Mugsy: New Series Dalek, 'Bernard'
Since his completion, Bernard has become quite a celebrity. First he appeared on stage along side Russell T Davies. Then, later, when an extra Dalek was required for the filming of the season finale of Doctor Who (2008, season four), Bernard's services were called upon again. He can be clearly seen in both "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End".
In any scene where four Daleks are seen together, one of the Daleks is Bernard. Mugsy (Gareth) says that it was a strange course of events that ended with his Dalek being used in the show, but none-the-less, he is very proud of Bernard's achievements!
How it was done...
Gareth found the shoulder section the most challenging part of the build. In his own words, "who ever said the shoulders were the hardest bit, should be pronounced as emperor of all things understated". Despite these difficulties and after much perseverance, Bernard's shoulders turned out very well.
Here we see the (almost) completed shoulder section, painted in MDF primer. This was done in order to get a better idea of where to stand and fill. It can be really hard to see what needs doing when constructions are as complex as this. After the sanding and filling was completed, a final coat of primer was added before spraying.
This photograph shows the skirt section, after basic painting, being 'weathered' by the addition of a second darker colour, in certain areas. The colour used for the detail work was Halfords Metallic Sable Brown. Also visible in the photo is the 'work-in-progress' fender base section, still awaiting its sides and vertical edges.