Hero Season 1-2 Sonic Screwdriver

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by phez, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    Finally finished this up:lol. Sorry for the crappy pic's, my phone camera sort of fish eyes and distorts everything I try to shoot close up but it is all I have right now:cry. On to the Season 3-4 this weekend.

    Here is the original build thread, none of the parts are CNC'd they are all machined using a hand mill and lathe so forgive the occasional slip here or there (some are intentional to match the original prop) :lol .

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/eccleston-sonic-first-crack-121733/

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  2. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow. You did an amazing job on this. Very very nice work.

    -best
     
  3. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    wow, that's a really nice job.
    And the 'crackle' finish came out really well.
     
  4. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great man! Awesome work!
     
  5. Organic Mechanic

    Organic Mechanic Sr Member

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    That looks really great Phez. Very rare to see a 'wide slider' sonic. :cool
     
  6. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    Thanks guys (even the Munson seal of approval, sweet! :lol).

    It took a few tries to figure out how to get the small crack patten with that paint. That stuff is really a pain in the *. I could not do it with the can, not saying it cant be done, I just could not get it to work evenly. After 4 tries (with the cracks too big), I emptied the spray can into a jar and used my airbrush to put the top coat on. It worked perfect the first time using the airbrush.

    I spayed some Krylon polyurethane clear over the top of the crackle to seal it and it is not setting up (it is tacky). I think it might be reacting with the crackle. Any ideas on what to try to dry that stuff before repainting it (it is supposed to fully cure in 4 hours and it has been way over that). On the upside I have that crackle finish down now so I can redo it if I have to.
     
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  7. greatwazoo42

    greatwazoo42 Sr Member

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    Wow! Wow! Wowzers wowie! Perfect, phez! Two thumbs way up!
     
  8. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now that's impressive!
     
  9. Rassilon

    Rassilon Well-Known Member

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    That’s just excellent work phez.

    It’s so pleasing to see more sonic build thread there’s days, or is it just I’m looking more for sonic build threads, well, ether way, nice work phez.

    I’m looking forward in seeing what you will start on next, maybe a display for your sonic collection, or do you have that, or mabe a dematerialisation circuit,…….. oh wait that was my next build, anyhow top job phez.
     
  10. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    Thanks Rassilon

    I did up plans for a Season 3-4 hero Sonic so I am working on that this weekend. And then on to ..... Another Sonic project :lol:lol:lol.

    Hey what is that weird looking thing in the background (in the garage) of your Dalak profile picture. Is that a helicopter?

     
  11. Rassilon

    Rassilon Well-Known Member

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    Hey it's nice here in the insane asylum for sonic wacko's:wacko
    Yes yes precious, I will ask him.:wacko

    “How many sonic do you have now”? phez :love

    I thinks you may have what we call in the psychologists cycles
    Sonic fever, or better known as sonic madness, my psychologists tell me that if you have anymore than three (3), then you have that condition.

    Most Dr Who fans suffer from that condition, I however have a more server condition known as “Who-multi-propitis”
    that’s by were the person, has more than one prop, and they are literally in ever part of the house and they can’t seem to stop making them.

    I’m currently undergoing treatment every Friday night, Dr Dalek Caan and his Vodka Tonk is working so well. :wacko:wacko
     
  12. Rassilon

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    Oh I forgotten to mention the helicopter, yeah it’s under going a Gas Turbine installation, our company manufactures the planetary drive for the Solar T62-2A and the 16A/B military gas turbines.

    I’m installing a T62-2A gas turbine, but props keep getting in the way, as well as small gas turbine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s)
     
  13. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    I am up to about 10 so that is not a good sign :confused :confused :confused
     
  14. Rassilon

    Rassilon Well-Known Member

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    No that's not a good sign phez, you most certainly do have
    Who-multi-propitis,
    Best to take 6 Vodka’s, and call me in the morning.:behave
     
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  15. Primrodo

    Primrodo Sr Member

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    Looks great Phez! Have you noticed any of the inherent fragility as described by the show with that wider model?
     
  16. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    No it is definently not fragile. The slid movement is a little wonky compared to the season 3-4. You have to push from the bottom of the button to get it to slide nice and easy (from DrWho confidential when Eccleston talks about the sonic it looks like the real one might have had that problem too) but other than that it works great. I have not added anything to make it slide easier yet so that may let it work much smoother.


    It looks like fortune has shined on me the polyurethane clear coat is almost dry!!!!!
    No repaint :).
     
  17. greatwazoo42

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    HUZZAH!!!
     
  18. Primrodo

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    Great to hear on the drying!

    Also interesting to hear your own findings on the slider. Its interesting to see it realised, as many prefer the tighter Tennant style, even Celestial Toystore's versions use that narrow slider due to the wonkyness.

    Love seeing it though!
     
  19. phez

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    I am going to improve the tolerance on the slide to see if tightening it up a bit solves the wokyness. I need to reduce the length of where the clear tube meets the slider part by about 1/4 inch to make it match the mechanism on the original but it is pretty close now. It was a ***** fitting the 12V fob battery in that slider (it is quite a bit narrower than the Season 3-4).

    The narrow slider is a definite improvement, but I figured I would make it right or not at all. The switch tends to get caught on pocket material and I bet that was one of the reasons they fixed that in the new one. Lets face it, sans minor cosmetic differences a Season 1 without the wide slider is, well a Season 3-4 :lol. They fixed everything they did not like about the origenal by redoing it into the newer version. I am working on a 3-4 as we post :).
     
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  20. davidnagel

    davidnagel Well-Known Member

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    Well doesn't that look nice!

    Good work mate.
     
  21. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    Thanks David :).
     
  22. rubbertoe

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    Amazing job Phez, I'm blown away by some of the talent on this forum, why are you not doing it for a living? :thumbsup
     
  23. Asp9mm

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    Possibly cos' you have that gig :lol
     
  24. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    WOW! , I could not ask for a better complement. Thanks you. :)

    I really just like making stuff for a hobby. I took me 2 weeks to make this one so I am guessing that would not work out to well for the pros :lol. I have no idea how you guys pop out props that are as complex as the ones that are on WHO on a time line.

    I can not imagine making 25 of the Smith Sonics, WHAT???? :lol:lol:lol:lol

    I am going to take a crack at making a copy of your River Song Sonic next. That is an absolutely amazing piece of work (and my favorite).


    And no one could do that job more justice.
     
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  25. Felgacarb

    Felgacarb Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice sonic! It makes me want to buy a lathe...
     
  26. phez

    phez Sr Member

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    I say go for it :lol. The only Machining experience I had before buying the Sherlines was making pool sticks on a wood lathe when I was 20. It is really fun making stuff on it.
     
  27. Dr who props

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    Are you sure you didn't steal the sonic?
     
  28. MrAwesome

    MrAwesome New Member

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    Hey phez, I saw on your old thread you wanted a photo of the prop wide slider, I don't know if you have seen this already but here is one, it's the best photo I could find.
     

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