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Started by brenk9carter, Jan 09, 2017, 03:36 pm

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Volpone

The SJA badge really shows the difference between the size of the 1963 prop and the new series.  I used the same one (thanks Dino) because I wasn't going for screen-accurate and wanted it closer to an actual police box.  It looks huge on a panel with the Barachaki dimensions.  But, like the white phone door panel, I've gradually got used to it so now it looks right.  Now I see it on a nuTARDIS and I'm like "wow, that's a tiny SJA badge." 

Relative Dimensions, indeed. 
"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.

macgyvers workshop

Keeerist! are you machining that out of billet?  Yep.... You Win! LOL! Thats some damn nice work there fella!

brenk9carter

Mar 20, 2017, 09:25 am #122 Last Edit: Mar 20, 2017, 09:38 am by brenk9carter
so i finally got round to finishing up the frame for the roof,
its surprisingly strong despite its lightweight appearance
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the box for the lamp has also had some changes made to it, to accommodate the lamp
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Bren

brenk9carter

Mar 20, 2017, 10:32 pm #123 Last Edit: Mar 20, 2017, 10:45 pm by brenk9carter
so today has been a great day for tardis building, i did a bit of the electronics in the morning and more on the roof in the workshop.

the panels for the roof have all been cut out

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and they all fit on pretty much perfectly
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after a bit of planing and adjusting they all fit together like a beauty
so that means its time for that horrible sticky stuff again
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all glued and screwed with some extra pins to help keep it in place
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all of the stuff is to just help keep the panels even

and the whole box was moved to the middle of the workshop for the final assembly which will take place tomorrow before its all taken down, sanded and finally....PAINTED ;D
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and yep working into the late hours as usual
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Bren

pmc

Looking really good. Fast and accurate build, well done so far.

PMC.

brenk9carter

Mar 21, 2017, 09:42 pm #125 Last Edit: Mar 21, 2017, 09:42 pm by brenk9carter
Quote from: pmc on Mar 21, 2017, 09:20 pm
Looking really good. Fast and accurate build, well done so far.

PMC.
oh wow coming from you that means a lot, thanks  :)
Bren

brenk9carter

Mar 21, 2017, 10:24 pm #126 Last Edit: Mar 21, 2017, 10:42 pm by brenk9carter
the roof is done, and it even fits on  :D
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a look at the underneath of the roof
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and mostly just mucking about with the camera
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the roof is going to have a layer of fibreglass put on it tomorrow to help protect it against the beautiful British weather(as if)
Bren

Davros Skaro

you're doing a really great job on this, it's a credit to you & your skills. After this if you showed it to a potential employer, (depending if you need a job or want one as a cabinet maker) this would be great as a resume'.

Keep up the great work!  :D

Chris.
Chris.

Volpone

It's hard not to get a little jealous about this build.  I was over 40 before I managed to build a TARDIS.  And even then, the workmanship was nothing on par with this.  I mean, I love my TARDIS.  I'd pick a Hartnell TARDIS over a Capaldi TARDIS any day.  And I wasn't ready for a TARDIS before I built mine.  I also know, rationally, that this isn't a competition.  But there's a reason the story of Cain & Abel is in the Bible.  Our brains are, for some reason, wired for it.  Luckily, we're able to rise above it and be happy for such wonderful builds--and for you for sharing the process with us. 
"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.

macgyvers workshop

No doubt this has to be one of the neatest builds ever. Just incredible work here.

galacticprobe

Mar 23, 2017, 10:39 pm #130 Last Edit: Mar 23, 2017, 10:56 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
It's hard not to get a little jealous about this build.

Tell me about it! This one's gotten a couple of Envy(small).jpgs from me. (Oh, look; it's just gotten another one!)

Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
I was over 40 before I managed to build a TARDIS.

Ah... Other Steve, at least you have a TARDIS. I'm well over 50 and I'm still waiting. I started my build in 1983 when I acquired a Fresnel lens from the ship I was stationed on, and aside from a couple of door handles and some St. John logos, and maybe a lamp cap, it hasn't gotten any farther along since. :P

Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
And even then, the workmanship was nothing on par with this.  I mean, I love my TARDIS.  I'd pick a Hartnell TARDIS over a Capaldi TARDIS any day.

I'll agree with you there. About going with the Original Brachacki (Hartnell) over a modified Ed Thomas (Capaldi) TARDIS, I mean... and what the quality of my workmanship might be like. (And I see nothing wrong with yours.) But Bren's build is amazing. And when you really come down to it, a TARDIS is still a TARDIS. (Like a fine woman, just wearing a similar but different dress one day from the next.)

Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
And I wasn't ready for a TARDIS before I built mine.

This is also quite true when it comes to babies! You're never ready for one, until you have one. ;D

Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
I also know, rationally, that this isn't a competition.

Well, if it was, there would be loads of gold medals handed out, and no silver or bronze. Everyone's build is top notch and beautiful.

Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
But there's a reason the story of Cain & Abel is in the Bible. Our brains are, for some reason, wired for it. Luckily, we're able to rise above it and be happy for such wonderful builds--and for you for sharing the process with us.

Again I agree with the bit about Bren so generously sharing his build techniques and experience with us. (The rest is getting way too deep and philosophical for my few remaining brain cells - all three of them! ;) ;D)

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

brenk9carter

Mar 24, 2017, 09:07 pm #131 Last Edit: Mar 24, 2017, 09:14 pm by brenk9carter
I've made the frame for the phone door today.
its just half joints on the ends so it still retains the butted together look at the joins
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I the sign will sit in the rebate that's cut out of the back
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oh yeah and this happened
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It's still wet in the photos so that's why it looks glossy
and here's "the moment"
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its only the doors that have any blue on yet but soon the rest should be getting the same treatment  ;D ;D
Bren

brenk9carter

Mar 24, 2017, 09:17 pm #132 Last Edit: Mar 24, 2017, 09:18 pm by brenk9carter
Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
I'd pick a Hartnell TARDIS over a Capaldi TARDIS any day.


i have to say i was torn between a Hartnell box or a Capaldi box, i think i went with the capaldi box mainly because he is one of my favorite doctors really.  but each to their own you know  ;)
Bren

brenk9carter

Mar 24, 2017, 09:19 pm #133 Last Edit: Mar 24, 2017, 09:20 pm by brenk9carter
Quote from: galacticprobe on Mar 23, 2017, 10:39 pm

Quote from: volpone on Mar 22, 2017, 04:58 am
But there's a reason the story of Cain & Abel is in the Bible. Our brains are, for some reason, wired for it. Luckily, we're able to rise above it and be happy for such wonderful builds--and for you for sharing the process with us.

Again I agree with the bit about Bren so generously sharing his build techniques and experience with us. (The rest is getting way too deep and philosophical for my few remaining brain cells - all three of them! ;) ;D)

Dino.


The way i see it is whats the point in doing something unique if you cant share your experiences with others  :)
Bren

brenk9carter

Mar 27, 2017, 10:20 pm #134 Last Edit: Mar 27, 2017, 10:50 pm by brenk9carter
ooh the doors look pretty with the final coat of blue on
the window frames haven't been painted yet they only have the white primer on them so they'll be a lot neater when they're done
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the rest of the box came down the other day so the rest of it could be primed.
here she is in her current state.
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I've primed the cornerposts and given the base a coat of grey primer so they're all ready to be blue

as you can see i have painted the first coat of blue on 2 of the walls as well.
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the roof also has a layer of fibreglass on it now to help protect it and its looking pretty good
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and all the fibreglass is now hidden under a layer of primer
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not long now before i make he finishing post i think  ;D
Bren