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    1. Hello & Welcome

      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.

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    3. Newsflash

      Essential information, forum business etc.

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  3. Project Dalek Technical

    1. Technical Questions

      General Forum (software) technical questions. Problems searching, posting, downloading or opening files? Ask here.

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    2. Downloads Talk

      Download discussions and download news. Note: the downloads themselves are accessible by clicking on the links in "Project Dalek Essentials", at the top of the page.

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    3. Plans Discussion

      Problems with plans? Disagree with dims?
      Frank open discussion welcome here.

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  4. Member's Daleks

    1. Builders Progress Diaries

      Superb 'hands-on' reference material for new builders. When you start to build your (full size) Dalek, please join in by contributing your build diaries and photos here.

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    2. Dalek Showcase

      A place to show off your finished Daleks. Please share your photos with us here, even if you've already completed a build diary.

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    4. Active Members Area

      Information, plans, downloads etc for active Project Dalek members

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  5. The Workshop: Dalek Construction & Design Discussions

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    7. 7: Finishing Off

      Colour schemes, detailing, finishing touches.

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  6. Build Techniques

    1. Working with GRP

      Problems with fibreglassing or moulds? Ask here.

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    2. Working with Wood & MDF

      Working with wood. Making wooden sections. Problems and solutions.

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    3. Working with Metals

      Collars, slats and mesh. Best materials, cutting and shaping.

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    4. Plastics

      What type and when to use it. PETG, acrylic, polystyrene. Vac forming and pressure forming etc.

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    5. Paint

      Paint types, compatibility, priming, spraying techniques, finishing and polishing.

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    6. Other Materials

      Post here for help with materials not covered above!

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  7. Advanced Dalek Building

    1. Voice Modulators

      All voice-mod related questions, reviews, research and development in here, please.

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    2. Electronics & Electrical

      Non voice-mod electrical topics such as wiring, lighting etc.

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    3. Motorisation

      Adding motors, batteries, control units, PIR etc.

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  8. Alternative Dalek Building

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    2. Scale Daleks

      Just getting into dalek building? Decided to build a scale model before you attempt a full size version? Talk about it here.

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    3. Speculative Dalek Projects

      Are you considering doing something a little different Dalek-wise? Plans still on the drawing board? Post here for discussions, advice and help.

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  9. The History Channel

    1. A History Of The Dalek Props

      A detailed, in-depth look at the History of the Dalek props.

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    2. The Family Album

      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.

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    3. The Oddballs

      Exhibition Daleks, stage Daleks, Edwin Hall Dalek ride etc.

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  10. Project Dalek Community

    1. Events, Conventions and Meet-ups

      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.

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  11. The Dalek Basement

    1. Talking Daleks

      Dalek-related exhibitions, news, websites, suppliers and other items of interest to Dalek builders. See the sub forum (inside) for Dalek toys, models & DVDs.

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    2. Downtime

      Dalek related but not build related, (no fiction). Post it here and we might let it stay, if it's interesting!

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    • John  »  bec weir

      Many thanks for your donation to help fund the Forum hosting etc. It's very generous of you and much appreciated!
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    • Aussie Kev

      Looking for the close up photo of the portable graphic equaliser deck that Nick Briggs use's with his Moog MF102. Somewhere out there, I have seen this photo of him sitting at a table with the graphic equaliser, to fine tune in the sound of the Moog. Could be used as a reference photo if allowed on the Forum.
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    • madianm

      Well just an update . I've started finally , thought i'd tackle the base and work up from there. I've been sorting afew smaller things like hemi's and cutting drainage pipe for there surrounds . See how it goes , will post some pics at some stage ! ..Ian
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    •   What else would you scratch when sitting around at a convention?
    • I used a tea towel and pushed the 2mm opaque acrylic (heated in a toaster oven) onto an old bowling ball bought at a car boot sale.   
    • Something I did different this time when making my eye stalk discs. Fist time I used a push light as the shape to form the plastic over. This time it melted with the heat so I got the plastic vac formed cover it came in and filled this full of plaster Paris, using Vaseline as a release. This made the perfect former when dry. Hope that helps someone.   
    • I use broom handle wood (cheaper than dowel) with a hole drilled down the middle (using my lathe) to stop the aluminium tube moving in the eyestalk.   Good news with the MIG welding, I now have a frame, the welds aren't pretty, but I didn't kill myself or burn down the house. Win!   Daleks have nuts?
    • So, I gave it until about 2pm, then glassed up the gap, the gel on the gap between the top and bottom was still quite wet, so I treaded softly. Although trying to fibreglass inside a 19mm gap (minus two layers of grp and gel).. so 16mm? was an achievement.    Demoulding was interesting, I should have put a thicker layer of PVA on the filled bits, as quite a lot of them popped out on demoulding. The first demoulds can often be a bit of a pain in my experience and this was no exception. The fact that the lower ring actively warps when you try and flex it out of the mould is a bit of a problem. But apart from a few spots here and there (largely errors on the struts that will need a bit of filling. But I think after a wash, trim light sand over the seams there should be minimal work to be done on it.  My only concern is making sure the bottom ring is level on the four seams, until I sand the flash back it's hard to tell how they are sitting. 

      I think most of the work will be getting the 90 degree interior angles safe for humans to touch on the inside. It really needs another layer of fibreglass all over on the interior to give it a but more strength, but that can wait.      The mould came out okay, most of the damage was due to the screwdriver used to take it apart, plus filler popping out. That shouldn't take too long to repair for the eventual second cast.      So, finally fibreglass neck bin and rings cast ready to assemble.  So I've got eyestalk ready to assemble, plunger printed, dome lights complete, dome cast, neck bin and ring cast.  It's really the shoulders and skirt that will be the interesting part. 
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