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January 17th 2010 - the
phone panel sign has been printed onto laser acetate, and the back painted with
white primer. It may take another coat to cover up the dark
I've done a couple of coats of
matt varnish on the box, but you can still see a few shiny bits (look at the top
left panel on the right-hand face). This is the really annoying thing
about matt varnish - you can't tell which bits are going to look shiny until
after it's dried.
The lamp is now on. Those little
struts are slivers of matchstick that will anchor the 4 struts firmly to the
lamp base - although I think I'm going to glue them to the lamp itself
anyway. The struts look pretty close on the real prop so I think I'll get
away with it.
January 30th 2010 - Lamp
cap is now on. I know it doesn't look the proper NST top, but I can't
figure out a way of getting that pointed garden-lamp style. If I do figure
it out later I can always add it onto the finished product...so answers on a
And here's the lamp struts done.
Right up until yesterday they were going to be cut-down cotton buds. But
the paint kept flaking off every time I tried to cut them down to length, so I
gave up and tried wooden cocktail sticks, which work better. I don't know
why I haven't used them before.
And now the phone sign is on, but look...
There's something different about the words...but I can't put my finger on
It looks quite good in Picture 3 with the light
behind it too. In fact although I put some lengths of card inside to prevent you
from seeing right through the box's windows, some light still gets inside and
Pictures 4 & 5 - The handles are now on, and
there's also a keyhole there if you look close enough, which I may dab a bit of
bronze paint on.
4th February 2010. It's
Now, I wonder where I can get hold of some plans for the
11th Doctor's TARDIS.....
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