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Bummer! Isn't that always the way. I let out an audible gasp when I read that post. Then there's the "it could have been worse" scenarios...
It looks like you need a pilot's licence to drive your machine!
Good luck at Supa ... hope we see some pics!
Good work John.
I'm still waiting for a quote from the American company. They have no minimum order and have the correct die press tool so I wonder what 100 sheets cost and the size they make them.
Update: they produce the max width at 14" which I'm not sure three sheets would cover so it might be four per neck but that can do any length
so that covers the height. I'm assuming the grain will follow the length so it will point downwards when placed on the neck. I'm waiting on
two quotes of 100 and 300 sheets.
I think I may have asked this already but can someone tell me the length around the base of the neck bin for 1/3 and 1/4 the way round. the maximum length goes with the grain so you'd probably have to place the mesh sidways to cover it in three segments (which I think probably happened on the original props). I can ask for 14" x 14" but that will only cover 1/4 of the neckbin i'm guessing but you could point the grain downwards.
I'd most likely aim for a dark red metallic finish similar to that of the 2013 Paradigm Drones (I'll be digging through the paint sections for that later), matt could work, but considering the expense of going to a professional I feel that shine will make it feel more value to money.
The slats/collars/oval/mesh would hopefully be aluminium, wanna keep that look consistent.
It's a 70s Dalek so it feels almost mandatory to keep the hemispheres black, probably gloss to help it blend with the skirt section.