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  • Coleman

    March 31st, 2022 - 3:51pm

    Wow, Excellent Tim.
    I know I’ve mentioned two or Three Times you’ll soon need another Cabinet.
    But yes. Definitely now.

    • TimelordTim

      March 31st, 2022 - 9:19pm

      Thanks Coleman! Ha, yep, I reckon I could get just a few more figures in yet, but I’ll end up needing a different display for the painted models at some stage to create room if CO release a load more I want over the next year or two. For now I’ve got everything I want, so it all depends on future releases. Luckily my main project for the year (which will take some months yet) isn’t one for the display cabinet at least.

  • The ergon

    March 23rd, 2022 - 8:36pm

    Lovely additions to your ever increasing collection tim. I was going to ask coleman but he seems to have gone awol unless hes on with some big project. Ive bben working my way through the sarah jane adventures and wondered if you planned on making some of the characters or aliens from that series. Id love to see your graske, general kudlak or trickster.

    • TimelordTim

      March 31st, 2022 - 1:01pm

      Hi Ergon, sorry, I missed this message before. Thank you, I’m very happy with my collection now and I have sent in some updated photos of the display cabinet that’ll be added to this page in due course.

      I’ve never really watched the SJA myself, although I have been tempted to check them out. I’ve also been tempted by the Kudlak and Graske CO figures in the past and would be very tempted to get them if they did a SJA alien set at Warlord Games.

      For now though I think my collection will go a bit quiet for a while as I have everything I’d like from the ranges so far and, as yet, there are no upcoming releases I’d get. Will have to see what CO, Warlord Games, and maybe Eaglemoss, come up with as the year progresses. Instead I’m going to go back to a larger project that I have underway that I’ll send in updates for when I make progress, but that’ll be months away yet.

    • the Ergon

      March 31st, 2022 - 9:19pm

      Larger project? I,m intrigued now Tim. Yes, scrolling down all those CO figures makes my heart yearn for most of those. I had most of those you have pictured but sold them all off on Ebay as joblot and got quite a decent price to say they were loose. The ones i miss most which i wish i,d kept were the Fendahl priory and pyramids sets and all those variant companions especially Leela in her various outfits. I pray CO do these as rereleases some day. I, m halfway through SJA and i mentioned this as i,ve thought of taking a crack at some of those Aliens myself eventually. I think you could do a Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani in your unique style in the same way you did Jamie. They,d be great. You should do maybe some more classic and Nu Who companions in various outfits as well if you can fit them into your busy schedule or if you have any spare time on your hands.

    • TimelordTim

      March 31st, 2022 - 9:25pm

      I imagine you’ll get some re-releases over the next few years Ergon, B&M sets always have to be bulked out with these or just slight variants for cost saving, so here’s hoping they do the ones you’d like to regain the most.

      The list of potential projects is always bigger than what gets done unfortunately. But I’ll certainly be jumping on anything Warlord Games do that’s a bit different, such as SJA or Torchwood sets, but I’ve a feeling they’ll stick to Doctor Who for now. I’m hoping for some sets from Flux though, they’d be fun to paint and make scenes for.

  • Coleman

    March 10th, 2022 - 12:03pm

    Wow Tim, Your Collections coming on great now.
    That Gravis looks good with your CO figures, its a very similar Scale.
    Keep up the good work you Busy Beaver.

    • Coleman

      March 10th, 2022 - 12:08pm

      Only just noticed, one of your Silurians has gone AWOL. Lol.

    • TimelordTim

      March 10th, 2022 - 12:21pm

      Thanks Coleman. I’ll have another update right at the end of this month hopefully, but then I want to move on to my main project of the year, which will take some time! But hopefully it turns out well and I’ll upload photos in due course.

      Ha! Yep, I split the Silurian set, 2 for me and 1 for my mum’s collection.

      Great to see your Eaglemoss addition as well.

    • Coleman

      March 10th, 2022 - 12:30pm

      Thanks Tim. Yeah I wasn’t even looking for the Eaglemoss Figurines, but I thought I’d take a photo’ before they were put in storage again.
      Now I know your Mother’s also a Dr Who fan, that does explain alot. (I think it’s worn off on you Tim).
      Yes, post more Photos when you’ve time.
      I’m always scouring the net looking for Customs, Tips and Ideas myself.

  • Colenan

    February 24th, 2022 - 11:26am

    Ah, ah Tim, I’ve just wrote a comment to you on my Collections, then I noticed Booboos just put up on his front page that Gravis is now Add to Basket at The Eaglemoss shop.
    Shouldn’t be long now before their arriving.
    Usually I order stuff from Eaglemoss when its on “add to basket” and I receive it within Two Days at the most, using the DPD Option.

    • TimelordTim

      February 24th, 2022 - 12:12pm

      It’s great to finally see some movement on it Coleman, I’m hoping to hear my order has been dispatched soon! Looking forward to having alongside Davison and the new Silurians.

      I’ve got a few things to arrive in the next week or so, then I’ll have some new photos to upload to my collection.

    • Coleman

      February 24th, 2022 - 12:58pm

      Yes, put your photos up Tim, ill have a look. I usually check out Collections every couple of days to see if anyone as commented.
      I keep meaning to take a couple more Big Chief photos but I keep forgetting.
      (Just putting my Clara, Rose and Eighth Doctor together with an “Eagle Eyed” Action Man in Paratrooper Outfit that I recently acquired).

    • TimelordTim

      February 24th, 2022 - 2:59pm

      I do the same Coleman, always keep an eye on collections for updates and comments, it’s great to see the new stuff when it arrives. I’ll look forward to your next update as well, whenever that may be.

  • Coleman

    January 25th, 2022 - 6:39pm

    Excellent painting as usual Tim, particularly like the Zygons and Sea Devils.
    Your building up quite a collection now.
    Do the Big Finish CDs still come in the plastic cases. (Just with a Card slip on them)
    Or are they all cardboard now?

    • TimelordTim

      January 25th, 2022 - 7:47pm

      Cheers Coleman, the collection has certainly grown, I’ll have to take new photos of the display cabinet and send them in sometime, it’s a lot fuller now!

      I’ve got a Harlequin order on the way, 6 more models to paint, but not sure I’ll be getting anymore after that until Warlord Games do new ones, we’ll see.

      The CDs still come in traditional plastic cases, just an outer cardboard sleeve.

    • Coleman

      January 25th, 2022 - 7:56pm

      Yes, New cabinet soon I should imagine Tim. I really like your cabinet it looks really Stylish. Would look good having Two stood together.
      ( I suppose it depends if you have enough room though).

    • TimelordTim

      January 25th, 2022 - 8:25pm

      A second cabinet will probably happen someday, but no space for it at the moment. Unfortunately a few things would have to be stored away if things gets too packed in the current one, luckily there’s a bit of room yet.

  • the ergon

    November 9th, 2021 - 6:00pm

    some really good choices there tim. I wish eaglemoss had done sutekh on his throne with Glowing red eyes. I don,t know how tall gabriel Woolf was but im sure he looked taller than the junior looking figure that was released by eaglemoss. Good work. Im going to put some up again soon but theres always something taking my days up at present.

    • TimelordTim

      November 9th, 2021 - 9:44pm

      Thanks Ergon, things will slow down for me now as I wait for Warlord Games (and maybe Eaglemoss) to release some more. Looking forward to seeing some more of yours in due course.

    • The ergon

      January 25th, 2022 - 8:15pm

      Never noticed the dominators. Are they new? Quite an army of zygons youve got there. I have problems doing legs and feet.

    • TimelordTim

      January 25th, 2022 - 8:28pm

      The Dominators are pretty new, added them in November.

      I always think the shading on ones like the Zygons would be the hardest part but end up finding they go quite well. It’s the faces I still struggle with and can’t yet bring myself to try eyes on the “human” characters still.

    • The ergon

      January 25th, 2022 - 8:38pm

      I couldnt even attempt anything human. Even eaglemoss struggle with some of those. Coleman recently told me of a technique thats now used on new figures like the star wars range particulary that gets the likeness spot on, hence why a lot recently have been reissued and repackaged. Matrix dot i think he called it.

  • Coleman

    November 9th, 2021 - 4:38pm

    Wow, you’ve been ultra busy last couple of months Tim, both painting and collecting.
    Didn’t expect that much stuff to be put on collections. Great painting as usual. It looks like you’ve got the Eaglemoss bug also, don’t blame you they are good, such a comprehensive range. (second only to the Harlequin collection).

    • Coleman

      November 9th, 2021 - 4:45pm

      Tim, just noticed you have 18 Eaglemoss figures on display but 30 magazines.
      Have you still some more figures to photo?

    • TimelordTim

      November 9th, 2021 - 5:30pm

      Hi Coleman, thanks for the kind words. This is the result of my trip to the Warlord Games store back in August.

      No more Eaglemoss figures, the extra magazines are a lot I got on eBay cheap and thought I’d get them just for the reading. Bonus that the lot included a couple to go with models I had bought without the magazine.

      I’ve got 1 more photo to send in actually as I picked up the Jamie direct from Frazer Hines website. I’ll send that in soon.

    • TimelordTim

      November 9th, 2021 - 9:42pm

      I do really like the addition of the Eaglemoss figures, I’ve got 19 (there’s the Beast as well in the original photos) and have ordered Gravis.

      Currently though there aren’t any others I want, but maybe some good ones from Flux will tempt me if they do them. And I still hope for a Mara special.

    • The ergon

      November 9th, 2021 - 10:50pm

      Sorry to intrude tim and coleman but out of interest which mara snake would you prefer the big garish pink one / the cg one or the dark one from snakedance?

    • Coleman

      November 10th, 2021 - 11:10am

      Was going to ask you about the Jamie figure, did you get a PersonaIised message and Signature from Faster Hines?
      Hello Ergon, I don’t know about Tim but I’d prefer the CGI Mara, always prefer the updated effects, there usually much better.

    • Coleman

      November 10th, 2021 - 11:27am

      I did put “Frazer” but that corrective texts always changing what I write. (Oh dear).

    • the ergon

      November 10th, 2021 - 1:24pm

      I,d have the dodgy looking pink one coleman. It came first despite it being the prop that let the story down, otherwise Kinda is excellent.

    • Coleman

      November 10th, 2021 - 5:43pm

      “Dodgy looking”, ah ah. Ergon.
      Tim, yes I forgot about the Beast from the original photos.

    • TimelordTim

      November 11th, 2021 - 12:31am

      I was thinking the pink original Mara myself as well, done in good detail I think an Eaglemoss special might look better than the prop! But it was an excellent story, one of my favourites.

      I did get a personalised signature. It’s on a piece of black paper that fits inside the blister pack of figure, so not much space, literally “To Tim” then his signature. But at no extra cost it’s certainly nice to have.

  • Coleman

    September 27th, 2021 - 2:41pm

    Hello again Tim, don’t know if your interested but their are signed copys of Warlords Jamie McCrimmon figures, signed by Fraser Hines himself.
    Just go on a link that’s been put up by a fan on the Evil Of the Daleks Steelbook thread on this site.

    • Coleman

      September 27th, 2021 - 2:51pm

      Oh. Forgot to mention, it’s supposed to be a different pose to the standard version and is exclusive just to Fraser Hines. He’ll also sign it aswell as leave a personalised message for you.

    • Anon

      September 28th, 2021 - 12:22am

      Didn’t realise Warlord had released their 2nd Doctor and Companions Set with Jamie as part of. Warlord seem to have given up releasing new figures for their Who range.
      Warlord Figures are only about 1.5″ tall so Hines’ signature and personal message will be very small!

    • Coleman

      September 28th, 2021 - 11:15am

      Hello Anon, was just letting Tim know about a PersonaIised and signed Warlord figure. I know he really likes the Warlord figures and thought he might not be able to resist.

    • TimelordTim

      September 29th, 2021 - 11:43am

      Hi Coleman, thanks for letting me know. I’ve seen it recently as well and have it on my purchase list but may be a little while yet.

      I went to the Warlord Games store in mid-August and currently have a lot of models in various stages of painting. I’ll do an update when I get them finished.

    • TimelordTim

      September 29th, 2021 - 11:46am

      Anon, when I spoke to the team at Warlord Games they said the Doctor Who range is very much on their agenda still.

      Their sci-fi team were on furlough for quite a while and when they got back to work everything was delayed.

      They have Doctor Who sets in the pipeline but they aren’t a priority for the necessary department at BBC to sign-off on apparently.

      Warlord Games were hoping for a late 2021 release of something, but said it is far more likely their next Doctor Who release will be in 2022.

  • Coleman

    August 10th, 2021 - 11:18am

    Some more excellent painted figures their Tim. I see you’ve also posted the Eaglemoss figures you mentioned earlier.
    Love the Tetrap, one of my favourite Classic Who designs. When Robert Harrop brought one out it was an instant purchase for me. Been managing to resist collecting them until the Tetrap, Alpha Centuri and SWD came out. then I couldn’t resist any longer I’m afraid.

    • Coleman

      August 10th, 2021 - 11:30am

      PS. I think your Zygon as transformed into something else?

    • TimelordTim

      August 10th, 2021 - 12:45pm

      Thanks Coleman, I really do enjoy these little models to paint. I’m hopefully picking up the Emojibots plus a Mire and Ashildir when I visit the Warlord Games store next week so there’ll be more on the way. All whilst my bigger project moves slowly in the background.

      Darn it! Forgot to get the Zygon, and Ice Warrior for that matter, out of the display to photo this time. Ah well, I’ll add them in to the next time I do a new photo instead, as well as my new 2nd Doctor and Yeti pin badge.

    • Coleman

      August 10th, 2021 - 1:03pm

      Hello Tim, I didn’t even know they had a Warlord Games Store. Where is it, and do they have them all over the country?

    • TimelordTim

      August 10th, 2021 - 1:16pm

      They only have the one, it’s in Nottingham and is basically a little store tacked onto their main office I think.

      I’m lucky, it’s basically just over the road from my old go-to cinema and Dad’s workplace, so when I visit home I can pop in and have a look.

      I’ve been emailing them recently and they are very helpful if you want single models. It’s how I got the Fisher King a couple years after it was a subscription only item (they had a few left in back and sold me one for £25), and it’s how I’m getting a single Mire and Ashildir without buying the Mire and Woman Who Lived packs (they will be about £5-£6 each on their own I think).

    • Coleman

      August 10th, 2021 - 3:39pm

      Very lucky Tim. I’ve been to Nottingham a few times over the years. It has a very nice shopping centre and I couldn’t resist popping into Forbidden Planet when I’m their.
      I’ll have to check it out when I go again.

  • Coleman

    July 20th, 2021 - 11:00am

    Just curious Tim, did you order the Electronic TARDIS and 2nd Doctor?
    I know you like the CO stuff.

    • Coleman

      July 20th, 2021 - 3:15pm

      Ive just read your comment Tim in the main thread about not buying this set.
      Even if your not interested in another Tardis, would you be tempted to buy Patrick in his fur coat loose down the line for your collection?

    • TimelordTim

      July 20th, 2021 - 4:21pm

      Hi Coleman. Yep, 2nd in his fur coat would be a very tempting purchase for me. Had he been on his own I may have purchased it. If it had been with a Yeti, or best of all a Jamie, I would’ve been buying it straight away. Alas, not this time.

      I’d pick it up if it is ever released in a good B&M 3-pack (very unlikely and many years away if CO did change their minds in this regard), or available on its own on eBay for a reasonable price (even more unlikely!).

      Looking forward to seeing the B&M range soon though. Will see what tempts me!

  • Coleman

    June 29th, 2021 - 2:36pm

    Excellently well painted Warlord figures TimelordTim, honestly don’t know how you do it. I must take a couple of weeks painting just one figure but you manage to keep knocking loads out. (All very well painted)
    See you’ve added a few more CO figures as well. I really like them myself, I’ve got quite a collection of CO figures aswell, but there all boxed up. One day I hope to get them out and photograph them.
    Had a feeling you had added photos to your collection today when I noticed your collection had gone to the top of the list again. (Well done).

    • TimelordTim

      June 29th, 2021 - 3:42pm

      Thanks Coleman! I do really enjoy the Warlord Games models and will be getting more in the future no doubt.

      I just tend to find the smaller models more enjoyable, probably due to plenty of practise when modelling a 1/76th railway.

      The CO figures were what got my collection started so I’m always on the lookout for a good deal to expand it further. Always looking forward to the new releases as well. It is a fantastic range! Will be really interested to see your collection of CO as well.

      But I’m moving onto another project now that’ll take more time so will be a little while before anymore updates. Great to have these pages we can keep adding to though, huge thanks to Booboo for such a great forum for these photos and discussions!

    • booboo

      June 29th, 2021 - 4:25pm

      There somehow seems to be a connection between some Doctor Who fans and Railways, Either real or modelling. I notice this quite often.

    • Coleman

      June 29th, 2021 - 4:27pm

      I’ll make an effort to find all my CO stuff and photograph them in next month or so. (Been meaning to do it ever since I first put my collection on here last year but never seem to find the time)
      I’m curious now Tim, what’s this next project your doing or are you keeping it secret?

    • TimelordTim

      June 29th, 2021 - 4:52pm

      All I’ll say for now Coleman is the painted Dalek models are 1/76th scale, the same as a model railway, so I need to build somewhere for them to stay.

      Won’t go into details as I have no idea how it’ll turn out, but hopefully it goes well. It has been started but it will take a fair amount of time though.

    • TimelordTim

      June 29th, 2021 - 4:57pm

      I don’t know about other people Booboo, but for me the biggest enjoyment is in the painting and modelling aspect of a model railway – I know nothing about trains themselves! This means I am quite varied in the models I (plan to) do for a railway.

      And nothing is more varied than Doctor Who; it too lends itself to a lot of fun painting, modelling, collecting different things.

      An opportunity to put them together is irresistible….. if it works!

  • Coleman

    May 6th, 2021 - 7:10pm

    The new stuffs excellent Tim.
    Really curious about the black and white 2nd Doctor and Cyberman though.
    I know you like opening and displaying your CO figures but since this is very collectable will you keep this one sealed?

    • Coleman

      May 6th, 2021 - 7:19pm

      Also Tim, have you had a look at this month’s DWM I can see in the top photo. Was just having a look through it myself a couple of days ago and near the middle of the mag theirs a couple of pages full of polymer clay customs that a fan as done. Their in an animation style rather than realistic but I think they look great.

    • TimelordTim

      May 6th, 2021 - 7:44pm

      Hi Coleman, thanks, I’m glad you like the updates. I’ve got 7 more Harlequin/Warlord Games models on the way so will send them in when done as well.

      The black and white Second Doctor is certainly staying in its packaging. It’s actually on a hook on the wall next to my display cabinet which works quite nicely. I may one day open my McGann from Night of the Doctor, but not the black and white set.

      I haven’t really bought the magazine before but was really interested in reading about McGann and the writing process in these issues. But the fan customs was an unexpected bonus, a different style but certainly excellent. I particularly like Eldrad and the Silurian riding a T-Rex!

  • Doug Who

    May 5th, 2021 - 1:27pm

    Hi Tim,
    Bit late to the party but loving your collection. I must admit I keep the CO figures boxed but I like these cabinets…will save hugely on dusting. I keep meaning to look out for similar ones for the Eaglemoss figurines.
    Your dioramas are just great! That Movellan one especially is brilliant. I don’t have any of the Warlord figures but they are so well sculpted for that scale.
    I’m fond of the Harlequin range because, as I’ve said elsewhere they do so many characters never done by anyone else. Looking at your collection, I may get a few more…tempted by their Myrka and Fendahleen.
    Thanks for sharing the photos.

    • TimelordTim

      May 6th, 2021 - 4:58pm

      Hi Doug Who. I’m glad you like the photos of my collection.

      The cabinet is great. I’ve never been one to keep the figures in their boxes (I only have 2 in boxes out of my whole collection now) so when I had them on a shelf dust was certainly an issue.

      I first got the Harlequin models for use on a model railway. I started with the Ice Warriors but found them to be too big for the scale. So I moved on to doing the little scenes instead. As you say, the range is fantastic for getting characters that aren’t available in other ranges and the fun of painting them makes them even better.

      After getting the Movellans, I’d certainly recommend Warlord Games. The sculpting is brilliant, they are only marginally bigger than Harlequin so work alongside well, and I like the fact they do more modern characters as well. I now have their Judoon and Silence as well, and have a Fisher King and Chantho on the way, and the quality of the models is excellent!

    • Doug Who

      May 6th, 2021 - 11:46pm

      Liking the new additions. Yes I have a lot of the CO figures hung on hooks! Nightmare to dust!

      I found a gaming zine online that had a nice feature on the Harlequin range and they did well over three hundred so Eaglemoss still have a way to go to equal them. Have you ever seen the ones they sold pre-painted? Some of the detail was great especially on the ‘human’ figures Someone sold a few on eBay last year so I bought a some.

      I do really like the Warlord figures but I have to draw the line somewhere if nothing else because of space!

    • TimelordTim

      May 8th, 2021 - 2:05pm

      I’ve seen some of the pre-painted ones, they are very good. I haven’t done much in the way of ‘human’ characters as not sure I could detail the faces but I may give it a go with some of them.

    • Doug Who

      May 8th, 2021 - 5:33pm

      Hi Tim,

      I have attempted to paint the faces on some of the Harlequin figures and it was a nightmare! I think the way to do it would be to use one of those magnifiers! It is not good for the eyes to do it without! I did buy a set of brushes especially to do the fine detail.

      There’s a really good video online of someone custom painting a 13th Doctor Eaglemoss figurine and the difference is astounding. Obviously a mass market product cannot spend as much time on each figure but the detail on the end result is just amazing. It gives really good general tips on painting details.

    • the ergon

      May 11th, 2021 - 2:40pm

      Just a quick question. what would you guys source as a substitute for a tutu if you were making a fishperson and would you go colour or Black and white?

    • Coleman

      May 11th, 2021 - 5:14pm

      If your doing it to match the usual Eaglemoss scale, stick to colour so it matches your other customs and the main collection.

    • the ergon

      May 11th, 2021 - 5:32pm

      I was thinking of going monochrome for painting the fish person as there doesn,t appear to be many colourised pictures and they look a bit gaudy to say the least. Also it wouldn,t require loads of different paint and i really like the look of them in the scenes and picture stills they are in. I,d been looking at various Ballerina dolls in clay and it seems there are ways to do the tutu in clay and the other way using household items etc might look somewhat jarring amongst the other figurines. if i can do items on this scale just using two or three colours it saves time so i can concentrate on other projects. Anyway The white Robot is mostly all white, so i say why not?

    • the ergon

      May 11th, 2021 - 5:36pm

      P.s. I like the Noma addition tim. keep it original.

    • Coleman

      May 11th, 2021 - 5:42pm

      Yes ergon, it’s up to you really, I only suggested colour in case Black and White was a bit jarring with all the other coloured figurines.
      Only really seen one colour photo of a Fish Person (most of the costume including headress was a yellowy gold colour). Don’t even know if it was a genuine colour still or just colourised?

    • Doug Who

      May 11th, 2021 - 10:02pm

      Hi Ergon, Coleman and Tim!

      I seem to remember there’s the (rather bright orange) colour Fish Person on the DVD but not sure how accurate that would be to the original but I suppose it is on official product!

      You could follow the book cover’s rather more mutes colour scheme. It would look fine in monochrome and there is precedent if you like. Eaglemoss released black and white Zarbi and Mechonoid and there are colour images freely available which differ quite a lot. The Zarbi is brown with orange eyes and the Mechonoid is metallic blue.

      With the ‘tutu’ you could use fine netting and impress it on the clay. I tried a similar technique to get scales on a Foamasi bust and it worked really well and saved a lot of work in texturing.

      Very much looking forward to seeing the finished Fish Person, Ergon.

      I recently completed a custom ‘Door Cutter Dalek’ from ‘The Daleks’. Even doing just one attachment was quite time consuming!

    • the ergon

      May 11th, 2021 - 11:11pm

      Theres been four things that have slowed me down. Getting the scale right (especially where arms and legs are concerned, I hate doing legs), tricky minute features, multiple painting and having enough time. Its been a real learning curve but i endeavour and with each attempt. I,ve learnt what i,ve been doing wrong and learnt some lessons. It was a bit trial and error at first and that was with the basic tutorials but they are coming on more now. Once i get those first five done i,ll put them up. I know i keep saying this but i want them to look half decent. I,ll put them between other figurines for you to spot when i,ve done.
      P.s-Those miniature shape clay cutters have saved me a hell of a lot of time and are proving to be a real time saver for the eaglemoss- a- like figurines. I didn,t realise how ill equipped i was but have accumulated more tools etc to take on these projects now.
      You cant really get a close up with the tutu. I was going to buy and cut something like a bathroom shower scrunchy and see if that works to get a pattern but i,ll see what transpires. If that fails i,ll try rolling the clay to make long tube like shapes or something. As i say trial by error.

    • Doug Who

      May 11th, 2021 - 11:36pm

      Sculpting a vaguely humanoid character isn’t something I’ve attempted as yet! The Kandyman was sculpted around an existing figurine so yes I can imagine getting the proportions right is always tricky.

      Like you I thought about improvising with different materials. For example on the Rutan. I did find fine fibres which could have reproduced the thin filaments you see on screen but I thought Eaglemoss wouldn’t be able to do that so I compromised.

      Which miniature shape clay cutters did you find by the way?

      And good luck with the Fish Person. I suppose if you rolled the clay thinly enough, you could try folding it to mimic the fabric.

    • the ergon

      May 12th, 2021 - 10:24am

      Doing humanoid characters with intricate detailing on say costumes of the protagonist in question can be very tricky and so i tend to go for the more simpler. Eaglemoss must use decal to get designs just right, for example The celestial Toymaker, which i thought was superb. I occasionally draw rough sketches or write down what i need to apply or what might be required before i start. It can save some time if you know what you want and have particular items at hand.
      The miniature clay cutters you can get in all shapes and sizes. They have the round, rectangle, triangles and more. I bought international from Etsy. They retail around £25-26+ and the round hole cutters are around £6-7 excluding P+P. The round hole cutters i,ve used for replicating the scales/sequins used for the fish person and i also used for the Kandyman spog head rather than making tiny balls which would take up lots of my time. There are always ways and means to get around something that is proving difficult to achieve.

    • Doug Who

      May 12th, 2021 - 12:43pm

      Yes Eaglemoss use transfer printing for the intricate patterns. An obvious example was on the Davison figure in the Fifth Companion Set, which was peeling off on my figure and had a nasty glossy finish! Such a shame because it worked so well on the Toymaker as you say.

      Thanks I’ll look into those cutters – could be useful for a Krarg!

      Yes I did spend several hours making the tiny spheres for the Kandyman’s head in various sizes!! Ridiculous!

    • The ergon

      May 12th, 2021 - 1:22pm

      It was madness doug. There just had to be an easier and less stressful way. I was going to mention the kraag. Depending on the size you choose to do, the miniature triangle cutters would be ideal for layering the body.

  • Coleman

    April 11th, 2021 - 3:31pm

    Hello Tim it’s Coleman again,
    I know you like your Dr Who Character Options figures and The ergons just messaged me about a customiser on Flickr. If you’ve time Just google Rob Whites Character customs on Flickr and be amazed.

    • TimelordTim

      April 12th, 2021 - 8:48am

      Hi Coleman, there are certainly some excellent customs out there! I’ve seen a few great ones on eBay as well that go for a lot of money. Always nice to see what people can create.

  • 76Totter’sLane

    April 2nd, 2021 - 1:01am

    Nice to see Frobisher in the background.

    • TimelordTim

      April 2nd, 2021 - 8:28am

      Unfortunately, I’m afraid that’s not the case.

      I study seabirds and the bird behind the DVDs is my personal favourite, a Razorbill.

  • Gary H.

    April 1st, 2021 - 10:49am

    Hello, I noticed you have alot of CO figures. Have you been buying them from when they were first released or have you been playing catch-up?

    • TimelordTim

      April 1st, 2021 - 6:07pm

      Hi Gary H. I bought some of them when they were first released, mostly from the modern era but a few of the classic characters as well.

      But I’ve actually been playing catch-up for about half of my current collection. Since May last year I have added 55 figures to this collection, 7 from B&M/Argos and 48 through eBay.

      It has taken a while as I keep myself to price limits and so it takes quite a lot of patience to get some of the rarer ones for affordable prices.

  • Coleman

    March 31st, 2021 - 4:53pm

    I noticed you have loads and loads and loads of CO figures. Will you eventually buy another cabinet as your collection expands?
    (Really like the cabinet by the way).

    • TimelordTim

      March 31st, 2021 - 6:16pm

      I have room for some more in the cabinet, just about, but I have no doubt that I will eventually get another cabinet when the collection expands and space at home allows 🙂

    • Coleman

      April 2nd, 2021 - 11:18am

      Hello Tim, it’s Coleman again.
      Don’t know if you ever look at the other collections on here. But if you get time looked at Prototype Daleks collection on this page. Really nice collection, especially the full sized orange Paradigm Dalek he as on show.

    • TimelordTim

      April 2nd, 2021 - 12:57pm

      Yep, I’ve enjoyed looking through the other collections on this site, it is what inspired me to add mine to the mix. Some amazing collections out there!

  • Coleman

    March 31st, 2021 - 4:28pm

    Very good collection their TimelordTim, I’m glad I’m one of the first to comment, since you kindly commented on my collection.
    Especially like the little diaramas you made for the Harlequin figures. Looks like alot of time and effort went into those. Very well painted figures aswell.
    I noticed the Movellan Warlord figures you recently bought are painted aswell.

    • TimelordTim

      March 31st, 2021 - 6:14pm

      Hi Coleman, thank you, I’m glad you like the collection.

      The Harlequin figures are a bit time consuming to paint but worth it. I have a model railway, which is 1/76th scale (and the first picture shows models I have done for this), so I’m used to painting even smaller models as standard. Harlequin allows me to do a bit more detail for a change.

      I am glad I got the Movellans as well, I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for future Warlord Games models. These, and Harlequin, are a great way to expand the characters on display beyond what CO offer.

    • Coleman

      April 1st, 2021 - 10:45am

      Just curious, have you removed the little figures bases, or have you kept them intact and just buried them in the diarama.
      Whatever you’ve done it’s an excellent job.

    • TimelordTim

      April 1st, 2021 - 5:59pm

      The scenes are made from a base of 3mm mdf, on top of which I glued a thin bit of polystyrene packaging. I covered this with paper towel soaked in watered down PVA. After this I then painted the scene with acrylic paints.

      Once all that was done I then used a craft knife to cut into the scenes so that I could put the models in. The Harlequin figures kept the straight metal bar on the bottom but not the round plastic bases. This meant I just had to cut a slit in the scene, put PVA on the figures metal bar, and slide them into the gap. It works very well.

      The Warlord Games figures came on a round base that I kept attached. I followed the same method but had to cut a round slice out of the scene instead of just making a slit. They also had some PVA on the bottom and I painted the base the same colour as the scene with my acrylics so they would blend in. The scenery then hides and seams.

      The models are painted with Humbrol enamels.

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