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Tardis with doors

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Tardis with doors by MakeALot Nov 19, 2012
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A Tardis with movable doors.

Yes, I know only one is supposed to move, but the intention is to have them opening outward and then put some of my stacking drawers in it.

I printed this 50% scale to test it worked and it looked so nice that I thought I'd upload it for all.

I did search for Tardis, but I found so many results that this may be a duplicate of someone else's effort, sorry, let me know and I'll include a link here.

I also thought about making Tardis Matryoshka dolls, but each inner model would have to be bigger than its container - needs more thought...


The door lugs are a little long, trim the top one straight and the botton one at a slight angle to help you slide it into place ( bend the door sightly to insert it)

I will now model the one with the doors opening out and insert the draw supports.

I've added a light for the top now, I may make an LED attachment at some point.

There's a little support under one of the doors that will need to be trimmed off if you print it full size. When I printed it at 50% it didn't get printed and the door still came out fine.

Oh and obviously, don't print it in yellow!

Update: added a back panel as suggested by MichaelAtOz
I've also added a new model with features on the back, but I haven't printed it yet.

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You should slice off a side to print flat, trim the back off a bit and glue to the rear so it is complete.

Good idea, I'll put that STL up.
In fact, it would probably print OK if I just decorated the back with features.  I'll test it out and post what works.

You know I don't think I ever saw the Tardis use both doors but I haven't kept up with Dr.Who since #11 started.

In the original phone box (used by the police or to call the police before radio in the UK), the left door actually contained a phone behind one of the panels. so it's not actually a door.

Bingo, that is exactly what I thought but wasn't 100% sure (I watched a lot about those boxes from their inception to their final demise).

"Tardis Matryoshka dolls" would be AWESOME!!!

Maybe next if someone doesn't beat me to it.

 Yeah, and as for each one being bigger than its container, just say that the outermost one is really the innermost one... it's timey wimey! :)

I suppose, if I put the smallest one near me and the largest one furthest away, I should be able to take a picture that shows they'd fit inside each other...