New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by galacticprobe, Feb 05, 2014, 07:31 pm
Quote from: markofrani on Feb 08, 2014, 02:20 pmThis might be of interest. This chap has made a lovely job of a CO scale model Bessie...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TjQ8KkGLwU
Quote from: volpone on Feb 09, 2014, 05:44 pmGreat photos. I always thought the wheels looked a little...odd. These photos show that they are regular wheels with yellow custom "spoke" hubcaps on them.
Quote from: kert gantry on Feb 24, 2014, 07:40 amWould be nice if someone could find a replacement for the missing rainhood, and re-paint the black linear detailing on the sides of the seats.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Feb 25, 2014, 06:06 amReplacing the pin-striping would be easy enough; a decent auto-detailer could have the job done right in a day.
Quote from: volpone on Feb 27, 2014, 02:13 pmSo. Say money is not an option and you want to do a Bessie. How do you do it? Do you go to make it screen-accurate? Or do you try to "improve" on it?
Quote from: volpone on Feb 27, 2014, 02:13 pmIt has been a long time since I saw her introduction to the series, but given that the Pertwee era episodes are supposed to take place in 1970s England, it would be much more likely that UNIT was able to get ahold of a Silva for the Doctor to ride around in, rather than an actual, antique Edwardian roadster. Still, I'd be tempted to "improve" some things, like actual spoked wheels.
Quote from: volpone on Feb 27, 2014, 02:13 pmAt any rate, it is amusing, in this day and age, how little there actually is to this car: A frame to mount the axles and engine on, some fenders, some seats, a cowl over the engine, a couple lights, and a windshield.
Quote from: volpone on Feb 27, 2014, 02:13 pmBessie has more in common with a motorcycle than it does with a car--really the bare minimum of parts and pieces required to get someone around. Quite elegant, really.