Saturday, 5 November 2011

Referenece Images

Here are some more reference images of Matt Irvine's Hero prop I found in 2009 from a forum. They were uploaded at the time by Gaffzille. Matt can be seen in a number of images.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Where's K-9?

I just love this, it is very well done.


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Referenece Images

It is always good to have more reference images when you are building a prop.  Here are some I stumbled on from RPF, post up by Dano.


Notice the bumpers have been changed by Matt Irvine to square ones.

Matt Irvine has replaced the screws in the head with rivets.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

K-9 Merchandise

The K-9 Official Site has announced that there is to be some official merchandise released. This includes...


This Hardback book is in Full Colour featuring the story of K-9; from his travels in Time and Space with Doctor Who to appearing in his very own series. Featuring anecdotes from many of the people involved with K-9 over the years this is a must have volume that features exclusive never seen before designs, photos and behind the scenes stories.


Join K-9 and his friends in this full colour book featuring short stories, behind the scenes features, comic strips and Monster mayhem!.
Release Date September 2011 (still not released).


Details and Image to be announced very soon!

None of the items have been released yet, even though this announcement was from July.  I am especially looking forward to 'The Complete Book of K-9'. However, from the Official K-9 Facebook Page I can reveal what the figurine will look like.
Prototype model displayed at the San Diego Comic Convention in the USA. (21 July 2011)
In a toy factory in China... (12 October 2011)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Robot dog set for starring role


CentrStage is gearing up for a Dr Who-themed play in Launceston this week.

Evolutionary scientists believe the humble dog may have been the first domesticated animal on the planet.

Picture: “Russell”, played by Chris Jackson, and Who Knows director David Quinn pose with their new-found robotic friend, K9.
Humans and canines are believed to have first joined forces more than 10,000 years ago, and the relationship has been so successful that the dog has been dubbed “man’s best friend”.

But the dog of the future may be more along the aluminium-plated lines of the star of CentrStage’s upcoming comedy, Who Knows.

The Dr Who-themed play features the title character’s constant companion, the robot dog, K9.
Who Knows director David Quinn has already formed a strong bond with K9, who will be performing in the show from 7pm at the Annexe Theatre at Inveresk, from Wednesday, September 28 to Saturday, October 1, with a matinee at 11am on Friday, September 30.

Quinn has praised both the cast and the technical crew who have brought K9 and the rest of the Dr Who world to life.

Along with the antenna-eared K9, technical staff have also sourced or built from scratch a range of other Dr Who props, including a TARDIS, Daleks and a time travel computer.

“When it all was put together, it was fantastic. When you see it under light, it looks amazing,” Quinn said, while throwing an affectionate arm around K9.

“The people that have put so much work into it have really kicked it up a notch.

“We even have a Dalek; we’ve nicknamed him Jerry.”

Quinn said the show, while technically complex, was coming together well.

“Everyone has stepped up to the mark and we are going to have a fantastic looking show as a result,” Quinn said.

Who Knows, is being performed by CentrStage, from 7pm at the Annexe Theatre at Inveresk, from September 28 to October 1, with a matinee at 11am on September 30.

Tickets are available through the Princess Theatre on (03) 6323 3666.

LISTEN to an earlier interview with David Quinn about Who Knows here:

Published on: 27 Sep 2011 3:42pm

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Snow K-9

For all my readers who are having snow, like in Tasmania, I thought I would present a very inspirational snow K-9, make by Paul Edwards. For the readers in summer, perhaps it will help you think of cool days?


Yet another one of them silly days, my daughter is off college and wanted to do something in the garden. Obviously today was different, it was full of snow, so no more computer for a while. My last attempt was a polar bear of sorts, so for my next attempt I looked for something completely different. My daughter likes Dr Who, so I gave it a little bit of thought and decided  to have a go at Dr Who's dog K-9.
It is starting to take shape, looking a bit like K-9.
Good Dog, K-9 finally finished.
Paul Edwards giving K-9 a pat for being a good dog.
 Once I had finished, someone decided to let our dog out, who promptly attacked K-9 and decided to pee all over the other side. After a few adjustments all is well again. Now just got to find of way of stopping our dog attacking it again.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Lego K-9

I am always amazed at the care and creativity people put into their K-9's, what ever they happen to be made of.

This one is made from lego and is by Lego_Joe. Fantastic!


K-9 from Doctor Who... made out of Lego. He moves, his eyes light up, his tail wags, his head moves up and down and he fires his nose laser.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

John Leeson in Podcast

A must for all K-9 fans to listen to! :) It was a pure joy to his voice and stories. Thank you Gerri and Eugenia!

Podcast 41

Tailwags from John Leeson

Submitted by Gerri on June 15, 2011 at 19:04 pm

In this podcast Gerri and Eugenia have a conversation with someone very special to them! John Leeson the voice of K9 one of the Doctor’s longest running companions. K9 has worked with more incarnations of the Doctor than any other companion has! Go on Google him! John Leeson played the voice of K9 for most of the last 25 years and in this podcast we get to listen to some of his most memorable moments from the set of the show, his career in the arts and his passion for food and wine. Gerri and Eugenia were very lucky to meet not only one of their icons but a charming and very interesting man! Their thanks go to Gifts for the Geek for this wonderful interview.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

K-9 Cross-stitch

If the current range of K-9 craft wasn't enough for you, there is even a cross-stitch pattern available from here!

Even though K-9 looks really cute, if I were to make it I would change the writing.  The quotation is infact, "Why does he looks so... disco?".  It comes from Rose Tyler in School Reunion when she first sees K-9.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

K-9 Notebook Bag

A very cute K-9 Notebook bag that was created by Jennifer!


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Build Your Own Paper K-9 - new version

Mike Daws has created a lovely little model of the new K-9.  You can download it from the official site, direct from Mike Daws's site, or by clicking on the image below.  I might have to make one myself. :)  I have to finish my knitted one first! :D

Saturday, 18 June 2011

K-9 in Fashion?

I have come across this wonderful work by Tess-san who is into fashion design. To see the image in full scale, click here.

Friday, 17 June 2011

New K-9 Wallpapers

The BBC have made some new high resolution (up to 1440 x 900) K-9 wallpapers available, some of them are brilliant to use as reference images. Oh, and you can use them on your computer desktop too. ;)

You can get them here.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Print Friendly Option - now avaiable on this blog :)

I know when I have been to a blog and have seen a piece of information that I wanted to keep for future reference, or as a guide, but when you go to print it or save it as a PDF, it just spits out pages of gibberish, the photos are all crammed into one corner. It is just a waste of paper.

To stop this happening here, I have installed a new tool, called PrintFriendly.  So if you open a post you are interested (as a separate post, not in the blog feed), then you will have a couple icons come up, giving you the option to print the post, or save it as a PDF.  All free, and free of ads too.  I hope it saves some hassles as well as saving some trees.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Tiny Knitted K-9

My friend Jamie passed on a weblink for a pattern of a tiny knitted K-9.  I just had to try it out.  Here are my results.

Resting on my hand to show size comparison.
To make your own, you can download the pattern for free from the Ravelry link.  I had to add a weight into his bottom whilst stuffing so he can sit on the table without doing a face-plant.  Knitted in 2.75 mm (US 2) needles with scraps of 8ply yarn.

Thank you Helen Callis for creating such a cute pattern!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Desktop Patrolling K-9

I have come across this news and must share.  In September a desktop patrolling K-9 is due for release.  Here is some info on them:


Set K-9 loose on a flat surface and he'll navigate his way around. Anytime K-9 senses a nearby object, he'll say, "Access denies, recalculating route. If he happens to bump into something, he'll apologise and move on. With 3 settings (OFF, Master for male owners, Mistress for females), K-9 will defend you and your desktop by warning you with "Danger Master/Mistress" when going near an edge, then backing away, as well as warning you of any deadly Desktop Patrol Daleks that may be nearby, even going as far as engaging them in battle!

I am rather excited by the release.  It shouldn't be over priced too, with a current RRP of £11.99.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Make a Mini K-9

This is a cute little K-9 project.


Make a K9
Make a cardboard K9 to go with your TARDIS

Dr. Who's K9 robot dog

Dr. Who's K9 robot dog
When the BBC decided to bring back Dr. Who, they even brought back faithful old K9, and a whole new generation of kids got bitten by the Time Lord bug.
. . . My kids were no different, and so we decided to make a K9 to go with our TARDIS. For anyone who doesn’t know what this is, K9 was Dr. Who’s robot dog from way back when, although he did make a brief re-appearance in the recent series. Dr. Who first came to TV in 1963, over 40 years ago. But then 40 years is just a blink of an eye to an immortal from another galaxy, and so the magic of Dr. Who is the same now as it ever was.
. . . If you haven’t seen the show, I recommend the series on DVD as almost essential viewing for anyone aged 8 and over (some scenes may be a bit scary for younger viewers).
. . . To make your K9 you really need to use foamboard, and to finish it off a hyper-bright red LED for the eyes, but these are not big hurdles, because you can easily and cheaply buy both on-line from various merchants.
. . . Dr. Who's K9 robot dogThis model was made extra tricky because my son wanted it to be the same scale as the TARDIS. Even though the TARDIS was quite big, K9 is still a small model, and a whole lot of new issues come with making a small model. If you build a bigger one, why not build it over the base of a cheap remote control car. Foamboard is very light and most remote control cars have their rechargeable battery compartment door on their underside anyway. All you need to do is build your body to replace the car’s body and hey presto, you have rejuvenated an old toy and made something really cool, a radio controlled K9.