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Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay in uploading something new - this was actually supposed to go up on Friday but I sort of got distracted by building a walking house out of Lego and completely forgot.

I have been meaning to build a proper Dalek hoverbout for a while. And in this case at least, I do mean hoverbout, not trans-solar disc. This is supposed to be the first iteration of the device, so I've tried to tailor it to be as close to the first appearance in TV21's Dalek Chronicles, while adding in things like air-breathing vents to suggest something a little more primitive than the later, interstellar versions.

I'm pretty happy with how it's come out - hopefully it will lead to a series of matching accessories for my various Dalek models. I do plan on doing 'Empire' and 'Expansion' versions, as those have both appeared (for definite) in various spin-off fiction.

Daleks belong to the Terry Nation estate, not quite sure who owns hoverbouts....
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steam66 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Dalek Drone 1: FOR THE EMPEROR'S SAKE, WHY CAN'T THIS HOVERBOUT START?
Dalek Drone 2: YOU NEED TO KEEP CRANKING IT AND CURSING. ACTUALLY, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE LAST ON-
Dalek Drone 1: *cursing every 0.2 seconds while cranking*
*hoverbout starts and floats away into the sky
Dalek Drone 1: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUU-
Dalek Drone 2: SHUT UP AND WALK TO WORK, YOU FAT TWAT.
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sketchfab Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Cool! It would be great to see this model here in full 3d - you could upload it to Sketchfab, and then embed it in full 3D in your journal here on DA: sketchfab-3d.deviantart.com/jo….
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   Photographer
Fantastic.
I think David Whitaker came up with the majority of 'The Dalek Chronicles' (the name of the collection of those TV 21 Dalek comics).
I really wish these or the transsolar discs made an appearance in the new series. The new Daleks are pretty ungainly to be flying around maybe they need something like a hoverbout to help them around.
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks - and yeah, we owe a heck of a lot of Dalek lore to David Whitaker.

And I think trans-solar discs *have*, very briefly, shown up already - kinda. In the mass crowd scenes in 'The Stolen Earth', I've always thought I've seen some sort of 'forklift truck' in the style of a hoverbout.

Of course I may be imagining that....
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AwesomeHatsCo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wish the BBC would dump all the new daleks and do a story with the old daleks. I mean, why not? I don't like the daleks of today having shields, the ability to fly... the methods of defeating them get less credible to more the daleks themselves become less credible.

Very nice artwork by the way, I really love your style!
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dragonkan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
id love to see an animation with one of these with it breaking down like an old car. XD great work
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Oooh.....I do like that idea.
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wildrook Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
E-LE-VATE!
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AydinPrower7 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   General Artist
Can we get pictures of the walking Lego house? :eager:
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Absolutely! But it will take a while, I'm afraid - I don't have a camera (or the house!) with me.
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thebeybladefan10 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
You were building a walking house out of lego, cool ^^
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Yeah, it came out well. Needs some detailing but it was a good day's work!
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thebeybladefan10 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice ^^
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The-Vet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Are you going to do the flying platforms in the Abslom Daak strips?
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Oh yes. I even have a copy of the 'Enemy of the Daleks' trade paperback now, so I have all the necessary references. I do like the look of those things, as a sort armoured up hoverbout.
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
loving the old time daleks
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thanks!
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Netrophensis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Have to admit, hoverbouts do seem quite irrelevant now that Daleks can fly, but there is a line in Blood of the Daleks which suggests that the travel machines can only go so far...
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
True, they seem a little pointless for aerial combat (and hey, it makes sense that they'd move on from external to internal flight capability) which is why I'm not sure whether I'll build them for the Time War Daleks onwards.

Having said that, I do wonder whether it would make sense for a casing alone to be able to travel between star systems, as the Dalek Empire series shows trans-solar discs being able to....
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Netrophensis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
That would all depend on the type of propulsion system, and the energy they use - I can't see that casing being able to store that much, but if its reusable/recyclable, it might work....
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Primitive Daleks had obvious constraints on power and mobility, so it makes sense for them to use vehicles to travel further and faster with less effort than they could by themselves.
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Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Absolutely, especially for these Daleks, who are only just getting past picking their energy up from the floor. And even when mobility improves, it does make sense to use a booster.
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I'm curious as to how later iterations of Daleks recharge themselves and how long their power cells last. Also, how they provide the necessary nutrients and waste extraction for the mutant's own biological processes.
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steam66 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I've thought and speculated:
The first non-floor-dependant Daleks could hover up to a meter off a surface, by firing exhaust out of the main travel unit in the casing. These Daleks used solar energy, as the slats were super-efficient solar panels. Daleks also had a battery that could power a unit for up to 3 months. They could move in space due to the exhaust thruster.
Later Daleks began using generators using radioactive materials. These contributed to further mutations in the Dalek mutant. The slats were retooled into radiation exhausts in the event of a reactor breach. They had a gravity repulsor unit to allow them to fly up to 8 meters off the ground. Daleks would become dangerously unstable above 5 meters. These units were almost crippled in space, where they had to depend on the radiation exhaust from their slats to move.
Time War Daleks could outright fly, in the atmosphere or space, via an advanced thruster unit. They were powered by background radiation, with the slats collecting that.
Paradigm Daleks simply had a heavy reactor. This improved reliability. They retained the thruster unit.
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steam66 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
All of them have nutrient juice tanks and waste tanks that converted waste into gas which was vented.
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