images were leaked of the new Daleks from the new series of Doctor Who (which
will be aired in 2005 and starring Christopher Eccleston), I soon decided it would
be a good idea to build a 3D model. It took 15 hours of modelling time and below
is the result.
model was featured in an animation I did for the website and is now part
of a random clip compilation in the YouTube video below.
New Doctor Who Series New Dalek Model
'new Dalek' from the forthcoming new series of Doctor Who should really be called
an 'old Dalek'. It will soon become very confusing to talk of old an new Daleks
because the new series will apparently feature two styles of Dalek. Despite the
updated and quite different appearance of the Dalek in episode 6 of the new series,
it represents the old breed of Daleks which we are already familiar with, and
this is the style of Dalek which is represented in my 3DS MAX mesh.
6 has been rumoured to have been called 'The Museum Piece' and then 'The Creature
Within' but its proper title is not known. The confusion will arise because the
final two-part story of the new Doctor Who series will featur new new Daleks
- that is a complete redesign of the Daleks, rumoured to bare very little resemblance
to those with which we're familiar.
on the new Daleks
The new Daleks from the new series of Doctor Who at first glance
most resemble the Peter Cushing Daleks of the 1960s movies. The reasons for this
are firstly the new Daleks have the large bases that were only ever seen in the
TV series once (The Dalek Invasion of Earth) and secondly the very large lights
(only ever seen on TV on the supreme Dalek in Planet of the Daleks which was a
borrowed stage prop). New to the design are the cyclindrical bases which each
of the domes is set upon. There is intricate detail around the gun and arm joint
with beveled triangle and diamond patterns and also a cut shape between the limbs.
The mid-section of the new Dalek has chunky blocks which are bolted on and an
inclined channel down the centre of each block which gets deeper towards the top.
The neck section's vertical divides are thicker and the intersections with each
neck ring have bolt fixtures. Finally the eye-piece of the new Dalek has a rectiliniar
housing to hide the point where the eye pivots on the head. This housing has a
channel cut in the top to allow the eye stalk complete vertical freedom.
Beyond these surface details these new Daleks are very true to their original
form, however the whole body is wider than previous Daleks. When I built this
3D model I used the dimensions of an original 60s Dalek and the finished renders
on comparison to the leaked production photos show that my model isn't broad enough.
But for now this is verion 1.0 of the new series Dalek and when there are more
photos to work from I will begin a more accurate model.
do not email me asking for a copy of my Dalek mesh, even in exchange for money.
Due to the time and effort that does into building these models I do not like
to part with them. Your understanding is appreciated.
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