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Started by pod, Feb 11, 2009, 06:13 am

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Scarfwearer

Here's where I got the Cathedral Glass that I used between starting with the cracked ice Home Depot (or was it Lowes?) lighting diffuser in 1999 and actually finding some of those hens teeth almost ten years later after returning to England: http://www.alpineglass.com
They've moved things around a bit, but I think this may have been the product: http://www.alpineglass.com/shop/detail/3225
Here's a link to a picture of it on my build: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=41;start=15#msgx40709

Crispin

warmcanofcoke

Hammered Cathedral Glass ... hmmmm it does look like a good placeholder, and the company is from California, so shipping shouldn't be too dear. Yeah I may just have to have proxy windows for the now.

As always it is quite fun to look through the photos in your build diary.  ;D Quite a lovely little lady you have there Crispin.

Nate<br /><br /><br />"The Caves of Androzani": <br />Peri - "I thought you knew everything."<br />The Doctor - "Ahhh, not quite; it's going to worry me until I find out what it is."

acidpop5

This may be a silly question, but at least with models, couldn't you use opalescent nail polish on the back side of the window? Because of its chemical makeup, it becomes sticky fairly quickly, allowing  you to create texture as well.

glass594

Found some pebbled glass when clearing the garage. Several panes, still in their frames, ~20x25cm

Is this something that anybody is looking for to complete a project?

warmcanofcoke

I am very interested in obtaining some Pebbled Glass. Even a small amount would give me the ability to make a mold and reproduce the pattern. ;D
Nate<br /><br /><br />"The Caves of Androzani": <br />Peri - "I thought you knew everything."<br />The Doctor - "Ahhh, not quite; it's going to worry me until I find out what it is."

Mark

I haven't forgotton Nate  ;)


warmcanofcoke

Nate<br /><br /><br />"The Caves of Androzani": <br />Peri - "I thought you knew everything."<br />The Doctor - "Ahhh, not quite; it's going to worry me until I find out what it is."

madgaz

Hi All,

I've decided to add this link here after I've contacted the company in question.

http://leadandlight.co.uk/shop/glass-products.php?id=204

I found this company online and asked them for a quote for 16 of their spectrum hammered glass.
The glass is 3mm thick and for the sizes I need they've quoted me £17.90 plus  £8.90 post.

I don't think this is too bad price-wise and the glass, to my eye anyway, is quite a good match:

small_hammer-1.jpg

Hope this can help someone with their build :)

Gaz

mordrogyn

Hammered is quite nice and actually accurate to the Hudolin prop.
I was able to get hammered plexiglass from a local glass supplier when I was working on mine.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

Volpone

Looking at TimeGirl's update, I wound up doing a search on "hammered glass," to make sure I was using the proper term.  This came up--which looks a lot more like pebbled glass than hammered glass.  And the price isn't out of line if you're going for a 100% accurate police box (especially if you live in Ohio):  http://www.franklinartglass.com/shop/item.aspx/wissmach-clear-hammered-glass-01ham-16-x21/640/
"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.

galacticprobe

May 22, 2015, 04:57 am #40 Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 04:57 am by galacticprobe
You know, I really wish someone out there would make sheets of this in plastic/perspex/plexiglass, etc. instead of real glass. It would be so much easier to handle and cut with less worry and risk of breakage! (And it might even be less expensive as well.)

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

Volpone

I've actually found it easier to cut real glass than plexi.  I mean, for very, very lightweight stuff like on poster frames, you can cut it easily enough, but the weight you'd put in an actual window, glass cuts easier with less expensive tools. 

That said, if I can ever find a big cheap bag of clear plastic beads, I'm absolutely stick them on a cookie sheet in my oven and see if I can bake myself some pebbled plastic.   
"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.