New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by lorisarvendu, Oct 17, 2009, 11:56 pm
Quote from: magepro board=shellmodels thread=1838 post=22786 time=1260848030You are showing some remarkable flexability coming up with possible solutions. I wish we would have had time to try more things. Most of the stuff we did was from stuff that was mentioned on this board. THANK YOU!
Quote from: doctorwho8 board=build thread=1815 post=22395 time=1256001615Your printout of the plans looks very familiar. And your model is looking the part. And on your second pic, I see the face of Bubs from Homestar Runner. Is that him?Bill Rudloff
Quote from: doctorwho8 board=build thread=1815 post=22425 time=1256411516What are the rough dimension are you looking for? You may be able to find small acrylic rods that you can cut down to the height you need.Bill Rudloff
Quote from: lorisarvendu board=build thread=1815 post=22427 time=1256413626Well, working from your plans, I'm looking at 3 wire loops of approx 15mm diameter around the lamp (that's the diameter of the loop, not of the wire), 4 vertical rods of the same thickness but 20mm in length, and 4 thicker rods of 20mm on the four corners. God that sounds quite complicated.
Quote from: doctorwho8 board=build thread=1815 post=22428 time=1256429457Sorry, I was thinking of the lamp, not the decoration. You may want to use either paper clips or wire used for craft making, like fake plant arrangements.Bill Rudloff
Quote from: lorisarvendu on Dec 11, 2009, 05:52 pmI've been wracking my brains literally for months to find a way of produding a reasonable-looking NST lamp for this model. The problem is that it's got a sort of grid-like framework close around the lamp glass, in addition to some struts outside. How do do that at such a small scale?
Quote from: kiwidoc on Dec 11, 2009, 06:41 pmHi, I made an NST model aobut a year ago and had a similar quandry - I actually tried painting a tube up.... ugh, not with my (non)skills! What I ended up doing was colour printing my lamp grid design onto an overhead transparency using the printer/photocopier at work and then bending it around to form the lamp exterior. I tried printing a frosted backing but that looked bad so it frost it I put another rolled up piece of plastic printing inside the first and that worked quite well as a diffuser. That said, your method looks good and will be more effective if you put a light in, doesn't have a join and so forth.. might steal your idea next time I make one! Just thought I'd share the idea though.Cheers, Glenps: Did I ever post pics of it finished? Ah well, here's one - looks like I didn't take any of the roof/lamp area close up.
Quote from: lorisarvendu on Dec 11, 2009, 07:49 pmHowever I might just try it. Can you tell me how many vertical lines there are on the lamp? All the plans I've seen are fairly 2D so don't really show it.