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.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Replica Sea Devil weapon from 1972 Dr Who with Jon Pertwee as the Dr.
Laser cut rings with a reflective backing, rubber custom ring to hold the disc in place, then a vac formed outer ring which was then covered in gold leaf, this fitted over the mottled green/brown leather covering the hand grip, inside there is a bar across the tube to enable the Sea Devils to hold the weapon.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Sixth Dr's sonic lance.

Season one replica, notice the different plugs and colour of the holster with a retaining strap which was altered for season 2 and also a change of plugs as the phono plugs kept pulling out.  The strap was also abandoned as the cast said it got in the way.

Thursday, 8 September 2016