Hi Nesshane! How cool to have a gallery inside the TARDIS of the Doctor's who approve! Did you get the plaque signed at the Stamp Centre? Or another method? I am really interested in this as I would like to do something similar. What a fantastic idea!
I actually sent the plaque over to the UK for the Tenth Planet Invasion event in march, both Tom and Paul were in attendance at this. The other plaque I got signed in person from Sylvester last July (see photos on an earlier page) and I have posted this to the UK for the Who at the Cavern event, I just haven't heard back from the organiser if it got signed, she is hard to get hold of. Originally I wanted them to all be on the one plaque, just didn't like the idea of sending them away once signed, they are not exactly easy to get hold of again. Hopefully one day Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant can add their names, it's a bit hard to achieve living in Australia as convention visits are few and far between.
It's been a couple of months since I last posted. The last months have been cold and wet and my TARDIS activity has been avoiding moisture and rain getting in. I have a new idea for the bottom of my walls and that is to paint the base and underneath of the walls with a paintable rubber, the type used to seal swimming pools. I found a tin at work and have done some tests, it dries in 1 hour and is totally water proof. I will paint the whole base with this and then the under sections of all the walls and possibly up each wall on the out side for a couple of centimeters. I will then paint the L shape where the walls meet the floor and pray that this stops any water creeping up walls and pooling inside on the base. I also had a fear I had lost a plaque in transport to the UK however it has shown up and is getting Peter Davisons signature soon. I'll attach some photos tomorrow if the sun comes out.
Here are some images from today's paint/rubber application. Plan is to paint beneath all the poles and the walls with this stuff then lower them down and paint a seal around the lower edge. It seems like brilliant stuff, dries quickly and creates a very durable waterproof skin.
Cheers - Shane
Last Edit: Aug 19, 2008 15:06:33 GMT 1 by nesshane
Hi Dr Iz The product I'm using is called Swiftvalc, it is a Chlorinated rubber paint, usually they seal/paint swimming pools with them. I have since discovered it comes in various shades of blue Deep Blue being a TARDIS possibility, my current plan is to paint over the grey seal coat, however if the Deep Blue is close to my existing TARDIS blue I may very well paint the roof with it and even walls. One thing is for sure you just can't walk away from these builds they are always challenging your inventiveness and time..
Another update regarding the waterproofing. I've lowered the walls and posts back into place and filled the joins with a gap filler. Then painted the (hopefully) magic rubber paint. This forms a water tight skin over the join and should hold out all water. The photo's below show a rubber painted wall length and a pole base painted.
Very easy. It actually dries within half an hour. I've now painted the TARDIS blue coats over the top and it certainly feels water tight to touch. We have rain predicted this weekend so I shall soon find out.
Hi All My rubber sealer is holding up well, we have had several bouts of rain the last month or so and it has proven water tight. I have had to do the same on the interior bottom edge of each wall as any water getting under the doors can still destroy a wall from the inside. I have had my plaque return from a 3 month stint in the UK this time adding Peter Davison's signature to it. Colin is doing a convention next year so I may send it again for that signature..
The postage is not an issue, this has gone around the world twice already. It will probably end up costing close to $150.00 by the time I get another signature on it anyway. I wouldn't burden you, I plan to get it back to the UK for a March convention, it usually costs about $35.00 the round trip, not too bad for the oportunity to get these signatures in one spot. Cheers - Shane
Awesome idea on the sign with signatures... I'd go for it! Your in great hands with Justin and Colin! Glad to hear that your rubberized paint is doing the trick. I am very concerned about placing my TARDIS outside when she's completed because of the fall rainy season, followed by a arctic winters here...
Not too much to report as we close in on Christmas, on the horizon I am planning on completing the 2nd TARDIS we intended from the start, (my friend isn't as handy as I am so didn't get as far with his this year). The 2nd TARDIS will be used at a convention day in March with Peter Davison in attendance - another Doctor to "grace" it with his presence, will be interesting when he see's that he has already signed the plaque through my posting endeavors.
Should make for good photos anyway. Merry Christmas everyone and see you all in 2009 for more TARDIS fun.
I have found a lock in the UK and it is on it's way over to Australia.
The second TARDIS will get a re-start in a week or so. The Roof,Base, Poles and Light boxes are already constructed, just needs walls and trims, working lights and windows.
On another note, I found a small CD player with a amplifier and set it up in the original prop, then downloaded some materialising and dematerialising sounds, burnt them onto CD and , well lets just say my son had a very big smile with the sound of the TARDIS and the lights were going.
I'll try to organise a video clip and upload shortly.
The TARDIS building has re entered production. We got the Poles, Roof , Sign Boxes and Base into the carport and started painting. Some fun shots below with the 1st TARDIS in the backyard whilst the 2nd is being constructed in the front yard/driveway. I used plastic light supports this time instead of Dowel, found some 10mm plastic used for curtain pull rod's, then used Plumbers glue/cement to glue in place, this should be UV resistant, it certainly holds well.
Plan is to slowly build 2 complete walls and then the doors, take them to the convention with Peter Davison, get photos etc.. and then assemble for permanancy in another back yard near a pool as a change room.
Wow, your on the move again! That NST2 is looking the part already. Solid workmanship. I bet this build will move along quite nicely with all the experience that you gained from the prior NST build. BTW, the NST1 looks great in the background there. You are a master builder of the Type-40 time capsules, in Police Box configuration...:) Keep construction pics coming for all of us to admire...
No this is the last one. It's funny this is the only place my son will come across with a full size TARDIS to play in and he uses a toy tent to play Doctor Who with his sister, he is the Doctor and she is baby Donna.