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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    Wanna build me one now? Smile

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 11:59 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  LanaiaD] Hey maybe you should do a panel at Glalifrey this year with a slide presentation on building a Dalek! You couldn't bring it in person but you could share the photos and your experience.


    Well, If I can get to Galifrey and I have actually finished by February then it could be possible. However, Most people seem to take a year to 18 months to finish, and I'm only at two months.

    Additonally, there are loads of people building Daleks, principally in the UK, the US and Australia. There are many who could show better work than I.

    Over the weekend, I'll get the diary up to date, then updates will slow down.


    Please remember I have had very little experience at this kind of thing, my success is due to advice and guidance from people who know what there doing (and wrote down plans).

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 12:04 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  barnabeee] Wanna build me one now? Smile


    Well go join www.projectdalek.com it may not be as hard as you think.

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 12:53 PM EDT
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    There are many who could show better work than I.

    Over the weekend, I'll get the diary up to date, then updates will slow down.

    Please remember I have had very little experience at this kind of thing, my success is due to advice and guidance from people who know what there doing (and wrote down plans).


    'There are many who could show better work than I.'

    I don't think you should feel that - it looks great - and at some speed as well.

    Thanks for sharing - daveac


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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 01:34 PM EDT
    I am very impressed, I have to say and am keen to see how it turns outs for you if not a touch envious). The most I have managed is a Dalek Cake. Well done to you sir!

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 01:50 PM EDT




    Wow!



    (This reminds of the old days when Ken with other members of the Gallifreyan Embassy were building a TARDIS in Ken's parent's garage.)

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 02:48 PM EDT

    I suppose you could cheat and put one of these on the top Twisted Evil

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    Cheers, daveac

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 03:28 PM EDT
    Okay completely off topic/on topic but did you see that report in the paper that some guy in the UK got a friend to kidnap his ex girlfriend wearing a Dalek Voice Changer helmet to disguise himself and then the ex boyfriend was supposed to save her and hopefully in turn get back together with her. What was that about?

    http://themedusacascadegazette.blogspot.com/
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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 03:41 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  LanaiaD] Okay completely off topic/on topic but did you see that report in the paper that some guy in the UK got a friend to kidnap his ex girlfriend wearing a Dalek Voice Changer helmet to disguise himself and then the ex boyfriend was supposed to save her and hopefully in turn get back together with her. What was that about?


    NO - but did RTD write the script Evil

    Cheers, daveac

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 07:14 PM EDT
    26th July 2008
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    Put together my shoulders frame and the hardboard is soaking in the bath for application tomorrow.
    Here is my stack at the end of the day.
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    The hemispheres on the New Series Dalek have a raised black ring round them, unlike the classic daleks. Mike Tucker who designed the "Dalek" in the episode "Dalek" used Truck Oil Seals for this purpose. They are 1) heavy and 2) expensive, so they will not be present on my dalek.
    Went to Dollar Tree this morning and found my "oil seal" solution. The lids from the top of "Stay Fresh" reusable containers. 4 for $1. Just need to remove to flap and paint black.

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 07:20 PM EDT
    27 th July 2008
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    Another fairly productive day. After letting my hardboard soak overnight I skinned the back half of the shoulders this morning.
    Due to my Wife and kids being on vacation in the UK, I was unable to call upon my Teenage
    son to help wrestle with the beast. So forty five minutes later the hardboard was attached and I had lost about 10lbs in sweat. I also lost about a further
    lb of #17 1" wire nails, half a tube of power grip and 16 screws. Got to say though, that although it was hard work
    everything seemed to go okay and nothing actually went wrong.So here it is
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    Then after letting it dry for a few hours and trimming the excess hardboard, I put it on the stack
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    Why is it I think the front half is going to be even harder? Goint to make a template for that though, cut the hardboard to approximate size, plus put
    in screw holes etc, then let it soak. Hope the prior preparation makes fighting it slightly easier than todays effort.


    Next, I cut the neck rings using the router and circle cutting jig. Now have all three and they are very close to the target dimensions.
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    Need to tidy them up a little then I am going to put a 45 degree slope on them with the router and a camfer bit with a bottom guide bearing on it.

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 07:22 PM EDT
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    Made some progress after work this evening. Sanded the outer edge of the neck rings to get them a smooth as possible.
    Then used the router with a camfered bit and a guide bearing to put the 45 degree edge on all three. Still need a little tidying up
    with small amount of filler and more sanding, but in general I'm pretty pleased (at least they are all the correct size).
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    Next stuck some card together mounted it up on the front end of the shoulders and made a template for the hardboard.
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    I'm going to cut it out a bit oversized, let it soak for a few hours then skin the front half of the shoulders either tomorrow or Friday. Travelling with
    work on Wed and Thursday, so those days are out.

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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 07:24 PM EDT
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    Managed to skin the front of the shoulders this evening. Again it was a wrestling match, but somehow didn't seem as bad as the rear did.
    I was really dreading the shoulders, and although it has been hard work cladding them without any help, it was nowhere near as problematic as
    I feared.
    Here are the shoulders with the rear and the front cladding, but the front still needs to be trimmed back, obviously some filling and sanding will be required.
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     Friday, August 01 2008 @ 07:28 PM EDT
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    Trimmed back the hardboard on the front of the shoulders, then sanded all the hardboard flat on the top and the bottom.
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    I am now pretty much caught up with Dalek construction. This weekend I m hoping to finish the neck cage and either start the gunboxes, or build up the cladding on the shoulders for the NSD details.

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     Saturday, August 02 2008 @ 05:47 AM EDT
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    I am now pretty much caught up with Dalek construction. This weekend I m hoping to finish the neck cage and either start the gunboxes, or build up the cladding on the shoulders for the NSD details.


    That is seriously good work!

    Davros is slave-driving you at this pace Big Grin

    Wonderful - daveac

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