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Started by astromark, Jun 12, 2018, 01:48 pm

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astromark

Jun 12, 2018, 01:48 pm Last Edit: Jun 12, 2018, 06:09 pm by astromark
Hello again. After a few years away from TARDIS building - the 1/6 scale model for my younger brother, and the half scale for my cat- I am going to build my first full size version based on the new series. I have come up with my own set of plans because this is going to be for my older brothers' record and collectibles shop. He's going to use it as a listening booth for customers all the while being the only record store in the state to have a full size TARDIS. Anyway, I cut most of the wood over the weekend, but I still have more to cut (and probably re-cut) so I will start with some of the smaller detail stuff I have collected and started work on for this entry. I plan on taking a day off work - either Friday or Monday- to allow for a long weekend so I can work as much as possible.
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astromark

This is a plaque I designed to put inside the finished box.TARDIS Plaque Final.png

astromark

Jun 12, 2018, 01:59 pm #2 Last Edit: Jun 12, 2018, 04:31 pm by astromark
A few more smaller bits.
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astromark

Jun 12, 2018, 02:03 pm #3 Last Edit: Jun 12, 2018, 04:31 pm by astromark
I am using the twin-wall polycarbonate used in greenhouses for the windows because I was able to get some pretty cheap and it's virtually unbreakable, which I figure will be a nice feature since this will be in the public's view all day. I am using paint mask cut on my vinyl plotter for the signs. I cut everything in reverse and paint the backside of the plastic so no one can scratch or peel away any of the letters.
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astromark

A few more bits I was able find.
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astromark

And one more picture. This is an early test of the 1-1/4" quarter-round for the posts.
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astromark

I never realized how much wood is needed to build a TARDIS. This is just a very small sample.
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astromark

And all the quarter round! I actually bought every stick from the local Menards for this build.
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BioDoctor900

Certainly looking forward to seeing this materialize  ;) you certainly look like you're making progress and the detail pieces you have look quite accurate

BioDoctor900

astromark

I was really happy to find this relatively cheap.
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And this is a quick, partial layout for the door.
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astromark

The weather has not been kind the last couple of days. I have had to keep my work contain inside the garage so there aren't a lot of sexy bits to show yet.
I did, however, manage to cut most of the parts for my windows. Here's hoping tomorrow has no rain. Although the weatherman is calling for more.
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Scarfwearer

We'll think of these as teasers for the delights to come... :)

Volpone

Quote from: astromark on Jun 12, 2018, 04:21 pm
I never realized how much wood is needed to build a TARDIS. ...

Concur.  Or how much wood costs.  I mean, it literally grows on trees.  So you figure "yeah, maybe $100, $200."  Then you make the cut list and the list of all the other hardware, paint, and supplies (not counting the stuff you forgot you'd need, and follow-up trips because you forgot you had to multiply everything by 4 (8 for the windows)) and the cart gets fuller and fuller while you do the math in your head.  And by the time you're at the checkout, you're freaked out about how much you're spending and wondering if your venerable second hand 1984 Datsun pickup can even haul that much stuff. 
"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.

evil bob

Quote from: Volpone on Jun 20, 2018, 07:41 am
Concur.  Or how much wood costs.  I mean, it literally grows on trees.  So you figure "yeah, maybe $100, $200."  Then you make the cut list and the list of all the other hardware, paint, and supplies (not counting the stuff you forgot you'd need, and follow-up trips because you forgot you had to multiply everything by 4 (8 for the windows)) and the cart gets fuller and fuller while you do the math in your head.  And by the time you're at the checkout, you're freaked out about how much you're spending and wondering if your venerable second hand 1984 Datsun pickup can even haul that much stuff. 


I'm up to $1500 on my build.  :-\

russellsuthern

$1,500!!

Holy crap!! As Dino might say!

When I pressed the "like" button, I was pressing in sympathy, rather than being glad that these builds are costing a fortune!

Costs can spiral through the roof, but if the result is a beautiful TARDIS, then it's definitely worth it!

Regards,

Russell