New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by alextheyellowthing, Nov 28, 2020, 04:19 pm
Quote from: Volpone on Apr 17, 2021, 03:36 pmAs a kid, I built plastic model airplane kits and I'd like to have a go at a model wooden sailing ship from a kit, but these scratch-built models always blow my mind. To some degree, a TARDIS is a relatively simple shape, but you don't have to get the dimensions off by much before it looks wrong. I would never have the precision, patience, and attention to detail to do one of these models. Ironically, there's a bit more "fudge factor" on a full-sized build. If something's off by 1/4", it is a lot harder to notice than if something's off by 1/16" on a model. And it is easier to disguise measurement errors on a full sized build. (IMO). My build is far from perfect, but it looks pretty darned good--if I say so myself--and there aren't 2 panels or window panes on it that are the same size. Much harder to get away with that on a model (or even harder if, for example, you're doing the altered Barachaki and you NEED to have things not square--in very specific ways.
Quote from: russellsuthern on Apr 21, 2021, 03:32 pmI always find your attention to tiny details incredible!Great work!Russell
Quote from: alextheyellowthing on Apr 21, 2021, 02:48 pmI guess i'll have to repaint it...Speaking of paint i might try tho go for a matching hue with finer métal sparkles for it to look proper sized instead of the real subaru paintWhat do you think ?...
Quote from: Volpone on Apr 22, 2021, 01:49 amQuote from: alextheyellowthing on Apr 21, 2021, 02:48 pmI guess i'll have to repaint it...Speaking of paint i might try tho go for a matching hue with finer métal sparkles for it to look proper sized instead of the real subaru paintWhat do you think ?...That's some heavy thinking. I see your point but don't know enough about the Subaru paint to know what the metallic looks like--and don't know how one would accomplish a finer sparkle if it was decided that was the way to go. But this does remind me of a Science Museum exhibit on special effects I went to ages ago. There was a 1994 Ahnuld/James Cameron action/adventure film called "True Lies," where a bridge gets blown up. They did it with a model. But because you can't make model explosives and the (full sized) expansion rate of the explosion would've ruined the effect of the model (at a subconscious level, because none of us knows the expansion rate of the explosion involved in air to ground missiles) they slowed down (or sped up, I forget, but I think it was slowed down) the film (because in Olden Dayes, they shot talking pictures on film) so the speed of the explosion matched the scale of the model.