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Analysis of Tardis blue paint

Started by Yoz, Sep 25, 2012, 06:24 pm

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Theta Sigma

Quote from: action_mat on Sep 25, 2012, 09:58 pm
Thankyou for sharing the pics and info, excellent reference material.
I may be straying off topic, but is that a flashing blue Police light on Toms box?  I though the blue light was a myth?


If memory serves, the rotating blue light is clearly visable in "The Armageddon Factor" when the TARDIS first lands on Atrios. I remember thinking, "well that just looks stupid" the first time I saw it.
"I just put 1.795372 & 2.204628 together." - 4th Doctor

quiettype5

I've just been watching the whole of the sixth doctors era.
Its been interesting to see how many different shades of blue turned up on the Tardis.

In Twin Dilemma, the last story of season 21, it is the dirty blue as seen in the publicity shots shown earlier in this thread.
Throughout season 22 it is more grey than blue, and has little weathering.
In Season 23 with the introduction of the mk 2 Yardley Jones, it has become a very clean blue.

Thats three changes in as many years.

Maybe for completions sake we should do a season by season colour chart, or even a story by story colour chart.
(My inner geek has popped up)  :)
Brachacki, Newbury, Yardley-Jones, Hudolin and Richmond.
To everyone else they are just names.

Scarfwearer

Quote from: quiettype5 on Oct 28, 2012, 06:16 pm
Maybe for completions sake we should do a season by season colour chart, or even a story by story colour chart.
(My inner geek has popped up)  :)


Go for it! :)

Crispin

galacticprobe

Oct 28, 2012, 10:27 pm #18 Last Edit: Oct 28, 2012, 10:28 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: quiettype5 on Oct 28, 2012, 06:16 pm
Maybe for completions sake we should do a season by season colour chart, or even a story by story colour chart.
(My inner geek has popped up)  :)


Try it, and I think you'll go completely mad! ;) Not only has the prop changed colors from season to season, or story to story, but there have been times when the color changed in a single story from Episode to Episode! (This has resulted in several continuity errors from scene to scene.)

This sounds like a monumental task, but if you feel up to it, as Scarfwearer says, "Go for it!"

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

Volpone

No kidding. Because if you have your own TARDIS, you've seen how much blue can change "color" just depending on the lighting.  Some days mine looks more the blue of the 1980s and other days it looks closer to the blue of the Hartnell episodes--and everywhere in between, just because of the sun and the clouds and such.
"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.

frax owen

I'm still struggling to get the season 9 and 10 look for my 3D printed 1/13 scale Pertwee TARDIS. Can anyone recommend a good base colour that I could lighten or add weathering too please?

I've tried Prussian blue, Pthalo blue, Cerulean, Submarine, flat blue, Cobalt and sky blue, Oxford blue. When I lighten them they either become too grey or too purple. I know weathering with a black wash helps. In some shots throughout these two seasons the TARDIS is a sky bluey green and in others it has a purpleish tinge so i think a mix would be good.

It's a confusing one that's for sure but i'd just like one god base colour to start with :)

Volpone

It may come down to lighting.  And film.  Studio lighting and the way the film captures the image may be causing a color to look the way it does while your household lights and eyeballs perceive it in a totally different way.  Heheh.  Shoot, you could just tell people that:  "This is the accurate color for the 2nd season Pertwee TARDIS.  If you lit it properly, filmed it, and then watched the film, it would be an exact match." 
"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.

frax owen

Very true this! I guess I need to settle with something that looks close and good to me :)

hartnell_era_builder

I think I may have the colour of the Season 9 and 10 box.

S 1040-R90B is what I managed to find and it is almost spot on I think.

If it isnt please let me know.

thewhovian228

Isn't the blue used on the Eccleston/ Tennant box called Oxford blue...?

Also we are gonna need to update this thread with the War doctors TARDIS, series 7,8,9,10 and finally Current TARDIS.

thewhovian228

May 09, 2019, 09:57 am #25 Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 11:05 am by thewhovian228
Quote from: Volpone on Oct 29, 2012, 04:10 pm
No kidding. Because if you have your own TARDIS, you've seen how much blue can change "color" just depending on the lighting.  Some days mine looks more the blue of the 1980s and other days it looks closer to the blue of the Hartnell episodes--and everywhere in between, just because of the sun and the clouds and such.


Another good example of paint colour changing due to lighting, and camera quality, is very obvious if you watch the Herbie films... I mean if you compare the original colour, which looks a very light milky cream, to the Monte Carlo paint, which looks a rather dark sandy cream... The difference is obvious side by side... And if I remember correctly they used the same colour in all the films (VW L87 pearl white, for those who are wondering)

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frax owen

I'm currently painting a 1/13 3d printed Hudolin box, anyone know what blue or blues this is please? I use Vallejo paints and have had great success with Prussian blue for the Hartnell, Troughton and C.Baker boxes but when it comes to the other boxes i've really struggled lol and the Hudolin is proving to be the most challenging so far!

Many thanks in advance

Pixletwin

Quote from: frax owen on Feb 28, 2020, 09:04 amI'm currently painting a 1/13 3d printed Hudolin box, anyone know what blue or blues this is please? I use Vallejo paints and have had great success with Prussian blue for the Hartnell, Troughton and C.Baker boxes but when it comes to the other boxes i've really struggled lol and the Hudolin is proving to be the most challenging so far!

Many thanks in advance

I just painted my own Hudolin. I did a mix of the following:

48% Prussian Blue
48% Cobalt Blue
4% Titanium White