The Blue Box - The TARDIS has landed!

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  1. GeneralFROSTY

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    A work in progress...
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  2. Rassilon

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    Oh very good start with your Engish Police Box, I have a TYJ design Police box, also I have a complete work shop manual as well as inventor 10 drawings if they are of any help.

    What drafting package are you using?
     
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  3. GeneralFROSTY

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    We're starting on page 2 of the drawings - this will likely be a 4-page blueprint set.

    I've already got my "Hero" Anchor lantern in hand and looking into getting the signs made.
    Lumber has been ordered and we have sourced the hardware for the doors from the UK.
    Pictures will come when they are available.
     
  4. Rassilon

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    Excellent GF we need more Blue boxes in the world, and looking forword to your build.
     
  5. GeneralFROSTY

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    Still working on the drawings with my pops. Two pages of hand-drafted plans done, two more pages to go!
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  6. Risu

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    I was wondering when you were going to make one of these. It only seemed logical. Can't wait to see it.
     
  7. GeneralFROSTY

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    It's going to blow your mind...
     
  8. GeneralFROSTY

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    Drawings are now going to be five pages worth. Still working on them...
     
  9. lharles

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    I did all my plans in SketchUp & they were just about as clunky as can be. Yours look stellar. :) I suspect you'll have a spectacular 'Blue Box' when you're done. :D
     
  10. GeneralFROSTY

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    Appreciated - the props go to my father who is an old-school draftsman. Everything done by hand the old fashioned way, no CAD.
     
  11. Rassilon

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    Well you tell him from one draftsman to another, that his draftsman skills are excellent, and are a work of art in there own right.

    Everything is now completed with CAD, I use inventor 10 and it very much lacks that personal human pensile to paper touch. Very nice work.
     
  12. Terrasolo

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    So all the drafting work has moved to computers? I agree Rassilon, that personal touch is very important and they are indeed works of art. There is some serious talent that goes into drafting these things like this by hand, just like painting a mural or masterpiece. I'm glad to see your Dad keeping the art alive GF
     
  13. GeneralFROSTY

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    One thing my father has been teaching me about old-school drafting is that back in "the day" you'd be able to tell what artist drafted what. Each has their own signature touch and drawing style. You don't get that with CAD.
     
  14. Terrasolo

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    Computers do some great things, but sadly it seems sometimes at a cost.
     
  15. GeneralFROSTY

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    Yeah, we all know what happened with SKYNET....
     
  16. Terrasolo

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    HA! Yes, yes we do.
     
  17. Rebelscum

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    That's for sure. I was on a table for 10 years in my first career. The biggest style difference is your text, which is where a drawing gets really dressed up.
     
  18. Dung0beetle

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    The text? I thought it was the coffee stain.
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  19. GeneralFROSTY

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    This is going to be a lengthy but fun process. Big thanks to Rebelscum for not only is extremely thorough build thread as inspiration, but also the help he has provided me behind the scenes. I look forward to continuing on with this project.
     
  20. deck5

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    I hope we can look forward to a junkyard thread for copies of those plans. They look beautiful.
     
  21. Rebelscum

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    Oh man, you'd have never lived it down if that happened where I worked. It was scary enough when we started using drawing XEROX machines to make copies instead of ammonia based blue lines. Putting a velum in there that you had a couple hundred hours in and seeing it torn doesn't make your day.
     
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  22. Rassilon

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    "Ammonia" even that is older than me, your showing your age. :lol
     
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  23. GeneralFROSTY

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    Two more pages done - these detail the doors and roof. The last page is devoted to the Police Sign boxes.

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  24. Terrasolo

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    Absolutely beautiful work. Can't wait till it leaps off the page into reality.
     
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    Same here - it's going to be a lengthy process but I'm confident it will turn out absolutely gorgeous.
     
  26. Reidydog

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    Subscribed. Its my dream to own a Tardis!
     
  27. GeneralFROSTY

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    Construction on this begins next month.
    After spending time hammering out our plans - which we are confident are some of the best ever drawn up by fans - we had to get some other projects out of the way before we took on this massive project.
    Updates with pics to come...
     
  28. mikepiko

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    Nice Job :)

    Will it be a 1:1 Replica ?

    I think the Outer Shell will be no Problem to build, but the inside ....
    Remember ... Timelord Technology ... It´s bigger on the Inside ;-)
     
  29. Props n Stuff

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    Subscribed! I've always dreamed of building a TARDIS. And then catapulting it into Karen Gillan's garden. Just to see what happens.
     
  30. ComedicHistory

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    YES. Man I am so excited to see where this goes. The Tardis is something I absolutely want to have in my collection someday, can't wait to see your final product :-D
     
  31. Capt.K'lon

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    I cant wait to see the finished TARDIS!
    If its half as pretty as those drafts it'll look better than the original. Lol
     
  32. Terrasolo

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    Really looking forward to seeing how you solve the fault in the chameleon circuit, that's boggled me for over 900 years now.
     
  33. GeneralFROSTY

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  34. Ull Dar Borealis

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    just a couple set's wink wink nod nod;);)
     
  35. TheMaster

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    You've got me drooling over these plans. Im in the planning stages of building my own full scale tardis based heavily on Rebelscum's documentation. I hope to have it done for next year's Maker Faire New York.
     
  36. Terrasolo

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    Pristine. Simply beautiful work on this signs.
     
  37. Cyber

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    They look very good.
     
  38. director89

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    amazing blue prints
     
  39. GeneralFROSTY

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    Construction begins very soon.
    Stay tuned for photo updates!
     
  40. utz716

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    Looks awesome!
     
  41. vaderdarth

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    so what's the chance you'll sell copies of the blueprints after this project is finished. Hint Hint ???? :)
     
  42. Cyber

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    I'd like a set of blueprints, not so I can build one but more as a part of my collection. :)
     
  43. B4DW0LF

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    I already have a full size TARDIS but I would LOVE a copy of those blue prints....
     
  44. GeneralFROSTY

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  45. Rebelscum

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    Looks terrific.

    Don't know if you had said if this to be deployed outdoors?
     
  46. Sundowner

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    a little OT but GeneralFROSTY, were you at Comicon Chicago last year in your 11th costume?
     
  47. Terrasolo

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    The Chameleon Circuit must be on the fritz, all I see is the base ;)

    Seriously, it looks fantastic!
     
  48. Rassilon

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    It's times like this I would like to be a carpenter or a cabinetmaker, very nice workmanship, like rebelscum mentioned, indoors or outdoors.
     
  49. greatwazoo42

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    I'm going to enjoy following this thread. Good luck to you and your dad, GF!
     
  50. GeneralFROSTY

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    This is an indoor model.
    Outdoor would double the cost.
     

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