Bad Wolf Build - Page
About a year ago I thought I'd
like to attempt the NST (New Series TARDIS). Round about this time, "Turn
Left" aired and at the end the Doctor finds the TARDIS has been affected by the
Bad Wolf meme, and all the panels and signs simply feature variations on the
words "Bad" and "Wolf".
I was immediately fired
up. That was the model I would build! The Bad Wolf Box! And
so, after proudly posting my intention on the Tardis Rebuilders Forum I did...absolutely nothing about it for the next year.
Then a few months ago, an
updated PDF of plans for the NST were posted on the forum. I downloaded it,
scaled it up, and dusted off my remaining sheet of mounting card. The Bad
Wolf Box was finally on the way.
I used my usual
method of cutting out 4 faces (designated N, S, W, E for ease of building), and
apart from the fact that the NST's panels are a lot wider than a Met box, the
build proceeded pretty much as usual.
By this stage I've glued in the window
frames and given them several coats of blue. This is because it's impossible to
stick the windows in and then paint the frames afterwards, without getting
paint on the "glass". To mimic the sort of opaque "whiteness" of the NST's
windows (because I won't have a light inside) I've
used pieces of translucent plastic cut out of several 4-pint supermarket milk
However the side posts of the NST are a bit
different to a Met box in that the corners meet in a simple 90° angle, which
means I need a sharply defined edge. I've recreated this by building up
the posts with successive alternating layers of card, each one overlapping by
the width of the other side's card. You can just see how they intermesh in
Picture 4 below. This was actually a very precise process.
Since the card is 1.5mm thick I had to keep
adding 1.5mm to the width of the next piece...if you see what I mean. Took
me ages, but was more time-consuming than difficult.
This also shows that weird "inset" section around
where the signs go.
I've also glued on the sign-boxes (Picture
5) using my usual method of building up flat layers. The final layer will
be the recessed one where the signs go, but I have now run out of
I've bought some more card, so now to continue. Before I do, here's a shot
without flash, which shows that the old card has been lying around for a while
and has gone a bit yellow! Not a problem as this will be covered by
primer and paint.
Right, now I've jumped ahead
here (Picture 2 below), because putting the base on is really just sticking a
wide shallow box on. However the NST has a sloped base which is something
I've never attempted before.
Luckily after a couple of false starts I
managed it, with a few alterations where my measurements weren't quite up to
scratch. I don't think it looks too bad, and the paint will hide a
multitude of sins.
The final roof box is now on
(Picture's 4 & 5 - note the lighter card!), and I've tidied up and finished
the tops of the corner posts.
That's it for now, until I get some
time to do the stacked roof. Then it's the lamp...
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