In its approaching four decades of business RegaLead has supplied its eponymous decorative glass products around the world to 1,000s of businesses and seen some incredible designs created but nothing as unusual as the full scale 3-Dimensional Davros design created by lifelong Doctor Who fan, Toby Bateson.
Davros, the infamous Dalek leader, has seen multiple incarnations across the last 50 years on screen but nothing quite as creative or as unique as Toby’s “stained glass” creation which is regularly seen hovering around the streets of Blackpool.
The year-long project saw Toby build the device from scratch and is complete with a steel frame, wheels, a control panel as well as an anti-gravity device to make it look as if he is hovering.
The space between the frame is filled with Perspex and covered in self-adhesive coloured film and lead, to give a stained-glass effect with several Doctor Who related designs.
RegaLead received the unusual request in autumn 2020, supplying him with the Stained-Glass Art Film and adhesive lead.
“I asked lots of companies, but most didn’t want to know before I got in touch with RegaLead, who were very helpful,” said Toby, who can often be found driving around Blackpool dressed as Davros.
“I wanted to create a stained-glass effect, but couldn’t use glass, so I needed advice on how to create this effect on Perspex. RegaLead got back to me and pointed me in the right direction, and I eventually got some self-adhesive film and lead to create the designs. I asked for some swatches so I could pick the right colours and they provided me with more than 400 samples to choose from!
“I ordered around 30 or 40 sheets and the lead, which helped me create the designs to go on the outside of the Davros and everyone loved it on social media.”
Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director at RegaLead, adds: “Over the years we have been involved in some fantastic projects and the whole team love seeing the stunning creations that can be made with our products. We were amazed when Toby sent through the images of the completed job and this project really is one of a kind!”
To see more of Toby’s amazing creation, follow @Dadros3 on Twitter.