I'm trying to build an accurate 3D model of the TARDIS from the late 60's (The War Games to be specific). Just wondering if anyone can help with a few measurements.
I believe that the door panel detail on the original prop wasn't beveled, and I estimate it to be about an inch in depth. Does this sound about right? Also, the windows seem to be set a little more shallow.. maybe 3/4 inch? Can anyone back me up or slap me down on this? ;D
You are about right in those depths, though I would also knock off 1/8" from those estimates so you have a second send in case your first guesses don't look right. Also as a reference, Purpleblancmange said that the height of all the TARDIS door openings from Hartnell to McGann were 6ft 6in. This would make sense as Tom Baker was 6ft 4in, and he would have to duck slightly so hit hat or hair wouldn't hit the top pf the door opening. Bill Rudloff
The base is a bit wrong, it's more like an early Pertwee box, but it should be pretty much the same and I tried to be as accurate as I could. The model I made is based on a 3D Sketchup model I made with full-size dimensions. If it looks like the kind of design you are after I'd be happy to send you the Sketchup plan for reference.
You can see the 3D model with the more correct base (but earlier phone panel) at the top of this thread...
Post by zbignievhamson on Apr 28, 2009 22:36:47 GMT 1
I just remembered I uploaded my 1973 version to the Sketchup Warehouse. Just google sketchup warehouse, and then search there for "TARDIS 1973" Of course you'll need Sketchup too, unless you can import the file to other 3D programs.
About the only difference between my '73 and '69 versions is that the '73 has the square-edged base while the '69 still has the original chamfered one. If you need the '69 version I can upload that somewhere, but the base was mainly guesswork anyway.
Oh and the paintwork is different on the '73 version, but that won't affect the measurements of course.
Cool. I'll look into that. Where did you get your measurements from? Or were they achieved through your own research? Reason I ask is that I do have measurements for the original '63 prop and I can see where it differs from the one I've trying to make (no post caps, roof step missing, new front windows etc..). What is foxing me is the measurements for the sides. Something changed in the construction making the sides a little wider than the front and back - hence why the roof didn't fit properly and the 'Police Public Call Box' lettering took up the entire length of the sign. I don't think the prop dept would have rebuilt the sides so they must have done something structural that made the TARDIS slightly rectangular.
Thanks Markofrani. I am familiar with the site but the explanation on there could use (for my scrambled wee mind at least) a few pictorial references. I was just hoping someone on here may be able to give me an simplified version
Post by zbignievhamson on May 4, 2009 13:33:22 GMT 1
I started from a pdf plan of the 1963 box that I downloaded from somewhere (no idea where now) and I built that box. Looking at some photos led me to think that plan wasn't 100% accurate and a made a few changes to it myself. Then I just modified that version using comments on the TARDIS Library and photos/videos as reference. So none of the measurements are gospel, it's just what looks right to me. Although I think that things like the door height and panel sizes etc should be quite accurate on the original plan.
But basically I looked at lots of photos and tried to copy what I saw as well as I could