11th sonic progress (Update in 1st Post)

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  1. Anakin Starkiller

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    Almost everything on this prop has been rebuilt and replaced from the last pics I posted.

    I still need to make the bottom cap, replace the lens, and a couple other minor tweeks.

    I'll post some pics when I'm done.

    Dan

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  2. IronCostumer

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    Looks great! Is it sized to the actual prop or the toy? Hard to tell from the picture.
     
  3. Sundowner

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    That looks great!
     
  4. Anakin Starkiller

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    It's sized to the actual prop. However, the CO 11 toy is not that far off. The stainless steel slider part will be plated copper soon, and I should be receiving some (like 50 LOL) aluminum prongs next week (the ones in the pic are plastic prototypes.

    This is such a complicated prop, but a lot of fun to work on.

    Dan
     
  5. WarMachine

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    Looking great so far. Why 50 prongs? Would they fit the toy if someone were to purchase 4 from you and replace the crappy hollow plastic ones?

    Is that the green emitter tip in the bottom right of the picture?

    Looking forward to seeing any more progress on this.
     
  6. Anakin Starkiller

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    They probably wouldn't fit the toy.
    I had a lot of 50 watercut. But they need a lot of secondary machining done and everything has to be fitted by hand.

    Not sure what was in the background.
    It might be. I don't know.

    Dan
     
  7. Michael Bergeron

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    Looking great so far!
     
  8. shdl

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    are you going to be making a run of some kind?
     
  9. kursosawa

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    Looks great so far. Did you ever decide on how to do the crystal bits?
     
  10. Anakin Starkiller

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    No run. I don't think. I had to have some parts made in multiple, so you might see one or two pop up for sale in the future. But these take a lot of work.

    I plan on using the extra aluminum slider bits to make a sonic cane, and I was thinking of making an upgraded WOW toys sonic screwdriver that would be aluminum and copper plated, with a working slider, but still function as a real screwdriver.

    What do you mean the crystal bits? If your referring to the the green jade colored parts. I think I'm going to machine those out of some hq pen blank stock. I found a peppermint swirl acrylic that looks really close.
     
  11. Slappycy

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    Looks amazing so it will be able to light up? and pop open
     
  12. greatwazoo42

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    Spiffy.
     
  13. Anakin Starkiller

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    Yes it will open up just like on the show. The only real difference will be is that mine will have sound.

    Here's a pic of the green swirl acyrlic I'm using for the innards. It may be a touch too green, I wish I could fins one that was a bit more aqua. But I may have to live with it.
     
  14. greatwazoo42

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    Love it!
     
  15. Anakin Starkiller

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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I really enjoyed working with the pen blank acrylic. It cuts really easily (doesn't melt like most acrylics) and polishes up so nicely. It's a lot of work--especially since I'm doing just about all of it on a rusty 7x12 mini-late with a dieing motor :) . But I just love this design and working with all of these different materials is a lot of fun. Although, every time I run into a problem or screw something up, the neighbor's do get an earful of my cursing Nick Robotto and his crazy over-engineered props ;) .

    Dan
     
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  16. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's another exciting pic:love
     
  17. greatwazoo42

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    Zoinkers!!! ;)
     
  18. Sundowner

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    I can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  19. phez

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    That looks great so far!!!! What is the process you used to polish up the plastic after you machined it?
     
  20. Anakin Starkiller

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    spit! LOL

    That's not a joke. I spit polish it with sand paper, then steel wool, then cloth.

    Dan
     
  21. teecrooz

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    Looks great Dan! Can't wait to see how this comes together.
     
  22. Slappycy

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    Would you sell some?
     
  23. GeneralFROSTY

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    At least someone is showing real progress with making this. Both Qmx and CT have offered no updates for a VERY long time, so it's refreshing to see someone with something in-hand. I can tell that an extraordinary amount of work goes into this - a real labor of love.
     
  24. Interceptor6

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    Gonna be a beauty!!
     
  25. Anakin Starkiller

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    Thanks guys. I've got the prongs 50% done. They were a ***** because I had to have them cut out of .25 aluminum, but in the end they had to be under .236, so that meant filing each one down by hand. (It doesn't sound like much but it's a pain). I've also remade the green acyrlic parts with a similar material that has a little more blue in it and more closely resembles the faux jade Nick used. It sucked having to redo these parts but, I think in the end it will be worth it. I want to get everything just right. Anyways, so the next step will be assembling the prongs in situe and getting everything to open and close as it should. After that I will be plating the stainless parts in copper, and then I will start wiring everything up. I'm only in town 2 days a week because of work, so its slow going, but a lot of fun.

    -best
    Dan
     
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  26. greatwazoo42

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    It's a race! It's a chase! Who will be the first to show a new sonic in your face!

    :D Sorry couldn't resist.

    Thanks, guys, for keeping us updated. It's great to see things like this happen.
     
  27. Tigerhood2005

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    That is pretty cool!
     
  28. GeneralFROSTY

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    I want one of these so bad.
    Nothing from Qmx or even CT. You seem to be the only one who has shown actual progress on making this prop, regardless if it is 100% accurate down to the scratch or not, this looks like it is going to be really good!
     
  29. alessandra

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    The 11th Doctor's sonic is my favorite - your version looks fantastic too! Here's hoping you end up making a few extra! ^_^
     
  30. GeneralFROSTY

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    Yeah, hurry up and finish this already!! That goes for CT and Qmx. I just want to see someone really do this prop justice.
    I am still boggled that Smith has been the Doctor for over two years now and STILL no sign of an accurate sonic replica.
     
  31. Anakin Starkiller

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    Who says it's not going to be 100% accurate.:angry
    Who do you think you're talking to?:lol

    I recieved some new tools for x-mas that will help a lot of my builds, but also slow things down do to the need for setup. But, I'll try to keep movin ;)

    I've got some new info about this prop that will help my build, and some free time off of work coming up. So I'll let you know how things proceed.

    Thanks for the encouragement guys.

    Dan
     
  32. phez

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    Did you get a mill from Santa :)?
    I finally got my adjustable speed bench top band saw I have been wanting for a while. Two words, River torch/handgun :lol.
     
  33. Anakin Starkiller

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    No. no mill. But I did get a big new lathe. :)
     
  34. greatwazoo42

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    I love it when you guys talk tools!
     
  35. Rassilon

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    Very nice work Dan, it's good when parts just come together and work just as good, just as well your not making 25 Matt Smith Sonics by hand.

    Ok show me the lathe, come on lets see.
     
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  36. rubbertoe

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    HaHa! What mad man would make 25 of the buggers by hand?
     
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  37. greatwazoo42

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    (y)lol:lol:lol:lol:ninja:lol:lol:lol:lol
     
  38. Rassilon

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    It's a fine line between, been gifted, and been insane :wacko
    I never now what side of the line I'm on :lol:lol:wacko:lol:wacko:)
     
  39. Anakin Starkiller

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    I can't imagine. You sir are a machine.:lol

    Dan
     
  40. LeAngeSolitaire

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    I'll put up with madness for $4000 a pop. :lol
     
  41. phez

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    That depends, are you in a box? If so just push that button on the console and a Sonic should pop out of there from somewhere. 25 button pushes and you have it covered. If not, you will need to be a mad man with a big coffee maker and sore arms. What kind of set up do you use (lathe/mill, small units or big industrial size rigs)?

    ****, eBay pulled my kidney auction. I will have to go to Plan B to get one of those 25 :lol:lol:lol..

    Hey Dan, do have any new photos of how yours is coming along. The last pic's I saw looked amazing!!! (like the other Sonics you posted).
     
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  42. Anakin Starkiller

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    everything's in pieces right now, and my shop is 30 degrees, so I'm not getting a lot of work done quite yet. But I recently got some new parts from shapeways and I think I found a plater so, give me a couple says. :)
     
  43. Ink

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    Awesome work Anakin, looking forward to seeing more.

    I got the toy version of Smith's screwdriver for Christmas from my folks. Been driving my wife mad running around the house sonicking all the things.
     
  44. Anakin Starkiller

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    I worked on the prongs today. I think I've finally got them where I can live with them
    The plastic slider and the screws are just a place holders for prototyping.

    Dan
     
  45. greatwazoo42

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    None too shabby, Dan. Good work so far.
     
  46. GeneralFROSTY

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    Agreed - it's nice to see someone share progress on a replica of this sonic.
     
  47. Sundowner

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    Nice progress! I agree, I like the progress photos!
     
  48. NakedMoleRat

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    Curse me and my non metal making skills! To want something so bad, and no way of making it!

    Great job on this.
     
  49. Anakin Starkiller

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    Here are a couple pics of some progress.
    Hope you like
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  50. Rassilon

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    Oh very nice sir, :eek

    Giving that lathe a good work out I see :love
     

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