Doris Dog

June 19, 2011

I’ve finished Doris’s dog, and have given him a little tartan coat and bow for his hair.

The eyes were supposed to be temporary – substituted with off-white ones of the same size, but I’ve grown used to these blue ones and may keep them in. He took longer to make than expected and was a bit of a fiddle, in fact that scowling expression he has mirrors the one I wore for much of the making process. Still he’s finished now and I love him!

Fearsome terrier!


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Decided to make a payphone for the hall, with lots of notes sello-taped up around it. Doris was very  fond of leaving notes with her rules and regulations plastered all over the place.

Pay phone model

This is the kind of thing they used to say:


and finally, in situ on the wall of the set.

Pay phone and notes in position in set

Only a few more things to do before starting a little test animation! – oh wait, damn, I need a new computer first… Let’s just say I hope to have something to show soonish.


Set for Doris

June 1, 2011

After a spell making prop weapons and rockets, I’ve had a chance to start making a small section of hallway for a test animation of Doris.

I’m re-using a door from a previous set and have adjusted it to open in the opposite way – reversing the door handle and finger plate positions.

Painted balsa door detail

I’ve started the walls for the hallway set.

wall paper detail

Wall with door

The paper on the walls was made using fantastic embossed gift wrap that had been found in the store-room of an old stationery shop that has long since closed.  It’s precious as I’ve only got a few sheets of it left and sadly, probably not enough to do a whole room.

I’ve also started to make a small pet dog which may also feature in the animation. He’s at the early stages now and looks like this:

Small terrier-type dog

Haven’t thought of a suitably unsuitable name for him/her yet!