Welcome to the next instalment in a series of Dalek customs showcases, this will essentially be a tour through my collection of custom-made New Series Daleks that have been custom painted. Today’s feature includes a tour of my collection of customised New Series Daleks that have been painted with colour schemes that I have created. Most of these are experiments and prototypes of colour schemes that I like that have not appeared on screen at all. All of these customs are made by me unless stated otherwise in the description.
Red and Black Alternate Dalek Drone Custom Figure:
This is essentially a New Series Dalek painted with the same colour scheme as the Drone Dalek from the New Dalek Paradigm. Since I am not particularly fond of the Paradigm Dalek design, I used this Dalek to test whether the colour scheme of the Drone Daleks would work as a standard Dalek colour scheme, and in all honesty, it does. I could well imagine this being a standard Dalek drone, possibly led by a more brightly coloured Commander, proving that it was the design of the Paradigm Daleks that was lacking and not necessarily the colour scheme. I might one day go back and re-paint this custom to account for the metallic colour scheme of the updated Paradigm Daleks seen in Asylum of the Daleks, but until then, it remains in a strange limbo-state of existence.
Blue and Black Alternate Dalek Sec Custom Figure:
Dalek Sec had a colour scheme that both looked awesome and also paid homage to the classic Black Supreme Daleks of the Classic Series. However, had Russell taken a different route, what could have been? Early concept art for both Dalek and Doomsday suggest that originally the New Series Daleks were going to don a variety of different colours, from red to green to this muted blue and black design. Whilst I really like this colour scheme, admittedly, it probably wouldn’t have showed up very well on camera – the blue would have just blended in with the black and made the whole venture pointless. However, as a figure, it looks very nice, and to achieve this look I actually painted the spheres and details white before going over them using a glossy blue pro-marker pen.
Red and Black Alternate Dalek Sec Custom Figure:
Just like the previous custom, this is supposed to represent ‘what could have been’, a potential alternate Dalek Sec if his colour scheme hadn’t simply been black. Unlike the previous custom, however, this was not inspired by concept art but instead by an awesome render of a Dalek that I had seen online. I believe the creators of this render are called ‘D M Multimedia’ and several of their renders have inspired customs of mine, including the Red Dalek Drone above.
Check them out here: http://www.dmmultimedia.com/dalek_01.htm
New Series Dalek Zeg Custom Figure:
Those who have read my Classic Dalek Customs Tour will know that I am particularly fond of Dalek Zeg, the creator of Metalert, who has a wholly unique colour scheme as a result of his experiments. It was impossible for me not to translate this awesome livery into a New Series variation, and the results are spectacular. I had to make a few slight changes to the scheme to get it to fit right, mostly to account for the slats and the chunky base, but overall this is definitely one of my favourite customs, and quite an easy one to do too, all you need is a spare New Series Dalek, some burgundy Citadel Paint and metallic gold or bronze paints from any supplier. New Series Daleks are particularly fun to customise since you don’t have to feel bad about painting over a Classic Dalek either.
Prototype Time Controller/Eternity Circle Dalek Custom Figure:
This is another custom, similar to the Comic Dalek Emperor from my Classic Dalek Customs Tour that didn’t come out as well as I’d hoped it would. Still, for the sake of completion, I include it here simply because it has great potential, but I really don’t know what to do with it. Originally it was supposed to be a prototype for the New Series Time Controller figure, and it does use a colour scheme that more closely matches the description of the Daleks of the Eternity Circle, but I don’t know what I was going for with the red and the end result looks like a Dalek that has adorned itself in the Union Jack. Speaking of which…
Bonus – Patriotic UK Flag Dalek Custom Figure:
I had to, I mean, have you seen the official Dalek Union Flag RC design? It’s an abomination. The stripes on the flag just stop past the midsection, the spheres are white on a blue background (when the emphasis should really be on the red, sorry Scotland) and it doesn’t even come loaded with the Dalek national anthem, ‘God save the Supreme’. Shoddy work, lads. Look, mine actually has a Union Flag in a place that makes sense:
It might need a few more coats but it’s getting there. Next time I will be showcasing my collection of New Series Supreme Daleks, so until then, I hope you enjoyed.