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Started by timelorduk, Mar 12, 2005, 12:00 am

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timelorduk

Mar 12, 2005, 12:00 am Last Edit: Jan 17, 2010, 09:27 pm by Scarfwearer
Side Panel
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Ive waited about 30yrs to own a box and now one is being made for me by a
very kind and very skilled friend! This MDF 9/10ths build began late 2004.
Only a few trips to B+Q and look what he's done already! He's gonna need a
garage bigger on the inside than out to complete it!
timelorduk 12/03/2005



Side Panel
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Up close and personal. The four corner posts and the base are done. I cant
wait!
timelorduk 12/03/2005



Side Wall
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The vertical and horizontal MDF pieces are all seperate, Here they are cut
and mitred and have been arranged and glued to a single ply board. Once dry,
the window area can be cut out.
timelorduk 18/03/2005



Totters Yard?
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Obviously I couldnt wait to see the Tardis take shape. Here two semi
completed sides have been temporarily fastened to the support posts to give
more of a 3D look!
timelorduk 18/03/2005



Post
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This pic shows off the beading detail on the post. Again, the window area is
waiting to be cut out and the centre wall panel dividing batons need to be
attatched.
timelorduk 18/03/2005



3 Posts Fitted!
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This pic shows all 3 posts attatched and beading detail on one of the posts.
The posts are loosely fitted just for the photo.
timelorduk 18/03/2005



Totters Yard 2
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Here you can see that the two window areas still need to be cut. When all
sides are complete and the doors attatched, the sign boxes will be fitted next
. My mate is doing a great job. Looking really good!!!
timelorduk 18/03/2005



Base
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A nice pic showing two sides and the posts resting on the base. The base is
built to the plans specifications, though it's not as thick as we would have
liked. We could customise it, but at the moment the finished box will already
reach to the ceiling of my home, without the roof lamp, so a thicker base
isnt an option, unless I move!
timelorduk 20/03/2005



Two Sides
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The sign most visable was my first attempt and is just shown here for display
purposes, Id cut around the words and stuck them onto a painted wooden panel
to save printer ink, but it looks crap close up cos you can see the joins.
This pic shows also how the paper has started to curl a bit. Only the sign
box on the left hand side has some perspex over it (again, the perspex doesnt
fit properly, its only a test to see what it would look like) The box has
been part covered in car Primer Filler to see if we could attempt a texture
effect, it works!
timelorduk 01/07/2005



Sign Box
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Made this from a pdf download off the net. Had to alter it slightly, I
changed background colour froom very light blue to black and had to resize
the whole banner sections because they were too small. We've experimented
with a piece of perspex (that isnt long enough!) It looks great with the
perspex over because you cant see the paper joins. My signs will not be back
lit.
timelorduk 01/07/2005



Pull To Open
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This panel still needs the inner frame. Im hoping I'll get away with the
small font, I made this sign from scratch on Word, its the biggest it could be
. The font is Times New Roman. When complete, this door panel will actually
be false; it will have a handle but it wont open. I dont want to put anything
behind it, and I dont want it to open to reveal an empty interior, Saves
hassle with hinges too, and vandals wont get into it. I get them in my
bedroom from time to time!
timelorduk 01/07/2005



Future Transport
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Which one would get you to work the quickest? You can see we've had fun with
Primer Filler.
timelorduk 01/07/2005



Roof1
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Aparantly the roof is not a perfect square, can you tell? Thought not!
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Painting
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This is me in my workshop that used to be my kitchen!! I prime all the MDF in
grey car body primer. Stinks to high heaven but you can get some really good
texture effects by blotting and stippling it on rather than just painting it
normally with the brush.
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Roof Texture
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The first layer of primer gives quite good texture on its own, but I build
this up more when I stipple on the blue "Dulux Wild Water" silk finish
solvent based paint
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Roof Supports
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This is the underside of the roof. Ive painted all the interior white to
reflect as much ambient light as possible through the windows when assembled
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Roof
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A pic of the incline showing supports underneath
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Blue Roof
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Coming together!
timelorduk 13/10/2005



SIgn Box
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The lamp has yet to be made. We'll have to make a true scale lamp, and also
one that will be smaller to fit in my flat! As you can see the roof is
already 5 inches from the top of my ceiling. The post caps also have not been
fitted yet.
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Smaller on the inside!
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Since the Tardis landed in my bedroom, my bedroom is definately smaller on
the inside! Still needs post caps. The sign box on the side needs a perspex
cover. The whole thing at the moment is held together very loosely by a
couple of screws. The box will be bolted with wing nuts eventually once
completed.
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Lamp
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As I am not prepared (or able) to pay such high costs for an anchor lamp lens
, I decided to make my lamp out of a very large orange sqaush bottle from a
local pound shop! The TARDIS will live inside, so I think this plastic bottle
will be adequate enough, and the TARDIS is so tall, you cant really see the
lamp anyway. We are making a flashing light from a car indicator, powered
inside by a car battery. My TARDIS will be totally portable and free standing
.
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Pull to Open
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My phone panel doesnt actually open, but looks great anyway!
timelorduk 13/10/2005



Bye for now
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Time to leave but I'll post more pics of the old girl when she's completely
finished...in the future!
timelorduk 13/10/2005