Doctor Who the 8th Doctors 'Big Finish' Sonic Screwdriver.

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Oblivion, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Oblivion

    Oblivion Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try and build this alternative 8th Doctors Sonic with nothing but adapted bits and bobs found lying around the house.

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    Looking good Oblivion! Can't wait to see how this turns out - I always find builds using stuff that was just laying about all the more fascinating. There's just something about being thrifty that I love!

    Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks, It's probably a harder way of building a prop, but hey, you know, it's more fun and I feel a greater sense of achievement than if I'd stuck a rod on a lathe and cut away ;)
     
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    Spent a few hours today weathering down the base to give it a more oxidized brass appearance using satin varnish mixed with black poster paint and green emulsion.

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    Found an old aluminium slimline torch to cannibalize for the crystal/fin emitter housing.

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    Now I just have to countersink the screws and give it a quick wet'n'dry.

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    Yay, just a few bits of copper plating to do and make the crystal and it's finished :D

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    Well it looks the part. I just have to cast it in clear resin now ;0

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    Did a test cast in plain resin plaster from the mold of the crystal I sculpted and it turned out fine.

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    So now I've mixed up some crystal resin for the final piece.


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  15. TheEternal

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    That's pretty cool!! You've done a good job with it
     
  16. Oblivion

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    Finished.

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  17. greatwazoo42

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    You nailed it! nicely done!
     
  18. Oblivion

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    Thanks :)

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    You're welcome. When this model first appeared I have to admit I didn't like it. The more fan builds of it I see, especially one as good as this, the more it's working it's way into my heart.
     
  20. Oblivion

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    It looks big and cumbersome, and it is, but it's also, surprisingly, very pleasing to hold, I really like it.
     
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    Keep that up...I'll end up wanting one more. ;)
     
  22. SanHolo80

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    Great build! The detailing is phenomenal.
     
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    Very kind thanks :D
     
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  24. Oblivion

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    Led fitted.

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  25. Doctorwho5

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    Great job with the 8th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. Very futuristic with a Victorian twist.
     
  26. Oblivion

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    Thanks, it took a while to get it as accurate as possible from all the reference photos I had, but it was worth the effort. I've kept the molds in case I wanted to create others.
     
  27. Shyaporn

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    Don't suppose you kept track of which bits and bobs you used to put this amazing piece together?
     

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