anyone upgraded the sonic screwdriver toy, looking for help

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by shuktuki, May 27, 2006.

  1. shuktuki

    shuktuki Sr Member

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    just curious as to anyone who has made any changes to the toy
    my ss has never been bright enough
    so i am going to change th uv led for a ultra bright blue
    and respray the awful silver with a plasticote chrome
    so has any one out there done this if so any sugestions would be great
     
  2. Starkiller

    Starkiller New Member

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    I too am interested to see if anyone had done this. Just the other day I was thinking what could I do to make this ss look better.
     
  3. shuktuki

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    well i have now split the head of the driver
    and replaced the uv led with the ultra bright
    i then sprayed the silver with a more natural colour
    i am going to get a ivory spray for the body
    and finally i might replace the blue section with a solid perspex head
    and frosted underneath (seson one ss was not blue as far as i can recall)
    when its finished i will post pics
     
  4. greatwazoo42

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    You can check the episode "Boomtown" for some great close ups of the front half of the original prop. The scene where Margret is trying to teleport away and the Doctor keeps using the Sonic Screwdriver to bring her back. When he delivers the line "I could do this all day" the prop is right up there in close up and held relatively still. You could get a good idea of exactly what color the body is then.

    Also the first episode from the new season "New Earth" you can check the elevator shaft scene where Cassandra in the Doctor's body pulls out the SS like it's going to bit hre...erm, his hand and also right before the Doctor runs into the elevator shaft with the IV pouches all over him he puts the SS in his teeth and you may be able to pull a shot or two there.
     
  5. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    Season one was blue, either way i like the upgrade idea's.
     
  6. shuktuki

    shuktuki Sr Member

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    yeah just checked my dvd its blue
    its just the light seems to not difused enough
    even though i have changed the led
    i am thinking of getting another one from play.com
    they are only £ 4.99 on there
    cheap enough to hack up and not worry about wrecking it
    any of you guys got ideas of how to maxamize the light ?

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    heres a pic to show the colour difference

    thanks wc for the pic host
     
  7. dropshipbob

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    I was under the impression that the show was using the toy as the official SS in the newer episodes. Is this true, or are they simply using the mold and not the actual factory finished toy?
     
  8. shuktuki

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    i think they are using the toy
    but the head of the ss still seems to be made of metal
    at least thats what it looked like in some of the close ups
    in the new show
    so perhaps its a mix of toy and prop?
     
  9. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    i still think there using the season one SS as the one David is using isnt the toy at all
     
  10. shuktuki

    shuktuki Sr Member

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    i wonder if anyone on this board has conformation
    of this , or any other info on the ss that could help rebuilding
    the ss ?
     

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