New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by Scarfwearer, May 14, 2009, 03:40 pm
Quote from: hb88banzai on May 31, 2012, 07:29 amI can't believe I never noticed this before, but there is third set of top signs for the Newbery prop (besides the original set and the ones made for when it doubled for the TYJ).It appears that when they redressed the Newbery to sub for the Barnet box in Logopolis (and to make it look more like the TYJ), besides raising the roof and bringing in the sides of the sign box fascias about an inch, they made signs that are much closer to a real Police Box's. Look at the "C" in POLICE - it has slanted ends like a real Police Box (or the Brachacki box) and all the letters are more normally proportioned and uniform, rather than being extended or (in the case of PUBLIC CALL) squashed/ultra-extended with reduced stem height. They didn't bother to change the endings of the C's in PUBLIC or CALL, but still the overall effect is much different from the previous Newbery or the TYJ. Also note that the upper edge of PUBLIC and lower edge of CALL extend beyond the upper and lower edges of POLICE...BOX, not as much as on a real Police Box sign, but in direct contrast to the usual practice with TARDIS props to have everything line up on the same lines.Looks like these signs were replaced to be more in line with the TYJ's when the box was further spruced up for its stunt double appearances in Castrovalva and Black Orchid.Interesting.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 06, 2013, 05:38 amNot to deviate from the topic, evil bob, but Crispin hasn't been with us for quite some time now. He left the Forum sometime last May, and he's still missed by many.