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Copper Sonic Screwdriver WIP by Police-Box-Traveler Copper Sonic Screwdriver WIP by Police-Box-Traveler
Just a quick and dirty pic of a Doctor Who styled sonic I'm working on made all out of copper pieces.

Now I didn't design this at all. It was originally an entry in the Replica Prop Forum's sonic screwdriver contest from...I believe a year ago. It was Jason1976's entry numbered 31 seen here: [link] and was just so elegant and very well thought design that I just HAD to have one...sadly though he didn't have the time to make another and he admitted that his electronics wiring skills weren't quite up to the task so I asked if he could put together a DIY kit for me and well, he did!

I've been sitting on these parts for a year before I finally started cutting the copper fittings and assembling the parts. I made a few changes, such as soldering the components for the butt-end of the sonic together and I'll be making further changes like an added slider plate similar to the 10th Doctor's sonic and also changing the contents of the clear neck section as i haven't the talent to make actual functioning clock gears that work...seriously, take another look at his entry...working clock gears! Brilliant! I also have to paint the grip section black and maybe do an aged chemical wash to the copper followed by a light polishing or maybe use a fine wire brush on it but I think when done this should look pretty slick.

Also...why the hell does DA keep putting my picture on it's side? I had to re-upload the picture twice XD
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paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
all i can say is wow!
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Thanks! I just put in some orders for some parts to finish this one. I ordered a new blue glass for the lens and a special piece for the inside as well. I'll be able to start finishing this up soon.
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
sounds awesome! thumbs up to you.
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thanks. Hopefully I can get this one done by the end of the summer if not sooner. I just need to find the right glass or acrylic tube for the very inside of the core. I want something really narrow if possible. If not I'll just have a custom brass core for the neck tube made and add some brass tubes for conduits and stuff. Something that resembles the time rotor of a Tardis Console would be nice.
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
yea actually i'm building my own tardis console from some really cheap stuff i can find.
but then the lamp for the middle part of the console died and i'm trying to find a new one, but at wal- mart there very highly priced.
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Well that's cool. I wish I had room for a console but I don't XD A room to put it in would also be nice but again there's no really perfect room here that would be like a console room. XD
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
but i'll start this summer.
Lilyanimallover Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
ooh ! sonic!
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Almost XD It's getting there though XD
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