hello everybody, before i jump into my big console room project i thought i might need a little practice. i've always wanted a grandfather clock but the price is a little hard to get past (all at once) so i'm gonna replicate the masters tardis as it appeared in "the keeper of traken". i searched the net for images and i only found one. so i pulled out the dvd and took a couple snap shots of it.
i chose this version of the grandfather clock because it looks the easiest to reproduce. my plan of attack is to build the case and find a clock with the same look and place it in the opening. now the front of the case looks like it has rounded edges running down the length on both sides the top i'm not to sure about the edges. also the height in one of the images above, the top of the masters head looks like it would hit right around the nine o'clock. this is just the way it looks to me and i know things on screen can look pretty distorted. i guess my starting point would be to get the height of the actor that played the master at the end of the episode. does anyone have any information on this prop or the height of the master i guess a lot of this is gonna be guess work but any information will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advanced
thanks meantime bob, i always liked the clock too.... the older grand father clock was way out of my skill level but this style looks pretty straight forward
so i've been doing some searches on the net and i found a couple of prospects for the clock face
this one looks pretty close, but is from the UK.... and i try not to use credit cards so getting something off the web is probably not gonna be an option.
this one looks pretty good too. the numbers are arranged wrong but they are raised which looks correct to the screen shots of the clock. i'll go around today and see what some of the local stores have in stock.
i've also been playing around with the dimensions. i scaled my drawings to fit a 12 inch clock face and the over all height of the clock came out to 5' 8". that has to be two short. then i tried a 15 inch clock face which put the clock at 7'8".... maybe . a 14 inch clock face put the clock at 7'2" again, maybe. at least i kinda have an idea of what kind of clock size i'm looking for now and that is a starting point.
finding a clock even close to the one i need is near impossible so i had to make my own. and here is a quick lesson in screen printing to boot ;D.
first i made my clock face i cut out two 141/2" circles (i made two incase something went wrong while printing) and painted them black.
i then made a template on the computer and printed it out on clear film with the sizes and positions i needed. then i taped the film on a silkscreen coated in emulsion
the part exposed to light hardens into a plastic while the shadowed areas from the film will wash out with water after being exposed.
i lined it up on the press and i was ready to print well they turned out pretty good looking to me:) my numerals are not the exact font but pretty close in hind sight i should have tweaked them more but i wasn't even sure this was going to work
Post by meantimebob on Feb 11, 2009 17:05:33 GMT 1
I actually really like the computer bank that the Master's Tardis was disguised as during The Time Monster. If I had room, that would be a really nice retro "objet" to have and it could easily double as a big cupboard or wardrobe.