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Building a Dalek -- regardless of the scale chosen -- is not an easy for several reasons. For a start, most of us with an interest in doing this know the Daleks best in our memories of "Doctor Who" episodes and novels watched or read a couple of decades ago. For any model to live up to that kind of image is therefore impossible.

If the above point alone doesn't make things difficult enough, there isn't -- and never was -- a definitive design for a Dalek. Nor was there ever a definitive colour scheme (even for Daleks on the same side in the same story!). Oh and finally, there are those practical problems inherent in scratch building several of the parts involved (not least the dome) which can make the whole endeavour a bit of a nightmare.

So if you have a hour or two to spare and fancied building a 1/4 scale replica of one of the deadliest foes of a certain Timelord, then think again and have a nice cup of tea. Alternatively, if you are up for the challenge, select from the buttons above for images and information on each stage of the construction process.

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