caddyman: (TARDIS)
More work completed on the TARDIS - I have added the base coat of paint. There was pretty much just enough supplied with the kit to give the model a single coat. In a couple of places I have had to add a different shade of blue to make it up, as there are several spots I missed and which only became apparent after the paint had dried. I think that I am going to have to add an all-over wash of the alternative paint with a little of yet a third hue before I start adding the paler weathering, or it will not look right.

The roof is not cemented to the rest and nor will it be - there is a battery operated mechanism in there that will hold the door open without the need for a small blue wedge as now, operate the lamp and produce suitable TARDISy noises. I have, however, been slightly let down either by my model-making skills and/or Airfix. I have had to apply a couple of pieces of plastic to the inside of the frame to hold the roof assemble snug when the door is open.

Attached below are a couple of shots showing the model as it is right now:


Basic build complete: door handles and lamp to be painted and attached.


marginally different view behind cut to save bandwidth )
Once I am happy with the base colour, I shall dry brush a paler blue across the wood grain pattern that is clear on the model, but less so on these pictures. Following that come the decals - along the unpainted panels, "Police Box" and the cover for the telephone panel. The final step on the TARDIS itself will be a number of brown and black washes to give it a slightly grimy appearance. Odd that it is easier achieved on a model by applying paint than leaving out in the rain...

Then, the Doctor and Martha. They will be a challenge.
caddyman: (TARDIS)
More work completed on the TARDIS - I have added the base coat of paint. There was pretty much just enough supplied with the kit to give the model a single coat. In a couple of places I have had to add a different shade of blue to make it up, as there are several spots I missed and which only became apparent after the paint had dried. I think that I am going to have to add an all-over wash of the alternative paint with a little of yet a third hue before I start adding the paler weathering, or it will not look right.

The roof is not cemented to the rest and nor will it be - there is a battery operated mechanism in there that will hold the door open without the need for a small blue wedge as now, operate the lamp and produce suitable TARDISy noises. I have, however, been slightly let down either by my model-making skills and/or Airfix. I have had to apply a couple of pieces of plastic to the inside of the frame to hold the roof assemble snug when the door is open.

Attached below are a couple of shots showing the model as it is right now:


Basic build complete: door handles and lamp to be painted and attached.


marginally different view behind cut to save bandwidth )
Once I am happy with the base colour, I shall dry brush a paler blue across the wood grain pattern that is clear on the model, but less so on these pictures. Following that come the decals - along the unpainted panels, "Police Box" and the cover for the telephone panel. The final step on the TARDIS itself will be a number of brown and black washes to give it a slightly grimy appearance. Odd that it is easier achieved on a model by applying paint than leaving out in the rain...

Then, the Doctor and Martha. They will be a challenge.
caddyman: (Alternative Tardis)
Primarily for mine own jollity, further photographic records of the building of a TARDIS. Feel free to pass on by; I shan't be offended and I am even burying all but one of the pictures behind a cut to save bandwidth and the sanity of the careless.

It all starts behind here: )


Alternate angle through door.


Next stage is to paint and weather the outer panels, trace in window frames and weather them, attach door and panel handles and decals. Oh yes - mustn't forget the lamp, either!

Then assembly and painting of the Doctor and Martha begin in earnest.

Tricksy, My Dears. Tricksy.
caddyman: (Alternative Tardis)
Primarily for mine own jollity, further photographic records of the building of a TARDIS. Feel free to pass on by; I shan't be offended and I am even burying all but one of the pictures behind a cut to save bandwidth and the sanity of the careless.

It all starts behind here: )


Alternate angle through door.


Next stage is to paint and weather the outer panels, trace in window frames and weather them, attach door and panel handles and decals. Oh yes - mustn't forget the lamp, either!

Then assembly and painting of the Doctor and Martha begin in earnest.

Tricksy, My Dears. Tricksy.
caddyman: (Alternative Tardis)
Sunday afternoon's project this week is to make some progress on the Airfix "Welcome Aboard" TARDIS kit I got off eBAy a couple of weeks ago. I thought that it might be fun - largely my own - to take pictures of the various stages of the painting and assemble. Of course, if I make a complete hash of it, the pictures will suddenly stop and you will be able to guess the worst. I suspect that the hardest parts to paint properly will be the Doctor himself and Martha. That said, the TARDIS has proven willful more than once.

Like a lemon, I have allowed the battery on my camera to go flat, so I have taken the first four pictures with my Razr2 V8. Equally daft, I only had the idea of taking the photos once the console assembly was essentially complete - though it needs a little touching up here and there.


Front frame with telephone detail.


Rear panel. Unpainted as yet except for window interior. It looks better without the light behind it.


Console assembly. Use of milliput was required to hide a couple of joints; some of the paintwork is speculative - the instructions do not match the photoguide, so I used reference material from the web.


Closer view of console assembly. I am considering trying to find some very thin wiring to hang down and wind around the column, but haven't decided, yet.


As with all model making, the hard part is actually being patient and allowing the glue to set and the paint to dry before moving on to the next stage.
caddyman: (Alternative Tardis)
Sunday afternoon's project this week is to make some progress on the Airfix "Welcome Aboard" TARDIS kit I got off eBAy a couple of weeks ago. I thought that it might be fun - largely my own - to take pictures of the various stages of the painting and assemble. Of course, if I make a complete hash of it, the pictures will suddenly stop and you will be able to guess the worst. I suspect that the hardest parts to paint properly will be the Doctor himself and Martha. That said, the TARDIS has proven willful more than once.

Like a lemon, I have allowed the battery on my camera to go flat, so I have taken the first four pictures with my Razr2 V8. Equally daft, I only had the idea of taking the photos once the console assembly was essentially complete - though it needs a little touching up here and there.


Front frame with telephone detail.


Rear panel. Unpainted as yet except for window interior. It looks better without the light behind it.


Console assembly. Use of milliput was required to hide a couple of joints; some of the paintwork is speculative - the instructions do not match the photoguide, so I used reference material from the web.


Closer view of console assembly. I am considering trying to find some very thin wiring to hang down and wind around the column, but haven't decided, yet.


As with all model making, the hard part is actually being patient and allowing the glue to set and the paint to dry before moving on to the next stage.
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I have uploaded a heap of pictures onto Flickr following my week away in Wales. On reflection, I shall probably take most of them back off so I can use the space for better snaps - I really must dig out the instruction book for my Cybershot and work out how to get the best out of it.

In the meantime, I shall keep this one because I like the dramatic sky, though the rest of the lighting is very poor:



I shall keep this one too. We were treated to a series of really beautiful sunsets, one of which I snapped on my Razr and posted up a day or two ago. This is a rather better quality snap from the Cybershot.



The majority of the rest of the pictures are taken from a moving car, which I suspect has done nothing for the lighting and composition. The reflections from the windscreen are distracting, too. That said, one or two have come out surprisingly well and give you a hint of just how beautiful that part of the world is.
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I have uploaded a heap of pictures onto Flickr following my week away in Wales. On reflection, I shall probably take most of them back off so I can use the space for better snaps - I really must dig out the instruction book for my Cybershot and work out how to get the best out of it.

In the meantime, I shall keep this one because I like the dramatic sky, though the rest of the lighting is very poor:



I shall keep this one too. We were treated to a series of really beautiful sunsets, one of which I snapped on my Razr and posted up a day or two ago. This is a rather better quality snap from the Cybershot.



The majority of the rest of the pictures are taken from a moving car, which I suspect has done nothing for the lighting and composition. The reflections from the windscreen are distracting, too. That said, one or two have come out surprisingly well and give you a hint of just how beautiful that part of the world is.
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I haven't got around to downloading and sorting the pictures from my camera, yet, that I took during my week away. I have, however, just downloaded two from my Razr V3. I continue to be impressed by the quality that you can get from a phone camera these days!


This is sunset over Cardigan Bay on the evening of 3 September. I suspect that a higher resolution camera would have made it look somewhat less like a nuclear bomb going off, but I like it. I think I have some better photos from later nights on my Sony Cybershot. I'll look them out and see.


Here we see my Dear Old Mum holding the grinning cat doorstop I found for Furtle in the mill crafts shop at Dinas Mawddwy, where we stopped off on the way there and back for a cup of tea. You just can't help but grin back.

Everything you (never) wanted to know about Dinas Mawddwy!
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I haven't got around to downloading and sorting the pictures from my camera, yet, that I took during my week away. I have, however, just downloaded two from my Razr V3. I continue to be impressed by the quality that you can get from a phone camera these days!


This is sunset over Cardigan Bay on the evening of 3 September. I suspect that a higher resolution camera would have made it look somewhat less like a nuclear bomb going off, but I like it. I think I have some better photos from later nights on my Sony Cybershot. I'll look them out and see.


Here we see my Dear Old Mum holding the grinning cat doorstop I found for Furtle in the mill crafts shop at Dinas Mawddwy, where we stopped off on the way there and back for a cup of tea. You just can't help but grin back.

Everything you (never) wanted to know about Dinas Mawddwy!
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I have been a few places over the past couple of weeks and each time have managed to take a single photograph of merit.

Firstly we see a detailed portrait of the finest aspects of that splendidly odd fellow, [livejournal.com profile] sack_boy. He is firmly of the belief that a camera will steal his soul, but is less worried if it steals the soul of his hand:


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This impressive specimen is in fact not Father Jack, being instead one M Cobbet Esq. It's all really rather worrying.


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Finally, in a more frightning development, it appears that [livejournal.com profile] evil_chalkie and [livejournal.com profile] maleghast may well be clones:


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Quite why I can't take an ordinary picture of someone is beyond me.

A proper update tomorrow, methinks....
caddyman: (Default)
I have been a few places over the past couple of weeks and each time have managed to take a single photograph of merit.

Firstly we see a detailed portrait of the finest aspects of that splendidly odd fellow, [livejournal.com profile] sack_boy. He is firmly of the belief that a camera will steal his soul, but is less worried if it steals the soul of his hand:


Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


This impressive specimen is in fact not Father Jack, being instead one M Cobbet Esq. It's all really rather worrying.


Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Finally, in a more frightning development, it appears that [livejournal.com profile] evil_chalkie and [livejournal.com profile] maleghast may well be clones:


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Quite why I can't take an ordinary picture of someone is beyond me.

A proper update tomorrow, methinks....
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Well, I had a little play with my fancy new digital camera this afternoon after I'd finished working. I have decided therefore to inflict a number of pictures of the inside of the Athenaeum Club on you just so that you may revel in the magnificence of it all.

Slapped behind here to save band width for anyone with dial up )

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More frighteningly, and not hidden behind the cut, I present to you that miracle of evolution that is [livejournal.com profile] colonel_maxim on the 41st anniversary of his hatching. He is pointing meaningfully at his computer as if there is some great revelation thereon. There isn't, and he just looks silly.

Now I know roughly what I am doing, I shall try to post up more inconsequential bandwidth-eating stuff. Or not, as the mood takes me.

Night, y'all.
caddyman: (moley)
Well, I had a little play with my fancy new digital camera this afternoon after I'd finished working. I have decided therefore to inflict a number of pictures of the inside of the Athenaeum Club on you just so that you may revel in the magnificence of it all.

Slapped behind here to save band width for anyone with dial up )

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

More frighteningly, and not hidden behind the cut, I present to you that miracle of evolution that is [livejournal.com profile] colonel_maxim on the 41st anniversary of his hatching. He is pointing meaningfully at his computer as if there is some great revelation thereon. There isn't, and he just looks silly.

Now I know roughly what I am doing, I shall try to post up more inconsequential bandwidth-eating stuff. Or not, as the mood takes me.

Night, y'all.

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