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The Sixth Doctor: black outfit by fourth-heir The Sixth Doctor: black outfit by fourth-heir
Yet another custom Sixth Doctor figure :)

As it happens Colin Baker originally wished to dress his Doctor in black to reflect his character's darker personality. Producer John Nathan-Turner, however, opted for the famously tasteless costume with garish clashing colours (later described by Colin as "an explosion in a rainbow factory" :D ) that we all know and love.

In various interviews over the years Colin has made comments regarding the sorts of things he'd have preferred to wear and I've used them as inspiration for this figure (plus a little creative licence of my own ;)).

Edit: and now approved by THE Colin Baker himself via Twitter - @SawbonesHex - "Take the ? off the tie and I'll give you ten out of ten. Very nice indeed. I want one."
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:iconhyperdoghd:
HYPERDOGHD Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
btw what body did you use for this? :)
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
The figure is constructed from the arms and legs of the Ninth Doctor with the torso and head of a regeneration Sixth Doctor. Plenty of new sculpted detail was required on the chest once the woolly jumper had been removed. The tie is actually from a junk 'Raggedy Doctor' I had - saved me a little effort :P - and the coat from a Tenth Doctor.

It turned out that the joints of the two main figures were wildly different sizes. I resorted to cutting the shoulder pegs from the fifth Doctor figure and replacing the original Ninth Doctor arm pegs (super glue and a length of brass wire through each hub resulted in a suitably strong join) so that the poseability would be kept. The waist was also way out and in the end I just filed down the peg from the legs 'til it was small enough to fit inside the requisite hole and glued the two parts together - all other joints still work freely. Black paint galore (a matt finish on the shirt, glossier on the coat) plus the detail of tie and 'twas done!
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:iconhyperdoghd:
HYPERDOGHD Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Oh Wow! Mind of if I use this idea please? :)
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Be my guest :)
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:iconhyperdoghd:
HYPERDOGHD Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks, also, what did you use for the Concept 5th Doctor? :)
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
It's just a regular fifth doctor with the jumper swapped for a waistcoat (Professor Bracewell was the source of that) and the coat shortened :)
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:iconhyperdoghd:
HYPERDOGHD Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I'll try that too, do you make Dalek customs?
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Nope - I'm not a particularly big fan of the Daleks - the limitations of their design makes for pretty boring toys. :P Nearly all my customs have been variants of the Doctor or the Master.
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:iconequinox-greyheart:
Equinox-Greyheart Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Curse you JNT for not letting Colin wear this!
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Maybe he did in a parallel universe ;) Thanks for faving! :)
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:iconequinox-greyheart:
Equinox-Greyheart Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I hope so, anything's better then Rainbow colored mess he wore.
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:iconthe-artist-64:
The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this would have made him a nice Doctor!
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Glad you like it :)
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:iconhyperdoghd:
HYPERDOGHD Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I'd love this figure, I love all your customs :D Haven't you got any for sale? :P
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I do sell customs on ebay every once in a while, but none are up there at the mo' - sorry!

Thanks for faving :)
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:iconhyperdoghd:
HYPERDOGHD Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ah well :)
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:icondonobowk:
donobowk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
call me crazy but I love the technicolor dream coat . Still this looks pretty cool
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Glad you like :) and a quick look through my gallery will reveal plenty of Colin's multicoloured glory for your perusal ;)
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:iconkelso323:
Kelso323 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A definite improvment from 'Satan's Technicolor Nightmare', but, is it me or does he now bear a resemblence to David Hasselhoff?
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Many people make the comparison - I should make a custom black TARDIS with red swooshy light over the door ;)
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:iconkelso323:
Kelso323 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOL!!!
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:iconxarti:
Xarti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Epic.
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Glad you think so - thanks for faving :)
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:iconxarti:
Xarti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
np.

:)
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Now THIS is an interesting idea! I like the question mark tie. much more subtle!
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Hey, no prob! ^_^ It's a great piece!
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:iconnurikoness:
Nurikoness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Is that an angel figure with a head swap and a tie sculpted on or a tennant fig with some modeling done? Am I even close?
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Thanks for faving - glad you like him :)

The figure is constructed from the arms and legs of the Ninth Doctor with the torso and head of a regeneration Sixth Doctor (well, the torso actually came from a regular Fifth Doctor - I used the whole regen figure in another custom to maximize value-for-money ;) ) Plenty of new sculpted detail was required on the chest once the woolly jumper had been removed. The tie is actually from a junk 'Raggedy Doctor' I had - saved me a little effort :P - and the coat from a Tenth Doctor.

It turned out that the joints of the two main figures were wildly different sizes. I resorted to cutting the shoulder pegs from the fifth Doctor figure and replacing the original Ninth Doctor arm pegs (super glue and a length of brass wire through each hub resulted in a suitably strong join) so that the poseability would be kept. The waist was also way out and in the end I just filed down the peg from the legs 'til it was small enough to fit inside the requisite hole and glued the two parts together - all other joints still work freely. Black paint galore (a matt finish on the shirt, glossier on the coat) plus the detail of tie and 'twas done!
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:iconnurikoness:
Nurikoness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Whoa way more complicated than i thought. You did a really good job. It only looked like maybe 2 toys had donated parts not 4! I'm just starting to get in to this toy customizing thing. So its neat to here how you did it, thank you.
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:iconjoe-roberts:
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I wish this had happened. He looked so cool in that "black suit" CG extra, on Twin Dilemma. Six had so much potential. What a shame the BBC couldn't see it.
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Indeed - still, Colin's happy to make the audio plays so we're getting to 'see' more of him in action.

I made figure based on that extra too - it was my first DW custom in fact :)
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the little ? on his tie, great job mate :clap:
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Well, I had to stick with the branding rules of the era ;) glad you like it!
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
True, and you're welcome :)
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:iconechowing:
EchoWing Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
6 really had a poor time of it. Fortunately, the radio plays are redeeming him some.
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
He was never really all that bad - I rate him pretty highly :)
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:iconechowing:
EchoWing Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Fair enough. I definitely need to see something with him in it one day, however.
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