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Silver Nemesis Cyberman gun

Started by Davros Skaro, Dec 14, 2016, 09:04 am

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Davros Skaro

Dec 14, 2016, 09:04 am Last Edit: Dec 16, 2016, 05:07 am by warmcanofcoke
Cyberman gun from "Silver Nemesis"
First time they are seen.
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First shots fired, came out of center hole. I read somewhere that this is a fire hose nozzle wrong way around, (front end in).
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One Cyberman with a Gold Detector (only time it's seen)
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They made plenty of them, also notice their Gloves, cricket gloves if I'm not mistaken.  
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Now some shots of the actual prop, well one of them. Courtesy of "The Prop Gallery"
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Data from site:
The Cybermen are one of the Doctors most persistent foe and appeared, in various incarnations, in ten adventures during the classic series run of the programme between 1963 and 1988.
The Cybermen underwent a revamp for the 1988 serial Silver Nemesis starring Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor where the helmets, chest units and guns sported a chrome finish, this process resulted in a reaction which turned the props a deep gold colour, this remains the best tell of a genuine Silver Nemesis piece. The Cybermen guns used in Nemesis were completely redesigned from their previous appearances alongside Peter Davison and Colin Baker and were built by BBC Visual Effects.
The main body of the gun is of fibreglass construction with metal tube for the stock and end rest of fibreglass, the end of the weapon is a pyrotechnic muzzle which could emit sparks, many of these devices were later reused on The Happiness Patrol fun guns resulting in some of these Cyberman guns being dismantled. The gun is detailed with rubber car mats to the front, and now appears in a gold colour owing to the aforementioned reaction which occurred after the chroming process, this does not detract from the piece as any Nemesis gun still sporting a silver chromed finish cannot be considered screen used and original.
The weapon measures approximately 36" in length and remains in good screen used condition lacking only minor detailing pieces including tape lines with some wear and scratching from production use.
Chris.

fivefingeredstyre

Mooncrest have recently started making a pretty good kit for this prop...

It's on my ever growing list of this to build...  ;D

galacticprobe

Dec 15, 2016, 07:35 am #2 Last Edit: Dec 15, 2016, 07:35 am by galacticprobe
Thanks for all of those great images, Chris! That model of the cybergun looks a little more antiquated when compared to the model used in "Earthshock" or "The Five Doctors". I think it's because the earlier model was silvery on all of the "metal" parts, whereas this model has that coppery-brassy, been-around-the-galaxy-a-few-times look to it. (But maybe that's just me.)

And, Steve, thanks for keeping us clued in on what Mooncrest is working on!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Davros Skaro

Quote from: galacticprobe on Dec 15, 2016, 07:35 am
That model of the cybergun looks a little more antiquated when compared to the model used in "Earthshock" or "The Five Doctors". I think it's because the earlier model was silvery on all of the "metal" parts, whereas this model has that coppery-brassy, been-around-the-galaxy-a-few-times look to it. (But maybe that's just me.)


Dino.

I think the "Silver" has worn off this one.

You've got me going now, with the "Earthshock" & "The Five Doctors" Cyberguns, I'll check those out tomorrow & grab some shots of them & put up, on their own post of course, if you like.

Chris.
Chris.

tony farrell

It's not that the 'silver' has worn off, the lacquer on the chromium plate has discoloured over time. The same thing happened to the chromium plating on the Cyber helmets from "Silver Nemesis" too - as this photo from the 2014 MCM Birmingham Exhibition shows:

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(Incidentally, you can just see Alpha Centauri's head!)

It's a chemical reaction to UV light as this picture of one of Gerry Anderson's UFOs shows (the clear dome has become opaque):

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Pictures courtesy of The Prop Gallery.

T