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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.

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

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!

Press Release: The Day of the Doctor

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:

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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.