Avon's customs

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Avon's customs

Post by Avon » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:51 pm

So, firstly a few bits of "archive" material of older customs, then my latest piece, a custom 2nd Doctor Tardis!

To begin,
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Turlough

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Modded 10 with repainted eye/eyebrow

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Sargent Benton and Mike Yates

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Liz Shaw (from the Silurians)

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UNIT family!

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Something new, a Dark Eyes 8, with a rather lazy Bernice Summerfield on the right and an Izzy Sinclair on the left (though she's since been modified and will be reposted at a later date. Also, remember Somerfields? :lol: )

And now, my modded TARDIS! I recently bought a £10 4th Doctor TARDIS, and decided to make a late 2nd/early 3rd Doctor TARDIS with cowboy accuracy i.e. it's not going to be accurate but it's as close as the official TARDIS's are to their models. I replaced the signs with regular and correct signs from the era from Tardis builders, glue sticked on, repainted the windows a dark grey, and weathered the whole box a little too much because it was just so much fun :lol:

For ref, from the Seeds of Death to Colony in Space: http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/tardi ... 66-tardis/

(Please excuse the state of the utility window it's going on 60 years old and probably hasn't been repainted since :lol: but it looked like a nice spot for some photos)

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And one with the flash, showcasing the true horror of what I've done :lol:

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I'll post some full turnarounds when my camera's back up and working tomorrow

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Re: Avon's customs

Post by Danoftardis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 pm

Lookin' good, you've achieved that battered 'prop from a really cheap run 60's BBC show' look. Of the figures my favourite is Turlough, looks really convincing.
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Re: Avon's customs

Post by Avon » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:30 pm

Haha thanks Dan! Turlough was a nice and easy one, simple but effective, first one I think I made, too. Quite liked him as a character due to how different he was. And thanks on the TARDIS! Originally was only going to do the signs but it was too tempting to really go at it with the paint, the "dragged through a Welsh quarry" look really gives it some character I feel, interesting too, with no effort whatsever I was removing the pre-existing paint revealing a very deep blue underneath.

On a TARDIS vibe, still a work in progress with a long way to go but I decided to spruce up my TARDIS playset:
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Made using card and cellotape, and held together with 100% pure hope and luck! Authentic 70s production values :lol:

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Re: Avon's customs

Post by Deborah J » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:41 pm

You've done some really impressive customs, they're really nice. I made additional walls for my tardis back around 10 years ago, but I was looking for them to take pictures of a while back and found them in the attic, they're not in great shape at all. they're more like a straight vertical half-hexagon shape that goes round the back. Used to have a big base level papered card haxagon the set sat on too, no idea where that went.
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Re: Avon's customs

Post by Avon » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:36 pm

Thanks Deborah! Your very kind, and that sounds fantastic! Quite honestly I am worried about how future proof mine is, took me literally hours to celotape the thing together. Next step is to replace the cardboard with metal mesh, thread leds under the upper floor, and drape some old headphone wire and shoe laces from the ceiling and the console

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Re: Avon's customs

Post by Danoftardis » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:33 am

Avon wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Quite honestly I am worried about how future proof mine is, took me literally hours to celotape the thing together. Next step is to replace the cardboard with metal mesh, thread leds under the upper floor, and drape some old headphone wire and shoe laces from the ceiling and the console
That sounds like it will look really great. And in my experience celotape lasts a surprisingly long time.
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