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New, New TardisBuilders!

Pro-Built 2005-2010

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

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

First up, doors weathered:

Sign boxes finished up and a test fitting:

The last of the frames and interior moldings done:

Metal door sign, painted using a color called "Frosted Silver":

Scratches carefully cut in with the Dremmel:

Vinyl graphics applied:

Final weathering smudges done with a glaze and a little airbrushing:

Each clear window pane is frosted and accented with a feathered blackened look:

Test fitting:

Finally, all parts are set up for sanding sealer and final topcoat:

More to come soon, she's almost ready!


I've been anxiously watching the progress of your build, and I am completely stunned at what it looks like so far. Thank you for posting such great pictures. I've been getting great ideas for the 2010 box I will someday build, hopefully. Oh how I wish I had the time, money, and space...


One of the best i've seen for sure. I'm a very picky guy X)


Ooo clever levitation there to get them painted, nice work. 


Everyone may already be aware of this, but the last post in this thread was 7 years ago.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but don't be surprised if no one from this build is going to be replying. :)
"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.


I'm glad it was 'bumped'!   Nice build I'd not seen before.   Would be nice to know what happened to it in the end.

scotland yard

A very nice build indeed!

But, I have to say, sometimes I find it sad how many people start documenting here their builds, and never share the ending in here, but they do it on therpf, or their own blogs. I wonder if our forum would benefit from a project Dalek style sign up, where we say that we encourage to post builds here and that not doing so may be a tad bit rude, given that without us you would have a harder time building your TARDIS?
Oh my giddy aunt!!


Nov 07, 2020, 12:57 pm #83 Last Edit: Nov 07, 2020, 12:59 pm by russellsuthern

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Of course, everyone is free to do what they want, but if you start a build diary on TB, then why not finish it & then post a few glamour shots in a gallery?
(Providing you finish the build, of course!)

Most people start posting on the site, not just to show off their build, but also to get plans, advice & tips, all of which is freely accessible, so why not give something back?

I always get excited when I see a new build, & I'm always a bit upset when the diary is abandoned & we're left "hanging" so to speak, especially if, as you say, they then continue on their own blog, or Youtube or whatever medium I might not follow.

I learned so much from peoples build diaries when I was making my TARDIS & I do hope that in return, one or two people might glean something from mine...

Anyway, I'm not trying to have a go at anyone in particular, just letting off steam.

I feel much better now I've got that off my chest!!   ;D




We really are a unique place.  The level of research.  The willingness to share tips, tricks, and ideas. None of us are worried that someone will build a TARDIS that is "nicer" than their own (at least not as far as I know). 

I built an A-Team van too.  And people build A-Team vans.  But there's *nothing* like this in that--for lack of a better word--community.  You can glean the occasional tip or two from people, but it's much more useful to find screencaps and tribute pages to the show than any kind of build diary--let alone a BBS full of builders.  In fact, I half suspect some of the builders will *intentionally* put false tips onto their builds to throw other builders off.  Someone once mentioned "Inferno Red" for the stripe.  Luckily it didn't look right so I did a test before committing to it and I was right. 

Anyhow, the point is, this place, you can find people who've worked out all the dimensions--for various iterations of the prop.  Comprehensive plans for how to put it all together.  Discussions on challenging things like roofs, ventilation/waterproofing, electronics/wiring, color of blue...  And there's an even chance that if you have a problem that is interesting enough and no one has figured it out yet, someone will do the actual analysis to come up with an answer here--all simply for the pleasure of seeing another TARDIS build.  It's really quite nice.
"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.


We are like Traken...
"A whole website held together by people being terribly nice to each other.. ;D "

This is why TB is my favourite online (almost only online) place I like to hang out...   ;D

Peace & love!