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Published on May 1st, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Mini Model Dalek

Exterminating the competition at this year’s 29th annual Hobbies Exhibition at Goole Leisure Centre in March, local man George Brown was overwhelmed when he later received a letter from Doctor Who production staff at the BBC, addressed to George and his daughter Bethany.

The letter expressed how impressed they were with George’s mini Dalek – built with household components:

“It is made with bits that I find from everywhere. There’s ping pong balls, car parts and a plunger on it. I even used a mixing bowl for the shape of the Dalek’s head.”

“Bethany sent off the newspaper article to them and when we got the postcard she was amazed.

“It is hand-written and says how fantastic the model is. The article itself is also all over the internet on sci-fi and Doctor Who websites. We’d love to see it in the TV show’s magazine too.”

So well done to them – and best luck to George with his 9′x2′ Humber Bridge replica, and all future endeavours!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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