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Started by pmc, Apr 18, 2010, 01:25 pm

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pmc

Sorry i know this post is about the Tardis interior but did anyone notice last night that when the Doctor and Amy were talking at the tardis door at the end of the episode that the door sign seemed to be back lit so the letter edges were illuminated ?

geminitimelord

Quote from: pmc on Apr 18, 2010, 01:25 pm
Sorry i know this post is about the Tardis interior but did anyone notice last night that when the Doctor and Amy were talking at the tardis door at the end of the episode that the door sign seemed to be back lit so the letter edges were illuminated ?


First, I think this Thread has taken a life of its own and should be changed to Discussion of New Series LOL....

Yes I noticed exactly what you saw. It was very interesting indeed!

Darksyde

Quote from: dustyfro on Apr 15, 2010, 03:00 am
Those see through panels look pretty complicated with all the etched circles, but someone might be able to do it on some trapezoids of perspex and a dremel.  And a very steady hand.  Or a thousand carefully placed circle guides.


For a replica you could easily just make templates and use some spray on 'glass etching' for a very similar effect.

Scarfwearer

Quote from: geminitimelord on Apr 18, 2010, 02:06 pm

First, I think this Thread has taken a life of its own and should be changed to Discussion of New Series LOL....



When it all settles down a bit I'll move some posts around. :)

Crispin

cathlyn847

Quote from: pmc on Apr 18, 2010, 01:25 pm
Sorry i know this post is about the Tardis interior but did anyone notice last night that when the Doctor and Amy were talking at the tardis door at the end of the episode that the door sign seemed to be back lit so the letter edges were illuminated ?


Yup, I saw it too, but I thought it was some sort of metallic ink catching the lights.... ::)
What would the Doctor do?

handofomega

Quote from: pmc on Apr 18, 2010, 01:25 pm
Sorry i know this post is about the Tardis interior but did anyone notice last night that when the Doctor and Amy were talking at the tardis door at the end of the episode that the door sign seemed to be back lit so the letter edges were illuminated ?


Yeah, and I saw it on "The Eleventh Hour" too.  I like that they have illuminated the door sign, just like on a real Police Box. ;D

mordrogyn

Didn't spot it on The Eleventh Hour, but did notice it last night...
I have always fancied doing a lit phone door on my box, however with the phone on the inside it's a problem to be overcome...

Would luminescence work?
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geminitimelord

Quote from: mordrogyn on Apr 19, 2010, 03:03 am
Didn't spot it on The Eleventh Hour, but did notice it last night...
I have always fancied doing a lit phone door on my box, however with the phone on the inside it's a problem to be overcome...

Would luminescence work?


Here is your answer. A Light Sheet.

http://www.flexolite.net/lightsheet.htm

mordrogyn

Veeeery interesting, and slightly scary that there are no prices there, that usually means it isn't cheap lol
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type_1012_tardis

Personally, it looks frontlit to me.  Didn't catch it until I found the 'victory of the daleks' episode online yesterday though.
The ultimate TARDIS of ultimate destiny.  Type 1012.  Now with extra duct tape.

Primrodo

You can wire them up together, it can be fairly inexpensive :)

handofomega

Quote from: mordrogyn on Apr 19, 2010, 03:03 am
Didn't spot it on The Eleventh Hour, but did notice it last night...
I have always fancied doing a lit phone door on my box, however with the phone on the inside it's a problem to be overcome...

Would luminescence work?


You could always build a box that the phone door would open into on the back of the actual left hand (facing it) door, instead of placing the phone on the phone door.  Real Police Boxes had a cubby inside that had a phone in it not on the translucent phone door.  Then you could light the inside of the cubby without having to pay for a Light Sheet for the outside of the phone door.  Just print you phone door sign on translucent glass/plastic.  It is what I will probably end up doing.   ;D

handofomega

Quote from: type_1012_tardis on Apr 19, 2010, 08:52 pm
Personally, it looks frontlit to me.  Didn't catch it until I found the 'victory of the daleks' episode online yesterday though.


I disagree due to the fact that Amy's shadow is against the phone door in VotD and it still looks lit up.

dustyfro

It looked backlit to me in this past episode.
x Hannah

mordrogyn

If those things are not too expensive They could be good to use in the sign boxes and also I guess if you wanted for every window.
They certainly appear to be low on the electricity consumption side....

Can't help but wonder if they have them inside the windows on the front, photos from filming (at least from the next episode) showed that the windows were not lit, but so far they all have been, and uniformly so.
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