Doesn't look a patch on the Codsteaks. Why are all the windows hammered? It says it's the Hartnell version.
Product Enterprises/IRC come up with the goods, but they always look poorly researched and/or mastered. I was hoping for better. I realise theses are prototype pics, but never show the public anything they can judge you on if it can't stand the scrutiny. Shame.
On a better note, I saw the Weta statues at San Diego Comic Con and they look pretty superb. The open Dalek even has that tiny pull lip around the head dome that none of the toys have reproduced.
Careful what you say about these replica TARDISes - the model maker, Ian Crichton, is a member of these very boards.
I'm sure the model will be very nice, though it's not a product for me, no matter how great it is. Money is on the tight side at the mo and I know that I could build one myself if I was that desperate.
EDIT: Barry, just to add though, you are obviously very much so entitled to your opinion, far be it for me to say what you can and cannot say.
I wasn't casting aspersions on anyone's model making ability. Been there myself. I have no idea what constraints the modeller is working under/to. I merely pointed out the all hammered windows, which I don't recall being a feature of the Hartnell box, and mentioning that it didn't look, to my eyes, a patch on the Codsteaks box. Admittedly it's too early to tell from those pics, so I'll withdraw that hasty observation. Just my opinion as you pointed out, Purple. If, when it's released, I think it's the dog's bollocks then you'll hear me shout it and praise Ian to the skies. Again that'll just my opinion.
Now that Who is once more mainstream and products are coming out en masse, I hope that people will take the time and care to go the extra mile and get things right for the high end collectibles. Working in that industry, as I do myself, I know how picky I, and to be honest, all of our customers are when they're dropping large ones on things they dream of owning.
Again, just adding my opinion to the mix. Didn't mean to get anyone's panties in a bunch.
I didn't see a photo of the hammered windows. I've got say I've done a lot of research on the PB Police box and this looks absolutely spot-on to me! The prototype looks beautiful too - I wonder if it was made using traditional model making techniques or is was done in Cad?
I'd love one of these but I bet it's gonna be pricey...
After I opened my big mouth about it I went back and scrutinized pics of the old girl herself. Seems I'm wrong about the pebbled glass (hammered glass) not being in the full windows. There are plenty of pics of the prop during the Troughton era to support that the windows were indeed fully glazed with pebbled glass. The only question is, were they installed backwards so that they look smooth on the outside? In some pics they definitely look to be smooth, but clearly have the pebbled look?
I look forward to seeing what they do with this piece. And my apologies to anyone building this master who may be affronted by my ignorance.
I have a question for anyone in the know. What colour was the original prop painted? It always looks to be a real dirty grey until around late 71/72 when it becomes blue when parked in the Doctor's lab. I know the console was painted pale green to appear white on the old b/w cameras. Was the prop grey to look better on these too?
Hello , Archie, aka 'Ian Crichton', here- just letting you all know that, thanks to it being pointed out all over the web that I'd got the effing windows wrong (which is why IR took the pictures down), they've now been corrected! The version being made is the Brachaki design from the first episode, as opposed to the pilot- painted a very dark blue, and weathered with matt black; the prop's windows, after various refits and rebuilds went all over the place, but were originally intended to be frosted on the top three panes, and hammered-frosted-hammered on the bottom panes, they just got put back in wrong!
The Sonic is going to be turned aluminium, and based on the first Tom Baker version.
I'll put some pictures up of the Old Girl as soon as it's signed off!
The current plan is for it to be spring loaded, and come with a cradle/stand, possibly with an acrylic case, but it will be removable, so I, er, WE can keep it in a coat pocket. If we feel the need, that is.
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Post by chriskingbees on Aug 10, 2007 14:08:44 GMT 1
Hi Archie IC All joking aside I've got to say I think this Tardis is superb. I am unable to keep up with all the merchandise now as there is so much, and mainly collect Tardis models and the odd Dalek. This will definately go into the collection as will the "Classic" Sonic screwdriver. Have you seen the price the old ones make on ebay?!!! Many thanks KB
Here's a couple of pics showing the different glazing before and after the 1966 refit of the prop. Pebbled glass bottom left and right, and then both front windows pebbled glazed throughout... Also, the post-refit front windows were re-made for some reason and they don't have the bottom wood detail beneath the panes, as well as being slightly thicker set than the originals.