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Started by davidnagel, Sep 18, 2020, 03:52 pm

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davidnagel

Sep 18, 2020, 03:52 pm Last Edit: Sep 18, 2020, 05:15 pm by davidnagel
This is by no means a round(el)ed process, I wish I'd taken a few more precautions (and measurements) before I proceeded...

In an attempt to add walls to the exhibition/convention-hopping console https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7927.0 I started building some interior walls.

Bassed on the interior walls of the 80s, these would be built so I could throw them up and down when required, so would need to be light weight and stand soundly.

What follows is a series of images of what I've produced so far. This process was based off Mark (timerotor)'s process as seen in his flickr video.

It began about 5 years ago...

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5mm plywood, routered roundels, backed with CLS and the roundel depth was created from hardboard bent into shape.

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The roundel depth process was the most painful thing.

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So once they were in a reasonable state of completion (even if that took a long while), it was about time to test it with a few roundels I happen to have acquired...

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Looks nice huh?

Unfortunately, the holes are just a few mm too small and the roundels don't fit flush :(

Rookie mistake.

So now I have 4 lengths of roundel walls and not sure what to do with them. Double up as Hartnell ones maybe? But those roundels were a little bigger and closer together... Who's nose what to do now! The hardwood wouldn't take a trim as its a bit like MDF and doesn't have much substance.

Hope you all like them though! I might try version 2 one day soon.
Regards
David

scotland yard

Someone on this board posted about shrinking moulds. And TB has been kind to me and allowed me to easily track what I was looking for!
https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7542.msg95151#msg95151

Not a lot of information but given that I know about shrinking moulds because of this, it seemed unfair not to link to it. You may want to try that for shrinking the roundel and casting new ones at the correct size?

I was going to say that "Well, you can't notice it really, you should use it anyway", but then I remembered I was in TB and these things do matter over here. As they should. I love this place!
Oh my giddy aunt!!

davidnagel

Ha! I did think this actually. I considered trying to shrink new copies of the things, or even patterning new ones but decided it was too much effort.

I *may* cut them up and bring the roundels together, create some Hartnell roundels, but like I said, I think its beyond effort and someone else may enjoy them more than I do right now.

I'll bring them all together, when they all have paint, and do some shots of them against the console... one day.
Regards
David

davidnagel

Ok, I had to say goodbye to these walls. I moved house and there wasn't going to be anywhere I could have them except storage and they needed to be loved, not neglected. So off they went to a new home - have yet to hear whats happened to them.

And so 2023 comes around and, well, I feel wall-less. And this happened:

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Getting the roundel hole size right this time! Remember, measure 10 million times and cut once.

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And what I believe is called "cat tax"

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And remember folks, wear protection unless it feels better without.

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More soon...
Regards
David

davidnagel

I formally apologise to everyone that wasn't expecting to see my face so large in this thread.
Regards
David

davidnagel

He gets bloody everywhere

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Regards
David

russellsuthern

Nice cat.
Btw: Everyone seems to be building TARDIS walls at the moment-I'm getting very jealous!! 😉

Keep up the good work.
Russell

davidnagel

Back to hit at this thread, to remind myself to get back to it. Pictures from months ago. Walls have been relegated to the storage unit for now.

Time to get them depths right
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Adding the depths
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Test fitting
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And painted... so I can see what needs work (the answer was: all of it)
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Regards
David

davidnagel

Frontios??

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I also started making a pillar...
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Ignore the man behind the curtain!

Lol before the wall was painted, the pillar was painted up - only hinges to create the side "flaps" and its a go.
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Regards
David

ciderman

Spatially redistributed to fit the availability of the real time envelope...or something!

Rassilons Rod

Those roundels and columns look superb!
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.