That has been this week. Four weeks to go until the Peter Davison Convention so I am working like a mad nut. Two walls are now glued and screwed, plan to get the doors done by next week, then focus on routering, painting and the windows. Basically one week for each section.
"My pilot's license? That's out back in the Cessna. Or perhaps you're referring to my license to kill. Revoked. Trouble at the Kazakhstan border. I could give you the details but then I'd have to kill you, which I can't do because my license to kill has been revoked."
I have an arangement of 3-4 hours childless for Sunday to hopefully get the routering done and start painting the waal sections. Then I will give everything a second and third coat for a week or so and then disassemble all the parts ready for transportation to the local Peter Davison event. So in a few weeks I will have shots of another Doctor and one of my TARDISes.
We started using the router and ended up with 1 painted wall, 2 doors hung, painted, handles and d lock installed.
We still have to go back and square off the wall details however it will pass for convention purposes and we'll get back to that then. We need to concentrate on getting the windows finished and another coat of paint over the whole TARDIS, then we have to disassemble and test re-setting it up as quick as possible. I think I can get it done in 30 minutes based on how we have planned the sections.
Shane, incredible NST you have there. The colour is so fitting. Solid workmanship and you are moving along at lightening speed. Keep the photo's coming... Are you using the rubberized based paint for wood rot protection?
The day arrived, we set the TARDIS up yesterday at the Peter Davison event and today I have enjoyed the stories and photo opportunities.
Some photos are attached with Peter and Mark Strickson using the TARDIS in their on stage antics. Mark even signed the interior wall with the comment " much more luxurious than the original". Peter looked at the signature plaque and said "when did I sign that??" (I'll forgive him as he signs hundreds of items a month).
Shane, way to cool! She looks absolutely marvelous. I wonder how many walls he signs...lol I hope he remembers this ol' girl and her proud timelord. BTW, love the ladder inside the NST... how suiting...
I was at that event today, and I was lucky enough to not only get to have an up-close look at that magnificent build, but I also had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to the guys responsible. I bored them silly asking about lamps, locks, handles, etc, and forcing them to look at mobile phone pics of my own build. Well done boys!!! Ian
Cost around $150.00 - $200.00 for couriers and truck hire. I did manage to get an extra complimentary professional photo opportunity with Peter and Mark in front of it which should be available next week. Considering how much everyone enjoyed it , I must say I did feel a bit miffed, but looked at it as a never to be repeated opportunity to get Peter Davison to use my TARDIS.
Hey Shane, didn't mean to imply you were in any way unfriendly, quite the opposite! And given some of the things I saw on the day, I'm not surprised you weren't offered any type of reimbursement or compensation.
About to start on the final wall for the 2nd TARDIS. Just need a few hours glueing and screwing then assembly in the final destination, next to my friends pool as a change room. Should get this done over easter weekend, stopping of course to watch Doctor Who..