In situations where building a full size Dalek in impractical for reasons of storage etc, members often take the plans and scale them down to produce wonderful Dalek models.
These pages features some of the model Daleks from the Project Dalek Forum's 'Scale Daleks' section. Some of the featured builds are adapted versions of commercially available model kits, such as the Sevans 12" Dalek kit and the larger Sevans 3rd scale Movie Dalek kit. Others are completely scratch built...
Dan L's Comet Miniatures Dalek
"I just remembered that I had built a Comet models Dalek many years ago, & thought it was in the loft. After a good hunt here he is, still in one piece, a little dusty & paint going a tad yellow, but he's now got pride of place next to my monitor, to give me some inspiration. Also to keep an evil eye on me! Hope you like him".
Thalspy's 'Mini Genie'
Mini Genie was the original inspiration behind Grant's full size Dalek build, featured in the Showcase section. Mini Genie was originally a standard Product Enterprises 12" remote control Dalek, before being stripped down and heavily modified, including 360º dome rotation!
Full details of this customisation are available in the 'Mini Genie' topic, on the Forum.
This is a half size Dalek which is motorised. Stan made his own PCBs to control the Dalek. Having made other models, Stan made certain he had easy access to everything inside the Dalek.
The overall the cost was $600. (included several one off costs like the PCBs, that could be used in many projects). See more of Stan's Dalek here.
Adrian's (Adrwis1's) Dalek
Adrian says, "This was my first attempt at building a Dalek scaled down from the full sized plans. It was built from balsa wood and plasticard, with a GRP dome (2nd attempt).The dome lights are plastic paint pots found in several recent Airfix starter boxes.
No electrics in this one, I might eventually get around to motorising a later version (Movie or Invasion Earth Dalek) as they have a larger base to hide r/c vehicles under".
Robert K's Sevans Dalek
In between working on his full size Dalek, Robert worked on a Sevans 2 foot Movie Dalek, but modified it into a TV version. He discarded the movie fender and made a TV fender out of 12mm MDF and spray painted it semi-matt black.
The sucker and dome lights were made up from parts he had in his spares tin. The rest of the kit is as supplied and spray painted in the Hartnell livery from "The Chase" - "The Daleks' Master Plan."
Chris Kingbee's original Sevans Dalek
Chris says, "I was rummaging through an old box of photos, when I came upon these. The Destiny (not pictured here) and 60's generic were pre-ordered when they first appeared, advertised in DWM.
The Revelation was slightly later, though still with the original gun design, I added the extra neck bin section and modified base myself for authenticity. All three of these are still in existence, but they have to share two plungers between them".
Don Lovelock's Scale Hovabout
Not a Dalek but an unusual Dalek accessory...
Seen here being 'piloted' by a Product Enterprises 6" Dalek is Don's amazing scratch built Dalek Hovabout, also known as a 'transolar disc'. The process of putting this item together is covered in detail, on the Forum, in Don's step-by-step build diary. Well worth a read!
Grunter7's all metal Dalek
Grunter's Dalek is approx 250mm high. The base plate is aluminium, machined to profile of the skirt. The skirt is made from stainless steel sheet with tig welded panels. The hemispheres are made from brass turned on a lathe then polished.
The shoulders are made from aluminium and the slats are made from brass, machined with a slitting saw on the mill, then polished and screwed onto the shoulders. More details on the Forum!