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Doctor Who: Spore

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

As part of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, there are going to be eleven short novels from famous authors covering (as you might have guessed) all eleven Doctors.

Doctor Who: Spore

The eighth books features the Eighth Doctor, who as most people know only appeared in a single “episode” (okay TV movie).

In a small town in the Nevada desert, an alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime. When the Eighth Doctor arrives, he realises this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar – it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race, the Time Lords…

Author Alex Scarrow puts his own unique spin on the Doctor’s amazing adventures through time and space.

This sounds like an interesting story and it will be curious to see how Alex Scarrow has developed a character that for most people will only have been seen that Doctor in the TV movie. There have been other stories involving the Eighth Doctor in print and on audio, and I have enjoyed the couple I have read and heard of those. As a result I am looking forward to reading this book.

Get Spore at Amazon.

Get Spore at iTunes.

I did quite enjoy the Seventh Doctor book which included Ace and the Daleks, I did feel that as a story it needed more depth and detail than this format allowed it, but I liked the aspect of a parallel universe, which has been covered a fair few times in Doctor Who.

Basing the Cybermen

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

These are the Harlequin Miniatures Cybermen from the 1990s. They are the classic era style Cybermen who fought the 4th Doctor onwards. Having finished painting them, the next stage was doing the bases.

Cybermen

Cybermen

I started with a basecoat of Citadel Base: Castellan Green.

Cybermen

Cybermen

I then used some railway flock, combined with a tiny amount of Woodland Scenics foliage.

Cybermen

Cybermen

I finished the bases off with some Citadel Mordheim Turf.

Here are the three Cybermen.

Cybermen

I think I would like some more, as I am not sure if three are enough.

 

So the next Doctor is…

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Peter Capaldi is Doctor Who

Well the secret is a secret no more, the twelfth Doctor will be played by 55 year old Peter Capaldi, who is quite well known as an actor.

He replaces Matt Smith, who at 26 was one of the youngest actors to play Doctor Who, and Peter is the same age that William Hartnell was when he started to play the role of the Doctor. Peter will replace Matt in the Christmas special, and there is no news if Jenna Coleman will continue as the Doctor’s companion.

It will be interesting to see how an older actor will interpret the role.

The 3rd Doctor

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Back in the 1990s Harlequin Miniatures produced a licensed range of 28mm metal miniatures (these are now available from Black Tree Designs) and one of the blisters I got was of the third Doctor. After affixing him to his base, I gave the model a white undercoat using Citadel Skull White Spray. I then added some green stuff to his base to fill the gaps. I also painted his face and hands using Citadel Elf Flesh.

The 3rd Doctor

I now need to check some source material before I start painting the velvet jacket.

Who Will Be The Next Doctor?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013


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