Raymond MacFadyen

Ray MacFadyenRay has been watching Doctor Who ever since he can remember and believes he was hooked by the swirling titles of Jon Pertwee's Doctor, which he can remember watching on his aunt's color TV. Living in Uddingston Scotland he is not a typical collector of Doctor Who memorabilia, rather an artist that has amassed quite a large collection over the years. Ray's main interest is in the making of models and paintings based on the program. His Doctor Who themed paintings are simply beautiful, standing tall next to the legendary names in Dr Who artwork. He has contributed material to DWB as well as Jeremy Bentham's long-running IN-VISION fanzine with commission work going to events such as the 1997 Doctor Who Recorder convention on the Isle of Man.

As a model maker Ray has constructed three full size Daleks out of materials such as card, wood, aluminum and plastic. The first was built in 1992 for a local art and craft display and was joined by others in 1998 and 1999. Ray Cusick, the Daleks' designer was very impressed when he saw them while opening an exhibition in 1998. Davros joined the menagerie as well as a full size TARDIS console and a spectacular full size K9 with radio control ears and sensor probe. Ray's miniature models are equally impressive, exactly recreating the originals to the finest details. A Jagaroth ship and landscape, table top Emperor Dalek and 1/8 scale Totter's Lane Junkyard are just samples of the subjects Ray has immortalized with his hands.

Ray has put his skills, talents and love of Doctor Who to work by organizing several Dr Who exhibitions in Scotland. The first was back in 1998 at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock and was opened by Ray Cusick, drawing 12,000 visitors. An eight-week run in 1999 at Viewfield House in Nairn was quickly followed by an exhibition at Forfar's Meffan Institute, visited by around 4,000 people. In 2002 Ray put together the Dunfermline's Pittencrief House Museum exhibition that drew 13,900 visitors and featured a special appearance by Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks.




Enjoy this small sample of Raymond's Collection

Ray's Own Art

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Eight Doctors
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Graduation Day
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Pyramids of Mars
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Talons of Weng-Chiang
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Terror of the Autons
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Terror of the Zygons
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Invasion of Time
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The Sea Devils
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Tomb of the Cybermen
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Models made by Ray

K-9
K-9 has been constructed from fiberglass (GRP) and is life sized. He is fitted with internal lights and radio control, which operates his "ears" and his sensor probe. He is still to be fitted with radio control and motor for movement.
Jagaroth ship and landscape
A tabletop model showing the doomed Jagaroth ship as it sits on the surface of primeval Earth. The model is made from plastic and wood and is approximately 12 inches in width. The background is completed by a painted backdrop.
Police Box
Ray has built many models of this over the years, this particular one being scaled for use with the Product Enterprise Talking Dalek models. It is made of card and wood and painted with Prussian blue acrylics. There is a flashing light fitted to the model. It is seen here superimposed onto a wood in a video.
Peladon Citadel
Constructed in 1993 then remade 2001, this sits on its own small cliff set and is to approximately 1/80th scale. Raymond has always admired Ian Scoones' designs and the landing and fall of the TARDIS from the Peladon cliff face has to be one of his favorite"Who" model sequences
Junkyard
Made to 1/8th scale from card and wood. Ray tried to make this as accurate as possible and he even spelled I.M FOREMAN the correct way! This model is designed to fit around doweling rods which means it can be taken apart for transport/storage. Details, such as oil lamps and paintings, have been provided from doll's house accessories and ideally he would like the yard to become much more cluttered.
Zygon Spaceship
A replica of the ship seen in "Terror of the Zygons" and is built out of wood and card. The organic looking legs are covered in a thin film of car filler for texture and it has been painted using dark gray and black car spray paints. It is approximately 2 feet in diameter. The photo shows it as if it has just taken off from Loch Ness and is heading south.

Full Size Daleks
The three Daleks shown were built between 1992 and 1999, with the first being made for a local Art and Craft display. It is now painted in "Genesis of the Daleks" gray color and is made of wood, thick card, plastic and aluminum, with cistern ball floats as the hemispheres. The other two Daleks were built with their bases made in two half sections for ease of transport and storage. They are made of similar materials to the first one but instead of ball floats, clear acrylic hemispheres were used. They are based on originals from "Evil of the Daleks" (silver/blue) and "The Daleks' Master Plan"(black/silver/blue). The Daleks have featured on local TV news programmes and the last two made have also (in 2004) appeared fleetingly on the BBC1's comedy sketch series "Revolver", where they chased a boy down a road, trying to exterminate him!


Replica Masks
The Silurian mask and Cybermen helmets are all replicas and Raymond repainted the Silurian to make it look as near to the originals as possible. The Cyber helmets shown are from "The Wheel in Space" and "The Invasion".

 

  
Quark
Made from wood, plastic rod and card and with moveable arms, the only thing I've never been sure about this model is the correct colour, as every photo I've seen has been either in black and white or under coloured light. I made it a bluish grey. Made to 1/5th scale.
Davros (full size)
Built in 1997 from wood, card, plastic hemispheres, aluminium and various other materials. A dressmaker's dummy is usually used to support the Davros suit and head, though the costume and mask can be worn by an average sized person. All the lights and switches are wired and connected to batteries.


TARDIS console (full size)
This is a full size version of the TARDIS console as featured in several of Jon Pertwee's stories between 1971 and 1974. Controls have been made from metal, wood and plastic, and the basic structure is made from MDF. The console is wired to light up, with lights being hidden underneath small acrylic hemispheres.


Guest Appearances

Police Box
This Police Box was built by Ray's friend, David McKirdy (pictured), and it resides in his front room. It is built of MDF and can easily be dismantled for transportation. The signs were created on computer and - like the box itself - have been made to match those used from "Masque of Mandragora" to "The Horns of Nimon". At present the roof light has not been fitted as it would not fit below the ceiling!


All of the pictures on this page are the property of Raymond MacFadyen and may not be used or reproduced in any way without his explicit written consent.


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