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Started by meantimebob, Aug 27, 2015, 03:42 am

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That is an impressive door,  love the lighting and the "When the light is green the trap is clean"  scenario.   Fits perfectly with the whole decor.   
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"


The door reminds me a bit of the "iris" on "Stargate: SG1".  I like the Time Lords flanking it too.  You hint at the iconic "Deadly Assassin" ceremonial...cowl? without outright doing it.  

It's interesting that you've done the design with #3 in mind, because I wouldn't have thought of Pertwee's Doctor as being sentimental, given things like the "Time Monster" control room and the kitschy "Whomobile."  But when you consider Bessie and his smoking jackets and Inverness cloaks, it makes sense.  Or when #4 and Sarah find the alternate control room it has a fair share of #3 touches in it.  

You could even work it into canon.  At the end of "The Green Death," when Jo goes off with her fiance and The Doctor slips out and drives off in Bessie, he could have went off and had a couple decades of adventures before coming back to help the Brigadier with "The Time Warrior."  

Heck, you can even explain away why they go back to the more classic little white control room--when Sarah stows away, she winds up in the first place she gets to while this room is tucked away deeper in the TARDIS.  The Doctor, being his secretive self, never gets around to showing it to Sarah until she finds the one while exploring for "The Mask of Mandragora".  And even then, it's a more, "service entrance" control room--while The Doctor pretends to have forgotten about it and doesn't mention that this room is 3 doors down and on the right.  
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.


Quote from: meantimebob on Apr 19, 2019, 02:44 pm
Okay, so here are the main doors. They're closed and the dimension seal is showing green, all is secure and safe.



now that looks amazing Bob. Have you rendered any shots with the doors open?

I really love the decor, reminds me of 30's New York :)


Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Apr 19, 2019, 08:24 pm
now that looks amazing Bob. Have you rendered any shots with the doors open?

I really love the decor, reminds me of 30's New York :)

Thanks Steve.

No, haven't done an open door render yet as I haven't modelled the exterior Police Box doors, which would be a few feet beyond them. I'll get round to it...

1930's New York is certainly one of the influences. I just love all that!

tony farrell

Quote from: meantimebob on Apr 18, 2019, 09:04 pm
Almost ready to post the main doors. The idea behind them was operatic, grandiose and magical but undeniably Time Lord.

Well, you've certainly achieved that!



Ok, I am stoked to see the doors open, but I am also keen to see the ceiling and what wonders await us there!

Andrew Harvey

Thats just lovely. I could settle in there and be very comfortable! Beautiful work.

Rassilons Rod

Still loving this! Beautiful renders of the doors! :)
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.


Thanks guys. You're tempting me to go back to it.


Just come across this thread...Excellent!
Maybe Bad Wolf can employ you to design the "new" Console Room (Light years better than that monstrosity currently being used!) 👍


Looking back in my old folders for this, I came across the rough beginnings of the time rotor innards I was redoing. With the resin printer though I think I can make it much more interesting, specially as the prints are so lightweight.




Did you ever get the doors to open, Bob?


Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jan 23, 2022, 10:24 pmDid you ever get the doors to open, Bob?

They opened but I never built the police box doors to go behind them