RocketmanTan's Uncloaked TARDIS build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by micahrogers, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Hello again,

    Since the untimly demise of my Saab Draken build yesterday I have moved RocketmanTan's New TARDIS model to the front of the list.

    It prints on 4 sheets of 110# paper, I think the master is for A4 size because my 8 1/2 X 11 "Letter" size paper has the copyright info chopped off at the bottom of the pages.


    For those who aren't Whovians, this is the "default" exterior of a TARDIS before it leaves Gallifrey, as seen in the the season ending episode "The Name of the Doctor", before the Doctor steals it and he goes to 1960's England and it takes on the "Blue Box" of a Police Box.

    It should be a quick build as the model is only 7 pieces including the base. It looks to be about 1/18th or so, roughly twice the size of my MMI Resin TARDIS in 1/32nd.

    Updates to follow.
  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    STUPID Dohhh

    ok if a moderator or admin can move this to Sci Fi where it belongs I thought I clicked on sci fi and it was ships :-(
  3. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Huh, that's strange...I design all my models for letter-size paper (maybe I should switch to A4, actually, considering a lot of the people who build my stuff are from Europe...)

    Have you checked the print settings? Or if it's an actual mistake I made, I'll fix it asap.
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I set my printer to "No scaleing" and it printed full size but the info on the bottom right of the page is cut off. is it supposed to be ~ 3.02 inches in diamiter?
  5. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Should be anywhere between 2.75 ~ 3" :confused:
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Ok well mine printed out with the top and bottom circles at ~3.02 inches as measured with a set of digital calipers.

    AnyWho, it's cut out now, here is a pic of the pieces
    I think I can have this together and done tonight before bed.
  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I still think my printers colors are off.
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member


    early update on my off day today.
    First let me give my thanks to the Admin for fixing my screw up and getting this thread where it belongs, :thumb: Thanks Rhaaven Blaack.

    any way, I have the base done and am now working on the Tardis itself.

    I'll post more pics as I progress.
  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    And Viola

    all done.

    I need lots of practice rolling partial tubes...
    for me it would have been easier without the recessed door.

    and I couldn't get the color right to edge paint with.
  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Yeah, rolling tubes and cylinders is a bain in many paper modellers lives, mine included! But, you are right, practice makes perfect.

    Micah, what are you using to edge colour ?
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I use what I have on hand , two sets of school watercolors, watercolor pencils, pastel chalks and acrylic model paints. for this tardis the grey green thru me for a loop.
  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I will say this though, my experience with this model has given me and Idea to try and scratch build a plastic one in scale with my MMI resin police Box Tardis.
  13. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    What? Where?

    That's something I'd like to see, although I still preffer paper...
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I'm a plumber by trade now so some PVC pipe for the body, sheet styrene for the top and bottom, still thinking about the door though,
  15. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member

    All you'd need is some pvc pipe with the same outside diameter as the larger one's inside diameter. Lacking that you could always take the door piece that was cut out and reshape it with either a heat gun (not too easy with this size piece) or heat in the oven, then reshape using some spare pvc pipe cut in two lengthwise.
  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I'm thinking 1 1/2 inch sink tubing as I can get a slip section that is slightly over 1.5 inches and true 1 1/2 will "slip" inside it

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