Another quick fill-in blog. Pathetic, I know. I’ve been using my time on a lot of fill-in projects that most of you wouldn’t find that interesting, like patching together some more Dark Eldar warriors from old and new parts, and building a small allied force for my Relictors.
Considering today, though, I thought I could take a moment to show off one of my favorite objective markers. The TARDIS, in 40K scale. I put it together years ago and I’m always making little tweaks and adjustments to it. Orks and Space Marines have frequently fought to claim this prize. It showed up on an Apocalypse battlefield once where the Guard were trying to hold off a Tyranid swarm.
As a disclaimer up front, building it was very easy, but it did cost a bit in plasticard. Exact prices may vary depending on what you’ve got on hand and where
The main body is just a box 1”x 1”x 2” tall. I used small sprue scraps inside to help it hold its shape. Once it was solid, I set the whole thing on a slightly larger square (1 3/8”) for the base. Then I built up the door panels and other details with 5/32” plastic strips I had.
Helpful Hint—If you buy plastic in sheets or strips, make sure to check how thick it is. Know what you’re buying. A difference of .015” to .01” may seem miniscule in the store, but once you start building with it it can become a huge headache. It’s all a matter of scale...
The “roof” of the TARDIS is two stacked fantasy bases, a 20mm on top of a 25mm. The light is one of the round extrusions that show up on the corners of sprues, although a small piece of tubing would work, too.
When the whole thing was built I went over a few of the seams with putty to hide some odd joins. Some blue paint, white for the windows, black for the signs, and... voila. I really need to get an ultrafine white paint pen, though, to do some text on the signs along the top.
Alternately, there are tons of paper models of the TARDIS out there (and also here and here, for example), and it wouldn’t take too much work to adjust one down to 40K scale and use some of the various Paperhammer hints here to make it solid and even more detailed.
|Safely out of the way of rampaging beasts...|