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

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Volpone

The "weathering" is turning out very nice.  I'll admit I'm a little jealous.
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

generalfrosty

Thank you for the positive feedback!

Rassilons Rod

This is a beautiful piece of work. :)
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.

galacticprobe

Apr 17, 2013, 06:27 pm #63 Last Edit: Apr 17, 2013, 06:29 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: volpone on Apr 17, 2013, 06:01 pm
I'll admit I'm a little jealous.


Just a little?! Yes... this sort of build can also generate some ENVY! when talking about the New Series. This looks absolutely fantastic! I can hardly wait to see this baby completed.

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

slidin_sidewayz

 You mentioned this will be going out on tour.  Do you have something specific intended or is it mainly for a bit of fun?  Seems to be a fairly high investment for an irregular showing every now and then.  Unless...  this is something that has been requested by someone for the 50th... ?

generalfrosty

Can't say much on that right now, but I will say that transporting this beast is a group effort.

Elvis Gump

Would you consider sharing the blueprints for this build as a PDF? I've been trying in my spare time to work out all the measurements to start my build, lumber piled in my workshop since December, but I've been trepidations to start cutting anything. I want to build up a base similar to the one that Philip Wise built on TheRPF.com, though I don't want to use 4"x6" lumber like he did for the four 60" base pieces. http://www.therpf.com/f9/my-new-series-doctor-who-tardis-build-99629/index2.html#post1431630

It's finally warm enough to get to work on a build, but any advice or blueprints would be great. Cutting the roof panels seems to be the greatest bit of mathwork trying to figure out their dimensions and cutting their edge angles.

deck5

As regards the roof, there's a very handy calculator here:

http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=80.0

slidin_sidewayz

 The plans are all on this site as well.

twinbuilder

Its a great build and lovely work, I built one of these so check out my blog on here:O)Paulspolicebox.jpg

twinbuilder

Apr 18, 2013, 07:10 pm #70 Last Edit: Apr 18, 2013, 07:12 pm by twinbuilder
Forgot to say I like your floor idea lovely nice add on.  One thing that I have done with my Tardis is to dirty it right down now with black and some brown after seeing the real one close up (will post a photo tomorrow of the new looking tardis).  The pannels also have less black/brown on them.  Hope that helps:O)

BioDoctor900

In the words of the 11th Doctor "Look at you , you sexy thing!" ;) It's really coming along nicely, the weathering looks great considering you've not blowtorched it like the original. I Wish mine had turned out this well, Envy!

BioDoctor900

generalfrosty

Time to make a post about posts!
All four are now glazed and ready for top coat later:

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I still wanted a bit of a break from starting the doors so i thought the window frames would be easier...boy was i wrong! I was at these bad boys for a few hours and only managed to base coat, front and back, the exterior facing eight frames, but managed to squeeze some time to glaze one of them so i could get a picture.

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Paint begins on the doors next, stay tuned

generalfrosty

Started the doors, white back and white on the latch side.

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generalfrosty

So much to share, it's been so busy for me I've been slacking on updates.

First up, doors weathered:
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Sign boxes finished up and a test fitting:
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The last of the frames and interior moldings done:
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Metal door sign, painted using a color called "Frosted Silver":
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Scratches carefully cut in with the Dremmel:
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Vinyl graphics applied:
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Final weathering smudges done with a glaze and a little airbrushing:
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Each clear window pane is frosted and accented with a feathered blackened look:
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Test fitting:
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Finally, all parts are set up for sanding sealer and final topcoat:
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More to come soon, she's almost ready!