One minor thing, though - the smaller levers and the larger levers. The curved sections on each are currently made from squashed half-cylinders. They need to be constructed from a section of an unsquashed cylinder, if you see what I mean. Or just bury the unseen bit of the cylinder below the panel.
They're also all a bit on the wide side. And strictly speaking - the smaller levers taper slightly towards the top...
Definitely getting there, though.
BTW, it's a post-Inferno version you're currently building. The two large levers were only placed next to each other from Claws onwards.
Thanks Celation. It looked to me, from the references, that the lever bases were quite long and shallow with a long arc. I thought a regular half-cylinder would be too tall. I zip over to your thread and have a good looksy though.
Post by Rassilons Rod on Apr 22, 2009 18:56:54 GMT 1
Fast Return Switch was still on the console by the War Games. But part of the back had been removed. And also there are 2 white pots added the other side of that panel (where he put the "Emergency Unit" in the Mind Robber.
You can get some good grabs from that scene.
I love mentioning this one: The Fast Return Switch didn't appear till episode 2 of The Edge of Destruction!
Post by Rassilons Rod on Apr 23, 2009 15:27:58 GMT 1
That door handle has been the source of much debate over on Celation's build threads.
Looks like you've got pretty close there. Though some of them seem to have a shallow indentation running the length of the handle along the top (almost as wide as the handle itself) and down the back of it over the curve.
But as I said... much debate. There are not many clear shots of them. Howver they did survive right up to The Kings Demons, before the 5 Docs Console was built. So if you have any good shots of later consoles on DVDs you may find good references there.
Yup - there's an interesting topic. off the top of my head, original parts of the console which lasted to Kings Demons are:
At least one (possibly three) silver handle(s). The large grey lever blocks, repositioned and painted silver. One is the door control. The two silver blocks which used to hold the spinning clicky orange lenses. Now painted black, and containing other gubbins. I think there were two of the display surrounds which lasted quite a while, either side of the double lever block. Oh - probably the base of the time column.
1- The two silver blocks which used to hold the spinning clicky orange lenses. Now painted black, and containing other gubbins. 2- I think there were two of the display surrounds which lasted quite a while, either side of the double lever block.
1- Really? I know they got painted black for axos onwards, but not noticed them afterwards. (Not really done any research past pertwee as yet...)
2- Not spotted these on the later console either! :O
Perhaps we'll see some grabs now we have another 3D build on the way
Images of the TARDIS interior from the Baker/Davison period are pretty difficult to find - or maybe I'm not used to looking for them...
1) The silver > black boxes ended up around the red and green bits on either side of one panel. I've just spotted that around Davison time, they seem to have also had their corners truncated to become octagons.
I hope Scarfwearer doesn't mind me linking to one of his huge images of his exquisite console - but here's his version of the two surrounds either side of the lever blocks. Look pretty similar to me.
No problem linking to an image of my console, which incidentally is not even close to the accuracy of what you're doing. The rings on mine are the trims from recessed lighting units - I managed to find some of approximately the right size.
The panel looks unchanged since the end of Troughton's time. Originally there was one of those yellow balled switches to the left of the speaker grille. In one story of Hartnell's, the yellow ball was replaced with one the the big black knobs from one of the three large levers! Bill Rudloff
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