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Coleman’s Collection Including kandyman Custom


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  • TimelordTim

    February 24th, 2021 - 9:24pm

    Brilliant job with the Auton and Kandyman, they look fantastic! Can’t wait to see what you work on next.

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    • Coleman

      February 24th, 2021 - 9:43pm

      Thanks TimelordTim.
      Was going to do an 8 inch version of zu-zanna next then a Menoptera.
      Might swap them round and do the Menoptera first.
      Just waiting for some more clay to arrive off Ebay.

    • TimelordTim

      February 25th, 2021 - 11:20am

      Will be great to see a Menoptera. I’m sure you’ll do a brilliant job of it.

      It’d make a great figure for CO but that’s unlikely. I’ve just bought the Harlequin model of it to paint myself and add to my display.

    • Coleman

      February 25th, 2021 - 12:16pm

      Are you on collections TimelordTim? If so I’ll have alook.

    • TimelordTim

      February 25th, 2021 - 1:25pm

      I’m not at the moment. I’ve been painting some Harlequin figures recently and have been customising 1/76th scale figures to have a Doctor Who scene on my model railway. I’ve also recently got a cabinet for my CO figures collection. I’m hoping to have it all together to ask Booboo for a collections page in late March or early April.

    • Coleman

      February 25th, 2021 - 2:48pm

      Nice one TimelordTim, I’ll look forward to seeing them.
      Haven’t got any myself but I really like the Harlequin and warlord figures. I’m always checking them out on customising sites. Some of the paint jobs are amazing, considering how small they are. Been tempted to buy some of the pre painted Warlord figures off eBay.

  • Doctor…Who?

    February 22nd, 2021 - 11:21am

    That Carnival Auton is looking great Coleman! Keep up the good work!

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    • Coleman

      February 22nd, 2021 - 1:30pm

      Thanks again Doctor…Who?, If you check back about Thursday, Friday I’ll be posting a few finished painted photos.
      Are you still making clay models when you’ve time?

    • Coleman

      February 22nd, 2021 - 1:36pm

      My mistake Doctor…Who?
      Had you mixed up with Doug Who for a minute their.

    • Doctor…Who?

      February 22nd, 2021 - 2:20pm

      No worries, they are rather similar names!

  • Doug Who

    January 31st, 2021 - 5:05pm

    Hi Coleman,

    Just wow!

    Your Kandyman is an absolute triumph Coleman. Beautiful! It sits so well with the other Harrop figures. Really beautifully sculpted and painted. I was wondering like Ergon if you might attempt the wiring etc but it really doesn’t need it because it is outstanding as it is. If they were ever to do an official release, I can’t see it bettering this. So well done!

    The Menoptera will be another real challenge. I recently bought a dilapidated Sue Moore Menoptera which needs new wings but I have never cast in resin so that may prove an obstacle. I’d be interested to know how you might go about it…

    Like both you and Ergon, work has interfered with my own Kandyman project but I am doing it to Eaglemoss scale which is even more fiddly! The figurine collection is my favourite line of merchandise so it would be lovely to add those characters and monsters that are very unlikely to happen.

    In addition to a couple of simple paint jobs, I’ve already done a Cyberman with bombs from ‘Revenge’, an Ogri (pretty easy as it is a stone!) and am on my way to a Rutan, which is surprisingly tricky considering its fairly simple design. I also decided to do a mini ‘Green Death’ tableau with eggs and maggots! After that a Keller Machine and a Brain of Morpho.

    As you say, it is quite therapeutic making these, although also can be slightly annoying when it doesn’t quite work!

    It would be really interesting to see all the different versions of characters when they’re eventually complete.

    But once again well done on wonderful work!

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    • Coleman

      January 31st, 2021 - 9:00pm

      Thanks Doug Who for the very, very kind words.
      I hope you and Ergon post photos eventually, I know you mentioned it awhile back.
      It was you and Ergon having a conversation on here awhile back saying you sculpted and painted clay figures that got me interested in doing these figures in the first place.
      I’ll eventually add the dry white sugar effect to the Kandyman, but I’ve left the wiring off on purpose because I think it’ll spoil the aesthetics.
      It looks good on the full size prop but I’m not sure about a 8inch figure.
      I’m well on the way with making the Daffodil Auton in White clay. So hopefully I should be posting a photo of the full sculpt next weekend.

    • Coleman

      January 31st, 2021 - 9:26pm

      By the way Doug Who I know what you mean about therapeutic but slightly annoying when things don’t turn out right.
      In regards to the Menoptera it’s awhile off yet,
      but I wasn’t going to use resin, I had been thinking of doing it in a translucent clay, rolling out very thinly. Been watching some great tutorials lately and translucent Premo sculpy seems best in clearness when baked and very pliable (can bend double even very thin pieces, without breaking ). I’ll do the rest of the body in white Fimo.

    • the ergon

      February 1st, 2021 - 8:48am

      Premo sculpey is quite malleable but you really have to work at it to get the desired shape and is quite hard in texture before rolling but is perfect for getting the desired effect.
      I,m sure you will do an equally excellent job on the daffodil Auton, coleman although i think i may just hold out for that one. The ones i plan to do are the more obscure or as Doug says ‘releases that might not happen’ any time soon. A few people have done The Keller Machine and done good jobs on them. I,d like an Ogri but thats one i might just wait for as well but The Brains of morphoton. I,ve thought about those and could be a future project. Next up for Me after i,ve painted The Plasmaton are The Pool cleaner, Larvae gun louse, Fishperson and i may just attempt either a Navarino or Sandy from ‘The Rescue’.
      P.S-just for reference How do you post pictures to this collection page? I,ve just bought a new Android phone and i,m just getting used to all its modes and functions.

    • Doug Who

      February 1st, 2021 - 2:02pm

      Hi Coleman and Ergon,

      Good to hear from you both!

      I haven’t used Primo or sculpey at all. I tend to just sculpt in modelling clay. Its probably not as durable as the ‘baked’ modelling material but its what I’m used to. My favourite part of the process is painting and I tend to use artists acrylics over a primer.

      It’s interesting the aesthetic decisions you make when making these sculpts, such as the wiring on the Kandyman. It perhaps gives you a wee insight into how Neil and the others at Eaglemoss must think about these things – and what a fantastic job that must be!

      I try to keep to what was seen on screen but with the Rutan, you actually see very little. For example you only see one tentacle but the implication is that there are more. I’ve tried to make it more dynamic with tentacles flailing at the back! Then there’s all the filaments you see in close ups when its talking to the Doctor!

      I don’t know if we’ll see an Ogri in the official collection. From what Neil Corry has said about the Krynoid and Foamasi, they make judgements on what will make ‘good’ figures whereas personally I think they can make really interesting figurines from less successful monsters. Besides their Aggedor looked nothing like its screen appearance!

      Not a figure, but I did make a daffodil Auton bust to go with the unofficial series made in the 90’s, which came out quite well.

      Ergon, I thought about doing a Plasmaton so would be really interesting to see yours although a Fish Person would be really cool but a nightmare to sculpt – all those scales! A Navarino would be excellent too. I’ve sourced a few parts for the Keller Machine such as a miniature clear dome. I think the ultimate model I’d really like to make would be the large Krynoid…maybe one day!

      Would love to share photos but I don’t know how to upload them here either. I’m not on social media although can see some of the places where others show their customs. Perhaps we should start a blog for these sorts of things!

    • the ergon

      February 1st, 2021 - 2:37pm

      You are right about the Aggedor I gave mine away. Its one of the few instances where they didn,t get it right and until i decide to do my own i am more than happy with harrops version. i was watching the seeds of Doom last week and I would love to see a Krynoid in either part Plant/part Keeler, the full vegiform creature or a Mega plant the size of the chase Estate. Anyway good luck to you both. I,m sure you don,t need it and look forward to seeing more of your displays in those collections.

    • Coleman

      February 1st, 2021 - 2:47pm

      Ergon.
      Just ask Booboo for his Email address, make sure you use your up-to-date Email address and he will send it to you. Then just post the photo in an email to him.
      I had to send each photo as a separate email. (Only way I could work it out).

    • Coleman

      February 1st, 2021 - 2:59pm

      Ps, Doug Who, just follow the above advice I gave to Ergon for posting photos on this site.
      (I’m not on social media either).

    • Doug Who

      February 1st, 2021 - 3:17pm

      I modified my Eaglemoss Aggedor by filing down the claws and adding a ‘hump’! I think that’s what decided me to try my hand at making my own.

      There is a lovely Aggedor figure from the 1990’s HUD ‘Mini Terror’ series which turns up very occasionally but can go for silly prices now. It really captures the screen Aggedor and is in almost perfect scale with the Eaglemoss figurines.

      You’ve inspired me Coleman so I think this weekend I’ll do a bit more to my Kandyman as it has stalled a bit. Will look into sending photos too!

      Best wishes to you both!

    • Coleman

      February 1st, 2021 - 9:34pm

      I don’t remember wether it was my Eaglemoss Aggedor or the Web Yeti (because it was awhile ago) but it came with the claws broken. Remember sending it back for a replacement and the replacement was also broke, so i gave it up as a bad job and kept it.

  • Doctor…Who?

    January 29th, 2021 - 2:19pm

    In the words of Ron Weasley- ‘Bloody Hell!’
    Great Kandyman model and brilliant collection Coleman! Its with collections like these when I realise how much love this little teatime show has been given!

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    • Coleman

      January 29th, 2021 - 4:22pm

      Thanks for the kind words Doctor…Who?, Much appreciated.
      Was only going to make Kandyman as a one off in clay as a way of getting him in my collection. But found both sculpting and painting during these strange times very therapeutic.
      I’ve decided to sculpt a few more 8 inch Dr Who villains starting with the Daffodil carrying Auton. If he turns out ok I’ll be tempted to try my hand at Zu-zana and a Menoptera. I’m trying to give some of the lesser Dr Who characters some much needed love.
      (Anyway only time will tell).

  • the ergon

    January 21st, 2021 - 3:17pm

    Did you use heavy body acrylic? I started with standard but the result was too translucent and had to do it slowly and daily, so changed and mixed different paints for texture and various colours than keep buying separate. Your version is very good though the problem with The Kandyman is that there is so much detail and there is all the wiring and the hardened sugar up the Arms etc., you tend to miss these little things. I have now found a decent substitute and i have inserted holes and plan to hot glue gun those in. I only get the Friday off so to do these customs and those 4-5 hours go nowhere. Well done coleman. As The Kandyman say ‘A Labour of love’ Now you can start work on The Menoptera.

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    • Coleman

      January 21st, 2021 - 3:44pm

      Thanks Ergon.
      It’s only a work in progress at the moment, should be finished around weekend then I’ll post more photos. Just used normal humbrol acrylics, took ages to paint as most colours needed two to three coats with two hours drying time inbetween. The yellow torso took seven coats. Like you said the acrylics don’t cover well at all.
      Much prefer my enamels but they react with polymer clay.

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 5:34pm

      Good luck with the wiring (if you plan add those) and the dreaded spinning, swirly eyes.

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 5:45pm

      P.s- Harrops have The Axon Creature up for this friday. I wasn,t expecting it to go up until next week, so thats something to look forward to and a quick despatch too as they have a third undisclosed piece being revealed shortly.

    • Coleman

      January 21st, 2021 - 6:02pm

      Thanks for letting me know about the Axon monster Ergon.
      I didn’t know.

    • Coleman

      January 21st, 2021 - 6:07pm

      I’ll go as far as adding the crusted sugar but I’ll miss out the wiring Ergon.

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 6:09pm

      Sorry it is the 26th. losing track of days, forgetting its friday tomorrow. Still, can,t wait to see what that next third piece will be.

    • Coleman

      January 21st, 2021 - 6:24pm

      Speaking of the Menoptera you mentioned earlier. It would make a lovely piece in the 8inch scale. I’ve never used it but I know FIMO makes some translucent clay that turns even more clear when baked.
      (Would make great wings)?

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 7:52pm

      Might be worth attempting. if Harrops were to do this figurine, imagine the all different materials they would have to use which would really hike up the price and they would need extra large and protective packaging which could be quite precarious in transit even with all the polystyrene. Eaglemoss have downplayed a potential release due to the materials involved also. It would require a lot of patience thats for sure. I,m onto customising smaller eaglemoss style figurines and experimenting with resin. Once i complete the Kanyman paint job on both the harrop a like figurine, and its scaled down version and complete that infernal wiring, I,m going to start on a fishperson a plasmaton and a few smaller, easier pieces that eaglemoss might not do anytime soon. After The kandyman they will seem like a breeze.P.s- I use premo sculpey which is a pain to roll whereas Fimo is at least softer and probably better for doing small stuff like the auton troll doll etc…

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 8:07pm

      Apologies coleman. Got the Harrop Date wrong. The Axon Monster is 26th February, i thought the dates didn,t match up. Never Mind. If you get a moment Check out ‘The War Chief ‘Custom on the figurines facebook page. Hes done a cracking job. It actually looks someting like Edward Brayshaw.

    • Coleman

      January 22nd, 2021 - 4:49pm

      It’s ok Ergon, what with the Blu-ray collection and the couple of steel books all coming out at similar times it’ll give me chance to save some money up for the Axon.

    • Coleman

      January 22nd, 2021 - 5:11pm

      Just been on the custom figurine Facebook page. That Edward Brayshaw is very good, especially since its Eaglemoss scale.
      I admire anyone working in this scale, both sculpting and painting is very difficult.

  • TimelordTim

    January 21st, 2021 - 8:39am

    That’s an excellent Kandyman model!! Brilliant, well done. A very nice collection too.

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    • Coleman

      January 21st, 2021 - 3:50pm

      Thanks Tim,
      Kandymans a work in progress, but if you check back next week I’ll be posting finished photos.

  • the ergon

    December 27th, 2020 - 3:38pm

    Merry Xmas coleman. I,d just like to ask, have you got round to painting your Kandyman or are you still deciding which acrylics to use. It can be difficult to choose especially when you put so much effort in, it can make you apprehensive on how to go about it. Also, looking at the head did you stick the clay balls on the head after cooking and will you be adding the wiring to the body and doing the round plinth or just leaving well alone. Whatever, its still a very good effort all round. I may put mine up soon but i,m on with some others at present.

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    • Coleman

      December 28th, 2020 - 10:12pm

      Happy Christmas Ergon, yes put your figures on show here when possible I’ll definitely have a look.
      I managed to put it on a round white clay base, then oven baked it for 30 minutes at 110 c. (It’s turned out quite well). Then bought some Humbrol acryilcs, I’m in process of painting at moment.
      Probably be another couple of weeks though.
      Only painting in a morning now and again when not busy.

    • the ergon

      December 29th, 2020 - 11:03am

      Theres just not enough hours in the day. I have to try to put a day aside each week. I,m glad your projects coming on though. Theres no rush with the painting, thats the beauty of working with Polymer. Hope you do more in the Harrop scale and Harrops are so slow at knocking out the figurines we,d like to see. I Might get the Terileptil Android when i,m 70, the way they are going.

    • Coleman

      December 29th, 2020 - 4:54pm

      The Terileptils and the Android are one of my favourites too. (That haven’t been made yet) Hopefully Harrops Will make them soon, Should look great on display.

    • Coleman

      January 19th, 2021 - 8:27pm

      Thanks for updating Booboo, should be finished by weekend (hopefully).

  • Anonymous

    November 28th, 2020 - 10:31am

    There are some great steelbook protectors you can buy made of plastic. Better than the bag ones, worth investing in! Love the lot though

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    • Coleman

      November 28th, 2020 - 10:40am

      Thanks, I’ll look into the dvd protectors.
      Only started using them because the cardboard sleeves damage so easily.
      (Damaged a few in the past).

  • Coleman

    November 21st, 2020 - 4:08pm

    Hello Ergon,
    A scaled down version to match the Eaglemoss stuff would be the only other figure I’d be interested in doing. Only just finished sculpting so it hasn’t been baked yet. Was intending to put it on a round clay base to match the Harrops figures. Couple of days ago managed to get some pure white FIMO clay for this purpose.
    Won’t be long now before I’ll be trying the Bansley B&M store for the new CO sets.
    BooBoo, if ive double posted similar message, will you delete it. Having trouble with signal again, thanks.

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  • booboo

    November 20th, 2020 - 4:57pm

    Rather impressed with that Kandyman, be sure to send some painted pictures in

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    • Coleman

      November 20th, 2020 - 5:25pm

      Thanks BooBoo,
      1st time Ive ever sculpted with polymer clay aswell.
      Thought I’d give it ago, because of Ergon and Doug who having a conversation on here awhile back saying they’d done a few customs in clay.
      So I thought I’d give it a bash.
      Will show painted photos eventually but ill have to buy some acrylics (only got enamels at the moment).

  • the ergon

    November 20th, 2020 - 1:54pm

    In that line up of four its like sutekhs thinking ‘ How come i,ve been pushed to the back of the queue?’

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  • the 14th doctor

    November 20th, 2020 - 1:36pm

    great collection

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    • Coleman

      November 20th, 2020 - 4:43pm

      Thanks for commenting.

  • the ergon

    November 20th, 2020 - 1:27pm

    You,ve done a really decent job there coleman. If not better than the ones the guy on the figurine collection did who was charging £30 for the miniature figurines. i have had to start from scratch as the clay i was using wasn,t quite right, so i,ve opted for the premo stuff. I didn,t want to bake but for better results it seems thats my only option. I,m going to make a few before i mould and then paint. What acrylics are you using? I,m sticking with matte as i,m sticking to the smaller 1:21 scale and the hands are slightly trickier than the full scale Harrop-a-like you have chosen to do .I,d like to see the finished product when its complete. Your patience has paid off. Well done.

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    • the ergon

      November 20th, 2020 - 1:28pm

      P.s -Whats next on your clay sculpting agenda?

    • Coleman

      November 20th, 2020 - 4:41pm

      Thanks for commenting Ergon. Not certain I’ll make anymore (at the moment at least).
      Love kandyman, one of my all time favourite Dr who Characters. Due to the copyright issues, don’t think any company’s going to make him and I had to have one in my collection, so I thought making him myself was the only way to have one. Hoping all the other figures I’d like to own are made by one of the big company’s so I don’t have to make anymore.
      Going to use Humbrol acrylics, always used there enamels for other projects I’ve done and never had any complaints. Was going for a satin look, (not gloss not Matt somewhere inbetween), but looking at colours available, might have to settle for Matt finish.

    • Coleman

      November 20th, 2020 - 5:49pm

      It was tricky doing the Robert Harrop scale, but I’d need alot more practice to do the Eaglemoss scale like your doing.
      Must be ultra tricky doing hands, head beads and so on in that scale.

    • the ergon

      November 21st, 2020 - 12:19pm

      Like you wouldn,t believe. The headpart is the worst. the tiniest headbeads and all the other details including the face attachment and the painting of the spinning eyes. I just want one to go with the seventh figurines. The only Happiness patrol additions Eaglemoss could get the copyright for to acknowledge this story would be one of the Patrol, Helen A and Fifi or one of the underground Dwellers. Would they even bother with Melted Kandyman? (Unlikely, If they couldn,t do the real thing). That would be like producing ‘Destroyed Cassandra’ that ‘Character’ made and that didn,t shift so well on the shelves as i remember. Harrop and Eaglemoss have said they would love to do the Kandyman but its not likely to ever happen as you say. Your version is a triumph and i,m sure it must be a relief its almost done and turned out so well and matches with the others in the collection. Can,t wait to see the painted version. Are you going to round off the plinth like Harrop? and would you attempt a downscaled version if you have any spare clay to go alongside your eaglemoss collection?

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