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Re: My 1/6 scale Tardis, image heavy

Started by jiminydog, Apr 06, 2008, 10:15 pm

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Apr 06, 2008, 10:15 pm Last Edit: Feb 04, 2010, 04:30 pm by Scarfwearer
Hi guys, I hope this is the right place for this thread.  Once I decided to take on this project I found this site and I don't think I could have done it without all the information I found here, so thanks for that, and I wanted to share the final results!  

It's mostly balsa wood, not quite as sturdy as the "real" one!:)


I added some "real" cables to give the backdrop a little more of a 3d feel...


The windows are plexi, on their back side I attached a transparency printout of an actual screen grab of Tardis windows, (backed by opaque mylar), to give them some texture.


The two doors and the phone door are hinged with a rod-and-socket thing I jimmied up out of bits and pieces.


Phone is balsa with some little bits made out of Sculpey.  It's a little rough, but "it's not a real phone!"


The lantern glows white all the time (as it does when the Tardis is "parked") but I also cannibalized a toy I had and rigged up a switch so that you can trigger a glowing blue light accompanied by the Tardis materialization "roar".  If the peak on the roof seems just a tad too pronounced, it's because there's a lot of stuff crammed in under there.


Backdrop is just a large printout of course, the trick there was to bend it around and trim it down so interior lighting could still shine out side windows.  


Apr 07, 2008, 12:17 am #1 Last Edit: Jan 14, 2010, 11:47 am by scarfwearer
That looks very nice.  Have you paired it up with the Flight Control TARDIS?
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff


Apr 07, 2008, 10:54 pm #2 Last Edit: Jan 14, 2010, 11:48 am by scarfwearer
nice job. and i love the phone


Apr 08, 2008, 03:50 am #3 Last Edit: Jan 14, 2010, 11:48 am by scarfwearer
That's quite impressive especially the added detail of the hanging wires.