Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bessie ! The Doctor's Car !

I found this on Ebay super cheap! The 3rd Doctor's car, Bessie, in scale with the minis! I love the 'Who 1' license plate. I don't know where it's from, as it was just loose by itself on Ebay. I wonder what scale it is, as it is perfect for 28mm people, and it would be great to have a bunch of same-scale cars for the urban maps I'm trying to put together.

All I need now is the 3rd Doctor :)


8 comments:

  1. IIRC, that Bessie came as part of a special release of The Three Doctors DVD in the UK. I have it as well, and the DVD, but I can't remember what the packaging looked like at all. But, yes! it is perfect for minis and much nicer than I'd ever be able to get the BT version to look.

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    1. Thanks for the ID ! Ah, the Three Doctors. Yet another great use of the local stone Quarry for filming an 'alien' planet :)

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  2. Another great find. It scales superbly

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  3. The Lledo "Days Gone" 1/43rd range of 1920s-60s cars was just about right for 28mm.

    As a result, I could have had huge car chases in Call Of Cthulhu or Adventure! if I ever used miniatures in RPGs.

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  4. It looks like the Corgi car which came with the 4th (yes, 4th) Doctor driving it. Of course, what I'm really saying is that they both look like Bessie and I really can't tell the difference.

    Anyhow, you can see a picture of the Corgi model I got here: http://cthulhuchris.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/maggots-and-flies-and-cars-oh-my.html

    Hacking out the model of the Doctor was very hard, so you could look out for indications of a former occupant on yours.

    On the other hand Robert is probably right. I suspect a version without Doctor came with the DVD set he mentions and mine with Doctor was the one sold by itself.

    Great model, great figures. I like the clear bases too!

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    1. Thanks for the comments guys!

      @Chris: Thanks for the link to the pic! It looks like the two cars are the same diecast model. My one doesn't show any signs of anything being cut out of it though, so I think it wasn't the one with the doctor glued into it.

      Also, I like your K-9, maggots and giant flies!

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  5. Indeed they are the same model. It was released in half a dozen different 30th anniversary sets, some with and some without the 4th doctor and usually with a couple of other completely out of scale models (a Dalek and the TARDIS being most common). Mine did include the doctor who if standing would have been at least 40mm high. Like Chris above I with some difficulty removed him. Just behind the driving wheel there are two small projects from the edge of the seat indicating where his legs would have been. The back half of mine can be seen at http://alleydistraction.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/return-of-doctors.html with the leg nodules just visible beside the Third Doctor.

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  6. Black Tree Design (http://eoeorbisuk.com/) make a range of Dr Who figures including Bessie

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