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Apprentice TARDIS Build

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

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purpleblancmange

Oct 07, 2008, 08:26 am #75 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:14 pm by scarfwearer
Looking good there.

I don't know what Pull To Open sign style you have in mind, but the original prop and the Police Boxes had a font that was near identical to each other and that was "Perpetua" - I think that's how you spell it.  If I were to make a sign in the way you describe, I'd get some translucent white acrylic and then have the text as a laser / plot cut vinyl overlay.

apprentice

Oct 07, 2008, 07:14 pm #76 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:14 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks for that  O purple 1 thats kind of the way I was thinking of going I KNOW I have seen something on 1 of the build threads some where & I will just have to trawl through the postings to find it  ::)

apprentice

Oct 09, 2008, 09:53 pm #77 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:15 pm by scarfwearer
Just a quick update on the build showing some close  ups of the detailing on the corner posts & caps.20mm quarter round quadrant was used on the corner posts with 10mm used for the caps I`m quite pleased with how they have turned out :) You can also see the lamp housing in some of the shots,as yet unfinished details to follow in a later post th_DSCF1170.jpg
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apprentice

Oct 11, 2008, 07:17 pm #78 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:16 pm by scarfwearer
Greetings,stand by for todays gripping installment of the Apprentices tardis build. Todays photo update is of the progress so far on the lamp housing.As you can see I still have the dome to do STILL undecided if I will cast in plaster of Paris or try and find a sphere of the right size to cut down                   
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chriskingbees

Oct 11, 2008, 08:07 pm #79 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:16 pm by scarfwearer
Looking good Apprentice!
A cut down lavatory cistern ball maybe, very strong, and several sizes available
KB

apprentice

Oct 11, 2008, 08:13 pm #80 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks for the feed back KB beginning to think I was in the wrong galaxy  :'( Finally got round to reading all of your build thread & it`s your fault that I`m now undecided  ;) Did like the way your egg sunny side up turned out  ;D

Doctor Iz

Oct 12, 2008, 03:21 am #81 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Apprentice, whatever you decided on in terms of your dome, please do share.  I am still not exactly satisfied with my particular dome.  I think we need something that is about a 1/3 of a sphere.  There has been a suggestion of casting fiberglass from a kids ball.  I am not sure how to do this, so if anyone has any idea please do share for us.  You are really moving right along.  Nice work!  Keep the compass pointed toward the Stella Artois...lol :)

Cheers,
Jon~

NOTE:  If we use 'ball cocks balls' then I suppose our TARDIS's could serve as flotation devices... :P  I couldn't resist...KB!  I am going to look at these at the local hardware supply tomorrow...
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

apprentice

Oct 12, 2008, 07:30 pm #82 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks for that Jon,no decision as yet .I haven`t done any fibre glassing before don`t know that I have the confidence to do that  :-[ If I do go with the 1/3 of a sphere I was thinking of casting it in plaster of Paris & water proofing that.I will keep you all updated with my decision of to the shops tomorrow to buy four candles & some ballcocks ( as per the the two Ronnies sketch  ;D )                                                                                    Ps thanks to whoever for the extra karma point  8-)

apprentice

Oct 20, 2008, 08:57 pm #83 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Hi guys quick update Yale lock arrived today courtersay of E-bay alot cheaper than B&Q & looks lke the original 1`s to me ,pics to follow when there is some progress but unfortunatly work is getting in the way *@%$+%*$ 

chriskingbees

Oct 21, 2008, 06:19 pm #84 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Hi Apprentice
Yeah, it's annoying when unnecessary things like work get in the way ;) Have a karma point for realising that LOL.
PS the other point was for admitting to wading through my ol' thread 8-)

apprentice

Oct 21, 2008, 08:54 pm #85 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks for that KB found your thread quite inspirational now wish that I had got more done to my Tardis when I had a little more time on my hands  ::) Still going away for a few days so hopefully when I get back I will be all fired up,if not I`ll read your build thread again that should do the trick   ;)

mechanoid

Oct 21, 2008, 09:10 pm #86 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Hi Apprentice,

Looking very, very good. Brilliant work!

apprentice

Oct 23, 2008, 07:46 pm #87 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Thank you graybags that`s very kind of you I must admit I`m quite pleased with it myself as it`s the 1st time I`ve built anything like this  ;D wouldn`t have been able to get this far with out the help & tips available on this site  8-)

mechanoid

Dec 11, 2008, 10:06 pm #88 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: apprentice on Oct 23, 2008, 07:46 pmThank you graybags that`s very kind of you I must admit I`m quite pleased with it myself as it`s the 1st time I`ve built anything like this  ;D wouldn`t have been able to get this far with out the help & tips available on this site  8-)


Yea it's brilliant site with brilliant helpful, knowledgeable and friendly people. Nobody seems to fall out or anything like it, and that is so refreshing especially considering how passionately we feel about these boxes and other things!

Your build is superb. The Hartnell box is my favourite and looking at your bigger pictures was a treat and made up partly for the announcement that a 1/6th size Hartnell TARDIS & console has been canceled.

Good luck with the rest of the build and I can't wait to see some more pics!

Graham

apprentice

Mar 19, 2009, 10:37 pm #89 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
I`m baaaack !!!! just a quickie,there has been some progress in spite of the lack of reports.The base as been completed with the addition of the champhed edge pieces also some hard wood pads to raise the whole thing 20mm of the ground also added a routered triptrap to the underside of the base just to be doubly safe.Started today on the 1st of many coates of wood preservative,primer ,undercoat,topcoat.Pictures to follow should make things a little clearer