The Doctor Who Experience’s ongoing programme of restoration saw us returning two classic Tom Baker era monsters to their former glory.
The Doctor Who Fan Show spoke to Mike Tucker about his time working on Doctor Who and some of his personal highlights:
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The next batch of monsters to be restored will be unveiled this month.
The Model Unit continues the programme of restoration of iconic Doctor Who monsters from the vaults for BBC Worldwide.
The next phase of classic monster refurbishment at the Doctor Who Experience is interactive. Follow the link to vote for the costumes that you want to see refurbished next.
Voting closes on Friday 23rd July, with the winning monsters announced w/c 25th July.
To vote, click through to the DoctorWho.tv website: Choose the next monsters to appear at the Doctor Who Experience!
The Model Unit is currently engaged in programme of refurbishment of props from the classic era of Doctor Who for the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.
Working with Brad Kelly of BBC Worldwide, several vintage props and costumes from the 1970s and 80s have been earmarked for restoration, as part of an on-going programme intended to bring items that have not been exhibited for decades to a new audience.
That programme had been launched with the restoration of the original Davros costume and chair, last seen in 1985 in the Colin Baker story Revelation of the Daleks.
Using the original moulds, and by tracking down contemporary dressing elements, the prop has been returned to its last screen-used appearance, and presented to a new audience of ‘Doctor Who’ fans for the first time in a over a decade.
Further refurbishments are planned over the coming months.
The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff reopened to the public today and Wired magazine has a behind-the-scenes look at the design process – including the Dalek area that the Model Unit contributed to.
Read more at WIRED.CO.UK
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.
The Model Unit’s involvement in Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor was for the Time War section, providing several cutaways of the Time Lord staser cannon (including its destruction), and a longer sequence showing John Hurt’s TARDIS crashing through a wall and destroying several Daleks.
Find out more about our work on this historic episode of Doctor Who by downloading our press release:
Mike and his crew watched the episode at Excel London with an audience of 2000 fans, as part of the Doctor Who Celebration. You can read about the event at Scale Model News.