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season 14 wooden console

Started by meantimebob, Feb 22, 2006, 03:13 am

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klukerspud

Apr 08, 2007, 06:56 pm #45 Last Edit: Oct 31, 2010, 11:33 pm by Scarfwearer
Gentlemen:

I've been able to secure a number of screen shots that add additional detail to the 14th season console that Scarfwearer has been able plan:  

This capture is from the Deadly Assassin where the Doctor is writing a letter to the Castellan to warn of the president's assassination"

[noIMG]http://www.nucaso.net/pictures/tardis/NDVD_692.JPG[/img]

As you can see there is a small "desk compartment" set between the control console sections.  It contains three recessed top open slots above a middle drawer with brass knob.  The drawer seems to extend over an open recessed bottom, where the ink well is sitting.

For the trim that separates the upper control panels and the lower support panels, it seems that the upper control panel doors are a ½ inch to an 1 inch above the trim line.  This allows them to rest on the extended 1 ½  trim lip.

The trim also seems to square off at every corner to allow for the attachment of the brass lion head motif.

You can see that here from a screen shot from the end of Hand of Fear, where Sarah is complaining to the Doctor and handing him tools:

[noIMG]http://www.nucaso.net/pictures/tardis/NDVD_716.JPG[/img]

and here:

[noIMG]http://www.nucaso.net/pictures/tardis/NDVD_722.JPG[/img]

You'll also note that the same squared corner exists on the support column (pier) allowing for a smaller lion head and a perpendicular recessed amana straight groove on flush trim v-groove molding.

Although, it seem as though there is a double groove (instead of the amana) where the perpendicular recession is:

[noIMG]http://www.nucaso.net/pictures/tardis/NDVD_727.JPG[/img]

The base (plinth) is not a straight-cut, but seems to have a cavetto or cyma reversa molding  (see http://www.traditional-building.com/article/moldings.htm for more information).

[noIMG]http://www.nucaso.net/pictures/tardis/NDVD_711.JPG[/img]

klukerspud

Apr 08, 2007, 07:19 pm #46 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:42 pm by scarfwearer
Also the feet do not seem to be brass globe casters, but actual wood claw foot.

Further, in regards to Flash Gordon's comment on the bottom support panels being deeper, if you compare the angles of the upper panel (see NDVD_716) to the lower panel (see NDVD_722), the upper panels seem to be move acute.  However, this could be a trick of lighting or focus of the shot.  I would support Scarfwearer's advice regarding angles.

In order to work around all this detail, I would built a mock console first using cheap wood (plywood) or pressboard.  I wouldn't use MDF because cutting it can produce some weird smelling odors.

Scarfwearer

Apr 09, 2007, 10:56 am #47 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:42 pm by scarfwearer
Many thanks for the more detailed screen-grabs!
I should be able to produce some more detailed plans from those, though spare time is currently in very short supply for me, as it probably is for most of us.
It looks like they may have changed the feet on the prop at some time, which is not too surprising as there is plenty of precedent for that with the console props.
This console has long been on my wish-list as it's actually small enough to be a reasonable piece of household furniture. And the writing desk compartment seems very practical. Ah, one day...

Crispin

Rassilons Rod

Apr 10, 2007, 10:44 pm #48 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:43 pm by scarfwearer
Great grabs there :)

For some reason I'm now seeing clamshells (where we've been referring to lion heads) and where you've noticed mini lion heads in wood, I'm seeing acorns...

...Its probably just me though...........

;D

-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.

klukerspud

Apr 11, 2007, 05:33 pm #49 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:43 pm by scarfwearer
Scarfwearer (Crispin): What application did you use to draw the plans?  Autocad?  If so, are there algorithms (alterations placeholders) to keep the drawing in scale and form as you add detail?

Scarfwearer

Apr 11, 2007, 07:55 pm #50 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:43 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: klukerspud board=console thread=1140578021 post=1176312781Scarfwearer (Crispin): What application did you use to draw the plans?  Autocad?  If so, are there algorithms (alterations placeholders) to keep the drawing in scale and form as you add detail?

Umm, MS Word 2000. :) Not the most obvious drawing tool, but I have it to hand... And yes, I can add detail without disturbing the scaling.

Crispin

robuk

Apr 13, 2007, 02:10 am #51 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:43 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks for those posts - they look very helpful! Something for me to study in much more detail when life slows down a little.

As Crispin says, this console is small enough to be a viable prospect in an ordinary house, and I'm very much taken with the idea of making one, or something very like it. The idea of using it as a custom case for one (or maybe more) of the several PCs in here keeps prodding at me...

Rob.

Rassilons Rod

Apr 28, 2007, 10:56 am #52 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 pm by scarfwearer
Those are some great screen caps there :) I've been working on this console a bit more recently - still a fair way to go...

I need to put some separators in between the console sides and some uprights in the bottom section. Also some more knobs and the panels on the flaps need to be flush on the inside... Thats todays job :)

This is as a far as I am at the moment.

-Marc

Click!

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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.

spica

Apr 28, 2007, 07:52 pm #53 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 pm by scarfwearer
Well up to the usual high standard. More please!!!

Rassilons Rod

Apr 28, 2007, 10:51 pm #54 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 pm by scarfwearer
Just the sort of comments that make me do more :)

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.

Rassilons Rod

Apr 30, 2007, 09:05 am #55 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 pm by scarfwearer
Still working on the console... But I thought I'd try this lastnight. Its a little blurry but as it took forever  to upload, I don't think its worth doing it again.

Just a bit of fun... a what if :)

click here!

-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.

handofomega

May 02, 2007, 08:03 am #56 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 pm by scarfwearer
 :o :o :o  That is BRILLIANT!!!!

It really gives me a good idea of what the dome at the centre of the secondary console could have looked like if they had had the money to do the effect.   I love it.



Quote from: rassilonsrod board=console thread=1140578021 post=1177923910Still working on the console... But I thought I'd try this lastnight. Its a little blurry but as it took forever  to upload, I don't think its worth doing it again.

Just a bit of fun... a what if :)

click here!

-Marc

Rassilons Rod

May 08, 2007, 08:56 am #57 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 01:44 pm by scarfwearer
As this thread is about the console, I thought I'd fire up a new thread in the TARDIS interior section...

-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.

jellybaby

Jun 13, 2011, 08:21 am #58 Last Edit: Jun 13, 2011, 05:34 pm by jellybaby
I've been looking through this thread as I've always really loved this TARDIS interior. I'm aware of the fablon covered roundels but has anyone any idea which fablon design it is? There are plenty of wood designs but to me it looks like burled walnut, a design which I'm yet to track down. Also it looks to me as if the roundels are covered in segments of fablon makings up a 'quarters' pattern. Has anyone got screen caps to confirm this?

Edit: I've found I've a copy of the first episode of 'Robots of Death' and can pause to see the walls look more like a paint effect and the roundels do indeed have a pattern but I don't know how to create a screen cap....Can anyone explain how or recommend a program I could use?

Many thanks  

DoctorWho8

VLC player allows you to do screen caps from most media, including DVDs.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff