Did I mention that I love this console? It has that lovely 24th century period feel It was occurring to me that the displays would be quite amenable to some computer animation for filming purposes... which I think they also did in the American Show - Okuratronics.
I was wondering how you got the hex collar around the central column so shiny - it looks very smooth, though the pics are slightly fuzzy so it's hard to see quite what you did.
Are your films up online somewhere? It would be nice to have a link handy.
Why thank you , praise indeed from the scarfwearer... I'm embarassed... The collar is a little bit of a cheat as it is not angled it is vertical and is actually used to support tthe top of the panels. Its shiny as I used adhesive aluminium tape from a builder merchant. Its the sort of thing they use as part of lagging to industrial pipes. It's not very thick but has a weight but is still flexible and goes on nice and smooth... and is about £5 per roll. Got loads left so I will be creating edging to cover the joins between the panels as some light escapes there at the moment.
Promise I will take some higher res picks soon.. got to take the console apart laterthis week as need to getthe police box out for promo pics.... oh for a larger garage....
Looks very nice. So is that just the front of the Tardis or did you build a complete box?
No it’s a full build, just a bit of a limited space where we took the photos. We have not quite worked up the courage to take it out of the shed yet, mainly because its safe there until filming starts.
Its a full police box... we just happened to take pictures straight on in these shots...
The build of the full Police box is in the relevant thread if you care to take a look.
As for the production the script is written, costumes sorted hence promo pics, locations arranged and well four weeks to go til we start.. guess I might have to learn my lines soon
Oh and there's probably going to be a little post production animation on certain console panels... I did think of mounting some LCD moitors, digital photo frames etc on the underside of the glass panels but not only was expense counter productive some initial tests indicated that they didn't show up very well. So the solid graphics with a a couple of inserts in close up shots is probably best.
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2008 22:36:23 GMT 1 by vortexvp
Here are some close ups of the back lit console panels:
this panel faces the main doors and contains the the controls, bottom row stabilizers, Door controls including the exterior atmosphere readouts and another stabilizer. Middle row Coordinate panel and readout, dematerialisation controls, top row communications and display reeadouts.
Panel 2 houses one of the three Tardis Computuer terminals (shades of the last classic era console) on the bottom row left is the scanner controls and on the right the recording and monitoring controls, top row Multiloop stabiliser and synchronic feedback
Panel 3 bottom row left to right Emergency systems, Telepathic circuits, Operating frequency (Time Ram), Middle row Chameleon Circuits (with an error message on screen) and Architectural configuration, Top row alarm panels and generic display panel.
Other important control such as Interior Atmospheric controls, velocity contols, Exterior scanners, Power systems are on the other three panels
Central column (Time Rotor at the moment minus the casing
and a bit more of a close up showing the lighting to the three tubes. These are LED spotlights which unlike halogen have no heat. THe cracked effect within the tubes are simply polythene crumpled and twisted to give surfaces for lght to bounce off.
Last Edit: Oct 26, 2008 20:38:59 GMT 1 by vortexvp
I've been trying to come up with some new off-the-wall way of expressing how fantabulous this console is without using words like "fantabulous", but the words just keep tripping over each other trying to get a look at these pics!!!! Seriously, that looks so frickin' awesome.
Post by geminitimelord on Oct 28, 2008 15:27:43 GMT 1
The more I see this console the more I love it. Especially in the dark it just POP's.
Kinda makes you wonder why the BBC Prop department didnt go this direction with the New Series.
I hate to say it but the TARDIS console progressively got more modern or post modern as the series went along then during the American Movie they went retro. I dont really like the New Series console room if you can tell.
But wow This one could be the replacement for sure!!
Great job on your build. I cant wait to see the Fanvid.
This evening I've attached the edging strips, the access panels onto the base and added the finishing "Art Deco" embelishments....
The whole thing is in need of a dust and a polish, and I'm going to quickly install a set of flashing xmas lights inside the base as the base access panels have vents installed (using an offcut of radiator grill I had lying about fromanothe DIY project) so lights can shine through from the interior workings.... photos tomorrow evening... Promise...
As promised, the Time rotor casing is fitted, the lovely lighting in the base is installed, gone for green at the mo but due to chromakey might have to change to blue, some little art deco accents to echo the floor design and voila...
That's splendid - have another Karma point! I'm looking forward to seeing it in action - d'you have a script?
Yep the script is written , its a Dr who meets most Haunted type of thingm (was interested ther RTD mentions something similar in "A Writers Tale" fortunately our script was written almost six months before the book was published so we haven't stolen his idea.
We are due to start filming mid november....
This story doesn't use the Tardfis interior for more than a few short scenes however ther is a further script being written which we may film the Tardis scene for during the same weekend. as it would certainly be easier than reassembling the whole thing every couple of months...