Welcome to my showcase of custom New Series Dalek Supreme figures, showing off my collection of customised Supreme Daleks that I have gradually acquired over the years. Each one has been customised by me either to represent Daleks from other forms of Dalek media or to explore alternate designs that use the New Series Supreme Dalek sculpt. Series 9’s opening two-parter The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar established that multiple Daleks with the same basic Supreme Dalek design exist, meaning that theoretically Supreme Daleks with alternate colour schemes could appear later in the series.
I had a huge amount of fun making these customs, as the Supreme Dalek sculpt is unique and fun to customise. Actualising several designs of Supreme Dalek that I have had in my head since my childhood was a rewarding experience, and this collection represents some of my best work as far as I am concerned. Remember that, although I have been customising Daleks for years, it doesn’t require much effort to start painting yourself – all you need is a brush, some paint, and something to paint on!
Custom Black and Silver Dalek Supreme
I created this custom out of an age-old desire to see this design of Supreme Dalek with the classic black and silver Supreme Dalek colour scheme. It actually looks really good, and if I were given the choice of which colour scheme to use for Supreme Daleks in the New Series, this would be it. I painted this Dalek using black Citadel paint and the detailing was completed with silver Citadel paint. The plunger has also been replaced with a Crucible-style claw.
Custom Blue and Gold Dalek Supreme
Like the previous custom, this figure has been an idea in my head for a long time and creating these customs gave me the chance to make it real. The original idea was to make a blue version of the standard red Supreme Dalek, but over time it evolved into its own thing. I painted this Dalek with blue Citadel paint and the detailing was done with gold Citadel paint. The hemispheres were coloured in with black permanent marker.
Custom Bronze and Cyan Dalek Supreme
This custom explores the idea of a ‘front-line’ Dalek Supreme – a Dalek Commander that, although important, is not above fighting on the field with its subordinates. As such, this Supreme Dalek sports a battered look. I painted this Dalek using bronze Citadel paint and the hemispheres were painted cyan. The entire figure was then given a black wash to add the grimy effect.
Custom Gold and Black Dalek Supreme
Fans of the Classic Series will recognise this design as being the Supreme Dalek from Planet of the Daleks, and that is correct – I based this design on that Dalek down to the purple headlamps, and the colour scheme looks excellent on a New Series Supreme Dalek. I spray-painted this Dalek black and then added the detailing with gold Citadel paint.
Custom Gold and White Dalek Supreme
Another Classic Series design for a New Series Dalek, this Supreme Dalek custom is based on the Imperial Daleks. I spray-painted this Dalek white and added the detailing using various shades of bronze Citadel paint. Unlike the other customs, I also painted the plunger arm as this is in-keeping with the Imperial Dalek colour scheme.