Classic Sonic Screwdriver – 1 Day Print and Build

So I finally took the plunge and decided that I wanted to collect all of the sonic screwdrivers I could get my mitts on, whether it be buy them or print them myself. To that end, I’m doing both… buying them AND printing them. The ultimate goal is to have them all on display in a Tardis that’s in planning as a tribute to John Hurt and the Day of the Doctor ( more than a 1 day build needless to say ). So this week we’re going to be knocking out not only one sonic screwdriver but two. There’s a model over on Thingiverse by ThingHuxter called the Classic Sonic Screwdriver. This little gem is perfect for making four sonic screwdrivers actually but today we’re only going to work on two of them, those being the 4th, 5th, and 8th Doctor’s. The other one that can be made with this model is the 3rd Doctor’s but I’m not quite sure how I want to do the swirly paint yet so I’ll just wait and knock it out later. The only difference I’ve noticed between the four of them is the paint job.   Since I don’t have a metal lathe yet ( it’s in the works lol ) it’s time to hit the 3D Printer and get the parts printed out. I’m using ABS from USA Fil, it’s a low cost filament that so far hasn’t given me any problems and prints nicely on the Anet. Printing takes about 3 hours per screwdriver so a total of 6 to get all the parts printed. Above you can see one of the 3 sonic screwdrivers I chose to make in this batch. It actually took about a days worth of work to get everything printed, cleaned up, assembled, and painted but because of work it took me just over a week to get all three finished ( getting called in to work is great for overtime but crap for finishing projects lol ). In any case, there are the three I made… the 4th, 5th, and 8th Doctor’s sonic screwdrivers ( the one he had before he becomes the War Doctor ). I’m thinking of actually remaking this model so that it can be printed without any supports at all. Reason being is that the supports like to get caught up in those ribs and makes for some really hard work to get them cleaned out and looking decent. But that’s a project for another day. In the meantime it’s time to discover what I’ll be working on this week for my 1 day build.