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Started by b4dw0lf, May 10, 2011, 06:39 pm

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b4dw0lf

May 10, 2011, 06:39 pm Last Edit: May 14, 2011, 10:22 am by Scarfwearer
So about 10 years ago I built a Special Weapons Dalek, but I had to sell it when I moved from the UK to the USA as Im sure you can imagine Ive wondered what became of it, where it is now that kind of thing, but about 2 weeks ago I decided I wanted to build a TARDIS and so I set to work.  I had 3 weeks off from my regular job so now seems as good a time as any.....

So heres the work diary so far..... as far as plans I had a few but none of them were the same, each contradicted the other and so I decided rather than building a TARDIS from a specific era Ill build my own TARDIS....

Marked and cut out the side panels and door

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Added frames to the side panels...

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Built the base.... My little girl helped

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Shes a good helper!!

Got my signed made for me using acrylic and blue Vinyl and an Aluminium door sign

Total cost worked out about $200 from Budget Signs and Graphics in Tucson Az

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More framing

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Again my daughter wanted to help, so she helped fill some of the drill holes

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Erecting the sides

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light boxes next

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now the roof

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With the roof painted I now had the Doors and panels to paint....

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Roof Added and now working on window frames

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Its all in the little details dont you think?

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Still now finished BUT I had to leave for work now and wont be back for 4 weeks, so these are the last photos till then...

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Need to get the St Johns sticker made properly, might get it done in enamel.  I also used a window screening for behind the windows.

So there it is so far!!

Paul aka B4DW0LF
Paul Bradford
Tech Manager, Ghost Hunters International (GHI),
SyFy Channel, USA.
http://www.syfy.com/ghi

http://facebook.com/GHIPaul
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Scarfwearer

What a great build! And always nice to have a small helper. I used to have one of those, but she grew up... :D.

Crispin

b4dw0lf

Thank you Dude,  as shes only 4 I may have a few years of help left in her
Paul Bradford
Tech Manager, Ghost Hunters International (GHI),
SyFy Channel, USA.
http://www.syfy.com/ghi

http://facebook.com/GHIPaul
http://twitter.com/GHIPaul

rocket

Great looking Tardis, really like the new series style sign boxes in blue.
Farewell Sarah Jane, you will be missed.

drew30

your tardis looks great. awesome work you and your helper did.

lswl

How cute, the doctor and a companion building their Tardis. aww  :)

DoctorWho8

Your TARDIS is like a real-life version of the way Dave Gibbons used to draw the TARDIS in the 70's and 80's comics with the sign boxes meeting each other instead of the corner posts separating them.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

b4dw0lf

At the end of the day with so many different plans floating about the internet I decided to just go ahead and make my own version so to speak. Glad that having the corners touch isnt some cardinal sin......lol
Paul Bradford
Tech Manager, Ghost Hunters International (GHI),
SyFy Channel, USA.
http://www.syfy.com/ghi

http://facebook.com/GHIPaul
http://twitter.com/GHIPaul

larry cain

Now how did I guess you would of picked this forum buddy,lol I looked in my SPAM and to my surprise was a couple of welcome to the page. I wonder what made me check my spam folder.
Travel safe buddy,
Larry

b4dw0lf

Quote from: lswl on May 10, 2011, 11:44 pm
How cute, the doctor and a companion building their Tardis. aww  :)


And I would travel to the end of the universe with her....
Paul Bradford
Tech Manager, Ghost Hunters International (GHI),
SyFy Channel, USA.
http://www.syfy.com/ghi

http://facebook.com/GHIPaul
http://twitter.com/GHIPaul

b4dw0lf

So I looked everywhere for an enamel St Johns Ambulance logo but apparently they dont have them so I contacted the guy who did my other signs (both a fan of Doctor Who and GHI) in regards to having it made up for me, and to my surprise my wife had already gone to him and they are waiting for me when I get home.  My Wife is AWESOME.  Ill be home in about 3 weeks and Ill be able to put it on the door.....

I cant wait.
Paul Bradford
Tech Manager, Ghost Hunters International (GHI),
SyFy Channel, USA.
http://www.syfy.com/ghi

http://facebook.com/GHIPaul
http://twitter.com/GHIPaul

rocket

Gotta love a woman like that, be good to her, she's a keeper. My wife makes out she's too cool to like Doctor Who to other people, but she's on the edge of her seek every week watching it. She's even having a couple of prints (I don't know which ones) done up in a big frame for me that she wants put up in the living room. I suspect one of the prints is the "Van Gough" exploding Tardis painting as she's a bit of an art fan.


But back on topic, can't wait to see the badge installed.
Farewell Sarah Jane, you will be missed.

Elvis Gump

Like the POLICE BOX signs in blue too. Makes it seem like an evolutionary step, like it's the next or future TARDIS.

warmcanofcoke

didn't I see you on the website for the Tucson mineral show? Were you one of the organizers? There was a photo of someone with a Tardis behind them.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

b4dw0lf

No I dont think that was me....

I only started my TARDIS build about 3 weeks ago now and ive spent the last week and a bit in New Zealand....
Paul Bradford
Tech Manager, Ghost Hunters International (GHI),
SyFy Channel, USA.
http://www.syfy.com/ghi

http://facebook.com/GHIPaul
http://twitter.com/GHIPaul