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** (DW) Doctor Who - Whomobile Mod **


By swinks

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Updated 31-10-15:
Installed a painted set of Whomobile's in a friends game and they fit well and look great.

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Available from Shapeways:
http://www.shapeways.com/search?q=swinkswho%3F&sort=newest

Paint:
either paint yourself of via someone like Modfather or anyone else out their in the pinball community

Manual:
added 8th Nov, 2015 v1.0

DW Whomobile Mod - Manual V-01.pdf

head to Post 153, page 4 for all posts after this update.
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Original thread Post (development):

A local guy ages ago asked me to do this mod and thought it would be a cool challenge and been tinkering on it for about 8 months. This would replace the 2 x whomobile switch covers on the ramps and may have lighting for the front lights and cabin - see how I go. Check out the models of the design to what I will do a test print and trial fit very soon.

It still needs some components coloured still, as well as seats put in but need to do a test fit first. I not sure if I will put a screen on it as doubt that I could make it in the right materials???? as the modern makes it look bigger than what it will look like in real life. And it is my interpretation of the original.

The size will be scaled from the doctors original design and fit in the game and cover the switch. I did not have anything to measure purely these 4 photos - hence a challenge.

let me know if you are interested as will start a list of possible interested parties.

the original switch cover
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the proposed new modded switch covers
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the original vehicle
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#2 4 years ago

That would be a great mod. good luck.

#3 4 years ago

Id be interested!

#4 4 years ago

I would want one if you start selling them.

#5 4 years ago

My son is doing a restoration andmade the comment how those were so ugly. I'm sure if you make them we would be in for a pair

#6 4 years ago

Nice!

#7 4 years ago

I would take a set--with lights would be really cool.

#8 4 years ago

I would love to replace the stock ships, but have not found anything that fit.

If these became available for purchase, I would be in.

(maybe a Bessie would work for the other side?)

#9 4 years ago

This is wicked! I have two 3D models I am working on for the same thing. Great work and about time this hit the light of day.

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

I would want one if you start selling them.

Quoted from Wickerman2:

I would take a set--with lights would be really cool.

Quoted from Lame33:

If these became available for purchase, I would be in.

What they said!

#11 4 years ago

That would be so fantastic!

#12 4 years ago

That would be great. Defiantly would buy...

#13 4 years ago

Guess I can put my digital pencil down as well. These look great Swinks. Nicely modeled. Much needed.
Keith

#14 4 years ago

Send a set up north too please. Want me to pop one of my originals in the post for you?

#15 4 years ago
Quoted from dendoc:

Send a set up north too please. Want me to pop one of my originals in the post for you?

cheers but already have an original, thanks and are available here for the purists

https://www.shapeways.com/product/K6LHAFEXB/bally-pinball-doctor-who-s-whomobile?li=search-results-1&optionId=42265827

#16 4 years ago

Ok I am interested

#17 4 years ago

I'm interested too.
faz

#19 4 years ago

I'd be interested too!

#20 4 years ago

yes, let me know when they are available

#21 4 years ago

I'm def interested in some!

#22 4 years ago

I am interested as well.

#23 4 years ago

Very nice. I'm in for a set please.

#24 4 years ago

I'd take a set. I had thought about this for a while, glad someone made it.

#25 4 years ago

Interested.

#27 4 years ago

Yup, definitely interested.

#28 4 years ago

I'm keeping an eye on this. Looks like it could be cool.

#29 4 years ago

definitely a must have for a doctor who's owner.

#30 4 years ago

looks epic!

#31 4 years ago

cheers for the support everyone, I will keep you updated.

I am working on some of the fine details now of the model (will post in a few days time) and then hopefully in the next week print off 1-2 samples and do a test fit in a local guys game to ensure I am clearing the cabinet, switches and hiding ugly switches etc.

As for the design, my goal is a 1 screw from the top to remove the top off the base panel. The base panel will pickup the 2 current model mount points. Therefore I am trying to best engineer for maintenance if required. If anyone has seen my snackbar mod you will know that I try to design my mods to be user friendly and hopefully look cool. Though on this one it has a heap of funky curves so a little more challenging.

#32 4 years ago

Are you hallow ing out the underside so that it actually sits over the switch, and not just hovering above it?

#33 4 years ago

I'm interested in this as well.

#34 4 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

Are you hallow ing out the underside so that it actually sits over the switch, and not just hovering above it?

I want to hollow out as much as possible,
a) to reduce cost
b) and hide the switch.

#35 4 years ago

Looking awesome Swinks! I can scratch this off the to do list also... time to turn this clay into something else.

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#36 4 years ago
Quoted from bpull:

time to turn this clay into something else

I would see a real Dr. about that...

#37 4 years ago
Quoted from bpull:

Looking awesome Swinks! I can scratch this off the to do list also... time to turn this clay into something else.

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Gorgar shooter rod?

#38 4 years ago
Quoted from bpull:

Looking awesome Swinks! I can scratch this off the to do list also... time to turn this clay into something else.

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nice work and hopefully less hours than my model

#39 4 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

nice work and hopefully less hours than my model

A lot less! I was just getting started. LOL you really got a lot of great detail in your model. Very impressive. I will be buying yours when they are done.
Brian

#41 4 years ago

At the right price, I'm in.

#42 4 years ago

In for a set!

#43 4 years ago

In pending price. Very cool!

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#45 4 years ago

like that one

a few things happening in family life so some slight delays, some progress images though - details

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#46 4 years ago

looking good, are you going to add lights in the front for the headlights?

#47 4 years ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

looking good, are you going to add lights in the front for the headlights?

what I have done is allowed for is the white section 3mm dia and are about 5mm deep and then enters into a pocket so one option is to put one globe into the pocket and the glow comes out of the holes or insert 3mm leds into the holes with the legs going down the shaft and to be wired in under the the WM. There is also a cavity at the bottom of the seat to underneath to allow the cabin to be lit from below - hope to add a nice glow.

In the process of hollowing out to then finalise a mounting design.

The design will be the same width as the current WM but then be longer as it is to a similar scale to the original as trying to keep everything in proportion.

#48 4 years ago

Maybe make the lights an option so we can put our own in?

#49 4 years ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

Maybe make the lights an option?

I will get the design done first and ensure I have a good workable fit to the ramps and then check out price, but at least there are 2 options designed in and gives the customers some options to customise as well.

#50 4 years ago

Looking good!

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