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Started by warmcanofcoke, Aug 18, 2012, 06:53 pm

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warmcanofcoke

Aug 18, 2012, 06:53 pm Last Edit: Aug 18, 2012, 11:02 pm by Scarfwearer
Over the last couple of days, I started building a 1/7th Tardis console.

first I gathered together all I would need to get started.
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printed up some templates based on Scarfwearer's measurements to get started
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started cutting some of the frame work
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this is a where I am so far.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Aug 18, 2012, 08:15 pm #1 Last Edit: Aug 18, 2012, 08:31 pm by warmcanofcoke
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took some trial and error to use a circular saw on a plastic tube to get it just right. (had to stuff the tube with paper and ram it in with a wood dowel - then layer tape on the outside of the tube to prevent the tube from chipping - then lightly score the tube with the circular saw with a blade designed to cut plastics.)
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Kingpin

Aug 18, 2012, 10:31 pm #2 Last Edit: Aug 18, 2012, 10:31 pm by Kingpin
Nice build so far, gives me hope and inspiration for my eventual attempt at a C/O scale Five Doctors console.  :)

That final shot reminds me uncannily of a period photo of the console in storage:

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warmcanofcoke

Aug 19, 2012, 02:16 pm #3 Last Edit: Aug 19, 2012, 02:16 pm by warmcanofcoke
thank you Ben -  ;D I hope this model will give me some insight into building a 1:1 console in the not too distant future. Obviously the model will have different build characteristics to the full scale version but it will get me thinking about the kind of problems I'll face when I do build a full size one.
~Nate
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

evil bob


museumdave

Looking really good- I like it a lot!

Cheers

Dave
"I could retire and be the curator of this place,"  the 11th doctor or maybe the 12th?

warmcanofcoke

thanks guys  :D The encouragement helps a lot.  I'm problem solving as I go - just introduced hotglue into the mix - more photos soon.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Rassilons Rod

I just noticed that it's going to be a "Master's" console :) (look at all that lovely black!!) :)
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.

warmcanofcoke

lol I didn't think of that. I may have to apply a coat of paint before I'm done.  ;D
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

tony farrell


warmcanofcoke

Aug 22, 2012, 12:20 am #12 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2012, 12:53 am by warmcanofcoke
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

galacticprobe

Aug 22, 2012, 12:37 am #13 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2012, 12:37 am by galacticprobe
Good suffering Jehoshaphat! I'd have gone mad cutting out that many tiny dovetail notches! I congratulate you, sir! That console edge is indescribable. (I could say fantastic, phenomenal, superb, and those words would still fall short.)

You have some serious patience! (I'd bed that, with a little tape, you could re-assemble a document that's gone through a shredder! ;))

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

warmcanofcoke

Thanks for the kind words Dino - in a short time I'll probably just travel back in time to review documents before they get shredded  ;D
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.