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Started by simon83, Nov 26, 2018, 04:51 pm

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simon83

So i discovered something thats annoyed me. The 5.5inch tardis' you can get are actually very wrong in their sizing and etc. After measuring i found that the TARDIS exterior 2005/2010 dont match 1 scale at all. The base is more of the 1/11 scale while the height if more that of the 1/14 scale. And that the height is wrong anyway. The 5.5inch range is meant to be around the 1/12 mark. Which means the tardis box should be about 27cm with a base of 10.5cm. So i am going to 3d model and try and print the various tardis to how they should be and try and use the elections and etc from a character options tardis to be able to make my ones be able to do the same. Wont be easy but ima giving it ago. I discovered this when i was doing some research of printing how a Jodie tardis in the range to find out that actually the current toy fits more to the Jodie tardis size.

ThymeLorde

To be precise, the CO range is meant to be 1:13 scale. Not sure why they picked 1:13 instead of 1:12, since that would have saved a lot of trouble in terms of scaling things properly, but oh well.

Can't wait to see this build progress! While I've never been a fan of the Ed Thomas box myself (well, at least not the Eccleston/Tennant version), I'm still looking forward to seeing how this improves on the original. Two questions: 1. Will you correct the proportions so that the panels and windows are slightly rectangular, as they should be, instead of completely square? and 2. Do you plan on making your model compatible with CO's electronics? It'd be so nice to have an accurate TARDIS with all the built in features that the proper toy has.
"An apple a day keeps the... no, never mind."

simon83

I will be trying to make this as accurate as possible. Im gonna take my CO Tardis apart to see how everything fits together and to try and make out how i may be able to fit the CO electrionics in mine. I actually plan on doing more than just the one tardis box. I plan on making a proper lil collection of all of them if possible. Im going to be doing the ed thomas box firat then do the lil varients then Jodies.

lorisarvendu

Yes, PB noted this on one of his YouTube vids.  Specifically the CO 4th Doctor is too tall to get through the doors.

simon83

I've figured out a way to build the models so the doors can open and such. However i am still working on a way to get the CO electronics to be able to work here. I may have to just make the electronics myself instead. No tardis sensor for landing :c However, I was wondering if people can send me tardis exterior blueprints? As accurate and detailed as possible. I need every single one theres been. Im fine for War Doc upwards. But just need the classics.

lorisarvendu

If you're going to be modifying CO boxes, I'm not sure the plans of the classic boxes would be of any use, since the CO boxes all use the same (inaccurate) mold.

Scarfwearer

What we have are here: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7902.0 in the Tardis Reference section. :)

simon83

Quote from: lorisarvendu on Dec 05, 2018, 12:08 pm
If you're going to be modifying CO boxes, I'm not sure the plans of the classic boxes would be of any use, since the CO boxes all use the same (inaccurate) mold.

Im not gonna be modifying CO boxes. Im making my own via 3d printing. Im just hoping i can integrate the CO electronics that make the sound and lighting and etc.

simon83

I have modelled the 1st tardis. It has been modelled in a way so its easy to put together and can open and close its doors.1st - 4th Doc Box1.png1st - 4th Doc Box2.png1st - 4th Doc Box3.png

simon83

Yardey Jones Box completed.
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4th - 7th Doc Box3.png
And both boxes together
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simon83

Newbery Box done!
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And all 3 together
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simon83

Movie Box and Ed Thomas Box done.
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ETB Box1.png
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All of em together.
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simon83

Dec 08, 2018, 11:50 pm #12 Last Edit: Dec 08, 2018, 11:51 pm by simon83
JW Box completed and kitted out.
All of em together. Just 3 boxes left. Brachacki Altered, War Doc and 11/ 12's box.
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phillbarron

These look fantastic. Do you plan on making the files available at some point?

obsidianshade96

These look absolutely amazing!!!