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Started by geminitimelord, Aug 04, 2008, 03:30 am

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geminitimelord

Dec 11, 2008, 02:22 pm #75 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: graydave on Dec 11, 2008, 05:00 amScott
I know what it is like to loose a lot of time changing a design.
I had a great Idea for the lighting of the Police Call Box sign but after I got it all together it all looked wrong. I went back a reviewed how everyone else had done it  and went back and changed my whole design, I spent a whole day just making the change.. I find it is not completing the Tardis it is the journey getting there. your build is looking great keep up the great work.
Graydave


Hey thanks for the encouragement. I am hoping to rematerialise the TARDIS very soon so I can complete the build.

SO I haven't seen any updates on your build lately? Did the llamas start chewing on the TARDIS?

Last I saw you were fretting about the Paint.
Scott

DoctorWho8

Dec 11, 2008, 02:45 pm #76 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:05 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: gemini39usa on Dec 11, 2008, 02:22 pm
Quote from: graydave on Dec 11, 2008, 05:00 amSO I haven't seen any updates on your build lately? Did the llamas start chewing on the TARDIS?

Last I saw you were fretting about the Paint.
Scott


The llamas' coats turned blue because of paint fumes and now they are being sold a Smurf Llamas. ;)
Bill Rudloff

geminitimelord

Oct 22, 2009, 03:47 am #77 Last Edit: Mar 02, 2010, 12:03 am by Scarfwearer
Well after about a Year off from building (minus the few days in between where I had honest good intention of getting it going only to be side tracked in the process) I have finally made some signifigant progress.

I posted my updates over the past few weeks on TBF but realised that there are many on TR2 that might not see the updates. I apologize for being late here.

I will detail some more photos later but here is what I have accomplished in the past few weeks.

I attached a more permanant solution to attaching the corner posts to the base via some Lag Bolts secured up from the bottom of the base.

After dabbling with fancy window locks, bolt locks and other devices in the attempt to make this portable I finally realised that I have no desire to move it once it gets up so to hold the sides to the corner posts I have reinforced my failed attempts with simple wood screws and metal plates. It is still portable but rather than some fancy locking system I will just have to remove a few wood screws. ( Sorry Mr TG no HAMMER ON THIS BABY!)

Below is a photo of my sign box for the front of the TARDIS. it is not assebled just set in place to see how it will look. Since this photo was taken I have smoothed out the rough portion so the final will look 110% better.

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And yes the sign box will slide down from the top of the Corner Posts. Thought this would add to the stability at the top. And it was a B%^ch to work out!!

I see completion of my build on the horizon. I made some excellent progress on the Sign Boxes. I have all 4 of the faceplates done and I am in process of putting the boxes together. Photos to be posted later.

I also made some St John Ambulance Badges. Since I am doing a Hartnell Brachaki box I figure it needs the Badge. Also since the NST MII also has added this feature it will look good.

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While out and about at the Hardware store I came upon a Deal I couldnt pass up. Anyone who has done one of these builds knows you cannot do this project without Clamps. I decided I could use a few more but gosh they are so expensive. Then I found this package. $14.99 for this 10 Piece set. WOW (that is a little over 9 Quid for you UK folk based on todays exchange rate) What a super deal. I think I am going back and getting another now that I think about it.
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Anyhow great week so far. Decided to celebrate my success with a good Cigar. Cheers :)
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geminitimelord

Oct 22, 2009, 03:49 am #78 Last Edit: Mar 02, 2010, 12:03 am by Scarfwearer
Here are some of the Detail shots I mentioned earlier.
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First generation idea was the ole window latch. Got some cheap ones at the hardware store to cut costs. Well I know why they were cheap LOL they held pretty tight to begin with but after the move from the Garage a couple of them wouldnt pull tight or just plain broke. So as you can see the Mending bars work just fine.

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Well ok I thought it looked good on the phone but after uploading I see the distortion was the picture itself. You can kinda tell what I did. Underside of the base I put some rounded bolts. I secured them with scrap pine that was about 3/4 inch thick and just screwed from the top into the pine as the screws pulled the two pieces together it formed a tight seal for the bolts. Also you can see where I opted for some slide latches for the walls as opposed to the crappy window latches. I dont think these latches would give a solid hold but would set it in place so I can tighten with the mending bars.

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I couldnt resist, I rigged up the sign box to snap a shot with the light. Discovered I need a longer bulb to achieve the effect i desire for the sign but I am sure you get the idea. ( Yes that is a ladder in the corner of the pic)

FYI the Pull Sign is temporary. I got a really nice one that I stole from Dr IZ's garage during my visit in June. Well ok he gave it to me LOL.

Scarfwearer

Oct 28, 2009, 01:52 pm #79 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:06 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: gemini39usa board=build thread=845 post=22443 time=1256699987UPDATE 10/27/2009

Ok TG, I too am probably breaking Crispins suggestions on double post but hey I am so proud of my work I just gotta keep my original thread going..........

Hey, it's just a suggestion - not a rule. :)
Great progress, though.

And my roof isn't square either....  :o

Crispin

geminitimelord

Oct 29, 2009, 02:41 am #80 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:07 pm by scarfwearer
UPDATE 10/28/2009

Thanks TG  :) It is just amazing when you do something new, like working with wood, all the things you learn by mistake.

And TG yes we do have the same badge :) I think I got the file from you. I added another shot of it on my box below.

Today I struggled with Corner Post caps. I decided a while back to do my best to build a True Brachacki Box since most boxes I have seen on here are hybrid builds or NST builds. However when I got down to the end I started to waffle a bit because part of me likes the look of a Metropolitan style box. I reviewed the Movie Hudolin box plans and thought maybe I could convert my build to that style which I also like very much. Below are pictures of two styles.

Original Brachacki Caps
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Or Hudolin Movie Box Caps
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I wanted to send Photos to DRIZ on his blackberry and get his opinion but he was working overtime late at the Hospital with Swine Flu Patients. Anyhow I finally made a decision, I will go with Brachacki. Besides the Hudolin box is a tad bit wider I believe.

Here is the final look. ( caps are just resting in place and have yet to be secured to the roof)
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I am also really liking the St John badge for my door.
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TG

Oct 28, 2009, 07:30 pm #81 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:07 pm by scarfwearer
Scott, your TARDIS is looking great!

My roof isn't square either and I had the same problem as you did with the corner posts, I had to add a very thin piece of wood to make them look right.

I recognise that St John Badge! we have matching badges  :)

TG

pod

Oct 29, 2009, 09:40 am #82 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:07 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: timegirl on Oct 28, 2009, 07:30 pmScott, your TARDIS is looking great!

My roof isn't square either and I had the same problem as you did with the corner posts, I had to add a very thin piece of wood to make them look right.

I recognise that St John Badge! we have matching badges  :)

TG


I also have the same badge as yourself and Gemini, also given to me by a kind member of this board. I believe KB has it too. Even though our builds are all slightly different, the St John's badge is like a watermark that proves they all come from the same family!

chriskingbees

Nov 08, 2009, 08:00 pm #83 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:14 pm by scarfwearer
Scott ol' son that's the biz, and no mistake.
The magical "Blue paint moment" approaches. In my humble, you've captured the Hartnell look perfectly, well done.
BTW It was me who sent you the St. John's file, but I received it from TG in the first place  :D With Pod using it on his build in Australia, it is almost as well travelled as the box on which it sits.

Cheers
KB

avadh

Nov 08, 2009, 09:38 pm #84 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:14 pm by scarfwearer
Scott that tardis looks fantastic. Give yourself a huge pat on the back my friend you have done wonders in this tardis build.

geminitimelord

Nov 23, 2008, 11:48 pm #85 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:18 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: rizla on Nov 23, 2008, 06:41 pmFabulous!. This is really making great progress! The doors were a pain for me too! I made some shims to place under the door and used 3 hinges on each side. It is also the mark of how straight the TARDIS is when the doors go in!! Mine were OK, but not perfect :)


Thanks Rizla and Avadh!

I placed some shims under the door as well and used 3 hinges on each side. My problem was when I hung the left door I made sure the header above it was level with the door when I went to hang the right door it had a slant to it. I am guessing that maybe the door itself wasnt level. Either way just extending the lip of the 3 steps down a bit covers the mistake. If you look at the pics you will see I have some boards that I use as a brace across the top in attempt to keep the box from tilting one way or another. I guess ultimately it wont have the best stability until the Sign boxes and the roof are fixed in place. Even with these braces she still seems to want to woble a bit if you bump her.

geminitimelord

Nov 25, 2008, 11:43 pm #86 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:18 pm by scarfwearer
Jon boy,

Well having a home with 9ft ceilings it was built in 1920 back when they built them right! Besides if you hadnt noticed I am a pretty big boy myself.

If the Dining room can hold the 10 people I have planned for Thanksgiving I think it can hold the 600lb TARDIS.

Besides remember the interior is in another dimension so it doesnt have to support the full weight only the outer shell! QED.

kalarcana

Dec 10, 2008, 04:53 am #87 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:19 pm by scarfwearer
Scott,

It looks like you got out just in time.  The wheelie bin monster was about to grab you.  Have another Karma point for the great video.


Rick

geminitimelord

Oct 28, 2009, 03:19 am #88 Last Edit: Mar 02, 2010, 12:04 am by Scarfwearer
UPDATE 10/27/2009

Ok TG, I too am probably breaking Crispins suggestions on double post but hey I am so proud of my work I just gotta keep my original thread going..........

At this stage of development I see that there are lots and lots and lots of little details that seem to take lots and lots of time. For example these Blasted Sign boxes. To keep the light from squeeking out you end up making well a box LOL.

Another thing I noticed, much to my dismay, is that now as I measure my roof I see where what I thought was a carefully calculated and square build only to discover my roof isnt square. About 1/2 inch off on one side. I also discovered that my corner posts ( built to the specs of Glenn's manual) are not even on one side. Mainly due to the fact that my wood thickness used isnt a true inch. Therefore one side is about 1/4 inch off. Now I could have resolved this better if I would have turned the corner posts so the front and backs were equal and the sides were equal. d**n DAMN d**n. Now I see it, too late. So one side of the TARDIS is 1/4 narrower than the other on the corner post. Sure who will notice? probably nobody but I certainly do!

Now I understand how DR IZ felt when his roof wasnt square. Very frustrated with all the care I took to get it right.

Again I cannot possibly declare how much respect I have for those who can build cabinets and such. What talent they honestly have.

Ok enough crying here are updated photos.
This is a nice shot catching 2 sides of the panels all lit up. She is looking mean now.
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Followed with a nice front shot (Ladder included)
I still have some plugs to make for the sign boxes.
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Here is a close up shot of the Sign box sides.
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Finally an interior shot for those curious how I constructed the sign boxes from the rear.
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I hope to have the roof and windows complete by Friday.

geminitimelord

Nov 09, 2009, 04:56 am #89 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:54 pm by scarfwearer
Thank you Avadah Smacking my back real good ;0