Finally, with the help of my friend Styggron (who knows how to operate this computer machine thing), here are a couple of pics, just to see if we can get it to work. If they work, we'll put a few more up.
Sorry about the massive size, neither of us could figure out how to shrink them, and we were a bit pressed for time ... Also we couldn't rotate the pics either, they're rotated in photobucket but they don't seem to translate! The first one is at the wrkshop just before the phone compartment went in, the second is the compulsory TR2 ladder shot, and the last one is a very bad shot of the bar inside. The back wall is a full length mirror, there are glass shelves running across, bar neons and a fridge. The fresnel flashes, the police box signs light up, the yale lock is genuinely from the 1960s, and there's a bakelite pone in the compartment. In the workshop pics the windows have perspex panels fitted behind the glass, which I thought would give a uniform light transmission and eliminate any transparency, but I found I didn't need them after all. Please enjoy, and if you have any questions, I can talk about the box all day!!!
Thanks guys! The bottom coloured sections are yellow pebbled glass, the others are plain frosted. They look very yellow with the perspex panels behind them, another reason I removed the perspex. Without the perspex panel behind the windows, they look more classic series-ish.
Wow POD that is one fantastic looking TARDIS. A solid build indeed! I am just about to wrap up my TARDISy police box build as well. What did you use for a dome on top of the fresnel? I am having trouble locating a 1/3 sphere... Any advice? Also, what type of light source did you use for the lamp and does that blink? Great looking TARDIS... A proud moment for you, I can only imagine the sense of satisfaction you must be feeling right now. Thanks for sharing!
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2008 3:15:47 GMT 1 by DOCTOR IZ
Hi, great to see some pics up, well done. I did get the photos in the mail by the way but my computer died the same day (before begnning a sereis of brief revivials) and I've never gotten back to you in all the kerfuffle - sorry! Nice to see a pic with doors open and the mirror set up, great!
Hey Doctor Iz! The dome on the top is all one piece, especially turned on a lathe, as though you were making a bowl. That way you can get the exact dimensions. The lamp has a car blinker in it! It blinks and clicks like a car indicator. I would have preferred to have something that pulses, but there you go. Thanks for the kind words, it's great to finally get some pics up (I am a computer idiot) and hear some feedback! Glen, thanks for that, I'm glad you got the pics. Any idea when your site will get it's update?
Thankyou guys! I wish I could claim total credit, but the workshop and any part that looks as though it was built with any degree of skill is down to a great and anonymous friend of mine, who was INVALUABLE!
It actually does create a "bigger inside than outside" effect, and I've found that when the bar is fully stocked and I go inside and shut the door, I seem to travel forward in time quite rapidly as well! Actually, with one wall being a mirror, it does give the illusion of more room in there when you're inside.
Wow!!! Love this build, not just the quality but the dimensions you've worked to give it just the perfect TARDIS-y feel in my eyes. Love to see some more photos and detail shots if you ever get round to it. Well done on a beautiful piece of work there.
Thanks guys! mutantrad, I'll definately be putting some more pics up, I've got a library of 'em from day one to finished build, but I need the help of friends of mine who are able to grasp technology higher than 5-year-old level. I, sadly, am not one of these people. And Lew - I logged onto your tardis build almost daily, your build in superb! Just needs a bar inside ...
Hey everyone, thought I'd just do a quick update on some small details I've changed since these pics went up ... Firstly, proper handles with the four screwholes are IMPOSSIBLE to find here in Oz, but luckily I sourced some in the UK when I was there, so I changed those over; Secondly, I had a St. Johns plate made by a local sign company, but I affix it to the door by way of rare earth magnets so I can take it off whenever I like with no screwholes; And lastly, today I found a small pane of correct pebbled glass in the back room of a glass shop not far from where I live ... this tuff is like hen's teeth, especially here! It's currently at the shop being cut to size (should be able to get 9 panes out of it), but due to the age and texture of the glass, they can't guarantee it won't shatter or break. I'll find out tomorrow!!
Hey atomicgraph! If you go to the "police public call box" section, then look into "1936 Olympia box", and scroll down to the second b&w pic of an old poice box, the one with the lady using it, that's a pretty good pic of the pebbled glass I found. The stuff you and I have is truly the next best thing, but the pebbles are too small and non uniform. It'd be pretty much perfect for a scaled down build (which, from memory, I think yours is? please correct me if I'm mistaken), but I'm always looking for the real stuff. BTW, the glass place didn't ring today ... hmmm ...
Thanks Terrasolo! Is it the amateur framing, the lack of focus or the blurring that you like the best in that photo?
Well, I got my little pane of pebbled glass cut successfully, I got nine panes out of it, so I've been installing them in the doors and the right side windows (the two sides that are visible). I've got a little sample of the glass to take on my impossible quest to find some more to do the rest! Made one error though; had the panes cut a mm or two too big, so instead of just cutting the silicone around the old glass and levering it out and then just slotting the new glass in and re-siliconing, now I have to chisel a fraction out of the frames to make the new ones fit. Painstaking, but almost done ...
great news... if you can't find any more of the true pebble glass you can always make a mould and cast the rest with clear resin. thats what i did cause i only had enough real glass to to do a couple of sides of the box. good luck with your quest.
Well, I spent the other day scouring glass merchants (just like I did in the beginning), went to 7 of them, everyone said "good luck with that mate." Then, miracle of miracles, I found a pane of pebbled glass in an old door at a wreckers. They let me saw the door up on site, and I had the pane cut up ... the glass is SLIGHTLY different (mrs. pod can't tell the difference, but you and I can), so I ripped out all the pebbled panes I put in last week, and re-paned the whole box. The new stuff was just big enough to do the lot. So I guess, with real pebbled glass the last frontier in terms of stuff to keep looking for,that's my build 100% finished. A little bit sad about that, just quietly.