silentrepose's customs

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silentrepose wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:43 am
Hello!
Long-time reader, first-time poster. Nice to "meet" you all!

I was inspired early in the year by 3dPrintingDoctorWho and decided to take the plunge and buy a 3D printer of my own.

The first project I decided to try was making was the classic 80's console which debuted in The Five Doctors:

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It's got working lights for the column and the screens
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Lights up really well in the dark!
I used some stickers I found online for details as I wasn't confident enough to paint it all myself!

After that, I decided to try the wooden Season 14 Console:

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This was a fun build to do, it features a real brass rail on top, which is one of the only things I haven't printed myself, as I got it done through Shapeways. Jeffrey Fink created the original 3d files for the console, which I modified and then created a new base with railing to complete the look.

Next up, I wanted to try making a Tardis exterior - and the first one I wanted to try was the TV Movie Tardis:

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For scale, here's the CO 7th Doctor Tardis and the Tennant Flight Control Tardis
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The doors can open!
I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

I also printed 3dPrintingDoctorWho's Kroton:
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This photo was before I painted the arms - I need to take some updated ones!

60's Comic Book Golden Emperor:
This was a small side project while I worked on a much bigger (literally!) project shown below.
The files were posted on the 3D Printing Doctor Who facebook group, but I had some problems with them so ended up almost entirely redesigning this one. Fun to do though!
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Next up was my biggest project to date: This was my take on the McGann Tardis console - I used some files originally designed by Jeffrey Fink (one of the sources that 3dPrintingDoctorWho started from for his (much more impressive!) version)
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All the details, text, etc are very tiny stickers (some 1mm by 2mm)
I didn't add any lights or moving parts, aside from the scanner, which accordions up and down, and also swivels from side to side.
I did, however, add some lighting to the shelving itself, which I think looks pretty cool.

All three of my consoles together:
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My latest Doctor Who related build is another Tardis exterior, this time the Newbery version from the middle Tom Baker years.
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You can see it here with the City of Death Tom figure, and my McGann Tardis
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This is how it looks partway through assembly, and before any finishing or painting.
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...and finally, here it is with the McGann Tardis and an in-progress Hartnell original Tardis!

Sorry for the long post! Thanks for reading if you made it this far! :)
Love your customs, especially the TARDIS consoles.

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Wow, thank you all so much for the kind words!
Definitely feel very nicely welcomed to the board - will have to keep posting :D

On that note, here's a very raw work in progress:
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It's the original console seen from "An Unearthly Child" until "Inferno".
Here's a question for you all - the prop was painted a pale-ish green colour but was intended to appear white on-screen.
Do you all think I should paint it "prop accurate", or "screen accurate"?

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People tend to do prop-accurate, not to mention that that's screen accurate for inferno.
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I have a very nice model of it that I bought from a customizer years ago. It's painted the pale green. It's fantastic, and I have no complaints, but I think I may have preferred it in white just a tiny bit more. :)
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silentrepose wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:49 am
Wow, thank you all so much for the kind words!
Definitely feel very nicely welcomed to the board - will have to keep posting :D

On that note, here's a very raw work in progress:
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It's the original console seen from "An Unearthly Child" until "Inferno".
Here's a question for you all - the prop was painted a pale-ish green colour but was intended to appear white on-screen.
Do you all think I should paint it "prop accurate", or "screen accurate"?
I think the fact it's seen onscreen in colour in inferno and I think also ambassadors and it's seen to be green would lean me into team paint-it-green. Theres nothing in the s1-6 scripts that I can think of where anyone says its white. It was white in twice upon a time, but that set lost all credibility as soon as they put in those curator roundels.
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Thanks everyone - green it is!
Deborah, you're absolutely right that it's never mentioned being white in the scripts. I think I got that from the good 'ole Target novelisations (showing my age a bit there!)

(And yeah, definitely avoiding the twice upon a time look, as you say, no credibility at all!)

Thanks again for the advice everyone!

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Printed out some paper backgrounds for my console displays!

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(Hartnell console was offscreen for painting when I took this!)
The chairs and the armillary sphere are new.

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...and yes, the Pyramids of Mars console is a new work-in-progress piece (ignore the green, that's the raw plastic colour that's being painted over)

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and last, but not certainly not least... I've got a Jodie Whittaker Tardis underway!

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oooh, very exciting!
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The consoles look great with the walls, did you get the images from the internet or make them yourself? I ask because I've been looking for some decent images for TARDIS walls myself and I feel like I've seen these images somewhere before. The Tom console is shaping up nice as well.
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I have to say your paintwork is just amazing. Do you do it all by hand?
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