Well, here we go. I haven’t finished updating the NSD Dalek blog even though it is finished and running about exterminating annoying little destructo-bots (kids) and other humanoid life forms… lol. With no plans and no scale other than my big , eh, ruler(yeah….that’s it) and TV screen, my other NSD Dalek for scale reference ; along with help from Dave Duca and some pictures from the Dalek builders groups’ Alan Clark’s Storm (which I am trying to basically replicate from his 2008 build), Dave and I started off to see what kind of abomination we could create. The original intent was to have 2 Storms ready for Chicago Tardis in 2013 but that didn’t happen. Only mine was ready…. sort of.
It was missing a lot of parts, detail and it could not stand any close-up scrutiny. It was put together with duct tape, wing nuts and glue. It was impossible to drive and the only reason it looked like a STORM was because it was all black. Black hides a multitude of construction sins……There just wasn’t time to do things right. Things were not symmetrical. Nothing really worked. So, after the convention I put it up in the U-Haul and had to re-do everything from the base board (re-cut the size of the board as well as re-position the drive motors aft (they were too far forward) ) all the way up to the top. Improving on Alan’s design making it stronger, faster, better. (Hmm, sounds like an add for the 6 Million dollar man). What you see now follows my build changes, modifications, problems and ideas.
You are free to to see, use, modify/enhance and ask questions as you please. All that I ask is that you give proper credit where credit is due. Also, you are not allowed to build and sell anything here for money. Build one for yourself. It is fun and it is a challenge. The original idea of this Storm design concept is not mine. It belongs to Alan Rocky Marshall and then MechMaster (Chris Smith). Alan Clark built the original Storm. One clarification, it is NOT a Dalek. You may hear or see it referred to as one but only out of convenience by others for they do not know any better. STORM stands for Special Tactical Operations Radioactive Mutant..STORM..
Dave Duca supplied the raw base fiberglass forms however I supplied all of the mods, corrections, fixes, changes, repairs etc and they were extensive (over 2,000 hours). I built my Storm and it is coming for you!! The weapon system is active. System is On-Line.