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The Hartnell Facelift

Started by davidnagel, May 11, 2016, 11:25 pm

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davidnagel

May 11, 2016, 11:25 pm Last Edit: May 26, 2017, 09:50 am by davidnagel
Ok, with all these fantastically built Hartnell consoles going around, I thought I'd have a go! But by no means will mine compare... afterall, there's no harming in trying!

Mission Statement: make Hartnell facelift for the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=572

This console's modular nature allows the panels to come right off and leave the rest of the shell, so it wouldn't hurt to make brand new panels for it.  Fortunately, given Tony Farrell's extensive research on the original Hartnell console, I can see that this console has a very close resemblance to Tony's measurements.  This should make sourcing and creating parts far more easier than I originally intended - no need to rescale/rebuild everything etc... much. The original Hartnell console is still slightly bigger but it isn't so far off that it'd look odd.

So...watch this space...
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

davidnagel

May 26, 2017, 09:51 am #1 Last Edit: Dec 16, 2017, 03:15 pm by davidnagel
1. Panel Instrumentation: Those Handles...

I started my Hartnell journey by getting onto 3dhubs.com and I found a local printer chap (who ended up being a road away from me!) who would 3d print these mysterious handles. These handles appeared on all the consoles from 1963-1983.

Personally, I felt the handle was too small to my hand. No qualms over what Tony had suggested in his research but I feel it'd benefit from being bigger, not having a great deal of budget I didn't end up reprinting or actually doing anything about my print of the handle. Instead troughtontrousers came to the rescue and he kindly loaned me his mould of the handle print. Here's all the handles all ready to be painting:

And the handles painted:

With

2. Panel Instrumentation: Balls

Balls. I like a good pair I do. Ping bong balls to be exact. There are, to my counting, 29 balls on the console.
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

BioDoctor900

It will be interesting to see how you do this considering the Hartnell console is the minty green colour and your Tom Baker console is silver, theoretically you'd have to make a whole new console

BioDoctor900

davidnagel

Quote from: BioDoctor900 on May 26, 2017, 10:07 am
It will be interesting to see how you do this considering the Hartnell console is the minty green colour and your Tom Baker console is silver, theoretically you'd have to make a whole new console

BioDoctor900


Don't make me hurt you.

I has plans you know...
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

troughtonstrousers

I can help further if you like :)

davidnagel

Quote from: troughtonstrousers on May 26, 2017, 11:00 am
I can help further if you like :)


I think you've done more than enough as it is!
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

Cardinal Hordriss

Haven't you only just had 4th Doctorish improvements made to that awesome console?
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

galacticprobe

May 27, 2017, 05:44 am #7 Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 05:45 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: BioDoctor900 on May 26, 2017, 10:07 am
...theoretically you'd have to make a whole new console

Quote from: davidnagel on May 26, 2017, 10:10 am
Don't make me hurt you.

Quote from: troughtonstrousers on May 26, 2017, 11:00 am
I can help further if you like :)

Quote from: davidnagel on May 26, 2017, 11:18 am
I think you've done more than enough as it is!


Reminds me of one of my family reunions. Yep... just one big happy family! It's why I love this place and keep coming back to it. We are one huge family, and this proves it! ;D ;D ;D

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

davidnagel

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on May 26, 2017, 09:59 pm
Haven't you only just had 4th Doctorish improvements made to that awesome console?


Haven't really started them to be honest!

I'll break down how the thing fits together at some point, show how easy it can take the guise of various other consoles.

troughtontrousers has been very generous is advising and providing bits and pieces he has used for his own console to allow me to get started on this one. I just need to cut panels and get stuck in really!
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

davidnagel

So it finally looks like I'm doing something about this...

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Thanks to troughtontrousers for his help with this so far.
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

troughtonstrousers

It's been a pleasure
If you need anymore I've got more moulding stuff :)

elkad

Quote from: davidnagel on Dec 16, 2017, 02:33 am
So it finally looks like I'm doing something about this...


Quote: "I'm Finally Getting Something Done HA AH!" "Warriors Gate"
Just popped in my head.  ;D

davidnagel

Still slow going but these just arrived...

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Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

galacticprobe

Dec 28, 2017, 06:25 pm #13 Last Edit: Dec 28, 2017, 06:25 pm by galacticprobe
Wow! :o Those meters are beautiful, David! Not only from a 'Who' Brachacki console viewpoint, but also from my electronics background viewpoint. I love seeing things like this. Where in the galaxy did you find those?

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

troughtonstrousers

Yes David where did you get those?