Sci-fi & Fantasy Modeller volume 34 is out on July 21st, with an in-depth behind the scenes feature on our work on The Time of the Doctor.
Model Unit Supervisor Mike Tucker was a recent guest blogger for the Wimbledon Studios website, talking about the BAFTA-winning effects work done for Doctor Who – The Day of the Doctor. The article can be read here: Mike Tucker on The Model Unit At Media Village
UPDATE (August 2014): Wimbledon Studios has sadly since gone into administration, and faces an uncertain future. As their website is currently suspended, we have reproduced the content of Mike’s original blog locally.
How are models used in the making of special effects? Mike Tucker tells the BBC Academy team how he used miniature Daleks and the TARDIS in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.
The Model Unit is delighted to announce our success at last night’s TV Craft Awards, winning a BAFTA for our work on the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary story, The Day of the Doctor. Mike Tucker, Nick Kool and Alan ‘Rocky’ Marshall attended the ceremony at The Brewery in East London, along with representatives from Milk VFX, Real SFX, BBC Wales VFX and producer Marcus Wilson.
A full list of winners can be found on the BAFTA website: http://awards.bafta.org/award/2014/tvcraft
You can read more about the work on this landmark episode in our press release, which you can download here.
We are also delighted to announce that The Model Unit finally has its own Facebook page and Instagram account. You can also click through via the right-hand sidebar on this site. Please spread the word by liking and sharing!
With The Model Unit nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award at next week’s ceremony, here are some images from our projects which were nominated in previous years…
Sci-fi & Fantasy Modeller volume 33 is out this month, with an in-depth behind the scenes feature on our work on The Day of the Doctor.