Tardis Console

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by angevine, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. angevine

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    Dear All,

    Just thought I would tell you all about the new build I am about to undertake.

    I recently received this from my son as a Christmas present so I thought it only proper to build it and share the build with all of you.

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    It is available from:
    Amazon.co.uk: "Doctor Who" TARDIS Model-making Kit ("Doctor Who"): Books

    Its quite complex in the way it goes together but there is no glue involved so it should be a nice quick build for a change.

    I hope to take pictures of the build as I go and will update with all progress as soon as I can.
  2. cgutzmer

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    Very cool! Where are the cute sidekicks? :)
    Chris
  3. angevine

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    Unfortunately you only get Martha Jones, no Rose Tyler in this one...
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  5. cmdrted

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    I thought my chronon detection circuits were unusually busy!
  6. paulhbell

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    I have the other book, (Dalek, cyberman, k9 and tardis) they are cool kits. I have seen this on ebay and it look's good.

    A bit of advise though, don't just ''tab'' it together, glue it. It will last longer.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this built. Good luck.
  7. matrix73

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    you might want to check out tesco for this one it was in there cheap at christmas
  8. angevine

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    Started the build

    Finally got round to starting the build tonight.

    The main parts in the kit:

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  9. angevine

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    Slowly started to build up the main console unit, including the bar which will in turn make the centre beam move up and down:

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    Attached main control panels and side skirt:

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  10. angevine

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    Starting to come together

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    And what I call the Heart of the Tardis (please correct me if i'm wrong!)

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  11. angevine

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    Close up of the "Heart":

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    and computer:

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    Added to of the main floor struts:

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    and first part of floor:

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  12. angevine

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    Enough for tonight, just one nice shot of the "Heart" with reflection from the tv:

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    This shot has made me think about adding a blue led inside to make it glow, but maybe later
  13. angevine

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    Loads done tonight and the model is finished.


    Rest of cross beams added:
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    Lateral support struts:
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    Added main flooring:

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  14. angevine

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    Built up roof supports:

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    and added to rest of model:

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    Added final details - railings, chair, coat stand and characters:

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  15. angevine

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    Final pictures of the completed model:

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    Although a quick build and very basic in some of the construction, it was still an enjoyable build and it does look quite impressive when completed.

    I'm afraid the lighting is not that good for proper pictures to be taken so they do not do it much justice.

    I do believe that with a litle bit of extra lighting then this model will really stand out.

    Note for prospective buyers of the book, please be aware that this model when completed is big. This model is 60mm wide by 30mm high.

    I hope you enjoyed my first build thread and any comments would be greatfully appreciated. Now to find my next project.

    Regards,
  16. davelant

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    That's quite nice. Does anyone have a notion of the best way to order this in North America?
  17. angevine

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    Great build Angevine. The heart really makes it come alive. :wave:

    Andrew
  19. rapierdragon

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    If you look around, there are a few downloads where you can get the missing sides/walls (the book verison is basically a paper version of the "stage"... so it only really has like half the support struts, exterior walls with roundels, etc...).

    (Much like the "light and sound" toy version; kind of hard to do a shot of the Doc standing at the console if there's a wall between you and him.)

    Basically someone just did a high-quality scan of the parts so that you can totally enclose the room (for times when you want to do a "through the police-box doors" kind of shot and don't want a good chunk of the background/structure missing).
  20. jdmozaffari

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