This piece is from the episode "Dalek" starring Christopher Eccleston as the ninth Doctor.
Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an extinct alien race, the oldest and deadliest of the Doctor's foes, a Dalek! When the metal encased mutant escapes its prison and captures Rose, her death seems assured, but surprising everyone, the Dalek spares her. Opening its armoured frame to let sunlight play over the pitiful being inside, the creature exhibits tenderness and vulnerability uncharacteristic of its maniacal brethren. When the Doctor arrives to rescue Rose, she pleads for the Dalek, forcing him to choose between compassion and revenge for the extermination of his people.
Sculpted By Weta Workshop's David Tremont and Daniel Cockersell.
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As a huge fan of the work done by the Weta Workshop I was delighted that one of the props that we made for Dr Who Series One was to be immortalised by David Tremont and the team as a 1/6 scale statue. The final model is better than I could have imagined; the attention to detail is simply staggering. Can't wait to see the rest of the range."
Miniature Effects Supervisor, BBC
I mentioned that the detail is perfect - well the little eye has a blue cornea, and the flanges around the eye are tiny and well formed. The exterminator has little tubes all around it, and every part, from the plunger to the smallest rivet hole on the casing is reproduced perfectly."
David J Howe, The Transcendental Toybox
With so many Doctor Who related items on the market, the Weta Dalek definitely stands out, making it a must-have item for any fan of the show! "
Doctor Who Online
As a statue not only gets examined up close, it is usually... Read more.
As a statue not only gets examined up close, it is usually significantly smaller then its real life counter part and in the case of the Dalek, 1/6th the size.
As such, the Weta Dalek is a masterpiece in miniature sculpting. When you start to look up close, what hits you most is the amazing detail in all the components surrounding the Kaled mutant. Then, when you look even closer you're hit with even more detail. Every fine grill line and tiny rivet is there in sharp definition. Not only does this reflect the initial attention to detail, but also the care in mass production and the often stated reason for using polystone, its ability to maintain a well defined and sharp edge.
The sculpting goes so far as to not only include some of the â€œorganic webbingâ€ material behind the mutant, but its also present on the inside of all the opened out sections. Then on top of that, you have various pipes and components around and under the mutant.
Overall the paint job is very good, from the brushed metal appearance of the Dalekâ€™s base to the overall bronze and gold appearance of the new series Dalekâ€™s and the pinkish â€œsquidâ€ in the middle. While there is no doubt that the main painting would take some time and much care, what distracts you most is the look of the Kaled mutant. As soon as you open the package, you see this slimly, gooey glistening alien who you expect to drip all over you at any moment. Its much more then just a glossy look, it really appears as if its a wet sticky liquid, just like the open Dalek in the episode.
Not sure if itâ€™s the painting or the material, but the Eye Stalk, especially the blue part of the eye just looks like it could come alive at any moment. The Gun does look a little plastic when compared to the silver struts on either side of the mutant, it just doesnâ€™t have a real shiny metallic look like the rest. Maybe an adjustment to the paint finish would have been enough or the use of a real chrome painted metal gun would have been even cooler.
This Dalek is what many other statues claim to be, a faithful, museum quality, limited edition, reproduction Dalek. Every time one takes a glancing look, you expect the eye to start glowing, a tentacle to move and to hear the screeching of â€˜Exterminateâ€™, as the statue comes to life. It is truly like a single frozen frame of time, captured in painstaking detail for all to observe. Hide.
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As if created by Davros himself
Very nice, very accurately detailed statue with a surprisingly solid, heavy build.... Read more.
Very nice, very accurately detailed statue with a surprisingly solid, heavy build. Adds a bit of class to your Dalek collection. A must for Dalek fans or fans of the Doctor Who series in general. Hide.
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