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Started by elkad, Jun 12, 2017, 07:00 pm

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http://www.thepropgallery.com/cyberman-chest-unit-revenge-of-the-cybermen
QuoteDoctor Who

Cyberman chest unit - Revenge of the Cybermen



An original Cyberman chest unit used in the production of the long running BBC television series Doctor Who. The Cybermen are one of The Doctor's most persistent foe and appeared, in various incarnations, ten times throughout the classic series of the show from 1963 - 1989

This chest unit was originally constructed for The Moonbase in 1967 and subsequently used in The Tomb of the Cybermen, this style of Cyberman were designed by Sandra Reid and Mary Woods and it is believed that 11 Cybermen were made for the serial with few of these known to be in existence today. This style of chest can also be seen used in Wheel in Space (1968) turned upside down and furthermore at least two were subsequently modified for use in the 1975 Tom Baker serial Revenge of the Cybermen.

The chest is one of the units modified for use in Revenge, constructed from mixed materials with a fibreglass shell with rear cover of hardboard with affixed interior circuitry visible through windows to each side of the chest of perspex construction. Originally in the 1960s these were printed photographic enlargements of circuitry, these were replaced by cardboard inserts dressed with real circuitry giving a more three dimensional appearance, the original screen used 1960s enlargements are however still present underneath this modification. The centre section was also modified from its 1960s appearance, this section is constructed in plywood dressed with mesh and this time fixed to the exterior of the unit. The light at the bottom has been replaced, essentially by a Halfords spray can lid which has been painted and dressed with interior detailing.

The chest unit remains in incredible condition throughout with only light surface marks from screen use. The prop measures approximately 15" high and 12" at its widest point with a depth of around 5".

A rare, important and heavily used artefact from this cult BBC television series.

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

galacticprobe

Jul 11, 2017, 04:25 am #16 Last Edit: Jul 11, 2017, 04:28 am by galacticprobe
To avoid repeating myself, please see my comments here: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7869.msg99690#msg99690. The only thing I can add is that I like the way they added some actual circuitry to the photos to give it some 3-D, probably to look better under the better, color taping and studio lighting.

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

elkad

sweet pic's, all of them  :o

elkad

Sep 23, 2017, 07:02 pm #18 Last Edit: Sep 23, 2017, 07:03 pm by elkad
The wires on the chest unit that go under the neck & to the flash tubes on the top of the head. I was thinking, RCA audio video jack mounts.

Five mounts all together. Fore for the flash tubes & one for the microphone to speak like a Cyberman.

RCA Female Jack Socket Brass Panel Mount.jpg

BTW: (by the way), anyone know where I can buy or find plans to make a Cyberman voice changer?

galacticprobe

Sep 24, 2017, 03:17 am #19 Last Edit: Sep 24, 2017, 03:42 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: elkad on Sep 23, 2017, 07:02 pm
BTW: (by the way), anyone know where I can buy or find plans to make a Cyberman voice changer?


Elkad, I'm still in touch with Wayne (wayne venomous). He hasn't been active on the Forum for a long while, but he's built a voice changer that can be tuned for any era Dalek or Cyberman. It's small (the entire circuit from the photos I've seen of it fits neatly inside one of those 3" x 5" x 2" project boxes); just a couple of knobs adjust the output sound; the ring modulator that changes the shift for the voice comes from a noise loop on CD that plays on a portable CD player and plugs into the circuit box; and the output can be run to wherever you want to mount the speaker.

He's used it at conventions in his Dalek and had some YouTube vids up showing it in action, some with him demonstrating it. Once Nick Briggs even had some fun with it and complimented Wayne on its operation, and I think he had a YouTube vid of that as well. (I can't remember what username he had on YouTube so I'm having trouble finding links. :P)

So you can hide the circuit box and CD player inside the chest piece, and run the wires for the speaker into the helmet. You can shoot Wayne a PM to ask him for details on it. (That should trigger an e-mail notice to him that he has a PM waiting... which could bring him back since he's been away for far too long.) Or if you like, I can send him your contact info and put him in touch with you that way so you can maybe work something out with him. Just shoot me a PM and let me know which way you'd like to go.

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

elkad

Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 24, 2017, 03:17 am
Quote from: elkad on Sep 23, 2017, 07:02 pm
BTW: (by the way), anyone know where I can buy or find plans to make a Cyberman voice changer?



He's used it at conventions in his Dalek and had some YouTube vids up showing it in action, some with him demonstrating it. Once Nick Briggs even had some fun with it and complimented Wayne on its operation, and I think he had a YouTube vid of that as well. (I can't remember what username he had on YouTube so I'm having trouble finding links. :P)


Dino.


Is this the video your looking for? https://youtu.be/TC4tj1n3xFs

galacticprobe

Sep 25, 2017, 03:32 pm #21 Last Edit: Sep 25, 2017, 03:34 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: elkad on Sep 24, 2017, 06:38 pm
Is this the video your looking for? https://youtu.be/TC4tj1n3xFs


Yes! That's the one! (And here it is for those that want to see it without having to leave the Forum:


Great detective work, elkad!

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