Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 6, 2009 15:01:24 GMT 1
I have been extremely slack since starting this thing years ago. Sadly, I started with help but now have to finish it on my own. Mind you , my son is now becoming old enough to help! I'll chuck up pics from time to time, and hopefully will be finished this side of '10. We'll see. :-P Anyway, testing, testing... here comes a pic or two- My plans as measured by my ex off a prop.
Partial assembly to see how high it might be, as well as to check passerby reactions :-D
After a long rest she's back up and being fitted out. Nice to have a big shed!
And finally for the moment, one sign box fitted and doors hung.
PS: Bill, there have been a few attempts using Google Maps etc to create a "TARDIS map" but they're never comprehensive and become a bit too much like hard work, though I'm sure that one day it'll work out.
PPS: There are no NSTs in NZ that I know of (I'm in NST) apart from my 1:4 model but one day...
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 7, 2009 8:58:24 GMT 1
I've seen people link Google Sketchup models to Google Earth before. That way they can place a virtual model of their TARDIS at their address. This is the digital version of my box that I drew first to see if it was right and also to help me work out how I could construct parts of it. Maybe it could be of some use here as well.
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 7, 2009 13:03:17 GMT 1
Timegirl, yep, that would be me. That's how long it's been since myself and my then girlfriend planned all this! And Pod, I'm up in Queensland, specifically a little town called Maryborough, about 3 hours north of Brissie. And thank you both for the kind words!
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 8, 2009 13:32:09 GMT 1
Down on timber supplies so I thought I'd try the phone. Found some reference material on this site so I thought I'd give one a go. Bells are kinda straight sided at the moment but I think it'll look the part when aged and fitted. More as it comes. ;-)
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 10, 2009 3:22:46 GMT 1
Been totally distracted by the phone now. Need to find the mouth and ear pieces but am on the right track methinks. I was considering a bluetooth car kit and battery in it so it actually works once paired with my phone. Oh, and rings too. :-D
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 12, 2009 22:05:38 GMT 1
Saw all of those. Sadly there weren't any showing further down as this is my dilemma! I want to put in what appear to be two buttons and want to make sure I put them in the right spot. I guess I better start rewatching every episode for shots of the phone! :-P
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 13, 2009 13:19:38 GMT 1
Oh, in case anyone is wondering, the edges still need routering. I just have to get me a router yet. Buttons are on the front now too. One makes it ring, the other might make it play "Are you my Mummy?" into the earpiece. Just a thought! :-D
Post by slidinsidewayz on Oct 25, 2009 1:50:34 GMT 1
Ooooohh I love it when it looks so much more like what you're wanting to get! Every step closer is so exciting! Still two panels to go but MAN that angle looks good! Well hey, you CAN only see two sides at a time, right? :-D
And now the right button on the front of my phone makes it ring and the other button plays "Are you my mummy?" in the earpiece! I'm having fun!
You're very welcome for the PDF files I have offered. And also nice to see the correct fonts (we've been seeing issued recently with signmakers substituting fonts even though they are on the PDF files and you tell them the names). Looking hot. Bill Rudloff
Post by slidinsidewayz on Nov 7, 2009 12:39:49 GMT 1
Quick update time again. Bought a secondhand router and some bits today so got stuck into fixing the phone's edges and bevelling some panels. And seeing as the phone looked so awesomely professional looking, I felt I had to stain it and fix that mouthpiece issue. Namely that fact that it looked like a shower head. Now it looks more realistic but not necessarily more like the TARDIS's phone. Anyway, varnishing and reassembling tomorrow.
Chamfered edges looking much nicer than square. So much work left in the corners though! Stinkin' original prop builders! :-P
Post by slidinsidewayz on Nov 14, 2009 14:33:40 GMT 1
Been a bit reluctant to work in the evenings as the days have been so HOT I just wanna come home and lay down in the aircon after work! But I managed to do a bit more this arvo and am very pleased with the results!
I think I have caught the bug! I want to stain and varnish all sorts of things now! :-p
Post by slidinsidewayz on Nov 28, 2009 14:10:11 GMT 1
After reading the Matt Smith's TARDIS thread on TBF I guess I'm building a Mk1 NST. I'm surprised I didn't notice the corner posts got thicker and the panels got moved inward. I always thought all the side panels were not set-in deeply enough, but was wanting to match the measurements my ex-girlfriend took of the original timber box. Did these two things happen when the box went fibreglass? Accuracy aside, my side panels and my door panels will be the same sizes. She and I originally agreed (despite my protests) on making it the same as the prop as far as sides panels being squarer. But now she's no longer involved, I'm doing it my way!! :-D