One of the new daleks for the Evil play is, well, new. It was the original intention to refurbish the existing stock although examination of one of the original Devious props (the second one, used initially at Sullington for the scene in which Bradley the Doctor and Phillip first meet the daleks) meant it needed a lot of work.
This prop has definitely suffered over the years in storage and generally being bashed about a bit. It was last used in the May 2004 filming marathon along with 8 other daleks. It's middle was partly clad with aluminium sheeting and its slats were steel rather than the usual plastic. Despite these differences it was painted the same and generally fitted in well. However the inside was a little cramped and the base was falling apart. This base was one of the split bases designed so that the whole dalek could be packed into an estate car.
Now however this dalek wasn't going to be one that was going to the play. So what would happen to it? A shame to leave it to get into a worse condition...
Well we're not sure yet - Ashley has an affection for the old split base design and so may retain the elements as flats in storage once the balls have been stripped off. As for the middle the lower shoulder needs replacing but theoretically could still be used in something - after all this is a vintage "Comic Relief" dalek seen by 9 million viewers!!!