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Started by BioDoctor900, Dec 01, 2014, 09:08 pm

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Dec 01, 2014, 09:08 pm Last Edit: Mar 21, 2015, 04:54 pm by BioDoctor900
Hi guys, so while I was at college today making another two Seals of Rassilon on the laser cutter, I decided I would make a Plaque from the 11th Doctor's 1st TARDIS Console

I tried to get the image of a replica and greyscale it, but it was a pain in the backside. So I took the measurements and got the typeface, Courier, and made up the template and cut it out. It worked well in cutting, but when it came to painting, the words wouldn't show up  >:( So I tried it using acrylic, and....that didn't work either. Then I had a thought, we had some hardboard that was painted grey, so I painted over the top of it in a battleship grey colour and then dried it and then etched it. It worked! The laser cutter had taken the first layer off for the letters, revealing the light grey under the letters.

So here's what it looks like....


I think It looks rather good  ;D It's now ready to go either in my TARDIS when it's repaired or somewhere on my console when thats refurbed




I hate to point this out but you have 2 D's in "Shadow Proclamation" otherwise it looks great!


Dec 02, 2014, 05:31 pm #2 Last Edit: Dec 02, 2014, 08:46 pm by rassilonsrod
Aside from those two Ds in "SHADDOW" (which should be an easy fix before turning out another one), that plaque looks fracking awesome! :o Outstanding job on that one, BioDoc!

"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"


Well I've fixed the sign and the word Shadow, rather than Shaddow ::) Such a bliming Idiot

I took a photo of my prop collection last night....I think it might be getting a little big  ;)  ;D




Quote from: BioDoctor900 on Dec 04, 2014, 11:08 am
I took a photo of my prop collection last night....I think it might be getting a little big  ;)  ;D

Nonsense! In my opinion there's no such thing as a big Doctor Who collection! Brilliant work on the plaque by the way.

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"


Dec 04, 2014, 07:49 pm #5 Last Edit: Dec 04, 2014, 07:53 pm by galacticprobe
Hmm... BioDoc, if you think your collection is getting big, you might want to list each prop that you've made a replica of, and then we'll ask Oblivion to do the same, and see which list is longer! ;) ;D

I'd bet Oblivion has your list beat, which only re-inforces what The14thDr said:

Quote from: The14thDr on Dec 04, 2014, 03:12 pm
Nonsense! In my opinion there's no such thing as a big Doctor Who collection!

And I would tend to agree. You can never have too many 'Doctor Who' prop replicas! ;D ;D ;D

"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"


Dec 04, 2014, 10:08 pm #6 Last Edit: Dec 04, 2014, 10:10 pm by expendable
Clearly, what's needed is a case to properly display such a collection! Say a half-police box that has slatwall or painted peg board and shelves inside to allow you to properly display your treasures?


Dec 05, 2014, 07:21 am #7 Last Edit: Feb 10, 2015, 04:06 pm by The14thDr
Or a TARDIS toolkit, perhaps?
"Would you like a jelly baby?"


Great collection!
Spent a bit of time trying to work out what they all were, & what episodes they were from. Good fun!
Did you make all of them yourself?
Superb skills!!
I agree with the guys above, no collection can be too big, it's just the space you have to keep it all in becomes too small!



Dec 05, 2014, 01:30 pm #9 Last Edit: Dec 05, 2014, 01:32 pm by BioDoctor900
Cheers guys, I normally keep them in a plastic tiered set of drawers. I put the sonics and pocket watches in a tool box. The prop's I've made are as follows...

- Idiots Lantern TV
- TARDIS Plaque
- Key to Time Tracer
- River & Doctor's Diaries
- TARDIS Sign Fragment
- Sonic Lance
- 2Dis
- Dimension Jumper
- Ramshackle Device
- Siege Cube
- Vortex Manipulator
- Seal of Rassilon
- Dalek Eye Stalk
- Shark Eaten Sonic
- 9th Doctor's Bomb
- Isolus Pod
- TARDIS Crystal
- Burnt Out Sonic
- 9th Doctor Ticket
- Zygon Tracker
& 6th Doctor Tracker

Bloody hell I've made a lot. I'm planning on getting a display cabinet when I move


Rassilons Rod

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.


Dec 06, 2014, 12:02 pm #11 Last Edit: Feb 10, 2015, 04:08 pm by The14thDr
Yup. It took me a while to work this one out as well. The Eleventh Doctor was reading a copy at the beginning of the Rings of Akhaten. I just spotted it in a Doctor Who tribute video on YouTube.
The Summer Special of 1981 I believe. I shall have to grab a copy for myself to stick in my TARDIS toolkit when I finally get round to finishing it.

Nice collection by the way BioDoc.

EDIT: It may be the Summer 1991 edition as opposed to 1981, but I can't tell with my eyes.
"Would you like a jelly baby?"