Details, notes and thoughts
Just because there is no work on the wood bit of the case it doesn't stop my mind from thinking. So, if you're an all action type, skip this page.
- How to get all the components in there?
- What to make the Police Box Public Call sign out of?
The second question is particularly pressing. On full size TARDIS builds people have got professional sign writing companies to create the signs out of a suitable plastic and properly printed. The sign should only have light come through the letters, not through the dark blue surround which makes it a bit more tricky. I've done a few tests with some OHP film and that continues. (First picture) I am very concerned how I can get the lettering to look neat. And so I continue to think. However, I bougth an illuminated fan to provide exhaust to the hot air, and to provide the internal glow for the signs and the windows. A quick test of the fan and it was surprisingly bright. It lit up my room like it was the 5th November/4th July (delete as appropriate). (Photos 2 and 3)
Also on my purchasing spree was a cheap padlock. I'm hoping to take it apart and use the circular key part for the front door lock, as seen on the door of the real TARDIS. It's the bit circled red on the lock image below. It won't work as a proper lock as the doors don't open, but it's all showbiz anyway so what's the problem?
The plan for the components is a bit more straight forward. See the diagram below for my current thoughts on the layout. Components are not to scale.