Illuminate, illuminate, ILLUMINATE!
Big Finish studios’ director Jamie Anderson read the script for the Doctor Who audio play Order of the Daleks and knew they needed to build the Dalek. He noted;
My main thought process was to create a “Gothic” Dalek and replace all the flat surfaces with glass designs. My initial sketches had palisades, crowns, spikes and other gothic elements, but we decided to dial a lot of these back for story reasons. In the episode itself these Dalek casings are made by very primitive monks so the focus needed to be on the stained glass and not the metal elements.
The cloister style neck slats and the claw holding the eye did remain to add a bit of character.
You can read the full story about “Dalek Stainley” over at Anderson’s website.