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Started by Borusa, May 21, 2010, 07:35 pm

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jellybaby

I too have thought that I would like to 'decorate' my home in a TARDIS fashion. Having recently been to the exhibition in Cardiff and seen up close the Tennant 'roundels', which are vacuum formed transparent panels ( thin as margarine tubs! ) sprayed to leave the light clear at the back, I have been wondering how the new Matt Smith 'roundels' have been made....Has anyone got any info on their make up or any high res pics of them?

the_temporal_mechanic

Some of the walls are made by the same method I assume.  The sloping portions that fall beneath the console platform seem to be the same material sprayed with something like the old walls.  It also appears to have a set of roundels that are Fresnel lenses with wire frames.  And the planter buckets also... No solid evidence to contribute obviously, just observations.

galacticprobe

Oct 26, 2010, 05:25 am #17 Last Edit: Oct 26, 2010, 05:32 am by galacticprobe
Here is where you'll find a discussion on the planter buckets (among other things): http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=906.30. You'll also find a link there to the source where you can buy them. Going price right now is 3.99 GBP each. So for about 40 GBP you could do up at least one wall with 10 bucket roundels. (Bucket roundels? Hopefully nothing like "The Bucket Woman!" - I live next to a real one of her. Ick!)

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

dalekstorm22

You could make it a general TARDIS lounge room. If you look in the Tom Baker/Peter Davison era, there were pot plants in some rooms. You could also have one of the wooden chairs that Doctors 1 - 4 had, a bookshelf with 'ancient-like' books, the hat stand, and maybe have some of the roundels open with motherboards and wires coming out like in Colin Baker's TARDIS.

galacticprobe

Dec 17, 2010, 06:27 am #19 Last Edit: Dec 17, 2010, 06:27 am by galacticprobe
I've got a few really old books already. I've even got a hat and coat stand. If anyone has been looking for a stand there are several available on ebay, with "Buy It Now" buttons:

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=bent+wood+stand&_trksid=p3286.c0.m301

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

Teletran

If you are going to reference The Invasion of Time you should be aware that it was made during a budget crisis and a scene shifters strike so they were literally using any set they could find for the tardis interior as well as undressed studio space and some corridors in the actual Television Center building.

The season 10 look would probably be the most practical for a living space, the big fridgey units would be great for storage and you could put display shelves up behind the roundels.

You should think about how you want to use the space, lounge, study, hobby room, entertainment centre, etc.

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1360/omni02g.jpg)

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: Teletran on Dec 17, 2010, 07:30 am
If you are going to reference The Invasion of Time you should be aware that it was made during a budget crisis and a scene shifters strike so they were literally using any set they could find for the tardis interior as well as undressed studio space and some corridors in the actual Television Center building.

The season 10 look would probably be the most practical for a living space, the big fridgey units would be great for storage and you could put display shelves up behind the roundels.

You should think about how you want to use the space, lounge, study, hobby room, entertainment centre, etc.




The Invasion of Time interior was shot at St. Anne's Hospital and at "British Oxygen".
http://www.doctorwholocations.net/stories/invasionoftime
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.

Teletran

Filming a swimming pool in the studio would be quite hard :P
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1360/omni02g.jpg)

galacticprobe

Dec 17, 2010, 02:48 pm #23 Last Edit: Dec 17, 2010, 02:58 pm by galacticprobe
In "ST:IV" they filmed San Francisco Bay in the Paramount sunken parking lot. I got to see that lot when I got a tour of the Paramount lots. (It was dry with cars parked in it at the time.) That sunken "parking lot" is only about four feet deep, with a layout similar to
____             ____ ____             ____
____             ____|____             ____
____             ____|____             ____

Not sure how many rows it had (can't remember that), but it wasn't really that big: about the size of your average high school swimming pool, and yet they made it look like where Frisco Bay meets the Pacific, with a Bird of Prey crashed in it.

It's amazing what you can do with the right camera angles. (Now I wonder how many other scenes for other movies and shows were filmed in that sunken lot. ???)

So if you don't need the Pacific to film the Pacific, you don't need a pool in the studio to film a pool. I'm sure there are plenty of locations (schools and such) that would love to have a "Who" episode scene filmed in their pool; remember the pool scene in "School Reunion". ("A 'Doctor Who' episode scene filmed at our <insert establishment name here>? Think of the publicity!" would probably run through their minds - and location shooting is always an option.)

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

jmthompson

Last year I built something like the original poster's request: I transformed a little used 2nd bedroom into my TARDIS room.

https://picasaweb.google.com/114677882303393638547/HomeTARDISRoom

It's not specifically a console room (too small I think), but it works great as a video and gaming room. I was inspired by Scarfwearer's efforts. :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/114677882303393638547/HomeTARDISRoomConstruction

BeeblePete

Quote from: jmthompson on Nov 14, 2011, 11:10 pm
Last year I built something like the original poster's request: I transformed a little used 2nd bedroom into my TARDIS room.


Love it! Very clean and a great combination of Who fetish and actual utility :)

There's some great detail of the groovy roundel in the console reference section that you might find inspiring...

- Pete

robhowdle

Sounds like a great idea! how's this coming along?

Rob
You make the whole of time and space your back yard and what do you have, a back yard... I can't see it anymore but you can, and when you see it I see it - Matt Smith, 11th Doctor

robhowdle

Quote from: jellybaby on Oct 25, 2010, 10:15 pm
I too have thought that I would like to 'decorate' my home in a TARDIS fashion. Having recently been to the exhibition in Cardiff and seen up close the Tennant 'roundels', which are vacuum formed transparent panels ( thin as margarine tubs! ) sprayed to leave the light clear at the back, I have been wondering how the new Matt Smith 'roundels' have been made....Has anyone got any info on their make up or any high res pics of them?


They did a run down on the new console. Funly enough they are plastic plant pots you can get from your local gardening center :) Go to the BBC - Doctor Who Website and look for a " Tour Of The TARDIS" Video. Runs down most of the TARDIS and how they made it there :)

Hope this helps.

Rob
You make the whole of time and space your back yard and what do you have, a back yard... I can't see it anymore but you can, and when you see it I see it - Matt Smith, 11th Doctor

galacticprobe

Mar 27, 2012, 06:47 am #28 Last Edit: Mar 27, 2012, 06:48 am by galacticprobe
There are also the "open" roundels which are rimmed with clear wire looming: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=2290.0, and in here http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=2054.15 about a little more than half way down the page is a lightened version of the photo in the other thread where the Doctor is looking through the open roundel, and you can see that it's looming rims are clear.

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