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Started by robajob, May 13, 2018, 10:57 pm

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robajob

May 13, 2018, 10:57 pm Last Edit: Jul 09, 2018, 09:35 am by robajob
As with most of the things that I have built, the initial build was inspired, affected and requested by my son, in this instance the request was no small one.
This request was huge, massive, wapping, at least in comparison to the usual request for a toy/model that he could use with his 5" figures.
I was going to say that this request was so big that it felt almost unscalable, but that would be absolutely wrong, because in this instance the scale was 1:1.
The starting point for this entire build was a little toy keyboard that my son just happened to have in his toy collection.
Having purchased the 5" character options toy set for him, all I had to do now was make sure that everything about this Tardis Console matched the toy, including it being able to be taken to pieces, just like the toy and make it from something lightweight so that it could be moved around, especially as I am neither a Doctor nor a Timelord and haven't quite got to grips with quantum physics, yet!
So a junk Tardis from junk, cardboard and insulation foam, all lightweight and moveable, no problem, GULP!

A few distance Beauty Shots;
1. Left 20180409_203004.jpg2. Left Under Blinking 20180409_204848.jpg
3. Under Centre 20180410_213217.jpg4. Right 20180408_210940.jpg
                                                                5. Panels Beauty Detail Birds Eye  20180410_215630.jpg

A few Panels Detail shots;
6. Panel 1 Radar.jpg7. Panel 2 Radio + Iris.jpg
                                                                8. Detail Panel 2 Gauges + Radio.jpg
9. Panel 3 Monitor.jpg
                                                                10. Panel 4 Keyboard + Radiator.jpg
11. Panel 4 Plasma.jpg
12. Panel 5 Access Hatch.jpg13. Panel 6 Answer Machine.jpg
                                                                14. Time Rotor.jpg
15. Panel 1 Light Panel.jpg

And like I said earlier, it all had to come to pieces, including the removable Time Rotor and revealing the light panel, just like the toy.
16. Time Rotor Out.jpg17. Time Rotor Out Panel Out.jpg

A few Atmospheric Shots;
18. Atmospheric Left.jpg
19. Atmospheric Left Light Panel.jpg
20. Atmospheric Centre Down.jpg
21. Atmospheric Light Panel.jpg

And finally a detailed video showing some of the features;


The Build Thread for this Junk Tardis Console can be found here; http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php/index.php?topic=8673

galacticprobe

May 14, 2018, 06:32 am #1 Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 06:46 am by galacticprobe
Okay. For some reason the Build Diary is killing my browsers (Safari and Chrome), so I've not been able to "Like" any comments there, or add my own. So I'll put them in here.

eyepopping(medium).jpg
OH, MY FRACKING GLOB!


This is definitely beyond any doubt a 5-stars.jpg build! Made out of cardboard and foam board (at least 95 percent or better), and just absolutely staggering! The level of detail: the removable console panel and Central Column and Time Rotor: the background walls: everything!

This has definitely pegged the needle on my meter of the
Envy(Medium).jpg

Saying "Contrats!" on a build like this just seems so weak. Words just fail to get the feeling across. Bravo Zulu, Rob!

Quick question: I did get a brief look at the upgrade you gave to the playset before my browsers crashed (nice job on that as well!), and I was wondering if you had any plans to make the floor that was under this console at some point? (Not that it needs it; it's just personal curiosity.)

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

robajob

May 14, 2018, 08:27 am #2 Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 08:29 am by robajob
Quote from: galacticprobe on May 14, 2018, 06:32 am
Okay. For some reason the Build Diary is killing my browsers (Safari and Chrome), so I've not been able to "Like" any comments there, or add my own. So I'll put them in here.

eyepopping(medium).jpg
OH, MY FRACKING GLOB!


This is definitely beyond any doubt a 5-stars.jpg build! Made out of cardboard and foam board (at least 95 percent or better), and just absolutely staggering! The level of detail: the removable console panel and Central Column and Time Rotor: the background walls: everything!

This has definitely pegged the needle on my meter of the
Envy(Medium).jpg

Saying "Contrats!" on a build like this just seems so weak. Words just fail to get the feeling across. Bravo Zulu, Rob!

Quick question: I did get a brief look at the upgrade you gave to the playset before my browsers crashed (nice job on that as well!), and I was wondering if you had any plans to make the floor that was under this console at some point? (Not that it needs it; it's just personal curiosity.)

Dino.


Hi Dino,
           Thank you for the comment and pics, a green envy and five stars, I am honoured.
I am sorry that the build diary is crashing your browser, I do hope it is nothing that I have done or not done, that is causing this problem.
Well spotted about the floor or lack of, there is also a small round platform missing from directly beneath the console.
The small console platform can be added as my son grows, as this was omitted so that he could actually reach all the controls on the panels. So as he grows, no doubt so will the set.
So as to the actual floor with all the holes in it, this could be manufactured to complete the whole feel, but like the background walls, this I could not make from cardboard and make it structurally take all the weight, including a person. Therefore it would have to be made from wood with structural sized timbers.
As currently the whole console and set can be taken apart, moved around, as well as set up quite easily, at the end of a room, the floor may just tip the scales in weight, space and practicality.
But never say never, if one day my son did request the floor to complete the look, I am sure something could be figured out!
Thanks again for all the great comments.
Rob.

Rassilons Rod

Wow. I'm not that familiar with the details and nitty gritty of the original. But I do recognise some bits and pieces. This looks amazingly true to the original and those walls are a work of art and precision engineering!

Great work! :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

robajob

May 14, 2018, 09:38 pm #4 Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 09:43 pm by robajob
Quote from: rassilonsrod on May 14, 2018, 11:07 am
Wow. I'm not that familiar with the details and nitty gritty of the original. But I do recognise some bits and pieces. This looks amazingly true to the original and those walls are a work of art and precision engineering!

Great work! :)


Hi rassilonsrod,
                     Thank you so much for your comment, I am very pleased that you think that this Junkyard console looks amazingly true to the original, one tries ones best for ones little whovian.
As to the walls being a work of art and precision engineering, I thank you for this comment, I felt that they were needed to sell the console as a whole Junkyard Tardis.
I was, as stated in the build thread, inspired by Jackson Pollock, have toothbrush will travel, or paint with it if necessary.
They did take quite a bit of planning and drawing to get them just right in the flesh so as to speak and therefore fit with some precision not only with each other but fit within the confines of the space available. All made from 4 sheets of hardboard and 14 lengths of small sectional timber, so they are lightweight and can be moved if necessary, just like the cardboard junkyard Tardis console.
I still have yet to master quantum physics, so I suppose that you just have to do the best that you can, with what you have got and within the realms of reality.
Thanks again,
                    Rob.

the mister

Very impressive! Amazing craftmanship, well done.

robajob

Hi the mister,
                    Thank you so much for your comment, it means a lot coming from a mister, I mean master such as yourself.
Rob.