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Started by LMC97, Jun 10, 2017, 05:39 pm

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LMC97

Jun 10, 2017, 05:39 pm Last Edit: Jun 20, 2017, 04:11 pm by LMC97
Me and my brother are working on this small build as he has a lot of ideas on how we are going to achieve this. We started it a while ago but I forgot to start the build dairy. So here are 2 updates in 1.

Day 1

First, I made and printed out the template. The blue bits are the frame and the sign content shall serve as the actual sign fragment.
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Instead of using a fresh piece of perspex to go in front of the sign, I found a scrap piece which was used to test the sticky back plastic we used for the windows on the TARDIS.
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Day 2

We then needed to make the frame. So I found scrap piece of wood. How convenient. It was then cut to size with a groove for the sign to slot in.
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The pieces were screwed together and then we applied some intentional damage to the frame of course to make it look like it is from an exploding TARDIS. Then the frame was undercoated.

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While that was drying, I made the sign part look more rough by dipping it in a bin full of ash. After that, the perspex was glued to it.

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When the undercoat was dry, it was given a coat of blue.
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The day ended here as the blue paint takes longer to dry. On the next day, it shall get another coat. We might smudge some black paint and ash on it to make it look like it was burnt.

That's all for now.

LMC :)
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The14thDr

This is looking great so far!! Definitely way better planned and thought out than my build a couple of years back.

I also love the weathered/burnt look you've achieved as well - it doesn't look forced at all. Can't wait to see this one progress. ;)
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LMC97

Jun 10, 2017, 09:17 pm #2 Last Edit: Jun 10, 2017, 09:18 pm by LMC97
Thank you. It was actually your build from a couple of years ago that inspired me to recreate this prop. We hope to complete this small build in a few days. It mostly depends on how long the paint drys.

LMC  :)
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LMC97

Jun 11, 2017, 06:16 pm #3 Last Edit: Jun 11, 2017, 06:22 pm by LMC97
Day 3

The frames was given a second coat of blue.
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It took a few hours to dry but it's roughly dry now. The sign has now been glued in.
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What's next to do is smudge more ash or charcoal on it to make it seem the piece was blown off as right now it looks as if it was just broken off.

That's all for now.

LMC  :)
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The14thDr

Jun 11, 2017, 06:28 pm #4 Last Edit: Jun 11, 2017, 06:29 pm by The14thDr
Quote from: LMC97 on Jun 10, 2017, 09:17 pm
Thank you. It was actually your build from a couple of years ago that inspired me to recreate this prop. We hope to complete this small build in a few days. It mostly depends on how long the paint drys.

LMC  :)

Wow! It's nice to know one of my builds inspired someone - although I have to admit, yours is looking much better than mine did. ;) ;D

You've nailed that blue paint; it looks spot-on to the original, and it looks even better with the sign attached. I'm loving this build so far, keep up the good work! :)
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LMC97

Jun 20, 2017, 09:12 am #5 Last Edit: Jun 20, 2017, 09:36 am by LMC97
Day 4

Right, I think this little project is done. I might add some black paint to it to make it look more burnt but for now I think it is fine.

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I don't think I'll bother with a gallery for this prop as it's not much to look at. Can anyone recommend certain photo angles of the fragment?

That's all for now.

LMC  :)
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The14thDr

Beautiful build, nice work LMC! If I could request a photo angle, perhaps one with the fragment held up against your TARDIS, similar to that shot from the end of Cold Blood?
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LMC97

Jun 20, 2017, 04:14 pm #7 Last Edit: Jun 20, 2017, 04:18 pm by LMC97
Quote from: The14thDr on Jun 20, 2017, 02:31 pm
Beautiful build, nice work LMC! If I could request a photo angle, perhaps one with the fragment held up against your TARDIS, similar to that shot from the end of Cold Blood?


Thank you as always The14thDr. I had a feeling that someone might recommend a photo of the fragment against the phone door.

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It looks like it fits. I hope this isn't saying that my TARDIS will explode in the future and take the universe with it. That would be awkward.

LMC  :)
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The14thDr

That's brilliant, thanks! (And you may be right - better keep an eye on her just in case; I don't want to have to reboot the universe a second time ;) ;D)
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TrixieTiger1995

Nice job, LMC! A bit late to the party here. Don't know why they didn't go any farther with the story of the phone sign fragment though.
TrixieTiger1995, the infrequent builder and frequent forumer.

LMC97

Sep 13, 2017, 06:00 pm #10 Last Edit: Sep 13, 2017, 06:05 pm by LMC97
Thank you TigerMan. One day I might update this as I'm starting to think the left part of the frame looks too neat for something that was suppose look like it was broken off. Although, I was able to trick a few people into thinking the sign had actually broken.  :D

LMC  :)
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