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Here's a simple papercraft project for any whovians with a little down time. It took me about 20 minutes to make it but it was well worth it. To add some extra realism I put a blue LED at the top to seal the deal. This is going to be my entry for the Scoochmaroo papercraft challenge.
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Step 1: The template

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I got the template from the deviant art user gfoyle. http://gfoyle.deviantart.com/art/Paper-Craft-Tardis-104428690

He described it as a free gift and encouraged people to print it out and make it. Therefore I don't think he'll mind if I use his template for this instructable.

Step 2: The tools needed

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You're going to want to have both scissors and a razor blade. to hold it all together you can use either glue or tape I found scotch tape to be easier but it looks a little uglier. Glue is trickier but would make it look nicer.

Step 3: Slice the white lines

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You're going to start by makng the precision cuts with the razor blade first. Notice the black trapazoid shaped tabs labeled with a letter. Some of these tabs have a small white line in the middle of them. Locate each tab with a white line in it and carefully slice the white line open.

Step 4: Notch the other tabs

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After that you're going to need to notch the smaller trapazoid shaped tabs. If you look carefully you'll see two small white lines on each side of it, slice those two lines sort of like you're notching it.

Step 5: Finishing up the precision cuts

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After each tab has either been sliced or notched, check the paper for anymore areas that need the same treatment. If any piece has a small white line on it, slice that line. After you finished up all the precision cuts its time to take out the scissors and cut out the pieces for construction.
iangoh made it!11 months ago

I just made something similar, but using transparent blue LEGOs at the top with the LED underneath.

TARDIS Printable with Blue LED.jpg
tgarty1 year ago
tgarty1 year ago
wich color is the resistor?
Bongmaster3 years ago
and yes there was a 3rd doctor episode where they was miniaturized, landed in a funky machine.
thecoonskin (author)  Bongmaster3 years ago
I think I found it. It was carnival of monsters season 10
thats the one
spectacular3 years ago
This is very cool! Although not sure about the tape
thecoonskin (author)  spectacular3 years ago
yea I definatley regret the tape. Go with a clear drying glue it gives you a better finished product.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Awesome. Make sure you get this into the Make it Real contest!
thecoonskin (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
ok will do.