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Steampunk TARDIS by VynetteDantes Steampunk TARDIS by VynetteDantes
Vote for our TARDIS in the Build Your Own TARDIS Contest!

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And check out this little video we made: [link]

What if the TARDIS had landed in 1890's alternate London?

After doing some research on police boxes, I learned that they were red, hexagonal, and cast iron in the Victorian era. Now as I am melding past and future together, I chose to take the hexagonal shape and apply it to the familiar Mackenzie Trench design, keeping the iconic blue color, the overall lines, and the wooden construction (though I realize the actual Mackenzie Trench Metropolitan boxes were mostly concrete). I felt that having the shape be the only large alteration was particularly appropriate as hexagons have a serendipitous connection with Gallifrey.

I decided that adding gears, rivets, or any other such embellishments wouldn't make much sense, for while the TARDIS is a vehicle, it shouldn't look like one, and I couldn't rationalize gears or rivets on a wooden police call box. Even in a steampunk London, most things would not have gears or rivets, so I decided to just alter the shape and add a few brass appointments.

I chose poplar dimensional lumber to construct the frames with birch plywood panels. I believe that the crown molding, colonial molding, and half round strips I used were all pine.

I needed it to breakdown and fit into my car, so I devised a construction method whereby the roof lifts off, the walls separate into three sections of two panels, and the floor is a separate piece. For the height of each panel, I went with measurements along the lines of the Tom Baker era prop at 6.5'.

Designed by me and built with the help of my Outland Armour crew and SCAD.

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LEGOPuggison Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, amazing!
royalspadecosplay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If its apropriate for me to ask, please feel free not to answer if it's offensive or something, how did you make the lantern at the top?
VynetteDantes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lol, no not offensive in the least. ^_^ It was an exterior wall mounted lamp (the kind for a house's front porch or driveway lamp posts) I found at Home Depot or Lowe's, cut off the wall mount, and attached a pcv joint to the bottom to mount it to the roof while allowing it to be detachable for transportation. I then painted it with a few colors of spray paint to give it an aged brass look and then lined the inside with translucent blue cellophane.
royalspadecosplay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing x3 your tardis is my favorite you did an amazing job x3
VynetteDantes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^_Q
royalspadecosplay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No probzzzz :3
royalspadecosplay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! This one's my favorite outvof all the steampunk tardiss. Thank you for creating such brilliance!
bgmax2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This is extraordinary!!!!! Love it!!
mundercuffler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Oh, well done! Absolutely marvelous!
cyberman100 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
that is truly amazing
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