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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by mikey - Sep 22, 2020, 07:19 am
Yep definitely three different variations in the design. The squashed ones look like they would be quite claustrophobic. Though they were probably much bigger than they look in the photos.
TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: It's About Time I Made a B...
Last post by Volpone - Sep 22, 2020, 06:10 am
I suspected as much. Very well done. I expect it will turn out very well.  From your description, it sounds like you've picked a very nice range of colors to get a great weathered look. 
TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Making my autistic grandso...
Last post by Volpone - Sep 22, 2020, 06:07 am
Yup.  The actual Met box is bad enough, but TARDISes...  If I'd known how steep an Met Box roof is before building mine, I'd have used those dimensions for a starting point instead of the 1963 prop.  That said, when I did the build (before I got here) I considered finding a shower stall base and using that for my roof.  Barring that, if you're set on the chopped Barachaki, consider fiberglass. People complain about the smell, but as someone who built a lot of models as a kid, it was a reminder of childhood and airplane glue.  And for the most part go with fiber cloth instead of non-oriented fiber. 

The latter is more flexible because it is fairly weak and shapeless, but as hard to work with as stuffing a cat in a sack.  You've got to get the resin on in 1 shot.  Because if you go back, fiber strands start coming up.  The more you work it, the messier it gets.  On the other hand actual woven fiber strands don't handle corners as nicely, but they're so much easier to work with.
TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Captain Ian's TARDIS build...
Last post by kutan66 - Sep 21, 2020, 11:36 pm
Hello and thank you!

You can find all the Police Box Builds in this section..  Mine's the Oak one, about 10 down.

[ps.. when you post Build updates, if you click 'REPLY' near the bottom of the page it will help the flow of the page.  Pictures popped into a previous post aren't as likely to be seen as it won't appear as a new post. :) ]
Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Sep 21, 2020, 11:16 pm
Is it just me, or does it look like there's variation in the sizing of these? There's a squarish type, and then ones that look like 2 and 3 section versions.
As for the controversy.. I can see where the largest type might have generated complaint!
TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Making my autistic grandso...
Last post by kutan66 - Sep 21, 2020, 11:10 pm
If its an outside box, you'd *possibly* be better with at least of a bit of a slope to stop standing water.  Get as much off the box as possible and hopefully less will get inside!
TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Jam Jar Lurker's Golden TA...
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Sep 21, 2020, 11:09 pm
I love seeing these 'backdrop' type images - really sells the illusion!
Quote from: Volpone on Sep 21, 2020, 02:52 amThe texture is very neat.  And your version takes all the neat things about the JW box (taller bottom rail, window details...) and skips the things that annoy me (the line across the top and bottom of the corner posts...)

Excuse me for not going back and reading, but is the blue just the base coat?  It might be the lighting (most of us know how blue changes with different light) but it is a little light and a little green in some of the pictures.  But I can see where adding weathering would bring it right where it needs to be.  (If they had went with a lighter blue for the base coat of the 2005 RTD TARDIS, the final prop might not have looked so slate grey. 

Thanks! The texture is probably the most rewarding part of the build, definitely worth the extra effort. And yes, the current color is just a teal base coat. I'm planning on doing a wash of cobalt blue and black paint, so the finished box will be much darker, and hopefully a close match of the actual prop.
Quote from: Volpone on Sep 21, 2020, 02:37 amI can't get over how effective that backdrop is in photos.  Dunno what it looks like IRL, but in the photos it is just magical. 

Here is the image Aidan created in all its glory:

Even when printed on a large scale, on vinyl (and in CYMK), it's a very vivid and sharp image. Seeing it as you push open the door and enter the box is quite a sensation. And for a flat image, it's very convincing as you catch sight of it from the garden.

I got friendly with Aidan on Instagram. He asked me to check some measurements for his virtual model. All very Logopolis, although I didn't go the full Adric and climb up on the roof.

Because he'd mapped out the entire console room, it was great being able to discuss the position of the "camera" and the eyeline to get the image just right.

He's now done a few different versions to match the design and lighting of several different Smith and Capaldi episodes. I'm sure he won't mind me sharing a couple.
He's been working on the Tennant and early Smith interiors too, as well as providing some Daleks and Mechanoids to be incorporated into Big Finish covers.

My grandson lives Patrick troughton, so I've decided to go with a flat roof.

A little different to the norm.
It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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