Members can use this section to introduce themselves and find out who's building Daleks near them. Please post in the sub-forum that relates to your location and also supply a town or regional location.
When introducing yourself, you might also want to add your location to the Member Map. This will greatly increase your likelihood of finding friends and help, locally.
Did you or someone you know meet/photograph a Dalek in the 60's, 70's or 80's? Did you take photographs of Daleks at a fete or at the Blackpool Doctor Who exhibition etc? PLEASE email or share your pics here.
Now you've built your Dalek, why not get involved?
Create events or let others know about events you're planning to attend. Sign up for and chat about existing events. It doesn't matter if you're not the organiser... if you're attending you can tell everyone here.
Lookup SLA batteries. Sealed Lead Acid. Used in comms equipment, security systems etc. They are readily available online and locally at electronics stores. Keep away from Motorbike as they are wet lead acid.
Edit: if you want later technologies you can look at Lipo or Lion batteries as used in model RC equipment. You need special chargers for these types of batteries, and the cell voltages are slightly different.
It's an expensive way to go, but sometimes necessary. Most of the GRP supplies need dangerous goods shipping, and if like me the only fibreglass store is interstate it can be horrifically expensive to get the smallest amount for you.
For reference though Jimmy has my old Renegade Dalek dome, neck rings, and eye; Richard White's skirt plug and my old Power fender and hemispheres. So the major segment that needed to be done was the shoulders. So it's all assembly and tidying up, and he's doing a great job at it.
Hi been sanding my skirt today it does take some hard graft my arm's are feeling it now. just got a few little bit's to refill and final sand tomorrow. Going to fix some locating bolts to base later and get base painted up going to have a well earned pint now ☺