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Index of known plans for the various TARDIS Props

Started by Scarfwearer, Jul 19, 2017, 08:10 am

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Scarfwearer

Jul 19, 2017, 08:10 am Last Edit: Jul 24, 2020, 12:33 pm by Scarfwearer
Here is a table of the available plans that have been posted here on the forum, or linked to by members of the forum to their plans.

There are sub-boards in the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=24.0 board discussing each of these different props.

Please let me know of any additions, corrections or broken links. It's quite likely that I've overlooked some, or got some details wrong.

Years usedDesignerDoctors Who used itLinks to available plans
1963-1966
tardis1963.jpg
Peter Brachacki1
(William Hartnell)
Lespaceplie: PDF on DrWhoScarf.com

Tony Farrell: Tony Farrell

Scarfwearer: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7686.0

DW_1200/Tony Farrell (Photogrammetry): http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8649.msg109845#msg109845
1966-1976
tardis1966.jpg
Peter Brachacki, John Wood, Raymond London1, 2, 3 and 4
(William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker)
Tony Farrell: 1966: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4489.msg51896

Tony Farrell: the 1967 refit: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4489.8

Tony Farrell: Seeds of death refit: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4489.11

Tony Farrell: Three Doctors refit: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4489.25

Scarfwearer: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7795.0
1976-1980
tardis1976.jpg
Barry Newbery4
(Tom Baker)
Lespaceplie: PDF on DrWhoScarf.com

Zbigniev Hamson: Zbigniev Hamson

BBC plans: BBC Plans

BBC Plans redrawn by Tony Farrell: Redrawn by Tony Farrell
1980-1989
tardis1980.jpg
Tom Yardley-Jones
4, 5, 6, 7
(Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy)
Lespaceplie: PDF on DrWhoScarf.com

Tony Farrell: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6965.5

BBC Plans: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=1988.msg16825#msg16825
1996
tardis1996.jpg
Richard Hudolin8
(Paul McGann)
Lespaceplie: PDF on DrWhoScarf.com
2005-2010
tardis2005.jpg
Ed Thomas
9,10
(Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant)
Dr Who Experience: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4040.msg46932#msg46932

Bill Rudloff: (PDF with dims)
2010-
2010-2018
tardis2009.png
Ed Thomas(?)11,12
(Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi)
Lorisarvendu (no dims): PDF on Spacewarp.co.uk

DW_1200: Series 5 box plans by photogrammetry
2018-
tardis2018.png
Arwel Wyn Jones13
(Jodie Whittaker)
http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8428.0

Darren47

Hi I need help I what to build a tardis but it can only be a maximum height of 7 foot. I have seen lots of plans on here but I'm unable to adjust the measurements can anyone please help.
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russellsuthern

Hi
Welcome to TARDISbuilders.
I'd love to help, but I'm cr@p at maths.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will be along to help.

Let us know how you get on.

Regards,

Russell

Darren47

Thanks for the response can you help me by hooking me up with anyone who knows anything about maths lol.
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Volpone

I was hoping for a low-tech solution involving drawing a plan to scale on graph paper and then just substituting a different scale, but there's a (generally) simpler solution:  If the maximum height is 7', you just need to pick the plan that you like best and figure out its total height.  We'll say 9' just for simplicity.  If you want to build a 7' TARDIS using plans for a 9' TARDIS, just take 7 and divide it by 9, coming up with something like...[opens MS Calculator]...78%.  Multiply every measurement by .78 and that's the dimensions you need. 

Now the wrinkle in this is most TARDIS plans use off-the shelf lumber.  So we're talking 2x4s, etc.  The problem comes when you're doing the trim and corner posts and such.  Because if a plan used a 2x4 for something (just to stick with my example), a 2x4 is actually 3.5" wide.  But since you're doing a 78% scale TARDIS, you'd want something 2.73" wide.  At that point you're either stuck ripping lumber to trim it to the size you want or adapting your plans to use "good enough" dimensions.  For example, instead of cutting down a 2x4, you could use a 1x3.  It would be way too thin, but at 2.5" wide, it might work where a full-sized prop would use a 2x4. 

That said, it all depends on how accurate you're going for, how much money, and how much skill you have.  I just wanted my first TARDIS to be blue, have panels, windows, and a light on top.  So "good enough" worked.  And it will work for 92% or casual fans.  But if you're as obsessive as some of us here, the little dimensional differences will be just enough to throw the proportions off and it will bother you. 

I don't know how much any of this helps, but I hope it helps at least a little. 
"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.

Darren47

Thanks that's amazing 👏👍👍👍👍
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