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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Eric Moore » Mar 15 '14

There`s been some great spacecraft designs on Doctor Who, great one`s and okay one`s and downright duff one`s.

My favourite as always been Scaroth`s craft from "City Of Death" - a truly memorable (maybe even iconic?) deisgn in arguably possibly the shows best ever effects sequence.

Thanks to the latest issue of Drone, i was put onto the fact that Larson designs now do one, and it gets a good Out Of The Box review by Stuart McCarthy.

Even better news is that it was not only available from the site, but they had an eBay shop too - which sped thing things up nicely.

Anyway, it arrived today and i`m very impressed - much bigger than i thought it`d be, the same sort of resin as previous kits i`ve had from them were in, details nice and there`s quite a bit of assembly to be done.

Not too clear here is that there`s a couple of clear pieces to the kit - one for a dome up top and one for the angular window affair Scaroth of Jagoroth sits inside. Not looking forward to doing the window bars on that.

Not going to start this until my Imperial Knight is done, but may have a play around to see if scratchbuilding an interior might be an option. 



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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Brian Wilkinson » Mar 15 '14
Nice piece. BTW,had no idea Drone are still going


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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Eric Moore » Mar 20 '14
Right, first thing that needs to be addressed is the middle section.

Looking at my "Doctor Who Technical Manual" and the "BBC VFX" books, its clear that the supplied two rings when put togther are just far too deep making the ship far too elongated. So i`ve ditched one for a new ring made from Plasticard.

You can also see a small strip of black striping in the second photos - that`s because i figure its crucial to get the three upper parts of the legs in excatly the same place if i`m to have a hope of getting the legs to stand up evenly. 

So i`ve put them there and i`ll be offering the three legs up to each and then mark off where they should go. 





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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Eric Moore » Mar 31 '14
Quite a few steps since last time, and they`ve been pretty nervous steps too - had had bad experiences in the past where pinned resin parts start to give over tiem and thought i`d be having the same sort of trouble here, what with the body being held up by those spindly legs.

So, have taken great care to pin the upper legs to the body, then the lower legs to the uppers.

Time will tell whether i did it ok.

Next up, another adjustment - fix the feet. The kit has the feet as just hemispheres, while the original has them true, but also a flat tear-drop shape to them as well, so have to make them from Plasticard.



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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Eric Moore » Apr 2 '14
For the feet, i drew around one of the supplied hemispheres then got my circle template and drew a bigger circle at the right size for the dome.

Then it was just a case of extending it into a teardrop shape and cut three out.

It was with some trepidation that i stood the fella up on his three legs for the first time, but - hurrah! - he seems pretty level.

Then it was a simple case of putting all the other hemispheres on for the leg joints.





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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Alun » Apr 3 '14
Interesting kit Eric.  Must confess I can`t remember much of Doctor Who from that period, I`ll claim that I was too young at the time...



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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Eric Moore » Apr 20 '14
Okay, primed in White, the central section masked off, coated in Halfords Matt Black, masking tape removed to show shocking attempt at masking properly.



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Re: Jagoroth Spaceship

Malcolm Gibb » Jun 28 '15

I remember this ship well as I was visiting the BBC VFX studios in `79 and saw this being built.  At the time I had no idea what it was for until I saw the Dr Who story.

Its a very unusual design and works very well on screen. Great build Eric.

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