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Started by Oblivion, Jun 15, 2015, 10:18 am

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Oblivion

Jun 15, 2015, 10:18 am Last Edit: Nov 17, 2015, 03:47 pm by Oblivion
Made from high impact plastic, metal and putty.

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Hampshire UK

galacticprobe

Jun 15, 2015, 04:15 pm #1 Last Edit: Jun 15, 2015, 04:15 pm by galacticprobe
Wow! What exquisite detailing! Did you make it so that "vaporizing" port can light up; or maybe that should be, is it openable so some lighting could be put inside it?

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

Oblivion

Thanks :) No it's static Dino. To make it open would be almost impossible, at least for my skills. I'm not sure even the original did that as there seems there was more than one prop used and if you look closely they are very different.
Hampshire UK

galacticprobe

Jun 15, 2015, 04:28 pm #3 Last Edit: Jun 15, 2015, 04:29 pm by galacticprobe
I'll have to take a closer look the next time BBC America airs that episode (even though "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven" have to be the two worst episodes ever made during the New Series). But I'd suffer through it to get another look at the prop.

Since there's no way of getting a light inside, have you thought about maybe using a small red reflector in that "ZAP!" port? Or some red reflector tape?

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

Oblivion

Jun 15, 2015, 04:50 pm #4 Last Edit: Jun 15, 2015, 04:51 pm by Oblivion
Which port do you mean Dino ? The one with the shutter feature, or the larger blank port ? The thing is unless its in destruct mode neither of the ports are red. The shutter port is closed as per my replica and the larger port is just blank. As the effects were CGI I felt it more appropriate to leave my prop in static mode. One of the original props on display at the Who exhibition has the larger port painted red simply for effect, and personally I think it looks dreadful.
Hampshire UK

galacticprobe

Jun 16, 2015, 07:00 pm #5 Last Edit: Jun 16, 2015, 07:01 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: Oblivion on Jun 15, 2015, 04:50 pm
Which port do you mean Dino ? The one with the shutter feature, or the larger blank port ?

Now that I'm not sure of; I'd have to re-watch the episodes again to find that out. But the port I was referring to is whichever one is the "destruct/disintegrator/kill" port.

Quote from: Oblivion on Jun 15, 2015, 04:50 pm
The thing is unless its in destruct mode neither of the ports are red. The shutter port is closed as per my replica and the larger port is just blank.

I do remember that. I was thinking if the "blank" port was the destruct port, a red reflector would be pretty dark until a light source hit it just right (like the flash from a camera as someone took a photo with it aimed at the photographer). Then it would show up as though it was lit up.

Quote from: Oblivion on Jun 15, 2015, 04:50 pm
As the effects were CGI I felt it more appropriate to leave my prop in static mode. One of the original props on display at the Who exhibition has the larger port painted red simply for effect, and personally I think it looks dreadful.

You probably made the better decision with that one. One would think the DWE would have at least used some sort of red reflective tape rather than paint for the effect. (It would look better than paint.)

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

davidnagel

Aug 21, 2015, 11:30 pm #6 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2015, 06:17 am by deck5
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Time for an upgrade?

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David

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Oblivion

Aug 22, 2015, 06:57 am #7 Last Edit: Aug 22, 2015, 07:18 am by Oblivion
:o OMG !! I'm SO gonna make that my first build of series 9 !!! In fact I'm already cutting it out of plastic ;D
Hampshire UK

Skaldak


Oblivion

Quote from: skaldak on Aug 24, 2015, 09:19 pm
Superlative Work Sir!


You're very kind. Looking back at it now it involved SO much work that I really have no idea how I got to the end of it.
Hampshire UK