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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.
I actually did up an 80's Dalek as the Saucer commander myself, and thought it worked very well. Although it's now become a standard Renegade.
But that alternating gold panels does looks pretty swish. I had been trying to think of a way of doing a higher-ranking Imperial Dalek, having just the dome gold never quite seemed striking enough.
Please tell us what you have tried, and what happens. Even a photo of the setup would help us guide you. It seems pretty simple though, if a normal 12 volt bulb the polarity doesn't even matter, with LED's it does. Make sure if you use LED's that they have series resistors or are 12 volt types with inbuilt resistors. I note that the fuses are stated as 1.6 amps. That is definitely only LED rated, if you use a normal bulb on there, that fuse will just blow.
Another excerpt from the manual:
If either fuse blows replace with a 20mm x 5mm 1.6Amp fuse. Do this by removing the 4 screws at each end of the unit and sliding out the circuit board from the front. The fuse holders are situated at the rear of the circuit board, one for dome lights and another for power
Other than that, what Ferrain said.......