Feb 28, 2021, 03:54 am

News:

New, New TardisBuilders!


The TARDIS Toolkit

Started by exilea, Feb 24, 2009, 06:05 pm

Previous topic - Next topic

Rassilons Rod

Images Timeflight80-84 - the box looks like the one from Genesis, that the security boy put the Doctor's stuff in.

I really want one :D
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.

Davros Skaro

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but found this while looking for Doctor Who props, hope there are some good views here. http://www.thepropgallery.com/tardis-tools-earthshock
Chris.

warmcanofcoke

Just in case that link dies one day:
atardistobase.jpgatardisto1.jpgatardisto2.jpgatardisto3.jpgatardisto4.jpgatardisto5.jpgatardisto6.jpgatardisto7.jpgatardisto8.jpgatardisto9.jpg
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Davros Skaro

hahaha, I was just saving the pics to do this, (along with some others I was after.

Here is the write up/description that they had on the page as well:
A set of original tools used in the production of the long running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
From the 1982 serial Earthshock starring Peter Davison these formed part of the TARDIS tool kit utilised by The Doctor to defuse the Cyber bomb. This set consists of three tools, the Magnetic Clamp, the Magnetic Drone and the Stalos Gyro, the first two being referred to by name in Earthshock and the latter being referenced in the 1983 publication The Doctor Who Technical Manual. Following its use in Earthshock the tool kit went on to make brief appearances in other episodes and these tools can also be seen as it is used by The Doctor in the 1983 serial Mawdryn Undead.
The tools were built by the BBC Visual Effects Department and are constructed from various materials. The Magnetic Clamp has been built from a variety of sourced plastic parts and features a dial to one end with a telescopic centre section and thumb screw, the underside of the larger end contains magnets which are secured in place with filler. The Magnetic Drone is constructed of turned metal with a plastic base which also contains magnets and a quantity of filler while the Stalos Gyro is again of metal construction with plastic parts.
The Magnetic clamp measures approximately 16" long when closed with the Drone and Stalos Gyro approximately 5" and 5.5" respectively, they remain in generally excellent screen used condition.
Chris.

Davros Skaro

Nov 16, 2016, 04:58 am #64 Last Edit: Nov 16, 2016, 05:02 am by davros skaro
*NOTE* the item on the end of the magnetic clamp, is a speaker face down if anyone didn't recognize it. ;D

atardisto2.1.jpg
Chris.

galacticprobe

Nov 16, 2016, 05:58 am #65 Last Edit: Nov 16, 2016, 05:58 am by galacticprobe
Great images, Nate, and great forethought about that link going dead one day. We've got enough of those dead links in many threads - too many, in fact. And Chris, great transcription of the descriptions of those items; and good eyes catching that "face down" speaker! (another little bit of magnet added to the other magnets on the prop.)

At least the prop guys made those magnetic tools actually magnetic. Brilliant idea on their part, especially of the plans didn't call for the magnets. (Too bad we can't see the concept art for those tools.) And I still say that Stalos Gyro looks very much like some sort of bottle opener! ;D

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Davros Skaro

Quote from: galacticprobe on Nov 16, 2016, 05:58 am
Great images, Nate, and great forethought about that link going dead one day. We've got enough of those dead links in many threads - too many, in fact. And Chris, great transcription of the descriptions of those items; and good eyes catching that "face down" speaker! (another little bit of magnet added to the other magnets on the prop.)

Dino.


your welcome, I just copied & pasted the transcript from their page, also saved the images to put up but got beat at the post, all good.  :)
Chris.

13drwho

I think the purpose of the magnets in both of those props was to hold it to the metal door of the toolkit box.

davidnagel

Nov 17, 2016, 01:40 am #68 Last Edit: Jan 01, 2017, 08:12 pm by davidnagel
So Peter Jackson himself purchased what there is of the TARDIS kit...

http://www.tested.com/art/movies/588144-photo-gallery-peter-jacksons-movie-prop-collection/item/img_5225/

63-91978-img_5225-1479312347.jpg
Peter-Jackson-Collection-_05.png
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

fivefingeredstyre

I took a look around the rest of pictures... Blimey! The Girlfriend think I have a lot of stuff cluttering the shelves of my study ;D

All those mannequins - I'd hate to walk around there at night...  :o

Mark

I counted three Daleks, plus on picture 66 there is what looks suspiciously like a TARDIS on the balcony.

My guess is its about the size of the Logopolis model, but hard to say for sure.

galacticprobe

Nov 18, 2016, 07:07 am #71 Last Edit: Nov 18, 2016, 07:09 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 17, 2016, 06:57 pm
I took a look around the rest of pictures... Blimey! The Girlfriend think I have a lot of stuff cluttering the shelves of my study ;D

Don't feel too bad, Steve. Remember you're working with what you have when it comes to displaying your collection. With the money Peter Jackson made from all of those 'Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings' films, he could probably buy several studies that are the size of your house if he wanted to!

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 17, 2016, 06:57 pm
All those mannequins - I'd hate to walk around there at night...  :o

I'll agree with that! :o

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

Jan 02, 2017, 02:50 am #72 Last Edit: Jan 02, 2017, 02:54 am by warmcanofcoke
atardisto3.jpg
atardisto4.jpg
What is the M-PO? Withe the numbers running around the side it could be a watch or a campus or something.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Davros Skaro

"M-PG" to me  seem like a mileage/fuel economy meter. "Miles-Per Gallon" meter.
Chris.

Davros Skaro

Jun 07, 2017, 07:00 am #74 Last Edit: Jun 07, 2017, 07:05 am by Davros Skaro
I think I've just found out what these things (magnets) are on the bottom of the magnetic clamp.
atardisto4.jpg
atardisto5.jpg
I was reading about TARDIS key on another site, (here; https://www.yourprops.com/4th-Doctor-s-1974-1980-Sonic-Screwdriver-replica-movie-prop-Doctor-Who-TV-1963-YP61728.html ) & in their description it said what they were. I knew they were magnets, but not what they were called. They are also still avalible on Ebay. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Eclipse-E-Magnet-822-Button-19mm-Diameter-12-7mm-H-1-9kg-Pull-Alnico-/140912122927?hash=item20cf045c2f:m:mA7htVIDBkPIiNDmKRY35tA
They are "Red Button / Horseshoe Magnets"
magnets.jpg
Eclipse E Magnet.JPG

So I hope this can help someone who's building these & I'm not too late.

Chris.
Chris.