"Doctor Who" K9 Replica

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Kerr Avon, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    I'm interested in purchasing a fiberglass/metal replica of the most faithful friend of the Doctor, a replica K9 that I found in the UK.

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    It's footprint is 32 inches by 20 inches. Everything is apparently static, the ears, sensor in the eyes, staser pistol, the neck and tail. I'm thinking with a few upgrades I could have him zooming around with a RC car mounted inside and maybe get some motors built in to make his ears wiggle and his tail wag. A voice chip would also be pretty cool.

    My question is this, how accurate is he? I don't recall a lot of details, but I think it's as accurate as it can be.
     
  2. mtsbspidey

    mtsbspidey Well-Known Member

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    from what i can see based on the pictures here...it seems pretty accurate aside form maybe the wrong color collar (it looks like it should be a yellow plaid not red)...but it looks great....i look forward to seeing how your improvement project turns out....

    sidenote...one of my fondest childhood memories was there was a touring exhibition of dr who props and costumes...my dad took me to see it...seeing the actual k-9 and TARDIS was absolutely just incredible...i mean come on...you're like 5 and you find out that all dr who's stuff is really real...just amazing
     
  3. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    That's assuming I get it.. still not decided, waiting to hear back more..

    Anyway, I see your point about the collar, but I wonder if the collar changed through the series.

    http://www.shillpages.com/dw/story/d4/st--5g01.jpg

    This one looks closer to the red collar.
     
  4. Vandark

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    And remember, K-9 is back in next years Doctor Who, but with a little added extra rust.

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  5. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Poor K9....

    Mine would be prime of his life, kept up in a nice state of repair.

    Sara Jane Smith, who has always been my favorite companion, needs to be beaten if she let K9 get into that condition.
     
  6. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    Here's one that a friend and myself built. Not bad for High School in the 80s. You can see by my wonderful hair. Uuuugh.

    MAYish 1983
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  7. Grimm Jimm

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    Great pics Spinner, that turned out really nice. Is the K9 pictures in the very first post a licensed piece? Does anyone have a set of plans on this little guy? Is there a K9 Builders forum or group out there?

    Can't wait to see him back in action on the new series.
     
  8. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    I'm not entirely sure if it is licensed, I'm still waiting to hear back from someone on it.
     
  9. spcglider@aol.com

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    I'm pretty certain it's licensed. There is a company out of Britain that's making these things in the last few years. A bit pricey for me, but still nice work all around. I think they do Daleks as well.

    -Gordon
     
  10. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Elizabeth Sladen and K9 back on Dr Who. I am young again...
     
  11. jedilos

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    you could go here http://www.357.com/chris/k-9.html for some K-9 Blueprints i dont know how good they are but i have always wanted to build one, but not enough skill to do so.
     
  12. Zev

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    Yeah, that first K9 looks like one of the This Planet Earth licenced ones.

    TPE are well known for doing OK-quality pieces at extraordinary prices. They also produced full size TARDISes which were proper wood to start with and were great, and then they switched to fibreglass, and the quality dropped overnight. However, the price didn't.

    And now try to add the innards... ;)

    http://doctorwho.time-and-space.co.uk/copp...album=27&pos=26

    (Picture from the Season 28 preview at the end of the Christmas Invasion)
     
  13. jedicouncil

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    Yes, there is a builder's club on MSN. Here is the link http://groups.msn.com/thedoctorwhopropbuildersclub

    I've wanted to build one of these for a very long time now and have finally started my project. So far I've collected lots of information about the original prop (materials used, etc) and have started building the fiberglass shell. I've still got several months of work to do but will post pics once I'm finished.
     
  14. jason1976

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    So does anyone have a K-9 to show yet?
     
  15. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Holy necro Batman!!!! This thread is two years old!!!!

    Well yes, I started on a K9, but have put it aside while I finish up my 4 foot Stargate.
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    Once the Stargate is done I'll dive deeper into the K9 and get him further along. Here's the most recent pic of him. I need to find a good source of tubing for the neck so I can start working on the head.

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  16. spcglider@aol.com

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    I have it in my brain to attempt to design and build a "Steam Punk" version of K-9.

    When anything comes of it, I'll be sure to post.

    As for what's above (in a falsetto John Leeson voice):

    "Very very nice, Master!"

    -Gordon
     
  17. Terrasolo

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    Look beautiful to me!
     
  18. Rustymetaldog

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    Have a look here at my K9, I've been waiting for a thread like this since I joined!

    http://rustymetaldog.com/index.html

    you can even see him meeting THE ORIGINAL K9 in the gallery pictures, and a couple of movies too!

    Hope you like it,

    Cheers,

    Andy.
     
  19. karstva

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    that is a TPE (This Planet Earth) replica. They are nice but as stated above they are pricey, and not entirely accurate. Namely in the shape of the head, which is off. a few other minor differences is the neck and tail grommets.

    Karsten
     
  20. MattMunson

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    Got me thinking, a very cool steampunk version of this could just be a REAL dog wearing the right collar. :)

    K9 has always been something I've wanted to attempt. With an R2 under my belt (not LITERALLY, ya pervs!!) I'm sure it wouldn't be much of a problem. The AA kits seem pretty straightforward, though the head doesn't look quite right unless you bondo the heck out of it.

    Still, there's options out there now, and many online fans to support a build up. Cool thread, by the way. Keep up with the progress pics if youv'e got them.
     
  21. kevjh

    kevjh Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have been looking for a light and sound kit for a k9 I'm making does anyone make one?
     
  22. KennyZ

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    There are no pre-made kits that I've ever seen. I used a MP3Trigger for the sound and an Arduino Nano for the lights.
     
  23. kevjh

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    Thank you for the help
     

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