||For some time I have wanted to have the
roundels in the console room have the same profile that they had on the
show. The ones I have now are just flat pieces of lighting diffuser
(normally used in suspended ceilings) which I stapled behind the wall
The roundels used on the show were made with fibreglass
resin and matting. Since I'm somewhat fibreglass-averse and since I don't
fancy laying up 100 of these anyway, which I think would take a long time,
I decided to investigate vacuum forming.
The hard thing about the roundels is that the profile is
actually not very evident from photos. Fortunately, PurpleBlancmange
the TARDIS Rebuilders
list has been able to put up a sketch of the cross-section on that board.
Here it is:
I scaled this to the correct size for printing to use as
||The first task with building a
vacuum former is to make the mould. I did this in very much the same way
that I made the dalek dome moulds.