Dr Who's TARDIS (5 cm)

by lensman
Dr Who's TARDIS (5 cm) 3d printed Rendered version
Rendered version
  • Frosted Ultra Detail

    Matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.

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SIMPLER VERSION AVAILABLE HERE: http://shpws.me/lmoU have only offered this in the new (and temporary?) FINE ULTRA DETAIL plastic since that would be the only material capable of picking up the fine details in the model.

A recreation of Dr Who's TARDIS. One of my favourite shows as a kid and still shown today, Doctor Who's TARDIS has undergone many incarnations. It seems that season 18's is perhaps the most popular and that is what I tried to remain close to when designing it. This one has no door handles on it, though, simply because I feel the printing process just wouldn't handle the thin material very well (the thickness of the handle was one tenth of a mm). But, in looking at the dozens of incarnations of the TARDIS there were some that did not have any handles, in fact.

The "Police Box" lettering is extruded on each side but I have not been able to put the sign on the phone cover door because of the size.


IN: 1.017 w x 1.026 d x 2.042 h
CM: 2.582 w x 2.606 d x 5.186 h


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@lensman Ok, thanks!
February 26, 2013, 11:17 pm
@TheWayWill - Oh, you're talking about rendering the image? Yes, well, there are some good render plug-ins for use with SketchUp, some free and some to buy. I would suggest you ask that question in the forums where you will find many SU users.
February 26, 2013, 11:00 pm
@lensman Thanks, I use SketchUp 8 with OBJExporter for my modelling, I just cant find a very good software to make photos for ShapeWays.
February 26, 2013, 10:47 pm
@TheWayWill - Well, unfortunately not free, I used Rhino. However, a VERY good free programme is Blender. The only reason I don't use it is because it has a somewhat steep learning curve and, really, there is no need for me to learn another programme. There are plenty of people here that use it, however.
February 26, 2013, 12:09 pm
What rendering software do you use? I have been looking for a good free one.
February 25, 2013, 10:07 pm
Good idea!
July 16, 2012, 6:22 pm


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