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Started by generalfrosty, Aug 30, 2012, 10:24 pm

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generalfrosty

Before we began, we wanted to focus on creating a full set of architectural drawings for us to follow during the construction.
These plans were crucial for us to make sure everything would be made to exacting, superior standards.
Our goal here was to take an accurate design of the overall prop but implement a higher standard of construction, like a fine cabinet or piece of furniture rather than a static set piece.
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generalfrosty

Aug 31, 2012, 02:09 am #1 Last Edit: Sep 03, 2012, 10:10 pm by Scarfwearer
Here is our base.
This is naturally the heaviest piece to our build. The base is the foundation and it is important that it be crafted to exacting standards as it will support all of the other components.
The posts will fit into the square holes and for added strength, will be bolted in at the base.
The base was also designed with uneven surfaces in mind. The support beams are raised in the center and we will be adding a level hidden in the base to accommodate any uneven surfaces when this makes it's tour to various events and conventions.
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generalfrosty

Here are our posts.
A lot of tooling went into these.
All four of these were joined together via our full-size vacuum press. Templates were made for use with the router for the surface details.
Each end of the posts were fitted with a "Shoe" which will easily and securely fit into the corresponding square hole in the base. All four posts have hinge attachments to latch the sign boxes on.
Once the sign boxes are in place and the posts are locked in, the overall structure is VERY strong and won't move an inch.
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atomicgraph

this gonna be a beast when its done . really impressive work.

Rassilons Rod

Absolutely beautiful wood work here! :)
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.

DoctorWho8

Lovely and gonna be about a ton when done. :)
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

warmcanofcoke

Really nice work - looks like it will be built to last too. Is this intended to be on display in the outdoors or will you have this as an inside prop?

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

evil bob

Wow! This puts mine to shame, and I haven't even built it yet!

mulla

Wow is the word!  I'd hang the base on the wall, simply lovely!

DoctorWho8

Get on it Bob!  And you can't say it's the hot weather since it's been relatively Ok this month. ;)
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

generalfrosty


galacticprobe

Sep 04, 2012, 04:10 am #11 Last Edit: Sep 04, 2012, 04:13 am by galacticprobe
The hat: brilliant :). The shirt: fantastic :D! That Top Sign box...

I think I can hear jaws hitting the floor from all corners of the planet. (Mine just hit the desk! Ouch! :o :o :o) Adjectives fail me... so... I'll just have to stick with :o :o :o!

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

Rassilons Rod

The sign box looks like it was made using a programmed CNC!

Fantastic workmanship :)
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.

atomicgraph

ok thats the absolute coolest tardis t-shirt i've ever seen!!!! (oh yea the sign box is awesome too!)

generalfrosty

The roof.
This weighs considerably less than the base so it's easier to fit into place.
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