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Apprentice TARDIS Build

Started by apprentice, May 08, 2007, 08:18 pm

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apprentice

May 08, 2007, 08:18 pm Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:06 am by Scarfwearer
Greetings,the mission to have built a full size Tardis for my daughters 10th birthday ( 09/06/07 ) !!!!!!!!!! ::) .Started the build on 04/05 base  completed by end of day constructed from 6 pieces of 100mm x 50mm pse over laid with 18mm hard wood ply over laid with 9mm non slip ply.18 joints all glued & pinned. Started work on the sides 05/05 constructed from 18mm hard wood ply overlaid with 18mm cut into various widths & lengths to create the panel effect.1st one took ages to set up to get the proportions right but once I thought it looked RIGHT the next 1 was real quick ! Took the weekend off to go play with the family but today (08/05 ) completed the 3rd side & started work on the doors.Cutting all the strips with a 30* angle was very time consuming but well worth the effort.Pics to follow

captainjamesbrooke

Jun 27, 2007, 07:55 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 15, 2010, 10:31 pm by scarfwearer
Looking good! Keep up the good work

apprentice

Aug 14, 2008, 08:46 pm #2 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:38 pm by Scarfwearer
After many months of travel I`m back & once again working on my daughters TARDIS.In a very short time I have managed to have had made some metal window frames which will have the two types of glass fitted although I`m having this effect duplicated in one piece of perspex (kids & broken glass,NO NO ) police sign for the illuminated sign boxes,although I think the color has come out a tad lighter than I would have liked but they were done as favor & didn`t cost me  8-) & the thing that Iam most proud of, A GENUINE FRESNEL LENS LAMP GLASS !!!!!!! More details as soon as I get them done greetings to you all keep up the good work

cyberleader1991

May 09, 2007, 11:45 am #3 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:04 am by scarfwearer
Quote from: apprentice board=build thread=1178655504 post=1178655504Greetings,the mission to have built a full size Tardis for my daughters 10th birthday ( 09/06/07 ) !!!!!!!!!! ::) .


That'll be a sweet gift  8-)

apprentice

May 09, 2007, 06:56 pm #4 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:04 am by scarfwearer
Hope this works as I have not done this before but hopefully you should be able to see some pics of the build so far

apprentice

May 09, 2007, 07:33 pm #5 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:04 am by scarfwearer
OOOPPPPSSSS no pics HELP guys !!!!!!!

Scarfwearer

May 09, 2007, 07:54 pm #6 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:05 am by scarfwearer
Quote from: apprentice board=build thread=1178655504 post=1178739233OOOPPPPSSSS no pics HELP guys !!!!!!!

Look here for help with getting pictures into your posts:
http://tardisboard.proboards43.com/index.cgi?board=talking&action=display&thread=1120792960

Crispin

apprentice

May 10, 2007, 09:54 pm #7 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:07 am by Scarfwearer
Have created  a folder on photobucket,Apprentice photos.I`ve just got to work out how to get them here !!! Progress report, 4sides completed ( 1 to be modified to doors ) 4 corner post completed minus 1/4 round moulding.Trying to work out a simple solution to building the roof which will lock all the pieces together,HMMM :-/
2007_0509Tardisbuild0014.jpg
2007_0509Tardisbuild0013.jpg

Rassilons Rod

May 10, 2007, 11:26 pm #8 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:07 am by Scarfwearer
You seem to be having a little trouble there mate. Allow me to be of assistance :) if you want to see how I did it, hit quote and have a look at the tags surrounding your links :) (spaces are your friend ;))

Your build looks like its coming together very well :) Interesting on the bottom of your build. I take it your corner posts and doors will be inside the base?

-Marc
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.

apprentice

May 11, 2007, 08:43 pm #9 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:05 am by scarfwearer
Thanks for the help,as you have probably guessed I`m not techie !! more of a hands on type.The sides & doors will be inside post but the base will either built out flush with the post or the post will be moved up & a plynth built out around the base.Leaving the post as is will be easier but not authentic,hope I have solved the problem I had of adapting the roof to  slot together & lock the sides.Also intend to modify the doors to open out wards to maximise the internal space.Big thank you to everybodys help & encouragement,I choose my alias with good reason !!!

apprentice

May 15, 2007, 07:46 pm #10 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:05 am by scarfwearer
GOOD DAY TODAY !!! have completed the steps above the sides/doors.Finaly came up with a neat solution that slides in & locks the sides to the corner posts without any fixings & as a bonus they look just right :-).And as real bonus have finalised the design of the sign box hope they work as well but I think they may need some metal brackets to fix them to the corner posts,the weight of the roof may hold them

chrisrowand

May 15, 2007, 07:56 pm #11 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:06 am by scarfwearer
Looking good so far. I take it this is a S18 build?

apprentice

May 16, 2007, 07:12 pm #12 Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 09:06 am by scarfwearer
Based on Glens design with a few of my own ideas along the way to aid construction but hope to keep it authentic looking.Finished the 1st sign box today & looks good,just 3 more to go !!! 

Doctor Iz

Aug 15, 2008, 12:07 am #13 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 08:50 pm by scarfwearer
apprentice - welcome back from your travels.  Keep us posted with your progress and details on your Genuine Fresnel Lens.  I found a place in the states that had a few intermediate sized Fresnel lenses with Karsts help, but it good to know of other places too.

Cheers,
Jon~
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

apprentice

Aug 22, 2008, 08:48 pm #14 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 08:50 pm by scarfwearer
quick up date before I take the little apprentice for a jaunt across the galaxy ( back in a week or so ) have nearly completed the light housing & couldn`t resist a try out with the lens,IT LOOKED SO COOOL !!!!!! have all so collected the timber machined for the base & tried them in place & they are going to look great as well.as to the lens it`s along story but basicaly I got real lucky on e-bay a guy was selling old ships lenses & he just so happened he had one that when I received it it was the same dimensions as the one on the original Baracki prop         OH DEAP JOY