Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver by TheNewHobbyist #3dthursday
Doctor Who fandom is quite widespread in the maker universe — and I can’t help thinking that projects like this one by Chris Kreuger (TheNewHobbyist) in the Chicago area end up doing a better job teaching modeling techniques and challenges than more typical mechanical tutorials. Thingiverse Thing 32065:
I was poking around Thingiverse looking for something that would be suitable for a Halloween costume and noticed that while there was a great 10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver no one had uploaded one for the Eleventh Doctor!
So here it is, printable and ready to deal with all your “timey wimey” Doctor Who adventures.
I haven’t painted mine yet but I thought it would be a good idea to get Halloween themed models out for people to download ASAP!
In all fairness, I should probably admit that I want to print one of these myself. 😉
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