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Refrigerator Box TARDIS

Started by DoctorWho8, Sep 10, 2007, 04:03 am

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DoctorWho8

Sep 10, 2007, 04:03 am Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:20 pm by Scarfwearer
I have made 4 of these in my life.  This is the last one I made and it's held up for 13 years now.  Hopefully this inspires the folks who can't afford wood.
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Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

n8lee

Jun 25, 2008, 12:34 am #1 Last Edit: Jan 14, 2010, 11:51 am by scarfwearer
That is awesome!  Making it from an appliance box is a good idea, getting nice, large single pieces of Cardboard, and keeping the structural integrity of the original box. 

When I was in college, there was a small number of dedicated Who Fans there.  One of our number locked himself in his dorm room for about a week and a half, and cobbled together an awesome cardboard TARDIS out of any type of packaging style cardboard he could find, and LOTS Of Duct-tape.  He made each (dunno the terminology) each component individually, the panels, the ridges, finishing with a roof peice.  The result was very cool.  You COULD tell that it was made from hundreds of different types of boxes, a bit "patchwork-quilt-like" TARDIS but it was really solid, had a lot of character (the duct tape, painted over, gave it a nice weathered look all of its own) and it brought a smile to many faces. 

I do not have a picture, sadly.  I didn't have a camera at the time.  So that's a bummer... however, i just joined this message board.  Maybe the original builder is on here, and posted pictures!

cardborduser

thank you so much for the link

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chrisrowand

Sep 10, 2007, 11:47 am #3 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
I see a merchandise possibility in this. The ultimate flatpack TARDIS. When not in use, simply fold it up and pop it behind the wardrobe.  Good stuff Bill!

Rassilons Rod

Sep 10, 2007, 02:40 pm #4 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
haha awesome :)

When you said refrigerator box, I didn't realise you meant literally the one that a fridge comes in. I thought you meant an old fridge :)

Pretty good detailing on there for a few sheets of cardboard, I'm suitably impressed :D

-Marc
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.

Mark

Sep 10, 2007, 10:38 pm #5 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Nice work.

Dunno about you Bill, but I always find working with card and paper so much easier than any other material.

If only it were water proof!


dalethetimelord

Sep 11, 2007, 02:42 am #6 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Good Lord...  I can see it now...

"Quick Donna, back to the CARD-DIS..."

doctorhugh

Sep 15, 2007, 01:47 pm #7 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Now I see what you meant by a fridge box! =O

Doctor Iz

Oct 13, 2007, 03:41 am #8 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: chrisrowand board=show thread=1189397036 post=1189424828I see a merchandise possibility in this. The ultimate flatpack TARDIS. When not in use, simply fold it up and pop it behind the wardrobe.  Good stuff Bill!


Looks great for 13 years old, time has no bearing on the CARD-DIS!   Great use of a Fidge box too!  Very ingenious Bill.   8-)

I was thinking it could be marketed as a 'portable camping out house!'- bigger on the inside than the outside...sometimes you need that sort of thing...anyway, mind as well go in style... ;D  joke!

Dale, your really too much! The CARD-DIS.
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

throgmorton

Oct 16, 2007, 02:54 pm #9 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer

"My my ! It's The TARDIS"
WOW thats fantastic.
What a great use of material.
Save the planet.
Tardis Rebuilders are high on the recycle scene!
Chris E

zebaroth

Mar 24, 2008, 12:08 am #10 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
that is the one for me

willytron

Apr 18, 2008, 07:46 pm #11 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:19 pm by scarfwearer
I thought that this was an appropriate place for these photos.
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Made this about 15 years ago.  These are recent photos, and the back wall is shown.  I didn't photograph the front because the doors have taken a beating over the years from my nieces and nephews.  There isn't a straight line on the thing, i drew it freehanded and cut the windows and doors with scissors.

unclelew

Apr 18, 2008, 08:41 pm #12 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:19 pm by scarfwearer
WOW! 15 years????  and it still stands up???  very cool!
I wish I still had my old K-9 I build in highschool...all styrofoam ans spray paint!

willytron

Apr 18, 2008, 08:48 pm #13 Last Edit: Jun 03, 2010, 09:19 pm by scarfwearer
It lives at my mother's house.  I'm kinda surprised that she hasn't thrown it away, I think she must be a wee bit proud of it.  The front looks awfull, but if those kids have had fun with it, I don't mind.  Even though they don't really know what it is.