New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by Scarfwearer, Aug 22, 2009, 12:40 pm
Quote from: kert gantry on Sep 06, 2017, 09:10 pm...it looks as though things were kept pretty simple; console, wall and lighting tower. ... Don't know what that framework thing is visible through the roundels. Ideas anyone?
Quote from: kert gantry on Sep 09, 2017, 09:26 amOne thing I hadn't noticed before these turned up. Those look like the original bucket roundels but with the backs cut out. Black gauze has been cut into circles and stuck over what's left of them.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Sep 09, 2017, 12:33 pmDue to their durability, I think - rather than gauze - the replacement flat roundels were made from a translucent grey-blue Perspex in much the same way as the ones made for "The Three Doctors" Tardis set which also appear to be a dark grey when not back-lit:
Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 10, 2017, 04:39 amTony, those original roundels look like their edges, in several places on most of those roundels, are either curled away from the inner "drum" of the wall opening, or it's "puckered" around the edges.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 10, 2017, 04:39 amDo you know if that could be from the new covering part of the roundels being stuffed inside the opening so the "leftover" part of the original roundel (the part not cut away) would be behind it? And if that material was stuffed inside the wall opening like that, would it have been a thin plastic-like material, or could it have been a fabric-like material (maybe not gauze, but more like bed linen cotton which would be sheer enough to see through, and could have come in a pale grey-ish color)?
Quote from: kert gantry on Sep 10, 2017, 09:52 pmPlastic, not gauze. Thanks for the detailed and persuasive replies, Tony. And more knockout pictures!
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Sep 10, 2017, 10:15 amSo if the original mouldings were plastic and the final type of roundels fitted in the original Tardis set were plastic, why would the would the 'middle' set of roundel backings (i.e., the late Hartnell/Troughton ones) suddenly be made out of cloth? To my mind to start with plastic roundel backings, then to go to cloth only then to revert back to plastic backings simply doesn't make sense and isn't supported by the photographic evidence.
Quote from: kert gantry on Sep 09, 2017, 09:26 amThose look like the original bucket roundels but with the backs cut out. Black gauze has been cut into circles and stuck over what's left of them.
Quote from: kert gantry on Sep 10, 2017, 09:52 pmWhat's going on with that single dark roundel on the back of the Power of the Daleks wall?
Quote from: kert gantry on Sep 10, 2017, 09:52 pmAlso, just wondering. During your ongoing researches, have you found anything that could help back up or demolish my pet theory about the photographic blowup walls being reprinted after 1965?