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My Tennant Console Project

Started by jpittsta, Nov 17, 2021, 04:19 pm

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The video is brilliant.  And the water bottle time rotor.  It really shows how sound and lighting can make something that, when you pitch it, doesn't sound like it will work, look utterly convincing.  And the reflection moving up and down on the time rotor really captures the illusion of a moving time rotor. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

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8985451C-2C8C-4442-9B98-51463B67EBE8.jpeg I got a usb extension lead for my monitor so it now functions

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I got a real working rheostat! It's just a double one and not an accurate triple one but it's the closest I could find and it did cost quite a bit, but later on I'll try to make it look a bit like a triple one and the handle will need replacing to make it more accurate, weighs the console down a bit but it's holding for now and it's huge on my rib and only just fits, can't have the disk on the upper part anymore which was where the original sonic port was but it's a change I'm willing to make, I believe I can still fit the pressure gauge below it still which is good:)B1FE9CCA-98CA-48E1-AFF2-1CE87BB13764.jpegE4D700E6-FFFC-455B-9B3E-C9C6B7EE8538.jpeg

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I found a kitchen role tube and thought I could use it to make the third part of the rheostat so I painted it, tried to match the colours best I could and the positioning, I think it went rather well9620D420-6846-4E75-82BB-0433A13C0F06.jpeg37407CB6-4DA5-4D0A-A60B-A7FC63E322C4.jpeg7D4DCE03-6923-492E-9AB2-ADF1CAD6310E.jpegC35836F5-6A96-4597-B450-FBC0E2A38315.jpeg46DA37B5-4B81-4A3D-8ED3-0A43F4F7E809.jpeg336DF62E-1FD1-4E31-8107-5DCB0521F624.jpeg

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As my cream paint didn't work I found that my white and yellow paint together worked perfectly so I painted all the rims, the end picture shows them all while I was making adjustments to the rotor5FF71ECD-74C7-4F2E-8ACD-0E0B3012BBAC.jpeg38482085-9373-4B7A-A8A5-A5DE366A4165.jpegF52CF492-A7DB-4978-9D27-2AC48FE00E73.jpegD452AF9D-F8EB-4318-8B1F-F74A792BCBA8.jpeg

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I wasn't happy with the wonky rotor disks I'd make so I decided to make them less wonky by making a few adjustments, overall it worked, not perfect but a lot lot better than how they were before, at some point they'll need to be either properly painted or paper mache over them8E6C2C44-3DD8-4578-9165-9CAA01027FED.jpeg554027CE-B88B-4DF6-A2D7-33F2841375EC.jpeg9D9924F7-57A5-4A31-BA9D-A8853FB9F71D.jpegBB4F4983-5113-4BFA-B060-5AC24937881D.jpegB417BBFE-722B-43C4-A4D5-874B6CCC53E5.jpeg

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So I needed to improve the structure of all the panels and ribs of 5e console so by doing that I needed to remove all the parts off the console temporarily and I took some photos of the bare console, pretty interesting...ED27C811-8BA1-4FA4-BB8F-95DF23C17B5A.jpeg8776DD47-A1DE-4CD8-8207-DEDE5189ACEC.jpeg2CD6736D-49DD-410E-9907-71F32F4DEFB3.jpegC11F0B49-9B8B-4B82-92DB-19C3A87AF80B.jpeg61F253F7-A885-4E5F-9E57-6941E3B66F36.jpeg

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I found a long wooden rod so I cut it in parts to fit the rheostat, cut myself in the process but then I added a cardboard part to the middle part and painted everything up to try and match the look567CFB40-116C-483C-AD9D-CB73AC7680A8.jpegFCFD229B-698F-4DEB-B8A4-CC60EC1744EA.jpeg43F3EDAC-B4A3-4249-AABD-1CF292D484CD.jpeg

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The bubble panel was bubble wrap on the panel held by cling film but always seemed to not look good enough for my liking with the amount of cling film as you couldn't see the bubbles(first image). So I took it out, took a lot of it off to make it a lot better and unique as that panel was0588F448-D1DF-4039-99CC-534B8FF6A730.jpeg966AF13D-032A-4DCC-88A4-C338DD830A19.jpegEB931E3F-EA7C-4B74-AFAB-AD783DB2ABEB.jpeg

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As you can see in my last couple of posts there are drawings of the little indent dimples on the rims, they vary a little bit and the number on each varies a bit but it's always around the 19-21 of them on each so not perfect but good enough, took a few tries for each. I then started to rip out a layer of the cardboard to make it an actual 3D indent and it worked a bit and once I had done them all I covered it with masking tape, it works but it's a very weird lumpy texture so I may change it in future3B57B52B-2C92-403D-86F0-3194893684EA.jpeg0D2CC62C-0AE3-4677-9BEF-C561193F7BF1.jpegB3A1F2F7-A022-4F8B-996D-F36B3561F009.jpegF4E4BED5-238E-48E8-8858-77F15DF85F80.jpeg

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Legs! I've still got legs! But yes I've been making legs for the console, unfortunately it's not the real legs holding up the console but it's the next best thing as it's only cardboard, pretty happy with them:)1097AE2C-BA9A-4EB5-9CB4-363EDB9F5269.jpeg

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Started paining some of the parts of the console, the weird board thing that still needs more holes the the p10 compass which still needs a face that I'll probably need to print but this is okay for now2028F8C2-BE41-4CB0-BBCE-F46311F76830.jpegE65D8182-B97D-4412-AB30-D90DF428C13F.jpeg374D873C-750D-4EEB-B2FA-7521C034289C.jpeg

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I've been allowed to use this red plant pot which sort of matches the real consoles huge one right at the top, I then covered it in masking tape and began painting it, it went well, the I put a wire through the top to make it look like the wires hanging downEF3467A6-F278-4911-BCBE-C0F00D1C12AE.jpeg4EC8C498-9013-4532-BC3E-2B89EFBEB2A0.jpegBE4127CC-2080-4F76-954B-C2D116AF6710.jpeg

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I walked 3 miles in the rain to get some more plant pot plates for the top of my console, couldn't afford the 3rd one yet so it's just the two for now, makes my console very tall as you can see from the photos, I'm only 5ft 8FAFCB6D0-61E9-41FB-AC8B-E65E59ABBAD3.jpeg0B2257DE-0846-444E-B954-B8C06B61CFEF.jpeg1264AA72-CCCB-4812-92ED-3D709BFDD580.jpeg

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I started to make the smaller plates into the proper disk but this time I did it in a different way which makes it a lot less wonky and a lot more secure, a very good example of learning from mistakesED5ACC32-DA56-4011-968B-D9B1D5B679EF.jpeg44B3FD36-8DD6-4C17-9D38-0F504CE18A90.jpegE940D6F5-BCAD-47D5-986A-A90DCBC95910.jpegF0E45844-FF7E-412B-92B5-3DA2C2999374.jpegB8BDD8BC-E1B3-432C-91B8-C4B5F19B7500.jpegF8166361-723B-4708-9873-3673A67088C4.jpeg