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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  New member 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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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great image an tribute. I love it. 
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MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
AWESOME!!! :iconexplodesplz:
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Am I allowed to pretend that the Daleks are all saluting him with their sucker hands?
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Of course!
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buttoneer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Fantastic tribute, especially as soon it will be the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Dr. Who. Long may it, and the Daleks....and the geeks as well as us British, continue! Thank you.
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Thanks for commenting!

Glad you like the image!
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