Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Bryan Ansell collection: Daleks and Cybermen

This week saw the 800th episode of Doctor Who and Matt Smith's final appearance as The Doctor. Although "my" Doctor will always be Tom Baker, I think Matt's performance has been up there with the best, if not the best. I for one will miss him, but I have faith in Matt's replacement, Peter Capaldi. Here's to another 800 episodes.

To celebrate Matt's time in the Tardis I thought it fitting to show these Dr Who figures in Bryan's collection. They are plastic Cybermen and Daleks, and made their appearance in a boxed set in 1987. The figures below are the ones that appeared in an advert in White Dwarf 89, and if you look closely at the colour schemes of the Daleks you can see that they are still ranked-up in the same way as in the White Dwarf 89 advert. You will also see, if you look closely, that the painting is pretty crude: they certainly looked much better in the advert!


  1. I guess they never saw a game then :( .. The painting is a bit crude yes, guess it was an early photoshop attempt.. Great minis though and a good find

  2. It was the old Dr Who range that got me into GW in the first place back in the day! The Dalek paint jobs are certainly rather crude but then in retrospect so are a lot of the old paint jobs. I think younger eyes and rose tinted memories make us forget that. And that Dalek base... ugh. ;-)

    Now the man-mangler in the advert I think was one of the good paint jobs back then. Why did I sell my model???