Bear with me. This is my first instructable! I will answer as many questions as I can. Want to see it fly? my instagram is hardlyhumanfx
The whole thing operates like a giant marionette. inside, there are hydraulics, pulleys and handles which allow a user to animate the TARDIS movements.
Step 1: The Panels
The Panels are attached to the super structure inside, consisting of a wheeled cart, steel pipes and hydraulic pistons.
In total, you will need about 14 sheets of 3mm thick 4x8 baltic birch and many meters of 10mm trim molding.
The square holes are cutout of each panel. you will need a steady hand and a carpenter's square. After this is done, many hours later, you will nail and glue the molding to the back side of the panel. after this is done to every square hole, you will create 24 squares out of baltic birch and nail/glue them against the trim. This gives the illusion of depth and weight to your 3mm thick panel board. Between each board, you will want to nail a bridge in place. Do this while the panel is laying flat. This reinforces the panel.
Step 2: Panel Trim
Step 3: Super Structure
Step 4: Some Details
There are many ways to do what I've done but I was the first and this is how I did it. if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'll try to answer!
Want to see it fly?
my instagram is hardlyhumanfx