Props and Costumes - Ray Phillips Sculptor, Props and SFX

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I first began making props and costumes for amateur movies as a teenager. I began to do this at a more serious level around 1999/2000 when I constructed my first full size operational Dalek prop.
Based on what were the probably intentionally inaccurate plans that were originally published by the BBC in the Radio Times Doctor Who 10th Anniversary special back in 1973, I finally got to build the Dalek that was, due to my lack of funds and construction skills at the time, an impossible dream for a hugely disappointed ten year old Doctor Who fan.
I followed that first Dalek build with the much more accurate and superior quality builds shown here.

So, what do you do with a full size working Dalek once you've built it? I didn't ask myself this question until I had finished the build. One area where the Dalek was put to good use is in the field of charity work, appearing at various events to help raise money for good causes. It was as a result of owning the Dalek that I became involved with a number of UK costumed fundraising groups.
Inspired by the work done by these groups I was keen to get more involved and soon found myself working on more props and costumes which would be utilised at fundraising events, conventions and public performances across the UK.
My work for these groups has generated a number of commissions and led to my work being used by the BBC on both local and national television, including a number of appearances on children’s favourite Blue Peter, Children in Need broadcasts and on their flagship soap EastEnders.

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