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About Johnurry

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    In the jungles of Skaro
  • Birthday 10/01/59

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    Machynlleth, Powys, Mid Wales

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    Lots of stuff, but a large amount of interest in...daleks!

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  1. Oops! Pictures are the wrong way round in the last post: new Emp is first, old last
  2. Here’s a record of my rebuild of my Enigma Emperor. Two things prompted this little project. I found the paintwork on the Emperor’s skirt was cracking, possibly because it was made out of paper card. I had also replaced the dalek mutant in my open case Enigma dalek with a smaller model, so I hade the larger mutant spare, so to speak. So I decided to rebuild the Emperor, and create a little chamber for this mutant in the Emperor’s head-section. I imagine the Emperor might be a specially bread mutant, a bit bigger than his subjects. I am currently spectacularly broke, and have run out of plaster to cast new hemispheres. So having built a new skirt from plastic card, I had to strip the existing hemis off the old skirt, and glue them to the new. Then for the head section: I carefully cut an access circle out of the top, to place the new cockpit; I then stripped off most of the extra panels I had stuck on over the years, and gave his spherical bonce a fine sanding with wet’n’dry. The cockpit was constructed out of plastic card in two parts, the floor with seat, and a cylindrical wall, containing a view screen. A bit of milliput epoxy putty provided a seat for the Imperial mutant – I didn’t want His Imperial Majesty to be uncomfortable. I started painting the cockpit chamber with copper and bronze, and the whole thing started looking nicely steam punk. Humbrol Signal Green gave the view screen a slightly luminous look. The mutant itself I re-painted green, as befits a classic dalek. Now for assembly: the Emperor’s spherical head section was repainted gold, and the bands that circle it picked out with gold Bare Metal trim. Still I wasn’t happy: the skirt section, brush-painted, looked a bit rough. I’d run out of car spray paint. So I re-painted with a dull matt gold, 50% Humbrol Gunmetal. I also scrapped the black base, and replaced it with a curved gold base. The overall effect has been to make the Emperor a bit more bling.
  3. I’ve slightly upgraded the Emperor. Here’s the old Emperor, my upgraded Emperor, and the Emperor with his lid off, showing the internal mutant. The build can be seen in the Scale Dalek Projects section.
  4. Thanks guys, I must do a build diary for my next project.
  5. Been ages, but finally got round to doing some more stuff with my Enigma daleks. First up, a replication technician. He comes complete with a splash guard – all that messy nutrient fluid from the incubator tanks – and a patent Power of the Daleks sieve attachment. He does thought remind me a bit of a chef at a deep fat fryer. Crispy calamari anyone? I’ve got no budget for my model making, so when I came to building a hoverbout for my fellas, I decided to use a soup container. Here’s the result, but I was unsatisfied. The base just looks too small. At this scale, a soup pot lends itself to a mini hoverbout, rather than a ‘classic’ hoverbout. So I scrapped the first hoverbout, and decided to use a soup pot to make a more compact style. So I’ve taken a Ron Turner design, his mini-est, and ran with that.
  6. Thank you. I think the trick with the Emperor is to keep his base the same area as the circumference of his head. Smaller skirtballs help.
  7. Hi there Many years ago I bought a three and a half inch resin dalek made by Enigma models. Its quite a nice little model, so I thought I’d use it to cast a small army in stonecast plaster. First I had to rebuild the neck section with thicker neck rings. Though the originals were more accurate, they were too thin to cast in plaster and pull from a latex mould. I gradually built up my army, inspired by the daleks of the 1960s, and by the TV21 comic strip in particular. They are lead by a TV21 Emperor, scratch built from plastic card and EMA parts. He’s pictured here with his Black Dalek chancellor and two imperial guards. Officers have been given red livery, tech daleks blue and scientists white. The chief scientist owes more than a little to Mechmaster. A small squad of SWDs are the last addition to the ranks. I will add more daleks at some point, though it may be a little while till my next build. So for the moment, here they are: my Enigma army.
  • Recent Status Updates

    • chris harper

      Saturday spent fixing first bit of 6mm bendy mdf to my shoulder frame, I had a couple of clamps but a friend lent me about 8 and needed every one. My son in law loaned me his multi tool which cut like a dream, however, he needs it for work so had to give it back so went to Wickes and bought one for £25, a bit cheaper than his top of the range model but it still does a great job. Have fibre glassed my dome plug after waxing the he'll out of it, fingers crossed it will come off ok.
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    • chris harper

      My dalek will have a name, talking to my friend about old films, and we talked about the  Eiger Sanction, and came up with the name Hemlock, so now my half finished skirt, nearly fully sanded dome plug and shoulder frame has a name...Hemlock
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    • DathandsomeDalek

      Hello! I joined a few days ago and I'm trying to see how this site works
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    • project one

      Waiting for hemispheres.
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