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I saw great color photos from 1966 posted by Tony F. on tardisbuilders.com that look like Dead Planet behind the scenes to my untrained eyes. I didn't find them in the Dead Planet gallery here, so I am probably wrong about them, but am happy about it anyway.
Round eye ball shape.
At 1.0 inch wide piece, I got 3.40 inch diameter.
At 1.30 inch (1 5/16) wide piece, I got about 3.0 inch diameter.
Like this Nachi made in Japan hacksaw blade. Had for a few years now, and had dozens of use's. Far more expensive than standard hacksaw blades, but well worth it in the long run.
Showing how I did one of the eye ball pieces.
Easier way to get a flat finish to the eye ball pieces. Reusing something I already have. This 14 inch metal cutting wheel for the cut off saw, is worn down to 9 inch to fit the 9 inch grinder. It has the coarser A24 grit. Makes for a cheap, flat, low speed grinding and sanding surface. Can also get in the finer A36 grit for a slower and finer finish.
The candy apple eye ball shape continues.
Cut out about a 1/2 inch wide piece of foam to fit into the front half of the eyeball. Glued the 2 pieces of the front half together. Fitted the extra foam piece. Glued the front half to the rear half, and let dry overnight. Re-cut the front piece with the big hacksaw blade and more filing work done.
Before and after gluing the eyeball pieces together.
I was given a surform plane off my Dad recently, that was very handy in stripping back the wood for the returns much faster, as well as getting a more sympathetic angle to the skirt edge, which can then be sanded down - but yes, it's a lot of work
Not decided on where I'm going to do the double hole effect, or just the straight movie-style holes. Probably the latter for ease.
I think I got sent your Yeovil pictures by the Dalek6388 boys - I took a load too, but mine were much darker!