Thursday, November 22, 2007

DrGaz's virtual Dalek build

This is something I did a couple of years ago on a piece of 3D software called Autodesk Inventor 9. Since I was a kid I always wanted to make a full-size Dalek. Unfortunately I never got the opportunity and these days I certainly haven't got the time or a garage to devote to such a project. Therefore I thought it would be fun to create an accurate 3D model using this sofware. Here's some pics of the model. It's onlt about 60% complete. Maybe I'll come back one day and try to finish it off.

I used the plans compiled from The Dalek Builders' Guild to create this model. They are extremely accurate, and if you can get into their website there are some fantastic examples of replica Daleks that people have built themselves. There is also an amusing section devoted to "Wokleks", which are slightly dodgy, less accurate builds!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Wiggy Davison

This is the cover to the latest Radio Times which is promoting the Doctor Who special for Children in Need. Someone on the Outpost Gallifrey forum mentioned that Peter Davison should wear a wig because these days he's a bit of a slap-head - his hair was much longer when he played the Doctor in the early '80s! Well I couldn't resist the challenge of Photoshopping on Davison's original hair to see the difference, so below is here's him before and after his makeover. Actually I think it takes a few years off him:

...and here's the revised Radio Times with Wiggy Davison in all his glory:

...and here's some more wig options for both Doctors:

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Photo of the day: Traffic

Again, on the way home this evening on the top deck of the bus. Now that the clocks have gone back it's dark so early in the evening.