Doctor Who New Series Dalek Body Fixed

by MacGyver, published

Doctor Who New Series Dalek Body Fixed by MacGyver Oct 22, 2012
31 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps


Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

26851Views 5171Downloads Found in Model Robots


This one actually prints well. No need for a long story.


After struggling with the original model I loaded it up in NetFabb and fixed the holes. This is the result of that.

More from Model Robots

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

Is that a brim, or are you just happy to see me?

But seriously, I don't watch Dr Who either, is it a brim, or part of the actual...robot character thing?

I'm fairly certain that is a brim. I didn't model this thing I just ran it through NetFab to fix it.

I think it is about 2.5 inches tall or maybe 7 or 8cm. You should be able to scale it to whatever size you like. There other models on here that the weapons and eyeball thing too.

Thanks for a great model

But there's a bunch of overhangs... What parameters were you using? I'm guessing extra-shells was turned up a bit?

I printed mine with 1 extra shell and only 5% infill. There were a few things that kinda drooped a little but I was able to clean it up nicely with an exacto knife.

have you thought about making some weapons that could be printed along with it?  Would be easy enough to drill some small holes to fit them into.

I've heard that 3mm filament works well as their eyestalk. I remember seeing that on one of the first daleks on thingiverse. The zip file on this thing might have a weapon also. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15362http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

New Paradigm Dalek

The funny thing about this thing is that I've never actually watched Dr Who.  I guess we'll have to leave weaponizing  them up to someone else because I have no idea what weapons they would use.

Hey MacGyver, very cool.

Great resolution on the part.  I was surprised it filled so dense, I thought I had it set for 50% infill but it kept filling every layer pretty much 100%.  I like that it's solid and it came out great, I was just surprised.

I'm giving it to my daughter who is just as much of a geek (and Dr. Who fan) as I am. 
Thanks for making this!

I actually didn't design it, I just fixed the mesh on it.  I printed the blue one at 10% infill and the white one at 5%.  If you are using the new Sailfish firmware there is a bug I believe with Skeinforge 50 that will cause strange fill problems but usually it is when you are trying to print at 100% infill it would only print 50%.  I'm not sure what could be the issue.  Anyway I'm glad you like it.

Did you end up printing this with supports?

Looks awesome BTW :D

No support needed.  It printed pretty much how you see it in the photos.  The only thing I had to trim was some small loops from the three rings around the head.  If you look closely at the blue one you can see one of the loops I missed on the right side.

That's a very nice looking print!

Thanks!  Unfortunately before I fixed this model I printed out several of the original before I realized that the original model has some serious problems.  At least now I'm getting some good copies of this for my friend.