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Hi there.

They used 2 props for Logopolis.

Mainly I believe they used the TYJ MK 1, but they also used the Newberry box for the scenes where the 2 boxes are seen together.
I believe they altered the Newberry to make it look a bit more like the TYJ.

If you have a quick look through the TARDIS reference sections you will find plans for both.

Hope that helps.

If you can fibreglass, then fibreglass.

If you can't fibreglass, then you can try what I did on a plywood roof:

1)  Cuprinol wood protect stain.
2) Undercoat.
3) Bitumen roof protect.
4) Exterior gloss (2 coats.)

Other things to remember are: make sure you seal any gaps in the wood first.
Flexible sealer is best as it should move with the wood as it expands & contracts with the weather.
Make sure the roof has a good slope on it.

Regular check ups to keep everything in order & prevent major problems occurring.

Finally, don't forget the base. Everyone worries about the roof, but in many cases it's the base that starts rotting first...

Hope that all helps.


I love everything about this box, but the thing I'll go with for loving most is the black roof.  God knows I've been there.  Slap on the tar.  "Black looks a lot like dark blue.  No one will notice."
Since you asked, I'd say wood with a fiberglass overlay.  My first roof was basic tar paper, stapled and glued on and then painted.  It got the job done for a long time, but fiberglass is a lot simpler and more convenient that you'd think.  Just get fiber cloth instead of non-oriented strand, lay it out, mix the resin and hardener, and slap the bugger on.  It's easier than you'd think.   
TARDIS Workshop / Re: Does anyone have any Logop...
Last post by TFOTT - Sep 23, 2020, 10:42 pm
Ah, I meant the full sized prop.
I've put this off for as long as I can, but now it's time for the part I've been dreading...

The roof.

Should I make it out of wood? Cast it in fiberglass? How can I optimize it to be both lightweight and strong? These are the questions I have not yet found the answers to. I'll probably spend the next few days poring over various TARDIS builds looking for solutions, but I also wanted to ask you lovely folks if you have any suggestions, or links to previous builds with some tips and tricks. Also any advice for things I should definitely NOT do?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!  ;D
Console Build Diaries / Re: TARDIS Interior walls
Last post by davidnagel - Sep 23, 2020, 09:45 pm
Ha! I did think this actually. I considered trying to shrink new copies of the things, or even patterning new ones but decided it was too much effort.

I *may* cut them up and bring the roundels together, create some Hartnell roundels, but like I said, I think its beyond effort and someone else may enjoy them more than I do right now.

I'll bring them all together, when they all have paint, and do some shots of them against the console... one day.
Quote from: russellsuthern on Sep 21, 2020, 07:25 amThere is one Universal truth, which is...

Here on TB... We love pictures!!

Be careful what you wish for...
It's Charlotte's 4th Birthday today.

(TARDIS awaiting it's winter coat of paint.)
Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by mikey - Sep 23, 2020, 06:12 pm
Quote from: Angelus Lupus on Sep 22, 2020, 11:59 pmShould I have specified that my rough guess was a bird's eye view?

Nope, I know it's a plan view.
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