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Phone Kiosks [message #26924] Wed, 04 May 2011 11:36 UTC Go to next message
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Whilst waiting for some Frosted Ultra and Frosted details models to arrive, I've been working on another 'little' project aimed at only being printable in Ultra Frosted Detail.

Our beloved UK GPO red telephone boxes in OO (1:76, 4mm) scale Smile

The first is my version of the 'K8'. Originally introduced in 1968, the K8 was commonplace all over the British Isles.


To follow will be K6 (1936-on), K2 & K4 (1926-on), the K4 was a 'Post Office' version incorporating postage stamp vending machines and post box, and the K1 (1921-on)... all with ultra fine detail and aimed at serious diorama ethusiasts.


[edit] fixed link - thanks Magic & YouKnowWho Wink

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #26928 is a reply to message #26924 ] Wed, 04 May 2011 12:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your link is broken, Need to send Dr. Who to fix it.


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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #26931 is a reply to message #26928 ] Wed, 04 May 2011 14:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, fixed the link now... British Police Telephone box (ala Dr. Who) will be in the pipeline too Smile

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27041 is a reply to message #26924 ] Fri, 06 May 2011 11:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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K6 well under way - just the internals & door handle to add Smile

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27104 is a reply to message #27041 ] Sun, 08 May 2011 11:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The K6 telephone box is complete featuring 1930's period telephone and internals, all in OO (1:76) scale.

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27142 is a reply to message #26924 ] Mon, 09 May 2011 12:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27154 is a reply to message #27142 ] Mon, 09 May 2011 14:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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White Strong & Flexible Polished! Shocked

I was going to ask you about that, but then saw the blog post. Looks sweet!

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27157 is a reply to message #26931 ] Mon, 09 May 2011 14:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stop4stuff wrote on Wed, 04 May 2011 14:29

Thanks, fixed the link now... British Police Telephone box (ala Dr. Who) will be in the pipeline too Smile




Already done... Cool

TARDIS at 5cm

index.php?t=getfile&id=8760&private=0


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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27296 is a reply to message #27157 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 11:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That looks neat lensman, I'll still be doing one for OO scale though Wink

And a little progress update.

Work on the standard 1926 K2 is well under way... just the internals & door handle to add (when I can find images of what the 1920's internals looked like).

index.php?t=getfile&id=8812&private=0

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27322 is a reply to message #26924 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 20:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What size would these be in OO scale? Sorry, I don't normally model to scales. I know I had a helluva problem with the details on mine and only re-opened it for sale when the FUD materials were released.

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27329 is a reply to message #27322 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 20:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My phone kiosks, so far, range from 33mm to 37mm tall and just about 1:76 give or take the odd 1/10th mm here or there... I've gotten hold of 1/2 scale drawings for the Dr who style Police Telephone Box, but have yet to extrapolate the sizes to OO scale... I'd imagine it'd come in at 36-40mm tall... fwiw, so far my kiosks are designed around overall dimensions and photos found on the internet, e.g. most of the K2 detail came from this image

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27341 is a reply to message #26924 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 21:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, you might want to take a look at the fine details at that size, depending on your material, of course.

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27346 is a reply to message #27341 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 22:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The details should come in at the spec for Frosted Ultra Detail, nothing is smaller than 0.1mm - whether the details work or not is yet to be seen.

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27352 is a reply to message #26924 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 23:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool. Nice designs, by the way. I can appreciate the work you did knowing how much time I spent on the TARDIS.... it looked so easy!

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27355 is a reply to message #27352 ] Wed, 11 May 2011 23:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Smile

As i've been making these, I've improved my techniques, each one has taken some 16-20 hours with the K2 detailing being the most complicated so far, but today I perfected a method of making the domed roof integrate with the side walls.

Whilst looking about for info on the tardis type box, i found a paper in pdf format, The Police Signal Box: A 100 Year History - Police phone boxes date back to 1891 Shocked

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27380 is a reply to message #27322 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 10:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lensman wrote on Wed, 11 May 2011 20:38

What size would these be in OO scale? Sorry, I don't normally model to scales. I know I had a helluva problem with the details on mine and only re-opened it for sale when the FUD materials were released.

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From the 1/2 scale blueprints (The Blue Box Project), the Tardis (full size) is 97 inches tall and on a 54 inch square base (2464 H x 1372 W x 1372 D mm) - OO scale size brings that down to 32.4 H x 18 W x 18 D mm

Other sites give other dimensions for the Tardis, including http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=24.0 where original BBC props drwaings are to be found!

Another bonus with the Police box is that a local friend used to be in the Metropolitan Police force and has an original key that I can replicate Smile

Update on the K2 - As it happens, the internals of the K6 were taken from the K2 and about the only differences were a subtle change in the shape and material of the telephone. The original phone was aluminium and had slightly concave sides compared to the later phone made from bakelite with straight sides. The dial on the phones were different colour, but essentially the same design.

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #27390 is a reply to message #27355 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 14:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stop4stuff wrote on Wed, 11 May 2011 23:30

Whilst looking about for info on the tardis type box, i found a paper in pdf format, The Police Signal Box: A 100 Year History - Police phone boxes date back to 1891 Shocked




Interesting. Isn't it amazing what stuff can be dug up on the Weird Wacky World ?

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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #28122 is a reply to message #27390 ] Tue, 24 May 2011 20:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My model OO scale (1:76) 1930's style Police Signal (telephone) Box is now completed... please don't confuse this with Dr. Who's T.A.R.D.I.S Smile

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/264041/264041.v1.s13.convert.large.jpg

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #28133 is a reply to message #28122 ] Tue, 24 May 2011 21:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Would you consider doing the K6 in 7mm scale (1:43.5)?

I would love one.
Re: Phone Kiosks [message #28139 is a reply to message #28133 ] Tue, 24 May 2011 22:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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KBscale wrote on Tue, 24 May 2011 21:41


Would you consider doing the K6 in 7mm scale (1:43.5)?

I would love one.



I've upscaled the OO version - you can find it here - I've set it to 'hidden' for now, so only available through the link - in frosted detail, the model may be a little brittle, but should be stronger in frosted ultra detail.

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #29052 is a reply to message #28139 ] Tue, 14 June 2011 22:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The K2 has been shipped!
Not sure if the K6 & K8 are included, but I got a package arriving tomorow - really waiting on these, as I've had a request for 3mm scale and I can't wait to see what kind of detail shows up at 0.1mm.

Scott (my UPS bloke), if you're reading this, tea or coffee & how many sugars (you'll get a bacon sarnie too if you're real early Wink)

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #29087 is a reply to message #29052 ] Wed, 15 June 2011 12:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The K2 arrived all on its own (aside from 163 foam peanuts)



Re: Phone Kiosks [message #29092 is a reply to message #29087 ] Wed, 15 June 2011 13:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stop4stuff wrote on Wed, 15 June 2011 12:01

The K2 arrived all on its own (aside from 163 foam peanuts)




Yeah, I wish I could find something to do with those peanuts! I've kept enough to do any future packing with but now just have to put the rest in the recycle bin...


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Re: Phone Kiosks [message #30575 is a reply to message #29092 ] Sun, 10 July 2011 21:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My OO Scale Police Signal Box arrived a few days ago and I've had the opportunity to de-wax & prime the model, see; It Arrived!


Re: Phone Kiosks [message #31701 is a reply to message #30575 ] Thu, 28 July 2011 10:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My OO-scale K8 Telephone box arrived a few days ago, and is now primed, see It Arrived

Re: Phone Kiosks [message #31705 is a reply to message #31701 ] Thu, 28 July 2011 10:29 UTC Go to previous message
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