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  1. Wiping the existing fibreglass down with acetone will ensure the surface is clean and if the layup is new, it will soften it slightly, which can help the extra layers to bond.
  2. Topics merged.
  3. You're on the map.
  4. I'm sure there will be room for you Brian. No word back yet, from the organisers. This event is still some way off, so it may be a while before more detailed info is available.
  5. I've let the organisers know that there is a good degree of interest in this event. I'm currently waiting for them to get back to me.
  6. Many thanks for donating, to support the cost of Forum hosting. Very much appreciated. :)

  7. That's a really nice bit of information. Thank you. I don't think paint tin sizes have changed that much over time. I suspect a bit of research might be needed to figure out if this is the case.
  8. For the next revision, I'd prefer to move over to millimetres, if that's OK? Let me know if you need anything to help with the update. It's a shame you're doing this right now as I'm focussing heavily on a different project that's eating up all my time. Taking this on at the moment would be a detrimental distraction that I can't afford; but if you can assemble all the existing/revised dimensions as mm, I can transfer them over without too much fuss.
  9. Many thanks for your donation to support hosting the Forum. It is very much appreciated! :)

  10. Another factor that you'll need to consider is whether you can access the mechanism that dis-engages the drive to the wheels. Many chairs have free-wheeling-hubs on the main motorised wheel hubs. These can be pulled and twisted or pressed or whatever (depending on make) in order to dis-engage them from the motors. Doing this allows you to push the chair/dalek along manually, without using motors. Pushing the dalek is impossible while the motors are engaged, because they lock the wheels solid for safety reasons. At some point you will inevitably need to move the dalek without power. When this is required, you'll need to be able to fit your hand into the space between the hub and the inside of the skirt. If that space is too narrow, then you won't be able to disengage/engage the hubs.
  11. This just in... If you're planning to go, please post here too, so that I know there has been a response.
  12. Most builders don't try and shoehorn the entire chair into the dalek. There is rarely enough room for this, unless it is a small chair or a New Dalek Paradigm being built. The usual approach is to make a frame/chassis attached to the base and then mount the motors/wheels/electronics and batteries from the chair on it.
  13. I have been asked to post a request for daleks, for the following... Liberty Events are holding a Charity Film & TV Con at Elstree Film Studios and would like to invite you to attend, on the 30th September. They will be raising money on behalf of the National Autistic Society. They are still in the planing stage of this event and would love to hear any input from Forum members. Given the theme, this request may not necessarily be limited to just daleks. Please post here if you are interested in this event.
  14. Apologies for the delay. You're on the Map.
  15. I'm enjoying this build diary. It's nice to see some in-progress fibreglassing. I think this is a bit of a rarity because of the fact that it isn't easy to operate a camera when working with resin.
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    • mikemurphy  »  mischief

      Sorry it has taken so long to respond but I thought I received an email notification when someone posted something, but obviously that is not the case.
      If you are still interested, email me at mikeandrashida@iinet.net.au
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    • LowKey

      Started slowly getting back into this project, 3D printing gun and eye parts for now!
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    • 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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