Tuesday 24 September 2013

Silurian body parts on eBay - UPDATE!

The silurian body parts keep coming on eBay!

After the sale of the Right Arm and Chest, Left Arm and Back, Right Leg, as well as Framed Body Parts - we now get the breast plate!

Warriors Of The Deep
Silurian breast plate
SOLD FOR £395.29

This is a Silurian breast plate and back plate from the 1984 Peter Davison story Warriors of the Deep.

This has come directly from my private collection of props and costumes. I was given this by someone who worked for the company who made many of the props, costumes and monsters including the Cybermen in the 1980's.

Once filming had finished things like this were either scraped or sent to the exhibitions. This one survived both of those fates and I was given it some years later as part payment for some work I carried out.

This basically consists of two glass fibre halves that bolt together to form the armour on the body of the Silurians. It looks like it would have been held together by 4 fixings, possibly small bolts which are missing. It is exceptionally well made with a painted finish to match the rest of the suit.

Obviously being nearly 30 years old it has knocks and scrapes but is in remarkably good condition for its age. There are various chips, cracks and other marks on the armour as can be seen in the pictures.

The reason I'm selling this (and other pieces from my collection) is that I have several original pieces that I prefer and as I'm thinning out my collection this is one of the items I'm letting go.