Doctor Who Sontaran Build (New Series Hybrid)

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  1. Scouser

    Scouser Active Member

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    Hi everybody. This is my first time sharing any of my work. I was working on this Sontaran for my g/f because she wants a Sontaran outfit. It will be a hybrid because I don't have a way to make the new series suit and we are not as fond of the old helmets and neck piece. Soo... the suit is not shown here, but was custom made. Could add it later I guess if anybody wanted to see it.

    Don't have the elbow and knee pads made, but they will be made out of foam. Gloves will be make eventually also, and aiming for new series look, same with boots.

    Also, on these pics, the neck and helmet are not perfectly matched. I took these pics after I sanded the helmet and was about to prep it for more bondo. If you look too close you will see imperfections. This was my first time ever using bondo and I am getting better with each piece. I will add plastic to the eyes once the helmet lip is done so I don't mess them up accidentally. (Felt in the eyes currently just to give the appearance of the lens).

    The pep file credit I have to give to MovieMan. I was looking for another file and ran across this one. It was not totally ready for hands off build, but close enough you can figure it out. Like the base of the neck is different in the build up pics. The rank piece on neck is blank and the symbol above the eyes are missing. There was also internal pieces that were very confusing when building, especially the shoulders, but like I said, you can figure it out if you know what the armor looks like. Pep build was hardened with smooth cast 320/321, fiberglass cloth and bondo (reg and fiberglass versions).

    Helmet will be secured with earth magnets to the neck since they are very strong and will keep helmet in place with no pieces in visual views.. Will use plastic quick connect fasteners for shoulders to neck I think.

    Anyway, here is the build ....so far for any feedback. Also any tips for using bondo are always welcome!

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  2. oculus1857

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    Re: Sontaran Helmet, Neck & Shoulders (New Series)

    Coming along nicely!
     
  3. craden

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    wow awesome work my friend :)
     
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  4. Scouser

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    Re: Sontaran Helmet, Neck & Shoulders (New Series) Doctor Who

    Thanks! I hope to update later this weekend or maybe next week with more pictures of it completely done. Just depends on how quick I can get through my homework, ugh...and get ready for finals.

    I really wish I had the knowledge, equipment and room to attempt some of the new series Doctor Who items. The Sontaran suit would be pretty nice to duplicate. Maybe once I move back into a real house I will be able to do something. I think once we have the Hybrid of old and new series done, it will look pretty good. Guess that is the good thing about humanoid characters with military uniforms/armor, you can mix and match and get away with it, especially since Sontaran females are not suppose to be fighting. She can have a story of scavenged items, etc. I plan to add some battle scaring also since I always hated the brand new look all the aliens had.
     
  5. Scouser

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    Doctor Who Sontaran Helmet, Neck & Shoulders (New Series)

    Wanted to add a pic of the suit that is going with the pepakura build. We still have a bit to go, but at least this gives a good idea of the basics. Can't believe I forgot to pick up nylon straps for my buckles, so need to do that tomorrow since duct tape is only good for photo shoots haha.



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  6. DarthBatman

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    This is going to be my next project.
     
  7. enan

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    You have brought much honor to the 10th Sontaran Battlefleet...
     
  8. Sundowner

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    I really like the new series Sontaran and you have done them proud!
     
  9. markt1964

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    I have been trying to build something similar recently, and have been getting frustrated by the collar design, always finding that it either pinches on my chest or else has large gaps on my chest and back, and does not simply rest on the shoulders right. Where did you find the papercraft models for this outfit? It would probably make a good start for what I'm trying to do.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mark
     
  10. Scouser

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    Hi Mark,
    The files I used from Movieman can be found here: sontarian armour unfolded.pdo - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download Please make sure that if you share this with anybody, Movieman gets credit please as I like to ensure the creator of the file is credited properly, especially since the file was free.

    Also, if anybody uses this build or adds to it, please let me (and others) know. Not many Sontarans out there, so nice to see a growing community. Also, if anybody makes new series gloves or pieces not listed, please share. If somebody makes the gloves and is willing to sell a copy, I would be interested until I can find time to do it myself...which may be a while since my main focus is my cyberman.

    Cheers!
    Devlin
     
  11. Scouser

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    Just wanted to do another update with the Sontaran build. I have been working on the rifle and it was a royal pain, but I have it down to two sections which I will join together once I get electronics in the barrel.

    I still need to smooth it out some too then it is on to paint. At least it looks okay with the primer for now.

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    Once it is together, it should look something like this....

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  12. JaseKam

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    nice work! Love doctor who so this is awesome! Side note: is that a sycorax costume i see in your profile?
     
  13. Scouser

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    Yes, that was from Chicago Tardis 2 years ago....which was my first Who convention and first time making a costume. Now I am hooked since my g/f and I got best craftsmanship. I am hoping for a best in show on one of our outfits this year. This year my g/f plans to go as the Sontaran and I am still working on my cybus style cyberman, which is coming along slowly because me and bondo have a love hate relationship.
    Here is the whole outfit. Wish you could see the details a bit more. (The body you kinda see some of on the left is my g/f in her vasta suit we made)

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  14. Scouser

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    Wanted to update this with basically the finished product. I have the pieces on a duct-tape dummy, so the old style black suit is not on it. But that suit is a few post up. Still debating on a belt or not... but if we do add one, it will come much later since I am working on my own project now. The helmet now also has so many magnets in it, I can lift the helmet and the neck piece will stick to it. Just no headbanging.

    I have the images rotated on photobucket, no idea why they are not rotated correctly here. Hopefully they will correct themselves soon. If not, my apologizes.

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    I just noticed I should have tightened the shoulders on the back piece a little more since it is sagging just below the neck piece some. At an angle to avoid the sunlight coming in and see detail a little more.

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    Gun done, but I think I am going to redo the mid section to attach together better. Just need to leave it where I can open it and pull out the light controller for battery change if need to. I have it lit up here, but next pic shows it better.

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    Well, that is it basically.... Hybrid Sontaran. We do have some knee and elbow pads to work with the outfit, but they are not made, just store bought. Gloves next to the gun we bought too. There is a small company logo on them, but I got silver fabric paint to cover it. Will highlight elbow and knee pads in silver too to give more of the old style look with a slightly modern twist.
     
  15. SOUTHPAW

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    This is badass!
     
  16. Thodin

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    Hey are you making any resin copies of the helmet and shoulder?
     
  17. forklift

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    where did you get the cutout and is it available ? Wife wants me to do this
     
  18. Scouser

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    I actually have never thought about it to be honest. Now we have a pre-approval on a home loan, maybe this summer I will be working more on the Sontaran as we have made a Sontaran full head mask (shown below) already and wanted to make a few more (slightly different faces) since it was such a hit at the convention last year. So not saying I won't just have not done so or planned to as of yet since I am more concentrated on the mask when I have more space to work on it. (1-bedroom apt. just doesn't work real well)

    The pepakura files I used are posted above. They are movie man's files and worked very well for us. Very easy unfold and assembly. Just found a few extra pieces in there that were not needed and confused me at first....but overall, you can figure it out since it is very easy.

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  19. SOUTHPAW

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    That mask looks great!
     
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  20. Scouser

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    Thank you! It was the 5th or 6th attempt and very rushed as we were less then a week from the con. It was a must have, so flaws and all it had to go because we wanted to get her picture with Dan Starkey. She was the first Sontaran he has met at a con and was so happy. The con guest all stopped autographs and had to get pictures of her with him and some of them with her also. Wish I had my camera ready at that point!!! Was a priceless moment. Now we want to get 3-4 different mask with small differences like in the show, so we can have a small army of Sontarans wearing normal every day clothing (with a few mods for the neck of course).
     
  21. dalek88

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    very nice work.
     
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  22. SOUTHPAW

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    I'd love to see more Sontarans! Maybe one in a suit like Strax? :D
     
  23. Scouser

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    Already in the works, as you can see some of our friends already make the perfect reason to have that suit when we all meet up again.
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  24. Uanna

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    Sontarans move 'gooose stepping' towards the 10th Doctor.
     
  25. forklift

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    I need the files for this please!
     
  26. Zalzia

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    Hi there, I'm looking at doing this build for myself and I'm having a little bit of trouble with the shoulders. I think maybe I'm missing a piece? The lip along the bottom of the shoulders has tabs but I can't find any corresponding numbers to glue them to! Any help would be much appreciated as this is my first time using pepakura!

    cheers!

    Zal.
     
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  27. Scouser

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    I may have the files somewhere, but they may still be floating around the internet if you look for Sontaran Movieman files. Movieman made the files.
     
  28. rbh8610

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    After making a cyberman and vashta nerada have decided to start on a Sontaran build as well. So far have made the pep helmet and shoulders using Movieman's files (thanks). I have also started on the gun using Movieman's file as a foam template (mainly the stock of the gun) with the rest free styling in foam as found the paper files are a bit small in barrel length. Intend to make the Sontaran from the 10th Doctor. Planning on using upholstery foam attached to a lyrca morph suit and 1/3 inch foam sheeting over the top for the chest/leg/arms. Using the technique from stillbeaststudios who created a gorilla type costume using this technique. Hope it works.

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  29. rbh8610

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    The completed Sontaran build and Cyberman at Supernova. Taken a while but finally completed.
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  30. Thodin

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    If you ever want to do a commission on the helmet, collar and shoulder pads or want to sell yours, let me know as I am willing to purchase from you :)
     
  31. Dalpug

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    I'm a doctor who fan and I have been wanting to dress as a sontaran at a comic. Con and anyone here know how to make one?
     

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