Creating the Claw

Project ID: Creating the ‘Dalek Claw’ using blueprints downloaded from Dalek City (website exterminated).
Time Period: 19 August 2011 to 9 April 2012

As part of the upgrade of the gun box, I’ve also decided I would like the Dalek to have the option of either have a plunger or claw as an appendage.

Upgrading the Wheels

Project ID: Dalek’s new wheels.
Time Period: July 2011

During the summer work commenced on modernising the Dalek to make it easier to operate and also look better on camera.

To mark the finish of the Dalek’s first modification, a short and explosive film, Dalek’s New Wheels was made.

Trolley base ideal for the wheels and seat
Dalek’s new wheels – in action

Upgrading the Gun Box

Project ID: Upgrade of the gun box using blueprints downloaded from Dalek City (website exterminated).
Time Period: 24 July 2011 to 27 July 2011

When I made the original gun box, there were no blueprints showing how this was made, so measurements for this was guesswork, and therefore inaccurate.

Since the Daleks returned in 2005, the game was on for Dalek fans to make a more detailed set of plans, which included detailed dimensions of the gun box.

At last, my Dalek will have the accurate gun box it deserves to exterminate with pleasure its enemies!

Building the Dalek

Project ID: Build of complete Dalek using blueprints downloaded from Project Dalek.
Time Period: 28 July 2002 to 18 May 2003

In December 2001 I started to write a screenplay of the story I wrote called Genesis of a Timelord. For the film, a full-size Dalek was required.

Originally I downloaded the Radio Times blueprints, but on June 2002 I joined Project Dalek where I got a more accurate set of blueprints.

Work on building the Dalek commenced on 28 July 2002 and finished 18 May 2003.

The Dalek was complete in time to attend the final Longleat Doctor Who convention, which was held on 3 August 2003.