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Started by atomicgraph, Jul 27, 2007, 11:10 pm

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atomicgraph

Jul 27, 2007, 11:10 pm Last Edit: May 20, 2011, 10:04 am by Scarfwearer
[Edited to show pictures - glen]


After being reenergized with the new dr who series my wife and i decided to build a police box as an entertainment center ! so i figured out some basic plans and off i went. the box needed to be broken down to get through doorways so i figured the best way to do this would be to have every thing bolt together.  [noimg]http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z215/atomicgraphics/tardis%20build/tardis-doors.jpg[/img] these are my rough plans of how everything is going to go together. postmount.jpg
here is a lock nut of what i'm using in the posts to bolt the walls with postwall.jpg
a wall with one of the posts, the "lock nuts" are covered behind the post molding make sure you cut the bolts to length before you mount the molding. backwall.jpg
tardisshell.jpg
wallconnects.jpg
i numbered each wall with the post that it mounts to to make certian that all my bolts line up with their corosponding holes. 3walls.jpg
three walls completed and all the posts are finished now i'm starting on my sign boxes. signmockup.jpg
this is just a mock up of it i cut the tops and bottoms so they will slide down the posts and set on the walls (i'll put a bolt through them just to lock everything to the posts. when i started this i didn't realize how much detail was in that little blue box, but i couldn't have got this far with out this board you guys and gals really helped me out a lot, thank you also this box has to be finished by sept 7th. i've got an art show coming up and i want to use this as my "booth"


 

atomicgraph

Jul 27, 2007, 11:42 pm #1 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:22 am by scarfwearer
thanks glen , i thought i used the right code to get the pics straight onto the message....

dalethetimelord

Jul 28, 2007, 12:02 am #2 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:22 am by scarfwearer
Looking good, very nice!  Keep us updated on progress as you go, sounds a fascinating use for a TARDIS!

kiwidoc

Jul 28, 2007, 04:43 am #3 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:22 am by scarfwearer
Quote from: atomicgraph board=build thread=1185577834 post=1185579736thanks glen , i thought i used the right code to get the pics straight onto the message....

No problem.   :)   For pics ou don't need the who html code thing just put theurl of the image inside IMG tags like (with no spaces) [ i m g ] pic [ / i m g ] - easy  :)

I like your build by the way, looking forward to seeing it come together even more

atomicgraph

Jul 30, 2007, 07:43 pm #4 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:22 am by scarfwearer
does anyone know a good thread about building sign boxes? i've kinda mocked them up but i'm not entirely happy with what i'll end up with. i'll probaly let my son get started on the paint this week. i'm thinking of going with a dark blue for an underbase with a lighter shade of blue over the top to give it a faded look. any suggestions on the color for the bottom coat?

atomicgraph

Aug 09, 2007, 01:40 am #5 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:23 am by scarfwearer
hello again. i haven't had to much time to tardis build lately but i'll be back at it hopefully during the weekend. the heat here has been in the 110's. i got some primer and the bottom coat of blue paint also the lumber to finish the doors, yep i've got big plans but i've got to get her finished august is slipping away. i don't have any new pics to show of the build but here is what i'm gonna use for my signs [noimg]http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z215/atomicgraphics/tardis%20build/police-box-signs.jpg[/img]


DoctorWho8

Aug 09, 2007, 01:58 am #6 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:23 am by scarfwearer
That's a different look.  Normally "Police" and "Box" are a bold font, not a black font.  If you wanted to go the new series route, the font used is Gill Sans Regular.  "Public Call" is also Gill Sans, but is extendended by about 125%.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

dalethetimelord

Aug 09, 2007, 10:50 am #7 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:23 am by scarfwearer
Looking good!!!  Have to say the second one looks a lot better...

aarontimelord

Aug 09, 2007, 12:19 pm #8 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:25 am by scarfwearer
Like your ideas!
GREAT WORK! :o

Aaron

atomicgraph

Aug 09, 2007, 08:18 pm #9 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:25 am by scarfwearer
Quote from: admin board=build thread=1185577834 post=1186656655Looking good!!!  Have to say the second one looks a lot better...
i based the first sign off of the codsteaks model i pulled an image off the net and what i was really looking at was the way the "c's" curved  back around instead of just stopping (like the gil sans font), but it doesn't really matter i don't think any one would mistake it for anything but a tardis when its all finished :)

atomicgraph

Aug 09, 2007, 08:23 pm #10 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:25 am by scarfwearer
Quote from: aarontimelord board=build thread=1185577834 post=1186661958Like your ideas!
GREAT WORK! :o

Aaron
thanks aaron, i've been keeping my eye on your build  looks awesome, got any tips on doing the doors?

atomicgraph

Aug 12, 2007, 11:44 pm #11 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:28 am by scarfwearer
i got to work some on my build today and here are some progress photos
4signs.jpg
i finished off my sign boxes they turned out better than what i expected every thing fits snug and they slide up and down the posts pretty smoothly.
makinga2step.jpg
at first i was going to build a 2005 box but i just like to many elements of of the older boxes the little 3 step under the sign boxes for one, so i decided to incorporate  some of the things i like form both boxes into my build. i couldn't do the three step because that would have thrown off my measurements at the top so i made a two step instead this also covers any gaps between the sign and the wall it will also make a stop so the doors won't swing forward (when i get around to building them)
the2step.jpg
here is my two step it slides down the post into position no bolts or screws
tardisinside.jpg
this is an inside shot
tardis2.jpg
tardis2step.jpg
and this is how the 2 step looks attached. i'm very pleased with the way that turned out
wall78.jpg
ahhh one complete wall (the only one to date)
tardisparts.jpg
and here she is back inside the shop. yep every time i work on it i have to assemble her outside then take her apart when i'm finished (just not enough room for the build inside the shop)


aarontimelord

Aug 13, 2007, 06:46 am #12 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:28 am by scarfwearer
Quote from: atomicgraph board=build thread=1185577834 post=1186691024thanks aaron, i've been keeping my eye on your build  looks awesome, got any tips on doing the doors?


Tips on doing the doors...hmmm
Build the doors just like the wall panels except cut down the middle when all the pieces are on and ready. Then put the centre piece down (the thin piece of wood) Build a 3 piece frame, attach it to the posts, hinge the doors to it and "make sure you have enough room for the doors to fit in". Don't do what I did and screw it in before checking to see if the doors fit first. There's lots of photos on the board that should from other builds that should be able to help you!
I used Futura Book for my sign boxes, that's what I thought the New Series one was. I used all that black ink! DAMM IT!

*smiles*

Aaron

atomicgraph

Aug 19, 2007, 01:29 am #13 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:29 am by scarfwearer
well i got a little spare time to work on my build today.
routedpanels.jpg
i routed my panels on the walls, maybe a little unorthodox but i do like playing with the router.

panel.jpg
i think it'll give the box a nice little touch
paintedposts.jpg
i started priming all the pieces and hopefully tomorrow i can put on the first coat of blue
primeredwall.jpg

and also start on the doors.

take care all :)

atomicgraph

Aug 19, 2007, 09:57 pm #14 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010, 11:30 am by scarfwearer
not much progress to day, but i did do a little painting got the first coat of blue on (some of the pieces any way are blue)
tardisblue.jpg
i was hoping it would be a little darker but thats ok i'm gonna end up using a few different shades
bluepostbetter.jpg
bluewall.jpg