A play set model of the classic sixties Tardis scaled for the 5.5" action figures and designed to be printable on a 200x200mm bed.
Modelled on how it appeared in 'An Unearthly Child'.
This is a large model with lots of parts at a rough estimate it's going to take around 240 hours to print (excluding the console) and use up about 1.5kg of filament. I used white filament throughout, although with hindsight, I should have used a light grey, or silver filament for the Scanner Monitor assembly.
25/09/18 Uploaded Roundel 2 Column 1 and Roundel 2 Column 2 files. Printing each of these twice will produce two optional extension walls to extend the interior door wall and the oposite roundel wall, so that the playset is closer to the shape of the BBC stage.
25/02/19 (A) I've added optional hexagonal floor panel parts in case you want to print a floor. The panels have gullies underneath for running any wiring. I printed them upside down, but if your bed uses tape, you may want to print them the right way up with supports. Print out as many hexagonal floor panels as you require. Alternatively use a piece of hardboard.
25/02/19 (B) I've added some optional corner brackets which clip over the tops of the walls to give the shape a bit more rigidity.
Rigid Ink PLA
1 off Door Wall, comprising 4 STLs, Main Doors comprising 2 STLs and hinges one STL printed 6 times
3 off Roundel Walls, each constructed from 2 STLs printed twice.
1 off Interior door wall, comprising 4 STLs
1 off Computer bank/Fault Finder wall, comprising a frame of 8 STLs and 15 Computer panels printed from 9 STLs (2 STLs will each be printed 4 times).
1 off Scanner/Down-lighter Assembly, comprising 12 pieces printed from 9 STL's (The double monitor screen and the 2 pillars all need to be printed twice).
1 off console in separate Thing see References
To assemble each wall cut 1.75mm filament to make 15mm pins. For Roundel Walls make up 2 halves by gluing a part 1 and a part 2 together using the angled pins first. The 2 halves can then be assembled using the vertical pins.
The Wall hinge pins are also designed to be made from unprinted 1.75mm filament. Leave the hinge pins long enough to be removable if you want to dissassemble the walls for storage.
When assembling the Monitor/Down-lighter assembly, after cutting out the built in supports, a small piece of clear acrylic can be placed in the slot for the monitor screen. The pocket behind the screen can be used to display images on the monitor. You can download suitable pictures off the internet. In general, the down-lighter assembly is pinned and glued together in the same way as the walls. However if you wish to change the monitor display, the top piece above the monitor should only be pinned to allow access to the picture slot.
The dimensions are taken from the referenced link below.The walls should not really be all the same length.The interior door wall and one of the roundel walls should both be between 2 and 4 columns of roundels wider and there should be one column of roundels on each end of the computer bank, as a result of this the scanner/down-lighter assembly has had to be scaled down to look right. I have also deliberately placed the lighting columns underneath the downlighter, rather than in front of it.
The roundels have the correct diameter, but the depth is not to scale. This was done to save time and filament while printing.
Most of this does not need painting. I have only painted the computer panels and added black patches on the computer frame to correspond with the holes in the panels. When printing the panels, minimise wicking by first spraying with a white primer. Second colour the light holes. Third colour the raised panels and finally mask off the raised panels with masking tape and hide any errors by spraying the main body of the panels with gloss white.
I built the console a couple of months ago and never thought I'd get round to making this, but being temporairily limited to one hand by a broken collar bone, 3D modeling is about the only constructive thing I can do at the moment.
It was modelled using the free Sketchup V17.2