Road -- (Definite prototype erected June 1929, replacing older type 'Fixed Point' Police Telephone Box (itself erected between 1912 and 1924, and moved twice by 1929), replaced by Mark 2 Metbox Z9 (02-Jan-1933))

Again, many thanks to Mike Knight (plumbly7) for the heads up on these.
Console Build Diaries / Re: Season 14 nightstand
Last post by redfern - May 27, 2023, 11:26 pm
You certainly have some uncanny luck with curbside discoveries! ;)

BTW, I wish you well with your follow-up exam.
Top Signs / Re: PDFs of the signs
Last post by scotland yard - May 27, 2023, 10:35 pm
Well then, here we go!

It has everything regarding the TARDIS box in there, although I might add there some of my other back-ups relating to the console room and other things.

I think this has just about every single file that can be of use and that was publicly available here. But I may be wrong so if there is a file that you recognise as missing or you have a better copy than the ones I have, please get in touch with me so I can include it.

A mod should probably update the first post of this thread and put this somewhere a bit more prominently so it's more easily reachable for people.
Gadget Build Diaries / Re: Revelation of the Daleks N...
Last post by elkad - May 27, 2023, 08:59 pm
I've decided to do this prop with cardboard till I find info on YouTube, How to cut small square plastic holes. I'm leaning toward using a jigsaw with a makeshift sandpaper attachment blade, adapter, thingy.
I cut the display out of the calculator circuit board & cut down the plastic face plate that go's over it. I put some masking tape to see how the white lines would look. I need to get some white line tape & some color tape for the buttons.

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Other Prop Build Diaries / TG's Wheel Cyberman
Last post by TG - May 27, 2023, 08:16 pm
I haven't been very successful with my recent attempts at real-world builds (apart from the TARDIS) but I'm hopeful I'll manage to make this as I have a lovely fibreglass Cyberman head (which I've had for some years) and I'm getting the chest unit from an expert prop builder.

As I'm a little short for a Cyberman, I've found an old (6'3") mannequin and also found a secondhand 'beaver tail' wetsuit in the right sort of design but unfortunately not the smooth skin rubber texture - and not silver - yet.

I'm starting with the rigging for the arms and legs and just making a best guess on the materials needed for this. I'm planning to make the rigging in aluminium, using aluminium rectangular box section, aluminium tube and depleted Co2 bulbs.

Emptying the bulbs with a barrel valve and holder

Six rough cut box sections.

A dry fit of the bulbs and box

and with the tube

"You know our ways, you must be destroyed"
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