Accurate Dalek Model from Doctor Who

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Accurate Dalek Model from Doctor Who by Audrey2 Jun 21, 2014

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Incredibly accurate dalek model separated into different bits to be printed at a desired scale. The model pictured was printed on the Replicator 2 with all parts scaled up 200%.

Not everything is provided with the model as it was originally designed purely so I could construct, then uploaded to let other people create if they wanted the challenge. The files missing are the gun rods and various appendages tubing as when printed they would be very weak and would be unsuitable. On my model I used thin metal rods and would recommend other people do the same.

It really is a very complicated model that is not at all forgiving. I'm currently working on a simpler model that is easier for people to print and assemble without losing detail.


Print one copy of all the parts apart from the following:

  • Hemi (print 56)
  • Hemisphere (print 56)
  • Neckstrut (print 8)
  • Neckmesh (print 4)
  • Light (print 2)
    The parts are as follows:
    balljoint.stl - the ball that the arm swings around on
    base01.stl - the front of the base of the dalek
    base02.stl - the back of the base of the dalek
    boxdecal.stl - the detail pieces on the front of the shoulders
    cowl.stl - the cover for the eyestalk on the dome
    dome.stl - the dome on the top of the dalek
    eye.stl - the eye of the dalek
    eyehinge.stl - the joint that the eye swings around on
    gunbottom.stl - the joint that the gun swings around on with the bezel
    guntop.stl - the top bezel of the gun, where the gunrods join to
    hemi.stl - the ring around a hemisphere on the skirt
    hemisphere.stl - the hemispheres for the skirt (can be easily replaced with hemispheres sourced alternatively to save printing time)
    light.stl - the lights that sit on the dome, best printed in a clear plastic with the raised areas painted silver
    neckmesh.stl - the mesh that sits in the neck of the dalek
    neckstrut.stl - the struts on the neck of the dalek, slot into the rings
    plunger.stl - the famous dalek plunger
    plungerring.stl - a small detail that sits just behind the plunger on the arm
    ringbot.stl - the bottom ring on the neck of the dalek, the neckstruts slot into it
    ringmid.stl - the middle ring on the neck of the dalek
    ringtop.stl - the top ring on the neck of the dalek
    shoulder.stl - the middle part of the dalek. The slats sit on here, the arms sit in here, and the box decals go on here
    skirt01.stl - the front part of the dalek skirt
    skirt02.stl - the back part of the dalek of the skirt
    slats.stl - the slats decorating the shoulder section. Be aware that they all have a specific place on the shoulders, a mirror of where they will print.
    Most parts should fit together fairly easy, but wont stay together without glue.

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I have this all printed out; however, I am just not sure how to assemble the suction cup assembly, gun assembly and eye stalk assembly. I believe some of the pieces did not print correctly and I will need to re-print them; however, instructions would help identify those issues.

Kindest Regards,

Om working on this now. For maiming what is the color you used for the main body? You got a good match to the real thing. I tried a metallic rust but it is to dark unfortunately.

I just painted it. Any bronze paint should work well enough as the TV prop colours change every other day it seems.

currently printing at 250% scale, looks great, big enough to RC the entire model, I have extra 8 channel receivers and a pile of servo's, My be a skid steer system of movement... I will post pics when I am done, thanks for posting!

This is just the most degree of awesomeness I can handle at one time and space! Insanely cool model!

Did you use some kind of filler, bondo or something. Or is the finish just paint? I'm almost done printing the parts, next step is finishing and paint (and installing some level of awesome gadgetry inside ;-) ) 200% is kinda on the large side of the scale, loving every step of the print!!

Glad you like it! I'm actually working on 2.0 which should be even better!

To finish the model I used a spray-filler, which I then lightly sanded back to remove the 3D printed look and then painted. Put up your print when it's done, I can't wait to see it! :)

What could make this model better? Can't wait to see what you have done! Hmm, do I need to scale up the next model, 200% is on the big side but 400% would be bigger!!

I will put up a few pictures when I'm done, there are just to many projects at once!

What will be your next model after Dalek 2.0? A Cyberman? (Please)

Can you draw the light solid? I am able to print a solid one, but I cant do the hollow version. Thanks

I have issues with the Eye as well, one of the parts is only printed 50%

What do you use for the eye stalk, plunger stalk and the main barrel of the gun. and the fins on the outside of the gun?

I have everything except these items

Same here - would be nice to use what you have designed - unless you used something not 3D printed

I 3d printed the gun parts, but the stalks are 3d printer filament, 3mm in diameter (I did 100% scale, if it was bigger my printer could print the stalks). I will upload the extra parts tonight in a remake when home from work.

Thanks ????

I drew these myself as the the person who drew it never got back to me

My Reaction: *crying from seeing this thing's sheer awesomeness

Excellent work nice to see it shared outside the Project Dalek Fraternity - Ferrain (PDF).

This is amazing, thanks for sharing!