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Started by tony farrell, Dec 14, 2014, 09:34 am

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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.

galacticprobe

Dec 25, 2014, 07:13 am #61 Last Edit: Dec 25, 2014, 07:13 am by galacticprobe
What everyone else said! (I'm even starting to run out of words to make up! Let's call this one SupercalifragilisticFrackme-alidocious!)

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

Rassilons Rod

Just a test based on Tony's measurements. The only thing I've changed is that the angle between the markings and radiation lamp is now 19° and 21° (rather than 18° and 27°) because there was less than half the last marking visible.

I'll also find a better font for DANGER and when I use it in the model, I won't use the black mask (that's just for positioning).

Radiation_Display.jpg
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.

tony farrell

Dec 27, 2014, 11:47 pm #63 Last Edit: Dec 27, 2014, 11:50 pm by Tony Farrell
Like this?  Not much of the last division is visible:

Image16 (1).jpg

Rassilons Rod

Dec 27, 2014, 11:50 pm #64 Last Edit: Dec 27, 2014, 11:52 pm by rassilonsrod
Oh, I could probably adjust it more like that.

I was trying to follow your diagram :)
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.

galacticprobe

Dec 28, 2014, 06:33 am #65 Last Edit: Dec 28, 2014, 06:36 am by galacticprobe
It also looks like the markings have just a thin separation between them (as in the image in Tony's post). They look like "curvy rectangles" with just a line in between them, rather than the equal-sized, almost squarish markings and separations like you've got Marc. (No offense intended; just trying to help achieve accuracy.)

As for the "DANGER" font, could it be the same "Keep Calm" font that was used on the TARDIS' Top Signs? It looks very similar. The font for "RADIATION", though, is different, and I'm not sure what that one is.

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

tony farrell

I appreciate where Marc is coming from - as I've stated, I'm at the limit of what I can do in 'Paint', so any help with the type face/graphics is helpful. For comparison here is my drawing alongside one of the screen grabs I worked from.

Within the limits of Paint, I'm fairly close.....rad comp.png

Rassilons Rod

No offence taken. I should have time to fix it tomorrow :)
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.

tony farrell

Here we go - tweeked graphics!

rad comp.png

And main drawing amended as well:

radiation meter.png

All drawn at 96 pixels per inch.

Tony

galacticprobe

Dec 31, 2014, 07:23 am #69 Last Edit: Dec 31, 2014, 07:23 am by galacticprobe
The font for "RADIATION" is still a different one that what you have in your drawing, Tony, and I wish I knew which font it is, but I can't find a good match to the font on the meter in that still. (Maybe I've just been looking through fonts for too long and need a break. Passing the font-finding torch to someone else now.) But I am still in awe that you are able to create drawings this sharp and accurate using only PAINT! You've got to be a genius. (And my scribbles in PAINT prove that I... am not!)

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

rob49152

Dec 31, 2014, 07:27 am #70 Last Edit: Dec 31, 2014, 07:44 am by rob49152
I've made a few screen grabs of the panel and have made a few notes.
_Robs DVD rippapolza-0-01-02-885.jpg

- the corners of the inset display are much more rounded.
- the rounded front curve comes to a sharper corner.
- from watching the light move across the black knob I don't think it's the standard 8 sided kind. The center is much flatter. I think it has many more finger grip grooves around its edge.
- you can also see in the top-left corner of the display bezel it is not aligned. As well there is a gap at the bottom left of the bezel

Here's a link to a webm video of the scanner zoom from ep1 of the Daleks
http://webmshare.com/n8Omd

and a loop of the flashing
http://webmshare.com/yQqbo

markofrani

If its of any help, for my model Hartnell console I used Franklin Gothic Extra Condensed for the 'RADIATION' type, though it could be BUREAU GROTESQUE ONE THREE. Both would have tracking applied to match the character spacing.

rob49152

Based on the leg of the R, the slope of the A, and overall squareness of the D and the O I'd say that the font is Helvetica Neue Light Standard.
Untitled-1.jpg

Rassilons Rod

I've long suspected it was one of those signs cut into a sandwich of black/white/black plastic. But they are normally computer controlled, which I suspect would rule it out in 1963.
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.

tony farrell

Changes incorporated........  Happy New Year!

radiation meter.png