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Choose the next monsters to appear at the Doctor Who Experience! 

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 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.

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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.

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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.

BAFTA Guru | In Focus – Visual Effects Vol 2

The second BAFTA Guru interview on VFX, with contributions from Model Unit Supervisor Mike Tucker, is now live on the BAFTA Guru website, and on YouTube.

Hear from the visual effects experts behind AvatarThe Hobbit: Desolation of SmaugIron Man, Doctor Who and Sherlock on how they bring the impossible to life on screen, how technology has changed the visual effects process and how beginners can get their start in the industry.

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.

themodelunit@mac.com
www.themodelunit.co.uk
www.facebook.com/themodelunit

Wimbledon Studios Guest Blog | Mike Tucker on The Model Unit

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.