If you recall years ago we lent a couple of our daleks to a local school in Brighton as part of a project to help with childrens literacy. They were placed in the library at Patcham School and were very successful in increasing awareness of science fiction reading - so much so that they even made the inside cover of the school brochure the following year as well as appearing on BBC South's South Today magazine show as part of a week long series of Dr Who - themed items. The teacher responsible - Mr Rowlie Darby was interviewed by Sylvester McCoy for that feature.
Sorry for the lack of updates - have been merrily building stuff to get Devious finished! Well, that's the hope. I (Ashley) have just got back from the Brighton Centre where we have been setting up our exhibit for this year. And we're bigger than ever! 5 of your french metres by 6 of them! That's, err, many yards wide by a demi-furlong deep. Or something like that.
Direct from our art department (as if we have one!) - and with full apologies to the designers of PROPER DVD COVERS we have our own joke version of the DVD cover for the War Games DVD. So if you want to protect your original War Games cover from the sun's harmful rays by obscuring it with our own daft little effort then you can download the hi-res version by clicking on the thumbnail below. It's about 700K - if you click then the graphic will load in a new window.
Hi there everyone - sorry for the lack of news - we've been busy, although not necessarily on things you want to read about here! Ashley is leaving his employment now and is on the lookout for programming jobs, so if you know of anything in the php/mysql line then feel free to drop him a line! Seriously though, in looking at the website we've just realised that the "say hello" section had gone down due to the system being upgraded but no-one actually chjecking if it affected that page! Well done.
Our archive goes back to 1999, although we are preparing some features on specific events in our long history which may be of interest! The good thing is that we're committed to getting it finished, and will report on these pages as we go...
Just found a few photos when downloading from the digital camera and thought the website should have these! These were taken this January and February and concern the dalek which you may recall was last seen in silver and white. It had been one of the black and silver models as per the Dalek Masterplan play in 2007. It had been decided to make it the first one to return to the Devious colours, and so an undercoat of white was used to cover the black matt on the base and the middle shoulder section.
Well we think it was. Mind you what were the criteria? Only one - that people who came to the display of dalek props enjoyed what they saw. Ashley had been offered the stand to display daleks and had called it "Dalekworld". Visitors could see eight on display, all with Devious heritage!
Well, this year we have been invited to display some of our daleks at the annual Brighton Modelworld show. We were there years ago with "Onya" the remote controlled one and it was great fun. After a few years gap we've been asked to bring some along for people to enjoy.
As a modelmaker and set builder Ashley will be there, and members of the extended Devious Team will be on hand throughout the three days. If you can make it along then please seek us out and say hello - tell us you've seen this news item even!!!
Well we do tend to say something like that each new year. However this year we are more hopeful. Our news item for Dec 14th 2009 has drawn some interest - and we'd still like others to come forward if they (/you!) have anything to offer! We want Devious to look good and for that to happen we need people who are enthusiastic and good at what they can do. People who fancy cgi-ing a spaceship-asteroid-tardis or a flying arrow for example.