Apr 13, 2021, 07:51 pm

News:

New, New TardisBuilders!


The14thDr's Cybermites

Started by The14thDr, Dec 05, 2015, 06:10 pm

Previous topic - Next topic

The14thDr

I started planning this project at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and I've set myself the target of finishing within the next 48 hours.
image.jpg

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Oblivion

Yay looking forward to seeing this  :)
Hampshire UK

The14thDr

Thanks Oblivion. Unfortunately the 48-hour deadline challenge has been postponed for a while because I've decided to get my Twelfth Doctor's guitar finished before I start any new projects. :P
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

Feb 11, 2017, 07:02 pm #3 Last Edit: Feb 11, 2017, 07:04 pm by The14thDr
So much for the 48-hour challenge!! ;D ;D
It's been over a year since the original post and I've finally decided to build me some Cybermites! ;D


I began by moulding the basic shape out of modelling clay. Once this dries I can carve the clay into a more Cybermite-ish shape.
IMG_0263.JPG


More updates soon.
Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Karomak

I guess this is an appropriate time to say "it's not 12 hours, it's um, 12 months. You've been gone (from this build) for a whole year. Sorry".
;D

I like the modelling clay method you're doing with these kinds of builds.
What are you gonna do? Moisturize me?

-The 9th Doctor, The End Of The World, 2005.

The14thDr

Feb 11, 2017, 07:51 pm #5 Last Edit: Feb 11, 2017, 07:52 pm by The14thDr
Quote from: Karomak on Feb 11, 2017, 07:27 pm
I guess this is an appropriate time to say "it's not 12 hours, it's um, 12 months. You've been gone (from this build) for a whole year. Sorry".
;D

Don't you just love it when a Doctor Who reference fits perfectly into a real-life situation. ;) ;D

Quote from: Karomak on Feb 11, 2017, 07:27 pm
I like the modelling clay method you're doing with these kinds of builds.

Thanks Karomak, I find modelling clay to be the easiest method for making smaller props such as this. (Although in hindsight I should have moulded the clay around a piece of wire for strength, oh well :P)
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

Feb 18, 2017, 01:44 pm #6 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2017, 01:45 pm by The14thDr
Sanded down to the approximate shape for a Cybermite.
IMG_0317.JPG


Now I can begin carving in the finer details of the prop. More updates soon.
Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

Feb 18, 2017, 06:40 pm #7 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2017, 06:41 pm by The14thDr
Before I could get any further with adding the detailing to this piece, there were a few tiny cracks in the clay that I had to take care of.

This was a quick fix with some wet clay acting as a filler.
IMG_0321.JPG
IMG_0322.JPG


I then carved out the front of the face.
IMG_0329.JPG


More updates soon.
Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

Mar 11, 2017, 09:40 am #8 Last Edit: Mar 11, 2017, 11:10 am by The14thDr
I carved two grooves into the bottom of my Cybermite for the antennae, then glued the two paper clips into place.
IMG_0519.JPG
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

I finally started carving the detail lines into my Cybermite.
IMG_1035.JPG


Hopefully I'll get this one completed sometime soon. ;) ;D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

I've just finished carving all the detail lines into my Cybermite. I then used a cocktail stick to paint the little grooves with black acrylic paint.
IMG_1038.JPG


Once this had dried I used my finger to paint the rest of Cybermite, using a cocktail stick to wipe most of the excess paint out of the black grooves.
IMG_1040.JPG


I just have a couple of small details to add then this prop will finally be finished. ;D

More updates soon.
Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

The14thDr

Apr 17, 2017, 11:53 am #11 Last Edit: Apr 17, 2017, 11:55 am by The14thDr
For the LED in the front of my Cybermite I cheated slightly and substituted in a tiny acrylic gem. I'm pretty happy with the effect this gives.
IMG_1073.JPG


At long last this tiny build is finished. The plan was originally to build a small army of these critters, but after that I think I'll pass ;D (I may look into moulding and casting this eventually, but not for a long while)

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Cardinal Hordriss

That looks awesome, creepy little things. I'd have it neutered to be on the safe side.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

The14thDr

Why'd you think I didn't give it any legs? ;D ;D The last thing I want is that little critter running around the house. ;D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Cardinal Hordriss

The body would actually be easy to cast in aluminium... hmmmmmmm.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...