Kaled Dalek Saber – For Tyeth Edition

Hello Exterminate!….I mean hello everybody, today as you may have realised FTSabersite has a visitor from the Whoniverse! Yes I had the unusual experience of meeting one of the most “feared” races in the galaxy of Dr Who, the Daleks, at my local comic con a year or two ago but it occurred to me that I hadn’t built a proper Dalek inspired hilt. Well today I rectify that and bring to you a design firmly rooted in Kaled/Dalek origins. The Kaleds were a sort of reptillian/mollusc/octopus looking creatures that had mutated from more humanoid shape as a result of fallout from the weapons used during a civil war on their home planet of Skaro. To survive and become the “superior race” of the galaxy an individual named Davros developed a survival suit or armoured shell for the Kaleds to live in and hence became Daleks (The Daleks were created by Terry Nation and designed by the BBC designer Raymond Cusick. They were introduced in December 1963 in the second Doctor Who serial, colloquially known as The Daleks. (wikipedia).

But this is Dalek Dolly!

They over-ran numerous worlds, wiping out inferior beings and races but could never get the better of The Doctor or his assistant Ace. Through space and time the guy from Gallifrey was there to stop Davros and his followers. Ok, enough talk for now, I’m sure you’d like to see a few pictures so here you go may I present Kaled Dalek….

I think this saber pretty much speaks for itself…it is basically a misshaped Dalek fitted out with a lightsaber plasma blade! I know, I know! Daleks were dangerous enough with their own weapons without adding a lightsaber but this is just a concept and is safely locked away in my vaults. So beginning at the base you’ll have noticed that the “glider base” has four nozzles that act as the repulsor lift generators that were added to Dalek design in the late 80’s early 90’s so they could Elevate. The nozzles also work well as speaker vents for a custom saber design. Moving up the handgrip, the hilt features the famous Dalek skirt which is covered with numerous spherical balls which were sometimes jettisoned as mini bombs. The switch section of the saber represents the midsection of the Dalek that usually housed the equally famous Sink Plunger sucker arm and Egg Whisk Disintegrator Ray. I removed these appendages and used the recesses to install activation controls for the saber. Above the switch section is a very nice gripping section for the saber, made out of the radiator fins below the upper dome. This ribbed section provides a non slip surface and great position to hold the saber. Then of course the saber features the Dalek dome and the emitter for the blade. I removed the “police car” flashing lights and modified the eye stalk so it became the blade emitter.

However…news of my modifications to Dalek technology seem to have reached the ears of upper command and a Commander Elite has been sent looking for me!! Would you like to see it?…Here you are…more pictures…

Fortunately the Commander Elite realised he was no match for a fully fledged Jedi and friend of Ace, so he backed off and all is well.

And Sophie Aldred aka Ace!

But this brings me to the end of this post. As always just a few bits of news and thanks before I go…Firstly my new Jedi costume arrived recently and I will be making a few minor alterations. The outfit fitted me perfectly, I just need to add a few fasteners here and there to keep some parts of the costume in place and tidy a few unfinished threads (time to get my needle and thread out!) I will also be adding a new belt and boots hopefully in the next few weeks…but more of that in a “Jedi Fashion” special soon.

Thank you all for checking this post out and for all the support you have given me, whether this is your first visit to FTSabersite or you regularly call in you’re much appreciated. Please be sure to return for many more new designs and builds in future posts. Till next Time and Relative Dimensions in Space… And stay safe!

“Kaled Dalek Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the Dalek characters seen in BBC TV’s Dr Who series. The model and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2020. “Daleks”, “Kaled” and “Skaro” and all other names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of BBC Television UK.

11 thoughts on “Kaled Dalek Saber – For Tyeth Edition”

  1. wow – There I was being blown away by the Lightsaber, and then you Ace it. Superb work.
    Neo Trinarty – an Anagram of Terry Nation will be jealous. Glad I stayed up late now.

    1. Hi Neil, yes Miss Aldred was a bit mystified when I first showed her the lightsaber I designed for her, she had an expression of “I’m a Doctor Who actress and you show me a lightsaber?”. But when I explained it was inspired by her baseball bat and she saw what I had done she got it and we had a great chat (I really like her!) And I’m glad I was able to brighten up your morning with the new saber too!

  2. Wow, Ft! Daleks and Star Wars is just about the coolest mix there is! Add to that the pic of you and Ace – one of the best companions around, and this post completely satisfies! Would you care for a jelly baby? Congrats on successfully mashing two wonderful universes together!

    1. Hi there EF great to hear from you – I hope you and your folks are well. Thanks for the kind comments but in a way I just modified a great concept from Terry Nation – I’m glad you liked it though. And it was about time I got a proper set of Jedi apparel….I had a shock one day while watching a YouTube video. I was checking a video out taken at my local Comic Con and there was someone being interviewed and who should appear walking past in the background?….yep me! This video has been floating around for about two years but I knew nothing about it…it was then I realised I needed a disguise! There will be feature on my costume in a future post, just organising a photoshoot! Thanks again and stay safe!

      1. Yes a solid adaptation/mod indeed. I wonder how the Jedi counsel views the art of disguise. Seems like a powerful tactic. And Now I’m hearing the words of a sort of Jedi from another fictional universe, “I can avoid being seen if I wish. But to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift.”

  3. Hi EF, the Jedi weren’t averse to using disguises if the situation called for it. In fact during the Clone Wars Master Kenobi carried out an undercover mission where his facial features were surgically altered so he could infiltrate a prison complex – so I think the Council would approve of my disguise. However I am disguising myself AS a Jedi as opposed to looking unlike a Jedi 😁 Thanks and stay safe my friend.

  4. Dr. Who… LOL, I’ve only seen snippets.
    The Kaled & Daleks are completely new to me.
    I’m all in on Sabers., already.
    Nonetheless, I can see clearly how you have fused the 3 entities and it’s a wonderful thing
    Well done, Tyeth!

    1. Hi Resa, that means I accomplished my mission if the design makes “sense”. I have to be careful when I produce these crossover designs where I combine franchises – if I don’t do justice to both shows or movies then I can easily upset two sets of fans! And don’t worry you have plenty of time to catch up viewing Dr Who. Thanks and stay safe.

      1. You’re right, I discovered that fact quite early on when I started designing. If I combine two franchises and get it right then I could attract double the audience for my work! Our friend TVTA even challenged me in a series of posts to design sabers inspired by various TV shows and associated toys and merchandise! It was great fun.

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