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Started by dr chr0nic, Oct 11, 2016, 01:50 am

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dr chr0nic

Oct 11, 2016, 01:50 am Last Edit: Mar 02, 2018, 07:21 pm by Scarfwearer
i have a question i building my bedroom door into are a tardis door i want to do the walls like in the new 13th doctors tardis any ideas on what i could use for them black pipe looking parts and the gray parts of with the gallifreyan down it

thx for your time on this
rich

Bob's your Uncle

Does anyone have a good photo of this? It might get some ideas flowing.

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kiwidoc

Quote from: dr chr0nic on Oct 11, 2016, 01:50 am
hey there i'm sorry if this is in the wrong place i couldn't think of where else to put it i have a question i building my bedroom door into are a tardis door i want to do the walls like in the new 13th doctors tardis any ideas on what i could use for them black pipe looking parts and the gray parts of with the gallifreyan down it

thx for your time on this
rich

I believe the pipe parts are a brand of foam pipe lagging that is commercially available over there, the reference thread ID'd them shortly after the series 7 filming pictures were shared I think?   The light boxes with gallifreyan script are harder but are basically Perspex panels with the design printed or overplayed into them so if you check enough reference threads you could definitely look at replicating them at least in style...

The14thDr

Oct 11, 2016, 05:11 am #3 Last Edit: Mar 02, 2018, 07:20 pm by Scarfwearer
For that parts with the Gallifreyan symbols on it, this could be what you are looking for:
http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6933.0

The pipes are, as kiwidoc says, pipe lagging (sometimes referred to as foam pipe insulation):
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dr chr0nic

Oct 11, 2016, 03:50 pm #4 Last Edit: Oct 11, 2016, 07:58 pm by dr chr0nic
thx for the kewl help and info its diff give me some idea i found some transplant printer paper so i could print out the symbol and stick them on

i have a idea how with my walls being flat wouldnt half of foam pipe work if i could get them to stick on the wall :P

dr chr0nic

hey there i have another question for you all how would u go about making a half console so u can have it flat to the wall and built out ??

13drwho

What type of console? It's pretty easy for the classic ones. It's probably not too hard for the current one. The first new series one would be tricky, Matt Smith's first console might be hard too. How you do it really depends on the console.

galacticprobe

Oct 12, 2016, 06:32 am #7 Last Edit: Oct 12, 2016, 06:33 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: 13drwho on Oct 12, 2016, 02:16 am
It's pretty easy for the classic ones.

I agree. I think there are a couple of Classic half-console builds on here somewhere. (If I can find them I'll post the links - unless someone beats me to it.)

Quote from: 13drwho on Oct 12, 2016, 02:16 am
It's probably not too hard for the current one.

I'm not completely sure about that. It's plinth is pretty narrow compared to the rest of the console, so it would need to be anchored somehow: either the console to the wall or the plinth to the floor, or have the plinth anchored to a "sub floor" like a sheet of ply that could be painted to look metallic. Otherwise with such a narrow plinth the console would be top heavy and possible fall over.

Quote from: 13drwho on Oct 12, 2016, 02:16 am
The first new series one would be tricky,

Very tricky! And probably because it's round. (Shame, really; I love that console!)

Quote from: 13drwho on Oct 12, 2016, 02:16 am
Matt Smith's first console might be hard too.

Maybe not. That "exploded hexagon" shape it has allows each section to stand on its own. So the support (anchoring) wouldn't be that much of a problem. Just build three sections of the console - each that can stand on its own - and then use a spacer of some kind (section of 2 x 4?) to link them together. Put that against the wall and it wouldn't go anywhere (unless you built it absolutely right, then there's no telling where - or when - it would go! ;D).

Quote from: 13drwho on Oct 12, 2016, 02:16 am
How you do it really depends on the console.

Agreed. First you have to decide which of the consoles you like best, and then start from there.

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

superrichi1a

Oct 12, 2016, 10:38 am #8 Last Edit: Oct 12, 2016, 10:39 am by superrichi1a
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My TARDIS uses the insulation method and I'm very happy with it!
The prop uses a large number of full insulators glued into place, but I found it quicker and easier to rip them in half and screw them into the walls. They don't fall off that way!
They're about 3 inches in diameter if I remember correctly (I may not...) and each one cost me about 50p from Wickes. I think total cost was about £20 for them all, but I was doing a whole box!

In the case of a half console, also consider putting it against a mirror! Can have some nice effects ;)
Isn't it how ironic that we have to think of solutions out of the box, in order to build our boxes a lot of the time?

dr chr0nic

i was thinking about the movie tardis i love the victorian look and feel to his console room

galacticprobe

Oct 13, 2016, 05:13 am #10 Last Edit: Oct 13, 2016, 05:16 am by galacticprobe
For some serious details on the 1996 TVM console (or as some prefer to refer to it, "The 1996 'Doctor Who' Series Revival Pilot Movie") check out this article: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=3413.msg37434#msg37434. It will show you just about everything you wanted to know about that console (other than how to make the column move; I don't know if the restoration ever got that far).

It shows the base of the plinth, and how the legs don't support any weight. (Those "planet balls" in the claws at the end of the legs were made from styrofoam and never touched the ground, so all of the weight was on the plinth base.)

It also shows how the restoration team built a platform for the console and secured the console to the platform. (Again, like the current 2013 console: wide console, narrow plinth, top heavy and could tip over if you're not careful, so a half-console like this would need some anchoring to keep it in place.)

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

dr chr0nic

thx that will be a big help i been looking around and i think i want to make my own victorian tardis colson with parts from the movies but with new tech in places like just a different desktop if i was to take over as doctor :P

so any ideas are welcome just list them and keep them coming more the better

Angelus Lupus

The great thing is, given the number of changes (both minor and major) the console has had (not to mention the exterior of the Tardis itself) and the potential for secondary rooms/future rooms, and consoles from other Timelord's Tardises... there's not really a 'wrong' style to choose.
Just go for hexagonal, or circular and dived into 6 segment (like the 2005, or Rani consoles) and a load of buttons, levers and stuff, and you're golden!
In your case, cut that in half, I believe someone did that with their build and had a mirrored wall behind. From the right angle the effect not only gives you a whole console, but makes the Tardis look bigger on the inside!
Good luck!
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