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Sunday, June 8, 2014

TARDIS (phase 1)

Any Doctor Who fans out there? I have been an on-again off-again kind of Doctor Who watcher for a long time. I cannot identify every species, planet, timeframe, or character in the series (and I might not be able to list every doctor, come to think of it), but I love the depth of thought that goes into the stories. And who cannot like a time machine like the TARDIS?

I recently attended a Doctor Who convention. Needless to say, as with any convention of this type, there were hardcore fans of every persuasion to be found. It was a lot of fun meeting and talking with them. And they defintely COULD name every species, planet, timeframe, or character in the series.

I was there to present my phase 1 of my TARDIS model. I wanted to see if there was any interest among Doctor Who fans in creating a kit to create a TARDIS. Here are some shots of the TARDIS I created and some highlights of the convention:




































16 comments:

  1. What fun! Your kit would be so cool in 1:12!
    I don't believe I ever watched Dr. Who (or else I would have remembered :-) )
    However I am a geek. LOL I am sure you must know about this too.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/doctorwho/?icpg=logo_doctorwho

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    1. Thanks grandmommy! That's a great site. Everyone loves a good TARDIS ____ (fill in your thing that is somewhat upright). BTW, even though you're not a Whovian (that's the offical word for Who nerd), make sure you dont' spell it Dr. in their midst.... it's definitely doctor!

      :)

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  2. Great TARDIS! Having 2 sons of the right age for the 'second age' of Dr Who, I confess to having watched every episode with them, at least that's my excuse.

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    1. Thank you Idske! Yes, having kids allows one to vicariously experience some of the things you want to do as an adult but thought you couldn't get away with! Cheers.

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  3. Who isn't a Doctor Who Fan? Love the Tardis,would love to see you make the inside as well. IndyPoppy

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    1. I have had the idea for years of making a TARDIS with an inside bigger than the outside. I know it can be done, and have had several theories of bringing it about. But not made it yet. THE FUTURE! (I mean the past/present/linear/non-linear timeframe)
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  4. Hello Erik,
    The Tardis is great and the convention looks like fun...Now I am curious about Dr Who.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Giac, never say "Dr" or risk a serious problem from the DOCTOR who nerds! LOL

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  5. Oh, HECK YEAH. I've been trying to riddle out a 1/12 TARDIS off and on for a while and you've nailed it. If you make a TARDIS kit (and sell it online), I'll definitely buy one.

    Now, where to find some Weeping Angels to position around it...

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    1. Ha ha, weeping angels. Wouldnt' you know it, there was at least one at the convention.

      At this time I don't know if I'll go through with the TARDIS kit. Most of the poeple at the convention seemed already sold on their own version of the time machine... ha ha

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  6. OMG yes a kit would be fab! I've been a whovian since High School, I used to watch the doctor on a small black and white portable in my bedroom back in the 70's and my favorite companion is ...wait for it ...Tegan Jovanka..she didn't put up with any of the doctors stuff and I wanted to be just like her only I was afraid of flying she left a lasting impression on me. so yes please do make a kit it would be wonderful.

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Marisa, for a short time (and she was only on for a short time), Tegan was also MY favorite. Something about that 80s cute/sassy/brash personality that really turned me on. MOst of the Doctor assistants have their own quirks but she is def one of my faves.

      I dont' know about the kit yet. Will update as it goes (or not) forward...

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  7. That is TOO COOL! Your Tardis looks awesome, especially with all the dolls.I remember watching Dr. Who in High School, too and laughing at the pretty cheesy "special effects."

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    1. John, where have you been? I too watched it back in high school days, wow what a time. And I should have been out dating really cute and classy girls. Hm....

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  8. I guess you will think that I've been in the prehistory, but I must confess that I really didn't know what a Tardis was until...........now ;)! It really is fantastic work!
    Kind regards, Ilona

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  9. Thank you Actually Doctor Who is becoming ever more popular outside the UK these days!

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