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Started by Cardinal Hordriss, Oct 10, 2018, 11:28 am

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Cardinal Hordriss

This sonic came about when the gentleman who runs Custom Sonics came for a visit, had an unexpected trip to Castleton, somewhere I'd never been despite not being too far away. Anyway, he'd had a clear out of the workshop and very kindly gave me a bag of not quite finished sonic parts and despite not having his skill I managed to put a few together into this.

I am so sleep deprived I just cannot take a good picture, and I got PVA from a non-Doctor Who project on my backdrop. These were the best pics I managed. I really like this one but seeing the photos it looks incomplete in a way it doesn't up-close lol.

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I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

Volpone

And you can reuse the design in a slightly larger size as a lightsaber for Star Wars people! ;)
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

galacticprobe

Oct 11, 2018, 05:33 pm #2 Last Edit: Oct 11, 2018, 05:34 pm by galacticprobe
CH, say what you like about your photos, but I think they're perfect! The sonic is clear, not blurry, and that's the important bit. And it's an amazing sonic for being bodged together from bits of other sonics. It's a great design. (BBC take note if you ever decide to replace the Doctor's sonic at some point. ;) ;D)

So does this sonic have sound as well, or just the lighted emitter crystal?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Cardinal Hordriss

Thank you both but I'm not sure anything of mine is TV worthy.

It has 8 sound effects galacticprobe and one more piece to be added, hopefully on Monday. As a Sheffileder it's a shame it isn't made of local steel but it would weigh a ton lol.
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Cardinal Hordriss

Now it looks more finished.

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Cardinal Hordriss

Experimenting with some colour. I think the blue works well with the brass and breaks up the huge mass of aluminium. I prefer to use electrical tape to do this sort of thing, easy to apply, easy to remove if it doesn't look right and doesn't chip or scratch like paint. A similarly dark shade of purple might be worth a go but it's not a common tape colour.

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I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

Volpone

The blue does work very nicely.  If I'd have done it, I might have tried some kind of black leather in those spaces.  Or rubber.  You might be able to find a bicycle inner tube that you could cut cross-sections of to fit over those segments.  But I don't think that would be as nice and black and smooth as I'd like. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Cardinal Hordriss

I see what you mean, black would probably look more businesslike too but I prefer the subtle splash of colour.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

Cardinal Hordriss

A few extra pics of the finer details -

This brass thingy was added to fill an existing hole in the part I used.
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A more professional looking button.
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An end not as planned but more in keeping with the overall look.
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Why does my hand look so chubby lol?
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I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

elkad

Now all you need to do is Photoshop a light beam, & you have yourself a light saber.   ;D

Cardinal Hordriss

Quote from: elkad on Nov 20, 2018, 08:52 pm
Now all you need to do is Photoshop a light beam, & you have yourself a light saber.   ;D


Oh don't, I've only just decided it's really finished lmao.

I'm quite proud it was the top featured article on DW Amino last night GMT.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

Volpone

It's a really wonderful build.  Only in the interest of OCD, must I comment that you didn't necessarily need to add the brass dingus to hide a hole.  The Tom Baker sonic had a couple holes and things and even a big cutout, IIRC, that let you see the spring inside the base.  But it looks neat either way and you've made some wonderful choices. 

Heh.  I remember reading "Starlog" magazine in Olden Dayes and they had a comics section.  That would be a classic "Starlog" cartoon:  The Doctor says "No problem, I'll just get out the trusty sonic screwdriver" and realizes it's a lightsaber when he turns it on.  "I've got to start organizing these things better." 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Cardinal Hordriss

It's the guard on the emitter gives it the lightsaber look but without that it looks like a steampunk wand.

I know what you mean about the hole but it just looked to me as though something had broken off or got lost.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...