A picture I downloaded from Google showing the multitude of color schemes that have been used for this character.
I picked up this OOP kit from Comet Miniatures on eBay sometime ago. The 1/8 scale kit is of the typical plastic kind you'd find in the 1990's. The printed instructions, though a mix of photographs and drawings, are well explained and provide an in
depth description of the evolution of the Daleks throughout the Dr. Who series which would be very interesting for a fan of the series.
The kit comes molded in silver gray and blue parts some little painting is required. Generally, the kit went together
well except for the grill detail that is mounted in the center section below the turret. The grill is a flexible plastic very much like the plastic banding you'd find around card board boxes for reinforcement. The problem is that next to nothing will stick
to it including paint. I had so much trouble with this, I decided NOT to install the grill work and just finish the model without it.
I decided to forgo the color scheme that the kit offered since it seemed a little bland to me so I went on Google and
called up some images of the Daleks. The many color versions on line are as varied as those in a flower catalog and everything in between. AS one can see. I went with a red and black color scheme wit gold highlight.
I also decided to light this kit
which proved to be a relatively simple affair once I figured out what I wanted to do. I had to discard the eye stalk part because I wanted to install a blue eye effect. I ended up telescoping several short lengths of brass tubing which ultimately matched the
original eye stalk with a hollow core that I could insert a blue LED and its wiring.