Doctor Who Tumblr
If I Had A Time Machine

Entry #100122- Steampunk Tardis
What if the TARDIS had landed in 1890’s alternate London? In the Victorian era, police boxes were red, hexagonal, and cast iron.  Now as I am melding past and future together, I chose to take the  hexagonal shape and apply it to the familiar Mackenzie Trench design,  keeping the iconic blue color, the overall lines, and the wooden  construction (though I realize the actual Mackenzie Trench Metropolitan  boxes were mostly concrete). I felt that having the shape be the only  large alteration was particularly appropriate as hexagons have a  serendipitous connection with Gallifrey. I decided that adding gears, rivets, or any other such embellishments  wouldn’t make much sense, for while the TARDIS is a vehicle, it  shouldn’t look like one, and I couldn’t rationalize gears or rivets on a  wooden police call box. Even in a steampunk London, most things would  not have gears or rivets, so I decided to just alter the shape and add a  few brass appointments. Designed by me, Danny Ashby, and built with the help of my Outland Armour crew and SCAD. www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNy1J8zsn0&feature=youtu.be

Entry #100122- Steampunk Tardis

What if the TARDIS had landed in 1890’s alternate London?

In the Victorian era, police boxes were red, hexagonal, and cast iron. Now as I am melding past and future together, I chose to take the hexagonal shape and apply it to the familiar Mackenzie Trench design, keeping the iconic blue color, the overall lines, and the wooden construction (though I realize the actual Mackenzie Trench Metropolitan boxes were mostly concrete). I felt that having the shape be the only large alteration was particularly appropriate as hexagons have a serendipitous connection with Gallifrey.

I decided that adding gears, rivets, or any other such embellishments wouldn’t make much sense, for while the TARDIS is a vehicle, it shouldn’t look like one, and I couldn’t rationalize gears or rivets on a wooden police call box. Even in a steampunk London, most things would not have gears or rivets, so I decided to just alter the shape and add a few brass appointments.

Designed by me, Danny Ashby, and built with the help of my Outland Armour crew and SCAD.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNy1J8zsn0&feature=youtu.be

  1. aperture-built-my-tardis reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  2. steamworks2903 reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  3. lolgirl12p reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  4. monster-donut-kid reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  5. leatherwingz reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  6. mayrel-lani reblogged this from iolani
  7. iolani reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  8. thranduil-aran-edhil reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  9. jenniferleawho reblogged this from there-are-no-men-like-me
  10. stinkypetehale reblogged this from theladylillibet
  11. theladylillibet reblogged this from lightningrapunzel
  12. kissablekutie reblogged this from lightningrapunzel
  13. elbirrohh reblogged this from lightningrapunzel
  14. jooferslannister reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  15. whatjamesdrawws reblogged this from wheresthetardis and added:
    Completely brilliant
  16. drunkandfreaky reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  17. ghostofthewind reblogged this from wheresthetardis
  18. alackofpetticoats reblogged this from velvet-midnight
  19. gonnagetrealfarkid reblogged this from misskittyfantastico
  20. misskittyfantastico reblogged this from velvet-midnight and added:
    Another reason I should have left the dealer room during Momocon… I MISSED THE STEAMPUNK TARDIS.
  21. dorksidefiker reblogged this from riverdresses
  22. velvet-midnight reblogged this from riverdresses
  23. riverdresses reblogged this from typefettinge and added:
    I would actually be okay if in the future, the TARDIS DID start looking like this. It still feels very Doctor Who.
April 23, 9/8c Doctor Who On Twitter

#DOCTORWHO
#WHERESTHETARDIS
#IFIHADATIMEMACHINE