Doctor Who "Face Of Evil" Tesh gun build

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  1. nathanalaneller

    nathanalaneller Well-Known Member

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    I bought a set of lights & found they blink like the Tesh Gun prop from the Doctor Who episode "Face Of Evil".
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    I started off by making the two spheres in the middle of the gun.

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    At first I thought it was a one piece crystal inside a plastic sphere.
    After reviewing screencap's & an actual prop image I got from a friend. The crystal is a collection of acrylic decorative rocks for flower vases.

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    I used a custom Christmas ornement from Hobby Lobby. The pipe is a 1/2 PVC for the stem. I dremeled the aria, super glued the pipe then slowly dremeled a hole flush to the pipe.

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    I glued the sphere together then added acrylic rock from Hobby Lobby. I had to use a massage vibrator to set the crystals in tight.

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    I couldn't get the light threw the crystals so I used 1/4 OD Polyethylene Tube, cut it down the middle & inserted the LED. The foam is to hold the LED & the loose crystals.

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  2. nathanalaneller

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    I soon have a more clearer video of the light test so, at the moment lets make due with this animated GIF image.

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  3. Eyes Only

    Eyes Only Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    very nice! I built one of these as a kid using cardboard and ping pong balls. I love classic Who props. I've got a couple I'm working on.
     
  4. nathanalaneller

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    Update:
    I just estimated out the angels to the gun using the sphere as a size reference. I drawn out a box frame on a cardboard paper & tried to follow as close as possible to the image. I cut it out & stenciled it to a ply board then cut out 2 side pieces.
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    Now here is were I'm stuck, how do I make the box form?
    I don't have a band saw or table saw to cut angled pieces of wood.
    Dose anyone have any tips on how to cut angels in wood with a router, dremel, hand saw, or a black & Decker scroll saw (I think that's what is called)?

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    I plan to wood glue all the sides together except for the bottom, that will be wood screwed to get to the battery box.
     
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  5. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can cut angles with that jig saw. but you would probably want to use a clamped strait edge to get a strait cut. a guide for the bottom plate of the saw. and the parts your cutting look like they would be short pieces. so safety Is a big factor.
     
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  6. nathanalaneller

    nathanalaneller Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info :D
     
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    Update:
    Before I tell you what I have so far, I have to tell you my home computer has malfunctioned in some way. It wont load properly. It ether freezes on the loading setting screen or it uses a window to type in the name & password to log in, loads then I can't use any of the programs on the desktop or access anything else not even the log off or shut down button.
    (I don't want to reinstall the software until I get all my Documents out first.)

    Anyway, back to the prop.
    I drawn out the sides of the gun, cut them out then cut the angels the best I could using my dermal & sand then down with sander.

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    I had trouble with the parts that held the lights. I put the lights on the block to measure them & had spaced them wrong. When I cut the holes & put the lights in they had a big gap between them & there suppose to be touching. I sand down one of the holes closer & had to cut down the sided, along with the rest of the sides I had cut out after the fact.
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    The front tip is fore glued together wood cut outs.
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    To screw down the bottom panel I had to cut out fore block pieces to glue & to screw into.
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    I cut out the stock & painted it silver. (You think I should use PVC pipe or some sort of plastic for the end of the stock?)

    In the screencaps of the back of the gun stock it looks like a plastic piece slid into a cut & bolted down. Ether that or its a..... something I don't know & can't describe.
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    I was thinking of making the guns stock able to bolt on, but the blocks I put in to bolt the bottom panel on blocked off the area. So I thought making it so I can slide on the stock, but it would mean making another stock, cut accurate lines in the wood to slide into, So I decided just to dermal into the back a little & glue the stock in place once I have painted the rest of the gun.
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  8. 19narvik40

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    nathanalaneller,

    Sorry friend, all the attachments in your last post are not coming up.
     
  9. nathanalaneller

    nathanalaneller Well-Known Member

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    try refreshing F5, I can see them all right :confused
     
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