Finished the 1:4 scale NST today - it's not perfect (or anything like it) but it's complete and finished to a state that is good enough for anyone bar you eagle-eyed folk!
The lamp is made from a design printed to transparency, the signs were a pain in the %&* and have been backed with white paper instead of installing lighting - should lighting go in one day the paper can be pulled out and there is a hole drilled up into the lamp housing ready for a bulb.
The entire roof section lifts off so the TARDIS can be used for storage (of ?) though unlike my first coupoe of scale boxes there are no opening doors because I have not yet discovered how to fit a useful closure/clasp at this scale and I'm sick of doors forever flapping open...
This pics are quickies taken this afternoon on my driveway - alone at first and then beside my 1:4 classic TARDIS (Purple design) so comparison.
I'm very happy with the end result and I've (re)learned a lot of lessons along the way so since I'm giving this one away I may build myself one, one day...
I notice other items of Who interest in the back ground of your Garage.
You say "you are going to give this one away" well if you can tele transport it here to the rainy city U. K. I'm sure I can find some spare space to fit it in with my collection I'd be proud to have it. Lovely job glen!!
OOoops I think I may have smited you instead of exalting you Glen can the mods do something about it please? Thanks
With Peter Davison coming to a convention type thing in my city this weekend, this is my first ever opportunity to meet someone from WHO so I accepted an offer from the organisers to take some of my props to the show but lacking a car with towbar OR a trailer I couldn't take my TARDIS but I did have a cunning plan...
Way back when I built my last box (5 years ago!!??), I joined all of my corner posts to the side walls and made some very solid 1" MDF walls which have been threatening my life during construction ever since.
I thought I *could* try and pull the posts off the walls and set them up as just a front but it's probably destroy the MDF where the lgue had been, and then I'd need a new shorter base, the side signs would leave marks, they're still VERY heavy - so why not build some new (light) ones!?
I miscalculated in a few places, and the hardware store agreed to cut a sheet of MDF to size (no trailer remember) but they got some of the strips a little out...
but I got it all home a few days ago and over the pass few nights while trying to finish my NSD I've also been coming up with this:
Tomorrow is the deadline, events start Saturday 9am so I need to be there set up. I still have some painting and weathering to do, some bolts to drill, a light to fit but I'm pretty happy right now. Will take some pics once it's put together properly.
Ended up getting a truck loaned to take my full TARDIS along so the portal idea is saved for another time. People seemed to love the display though, raised $500 for SPCA and some guests seemed drawn to it... (was actually used as backfrop to all formal pictures with Peter D and Mark Strickson)