Monday, 17 July 2017

Teleport Bracelet (replica)
The iconic bracelet from Blakes 7, created with the same tubing the BBC used in the 70's with the same button and as close as you can get with the Orange perspex, which does reflect pinkish in natural light.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Servalan extended pistol from Blakes 7

An extended version of Servalan's pistol, this was not seen that much but it had a raised rear with fins and again a turned aluminium barrel.

Servalan's pistol from Blakes 7
Servalan used a few different pistols throughout the show, this is the short version seen in 'Power'.
Same modified ladder for the side detailing, but this one has a turned aluminium barrel and painted bell push, I think the Servalan pistols were the only time they were painted. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Blakes 7 Federation Pistol.
The pistol used by the Federation Guards in various episodes, note the rear or the pistol (it also has a slight indent in the end).
This makes is different from Travis's pistol which is seen in Gambit has a domed back and also an extra stripe on the grip fitting.
There is also another version seen in 'Terminal' that Servalan uses which is lacking any red stripes.
The side detailing was originally a razor blade handle, but with these now being very rare and near impossible to get hold of, a model ladder was modified to get it as close as possible to the razor handle.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Movellan sidearm Replicas
The Movellan's are an android race from the 4-X-Alpha-4 (star system).
They first appeared in the Fourth Doctor episode 'Destiny of the Daleks (1979)
The Movellan standard weapon is their sidearm, a small photon beam emitter which draws it's power direct from the Movellan holding it.
The Movellan sidearm focuses a stream of photons produced from a crystal and emitted into a bean of variable intensity from 'Kill' to 'Stun'.
The Movellan operator is shielded from this radiation by the hard casing of the sidearm.

These are created using the same tubing as the originals with laser cut parts and aluminium clips.
Powered by a 9V battery, the emitter lights up by squeezing a button on the grip inside the hand shield, this lights up the emitter and in dark surroundings projects the target area onto a wall.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Federaton Trooper Helmet replica
The iconic helmet worn by the Federation Guards in Blakes 7.

This replica is made using the correct JB climbing helmet (vintage), acrylic bands and the mask is a first generation fiberglass cast of a screen used mask.
The round vent on the front is as close as I can get to the original 'tea strainer' used on the original ones.
The badges on the helmets were all different, as they were made using a belt buckle which had a piece of thin copper sheet glued onto and then hot glue was dribbled over the front to give the effect, painted black and then highlighted with silver.

Scorpio Clip Gun replica from Blakes 7
Replica clip gun made form the same thickness aluminium as the original ones.
With never seeing one the right thickness I decided to replicate one.
This is based as a screen used one Dana used in the show and note the top solid bar and front corner on the cover plate.
There were 10 clips in the gun cabinet (2 were the same) and coloured like these ones.
This comes with an aluminium holster and fires flash wool/paper out the barrel when a certain clip in inserted, this avoids burning out the heating element when playing with the trigger.
To save having to take it all to bits to replace the battery, using the latest battery technology it charges by plugging a micro USB into the battery which sits above the trigger.
Each clip is held in the slot by a magnet, and the 'live' clip activates the heating circuit when inserted.