Scratch build, TARDIS from Dr. Who S7 finalle

Discussion in 'Plastic' started by micahrogers, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Hello all,

    For those interested parties and fellow Whovians, I am going to try and document all of this build.

    I started by using my digital calipers and measuring my MMI Resin "Police Box" Tardis, which is a stated 1/32nd scale. I want My scratch build "Tardis Prime" (my name for it) to be in scale with the MMI resin Tardis.

    The MMI "Police Box" measures in at 1.68 inches across the faces, and 3.4 inches tall, so I want my "Tardis Prime" to be as close to the same size as possible. Fishing thru my assortment of plumbing parts I found this,


    it's a PVC tube used to connect the basins of a double basin kitchen sink to a single drain. It "slips" together to adjust for length as shiown in the next two photos.


    This will be the base of my "Tardis Prime" as it's the perfect size, with a diameter of the larger tube of 1.66 inches, and the smaller tube will slide inside it to represent the recessed door.

    I'll rummage around and see if I can come up with some sheet styrene or PVC for the top and bottom.

    I'll post updates as I find materials, and document as much of the build as possible.

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  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    An update for today,

    I made the rough cuts on the PVC pipe to start turning it into the body of my "Tardis Prime"

    Used a mini hacksaw from my tool bag to make the cuts. Honestly not the first time I've used work tools for my hobby :mrgreen:
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  3. tjbmurph

    tjbmurph Member

    This looks to be a great start! Are you planning on painting it? If so, what kind of paint would you use?
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Krylon Primer grey base coat, then Valijo model acrylics for the color coats, I'm thinking it would look nice in a concrete grey or maybe a mottled stone grey.

    The one onscreen had no details visible, just a grey cylinder with a recessed door of a darker grey, but I'm thinking of adding a door lock and some sort of handle.

    Hmmmm I guess I'll have to re watch the episode to do more "Research"
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Update today.. Yeah

    I got a chance to work on my "Tardis Prime" today. I got the inner and outer tubes cut to length, 3.4 inches, and the door opening cut into the outer tube.


    I'll try to get a better pic of the door recess but it has clouded up and looks like rain.

    As an Aside I'll wish all the Dads in the group Happy Fathers Day.


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  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Better pics

    Hi all just a quick post of some better pics of the door cut out.


    And with the "door" installed to show the recess.


    again, thanks
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  7. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Looking great, Micah!
  8. tjbmurph

    tjbmurph Member

    This is coming along great!
  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Thanks much guys. No work done lately to update on and my next off day is Sunday, so I'll try to do some more then.
  10. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    Looking good. #bowtiesarecool #allonsy #fantastic
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I plan to get back on this soon but work has had me to pooped to pop lately.

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  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    A long overdue update on my scratch build of the Type 39/40 TARDIS "Tardis Prime"as seen in the episode "The Name of the Doctor". This is the ,un-chameleoned version that Clara tells the first Doctor to take.

    assembled and the door latch carved. top and bottom closed off with sheet styrene. 1400804_678456048881369_5207953800827253976_o.jpg

    I forgot to take a photo of it in it's primer coat, so the next pic is painted Vallejo Dark Sea Grey and US Blue Grey. The latch is Liquid Silver with a Copper key hole (I know that the one seen on screen had no door latch or handle)

    Now to make a base for it...
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  13. DJPinter

    DJPinter Trusted Confidant

    I think I spotted one of these in downtown Pittsburgh. :)

    Someone really has to fix that Chameleon Circuit.
  14. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    You know you could fix that Chameleon Circuit if you just tried hot-wiring the fragment links and superseding the binary binary binary binary...
  15. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Finished my scrathbuilt TARDIS Prime, as seen In Season 7 finale "The Name of The Doctor", For those that Haven't seen the episode, this is the un cloaked "natural state" Type 39/40 TARDIS that Clara tells Hartnells Doctor to take. 20140422_170025.jpg
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  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This looks GREAT!!!
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Deceivingly simple. You really captured the ships look! :)
  18. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    when asked about "How big is it on the inside" by someone who shall remain nameless, (cause I forgot his name) my answer was original... 2.3 X 10 to the 23rd power Cubic Km..... he didn't know what to think...
  19. lordnexis

    lordnexis New Member

    Bloody fracken hell there goes the Chameleon Circuit again.

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  20. DJPinter

    DJPinter Trusted Confidant

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