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Old 07-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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I'm currently having a go at making the Cybermat that is supposed to be making its appearance in the second half of the new season. I am basing it on the one picture that seems to be everywhere on the internet, (a frame grab from a videoclip). Does anybody have any other images of this prop?

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hi Kevin,

I'm a big fan of your work, so I hope this helps you out.

It's rather unfortunate that in all of the available images/footage the Cybermat is being pointed away from the camera, and it's impossible to see any detail of the front ... however, I managed to find a frame or two that shows the front of the head - note that the front end of the head is not just a bullet shape, there is a sort of "step" up to where the eyes are!

I look forward to seeing the completed beastie!!


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Old 07-07-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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Hi there,

Thanks for those kind words, I really appreciate that. I think your stuff is awesome!

Also thanks for the very useful observation. I've done the tail but the head is trickier!

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My "Dawn Of The Gods" Herder has got an R/C car built into it - race you!!!


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Old 07-07-2011, 11:54 PM   #5
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The original design Cybermat used to freak the life outta me....

Just like the royal wedding it had me cringing behind a cushion (our sofa was against the wall).

Terrific stuff.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #6
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My "Dawn Of The Gods" Herder has got an R/C car built into it - race you!!!
Deal! Mind you, mine doesn't steer too well, so I hope the race is in a straight line

Excellent model by the way!
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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Here is the tail. I've still got a lot to do on the head, which is the bit that contains the radio controlled toy car.

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Old 08-07-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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Hey, that's looking "a bit good"!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #9
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Now the tricky part. The head has a R/C toy car in it and now I'm trying to get the 'face' on it by blocking it out in balsa. Perhaps not too surprisingly, it looks like the faceplate of the new Cybermen heads.

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Been building up the profile with milliput. Nearly there, not quite right yet. Trouble is, nomatter how I try, this cyber-killer still looks cute

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Old 27-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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Well, I've finished the little fellah. Can't say how accurate he is, but he looks happy enough

Don't actually know if this picture should be here or in the 'Dragon's Domain' section

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Here is the Cybermat in action with the Hyde Fundraisers at the Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford.

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Wa-heyyy! That's great to see it whizzing around - nice work Mr. D!!
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Old 31-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #14
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Thanks very much
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Old 18-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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Now that the episode has aired, there is a lot more detail available about the Cybermat so I have decided to totally rebuild mine. I have taken it to bits and started with the tail. It is not circular in cross section as I'd first thought, so I have cut each segment down the middle lengthways and added a plasticard strip. I have put each section back together but only bolted them underneath (they are bolted to keep the tail flexible), as there are no bolts visible on top I now know.

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #16
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Looks great Kevin, love the video-seems like a zippy little fellow.

How did he go down with the public?

Karyn has a soft spot for all things Cybermat!

So if we manage to get back up to see you sometime keep an eye on her!!!

- cheers,

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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Thanks Andy The Cybermat was a bit of a surprise for the public because the episode hadn't aired at the time.

He is very zippy but you only get 7 minutes of drive out of one charged battery

The problem was there was almost no reference material available at the time. Now I know that the head is much shorter than I made it on mine. I am trying to squeeze the guts of a toy car into it and they don't want to fit!


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Old 06-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #18
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Hi Kev,

I saw these in my local Tesco, and I thought of you!!

Nice to see you beat the toy manufacturers!!


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Old 06-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #19
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Brilliant! I beat the series too, my cybermat appeared at a Hyde Fundraiser event before 'Closing Time' aired!
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Old 16-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #20
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Have covered the drive mechanism in a mixture of plasticard and milliput. I have also cobbled together his impressive dentition. This thing is too small to get a full r/c mechanism in it, consequently, he will do forward and reverse but any other steering is out, he's going where he wants and quite quickly too

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