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Out of Order Sign

Started by galacticprobe, May 19, 2012, 03:48 pm

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galacticprobe

May 19, 2012, 03:48 pm Last Edit: May 19, 2012, 03:52 pm by galacticprobe
Here are a few grabs from "The War Machines" showing the Out Of Order sign:

WarMachines01.jpg

WarMachines02.jpg

WarMachines03.jpg

WarMachines04.jpg

WarMachines05.jpg

The first two photos are from links in one of rassilonsrod's earlier posts. The others I found not long ago on a Google Image search. I hope some of them are helpful.

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

DoctorWho8

And if you want to use a similar font, you can use Helvetica Extra Compressed with about 70-90pt tracking space.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

gerald lovell

Interesting to see a mixture of pics of the TARDIS before and after its big overall (and the two versions of William Hartnell's hat!).

Angelus Lupus

Apr 13, 2017, 12:25 pm #3 Last Edit: Mar 02, 2018, 06:53 pm by Scarfwearer
Reviving this old thread to add the new season 10 version of the sign from the trailer.
youtu.be-GJT1J8GdeMw.png
As far as I can tell they've used the same font as the original.

Here it is with perspective corrected:
youtu.be-GJT1J8GdeMw.jpg

The only difference I see is a thin border that may have been on the 1st Doctor's sign, but doesn't show at 60's TV resolution... that, and the original seems to be on thicker card stock - note how the new one is curling at the corner.

I'll post again when I've vectorised this version. Can any of you photogrammetry experts work out the correct size?
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

Angelus Lupus

Apr 18, 2017, 11:43 am #4 Last Edit: Apr 28, 2017, 12:39 pm by Angelus Lupus
I'm gonna call mine done.
I've sized mine to fit portrait on an A4 sheet partly for simplicity, and because compared to the PTO and door stiles it looks fairly large.
I scaled the proportions based on it being a near perfect match to the font Swiss 911 Ultra Compressed

Out_of_Order_print.png

Edit: Thanks to brenk9carter taking a good head-on photo during the set tour (http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7651.0), I'm confident that my sizing is right, plus it fits with the 'keep it simple' method of the props people making this: standard font size (144pt) on standard paper size (A4) trimmed to a near 2:1 rectangle
out_of_order.png
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

Scarfwearer

Apr 18, 2017, 12:46 pm #5 Last Edit: Apr 18, 2017, 12:47 pm by Scarfwearer
There seems to be a continuity error in those War Machines scenes* that I've not seen mentioned:
Notice that when seen with Dodo in close-up, the sign is nailed to the door stile, in the other shots it's nailed to the central divider.
Presumably the nail fell out while they were moving the camera.

*other than the Tardis being replaced between Dodo and Ben/Polly with a completely different prop...


Crispin

LMC97

Apr 18, 2017, 01:41 pm #6 Last Edit: Apr 18, 2017, 01:42 pm by LMC97
Quote from: Scarfwearer on Apr 18, 2017, 12:46 pm
Notice that when seen with Dodo in close-up, the sign is nailed to the door stile, in the other shots it's nailed to the central divider.


I noticed that too. When I saw it hung on the divider but then all of a sudden it was on the right door, I was thinking "Does the sign have the ability to rematerialise?"

LMC
Next stop, EVERYWHERE

ThePuzzledBoy

Oct 16, 2018, 10:43 am #7 Last Edit: Oct 17, 2018, 12:49 am by ThePuzzledBoy
IGNORE THIS POST; DROWSY ME SKIMMED THROUGH THIS THREAD WHEN I MADE THIS POST AND COULDN'T TELL ONE OF THE SCREENCAPS WERE BOTH IN COLOR AND BETTER. If the mods wanna delete this post, that's fine.

Surprised it's not mentioned here, but the prop (or at least, a replica) made a return in the series 10 premiere, The Pilot, well over a year ago. (a screencap is below, unceremoniously stolen from the Tragical History Tour)

d14-13k-c008.jpg

- H
ThePuzzledboy - a cosplayer who needs his own TARDIS and console.....

Angelus Lupus

Um, yes... that's the scene I used as reference for my version above.  ;)
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.