Season 18 Hybrid
OK, here's my 4th (and 5th)
I started out intending to do a
Yardley-Jones prop, probably from round about Logopolis. I had
the plans, I just needed the inclination. Well that came in the form of a
request from a friend of a friend to build a couple of models for Christmas
presents. Sounded like an ideal opportunity to finally get my YJ
going. I was also aware that it wasn't long till Christmas (this was Sept
14th), so I thought I'd see just how quickly I could do a model build.
After seven days I had completed the box apart from the base & the lamp, and
I'd followed my Season 18 plans.
Unfortunately at this point I found out
that the recipient was probably a New Season fan!
Could I change it into a New Season box
at this stage? Probably not, so I thought what's the most glaring difference
between the New Season TARDIS and Tom Baker's old box? Well actually
they're very similar, apart from a few minor differences - the most
noticeable being the phone panel colour. So if I gave it a white panel
instead of a grey one, I'd get away with a Yardley-Jones prop.
Picture 2: Here's a shot with all the
roof signs on, and the door-handles
Picture 3: And here's that infamous 3-support
lamp, which was a real bugger to make
Picture 4: Now for a nice posey shot
I actually had two commissions. This was the
second box I made - a standard Metropolitan Police Box - because the person this
is going to is in their 50s, so I figured they'd like an older
Picture 1: Much the same build as my first ever
box, but this time I used a Matt varnish (my 1st build is still gloss finish - I
may change it)
Pictures 2 & 3: Posey shots. Note phone handle
on other side.
Picture 4: Very interesting to compare the
differences between the two
Finally here's some shots "on location" (out in
the garden, nestling in the Mind Your Business).
And just for completeness, here's the whole family
together. From the left, Met Box1, Mile End Box, Pertwee Box, Met Box2,
and Yardley-Jones hybrid:
- Dave Oct 2008
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