A small update regarding my base frame which is almost complete. Just one more timber plank to be assembled. Then after that I will start the interior floor construction inside the frame. Also I had intended to place a chamfer on the base and mitre the corners as mentioned earlier on in my thread. But I decided to keep my base simple just plain and square like some of the real police boxes themselves. Here are some pictures.
All the timber planks have been glued and screwed. I am still yet to add in some more screws in to all of the planks as you can see in this picture. Also some gaps here and there have to filled as well.
Well today I have started work on assembling the fourth timber plank to my base frame. I havent done much today as I was bit unwell. So hope to finish off the base frame tomorrow.
At the moment I have just drillied in a pilot screw hole in to the fourth plank. I will drill the rest of the screw holes and add the glue tomorrow. Also yesterday I added some more screws in to the remaining sides of the frame to secure the joins. Also I have started some of the filling in the gaps as well. Here are the pictures.
The floor construction will be inside the frame. I believe thats the right way to do it and thats how most people seem to have done it as well. The base seems more balanced by assembling the floor construction inside too.
Don't lose momentum Avadh... Keep up the good work. I am can attest, once you stop for a short period, it takes a tad bit of pushing to get the motivation up and running again. Hang in there mate, you're on your way!
I went about my base the opposite way ( trust me to do things differently to everyone else... ;D
Despite being a repair and enhance an old build, I started with a a large piece of MDF cut to size, built a frame below it to raise it up then added a wooden moulding to the edge to gice detail, maybe I should have stick to it being square corners rather than a simple skirting board type arrangement...
Beware though bases can be really really heavy!!!!!
The shade of blue which I have used for my lamp housing will not be what I will be using for my box once its complete. I will be painting my box with a dark shade of oxford blue mixed with some black paint for the weathering and the texturing.
Also the signage on my phone panel will have to be redone. The wording has ended up a bit angled and its all meant to be in a straight line. I am also trying to replicate the look of my phone panel with the Barnet Bypass Police Box phone panel.
...Avadh that is looking quite good mate. The 'Pull to Open' door panel and sign look great, as does your lamp housing. ;D I am working on my lamp housing too. Where or how did you make this fine piece?
I am glad to see you got those thumb nails working. Looking good mate!
Post by Dematerialiser on Sept 8, 2008 17:01:39 GMT 1
Looks like you're having fun with the sign and lamp! Good work! If your build is all treated hardwood it should last for eternity!! My build has an iroko base and marine ply panels/roof pitches, oh and my windows are hardwood; but apart from that I'm putting my trust in the Dulux Weathershield system as the rest is softwood. (Having said that I'm also considering having a cover made up - similar to car covers that are built to breathe and protect from sun etc, and only take it off in good weather..)
Anyway, all the best with the rest of the build!
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Jon, Scott, and Dematerialiser thank you so much its much appreciated. Dematerialiser yes I noticed that your base construction is made from Iroko. I am using Iroko for all of my tardis build and it is a very strong hardwood and its very close to Burmese Teak in terms of properties and characteristics.