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Homemade TARDIS build by EruwaedhielElleth Homemade TARDIS build by EruwaedhielElleth
My pet project for the last couple of months: A life size backyard TARDIS! XD It's made mostly from cardboard and duct tape built over a wooden frame, with working sound and light effects (read: blinking flashlight, outdoor light, extension cord and speakers) The original plan was to make it more detailed, and paint a console room inside but it soon became clear that wasn't going to happen. It turns out that duct-tape doesn't have as strong a hold after a few days outside, and neither wood glue or contact cement seemed to work so it was all I could do to keep the walls where they belonged. Even with a wood frame it tried to take off without us several times, (lots of wind, + large cardboard surface = TARDIS kite! [link] ) we ended up having to use six tent stakes on the inside to keep it from going anywhere! :P

It originated as a fun idea I had for December 21 2012 (You know, the day the world was supposed to end?) what better time could there be to have a TARDIS in your yard?! But unfortunately I underestimated the time and work it takes to make something like this, so it wasn't ready in time. It wasn't in the best shape by the time I actually got it off the porch either, having been rained on several times already, but with a little help (my fiance came to visit, also a DW fan, and we worked on it for a few days) it's finally repaired and vortex-ready!

There's just enough room inside for two chairs and a small table, (anyone know anything about trandimensional engineering?) so we got to cuddle up and have a Doctor Who marathon with my laptop computer. :heart: Our parents probably think we're nuts, if that's our idea of romance. :p

Overall, it was a lot of fun to make, and even if it doesn't last very long it was definitely worth the effort. :D I plan to keep the frame, and who knows? maybe someday I can try to make a better one out of wood.

Another view: [link]
Brushes used in background: [link]

To see my other DW related crafts: [link]

Doctor Who and related content is copyright © by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), no infringement intended.
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thank you! :D
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so very welcome! Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke 
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
This is absolutely fabulous!
:-)
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thanks! We had so much fun building it. :D
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
I'd love to build a full size weather proof one for the back yard - kind of the timey wimey equivalent of the Narnia lamppost so many people put in their gardens.
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
If you google TARDIS plans you can find layouts to build wooden ones, apparently some people use them as yard sheds. You could have a lamppost AND a TARDIS in your garden! :D I would love to build one, but I have neither the expertise or the money to do it, so I doubt I'll ever have one unless I can bribe someone to build it for me. :P
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
It's definitely on my list of things to do, just not this year! :-)

Don't underestimate your ability to do things you haven't done before. I'd never done most of what I've done before I started doing it, you just read a lot, Google a lot, ask lots of questions of the people who know what you'd like to know and get your hands dirty! It's not rocket science, just a bit of transdimensional engineering! :-)
[Money on the other hand is an entirely different kettle of fish! ;-)]
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ExposeTheBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks! :D
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