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RTS-nominated

With The Model Unit nominated for an RTS Craft Award, here are some images from our projects which were nominated in previous years…

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RTS Craft Award Nomination for The Day of the Doctor

The Model Unit is very proud to announce that it has been nominated, alongside Real SFX, for an RTS Craft & Design Award for the practical effects work seen in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor.

For miniature effects supervisor Mike Tucker this is the fifth time he has been nominated in this category, having previously been put forward for individual awards for 999 International – Missing in Action, The Brighton Bomb, and Horizon: Last Flight of the Columbia, and under the Model Unit banner for Human Body – Pushing the Limits.

“Having won the BAFTA earlier in the year, its fantastic for the team to now get a second nomination, and I’m delighted that it’s for a show that really showcased how well practical effects can work within a modern drama production.”

– Mike Tucker, Visual Effects Supervisor

For more information about the Model Unit’s work on this episode please contact Mike Tucker.

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The Day of the Doctor – BAFTA winner!

BAFTA Craft Winners!

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!

Spring 2014 Update

The Model Unit is proud to have been nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award for work on Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category. The BAFTA Television Craft Awards take place on Sunday 27 April 2014.

Filming miniatures constructed by the Model Unit for Doctor Who have now gone on display at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.

The displays feature both the submarine models from Cold War and two dioramas from The Time of the Doctor.

In addition, the Dalek Emperor miniature that we constructed for the series’ re-launch back in 2005 is finally back on display after substantial repair and renovation by members of the original build team.

You can also read all about renovation work recently completed on a 1960s TARDIS prop used in The Mind Robber at The Prop Gallery.