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2010 Door Insets - Perfect Square?

Started by torran, Jul 15, 2014, 10:31 pm

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torran

I'm making a line up of all new who TARDIS's and noticed the insets on the door of the 2010 prop seem squarer than on the previous (2008, 2005). I also assume they are squarer as the gap at the top is bigger than on the previous props, so that would make sense.

Now, my question is, would you guys consider this to be a perfect square? And if not, perhaps a rough idea of what the dimensions might be?

Thanks

(I am dreading the 2011 prop, that's gonna be a nightmare)
New Series TARDIS Front Doors Comparison.jpg
Credit to Bill - DoctorWho8 for the awesome comparison pic.

DoctorWho8

I overlaid all the windows from the side of the door sign for the fronts, and they seem to be the same dimensions.
New Series TARDIS Front Insets.jpg
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

torran

Does that mean that the 2011 prop is a fair bit larger then? The way I've been doing things is changing the base/post/roof size and leaving the panels largely the same. But it's pretty obvious that's not the case with the 2011 prop.

DoctorWho8

The insets on those might be slightly narrower.  But all the other boxes seem to be the same.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

torran

Jul 16, 2014, 07:24 pm #4 Last Edit: Jul 16, 2014, 07:26 pm by torran
Alright thanks. So if they're all roughly the same, is it possible the panels on the 2010+ props are taller? The gap between the windows and trim is taller from that point on.

DoctorWho8

Jul 16, 2014, 09:17 pm #5 Last Edit: Jul 16, 2014, 09:50 pm by DoctorWho8
Well, on the 2010 & later props, the chamfer edging on the insets are done differently.  On the pre-2010 boxes, the panels were assembled and then a router was used knock the corners off the insets, causing a rounded corner look on them.  On 2010 & later boxes, they actually did the chamfer first then assembled the pieces, which gave nice clean angles on the knocked off corners of the insets.  By doing it this way, the insets look narrower than the pre-2010 boxes.  Does that make sense?
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

torran