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One of my professors found out i do props and asked me to make him the time beetle from Dr. Who.

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I started out with a trash bag filled with newspaper to use as a base. i used tap to get it into the general shape i was looking for.

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I built up its shell by paper maching rolled napkins to build up the raised areas.

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Divinedragon7,

I have no idea what a Time Beetle is, but your looks pretty good so far...and it's actually creeping me out since really BIG bugs freak me out.
 

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Well if i understood it correctly its a giant beetle that feeds off of changing your personal history. and thank you. i think it'll be even creepier when its finally attached to someone.
 

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...and, in the show, it's usually completely invisible. Especially for the person it's leeching off of. It's very freaky.

Looks great so far!
 

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I don't know about everyone else but my props attract a lot of flies when i leave them out to dry. because of this i've gone through a couple of fly swatters a week. but i couldn't let those nice metal handles go to waste so i've used them to make the core of the time beetles legs.

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I do follow Dr. Who and that looks sweet. Nice, Can't wait to see it when it's done.
 

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I added details to the legs by wrapping a small amount of napkin around the area where the joints would be and covering those with a layer of napkins to act as skin.

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I used safety pins fastened to the underside of the beetle to allow it to 'grab' onto clothing. this was actually a suggestion by the person i am making the beetle for and worked wonderfully. the picture is a bit lopsided but i blame my brother for that.

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OK... First I must say my fiance and I are both HUGE Doctor Who fans... I am Loving this Time Beetle and I can not wait to see it finished. BTW I proposed to her using a TARDIS ring box.:D The one attached is not the actual box that I used but looks just like it.:cool:
 

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Thats awesome, i actually finished just after i made my last post but somehow forgot to post the finished pictures.

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Sorry for the quality, i was in a hurry to deliver it.
 
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