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Cusick's Legacy by Librarian-bot Cusick's Legacy by Librarian-bot
Very sadly, Ray Cusick - the man who designed the Daleks - passed away last week. His work in creating one of the most iconic bits of design work in Television history has, for the most part, gone woefully unrecognised. He certainly never got any royalties from the use of his design, with the money bound up in the legal control of Terry Nation's estate. [link]

I'm not sure I can adequately express how brilliant his work on the Daleks was and how much of a shame it is that he got far less recognition for it than Terry Nation. Cusick took a very vague description and transformed it into something totally original and totally alien, a monster from outer space that was at once ridiculous and terrifying.

This is my tribute to him and his work, a sci fi icon that will last as long as there are geeks and British people in the world.
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CorruptedDalek999 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my god, awesome! I love Daleks!
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NestieBot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
GOOD DALEKS
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StarzeroDigital Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How come the Dalek Emperor from "The Parting Of Ways" isn't included?
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Simply because I haven't built it yet. The issue is that I don't have any decent measurements to work from, so it's all guess work, which is going to take quite a while to get right....
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CC147555 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
How is the Time war Dalek emperor getting on now? Any closer to finishing it?
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Closer, but it's slow going. The lack of defined dimensions makes it much harder than usual, especially when I'm trying to match the exact look of the original model.
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CC147555 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Any other Dalek Models you working on?
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Just a few improvements to existing ones, nothing new.
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CC147555 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
After you have finished the Time war Emperor, would you consider making another image like this, but including the new models you made after this tribute? Maybe you could make one for Ray Cusick birthday, just a thought.
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Certainly, that's always been the plan - I need to do a version of this with better lighting anyway!
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