The TARDIS – Full Scale Replica

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Large-scale prop and set piece fabrication

This massive, full scale prop replica was painted using multiple layers of paint to achieve the aged and worn look seen throughout the 2005 to 2010 run of the series.
The overall color scheme was carefully practiced on scrap wood to determine the best technique to achieve the final look.

Painted almost entirely in latex house paint, the first “base color” is a light shade of blue, thinned down so that it brushed onto the wood like a stain; this technique helped to accent the wood grain and also allow fallowing layers of dark washes to deepen the look without hiding the natural wood grain.

Each painted piece was then sprayed with a semi-transparent furniture dye to help blend and tone the overall color.

After sanding sealer and final sanding, each piece was completed with a topcoat for a furniture quality finish.




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