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Russellsuthern last won the day on January 17

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About Russellsuthern

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    In the Kaled dome
  • Birthday 15/02/68

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    Daleks (Duh...), Dr Who, Martial Arts

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  1. I absolutely love this build. The mix of TV & movie Shawcraft mixed with the 2005 parts look fantastic. I love the black & silver colour scheme & the silver & gold alternating hemi's. I actually think the bigger dome lights looked better,- really striking & unique, but the wipacs look great, too. Overall, you should be extremely proud! Russell
  2. You did very well with this one. Unique & interesting build. Well done! Russell
  3. Hi Lunnarry, I love your build, it has loads of great character. As for the neck, any material that is lightweight & easy to work with will unfortunately be fragile by its very nature. I used a laundry bin covered in thin black lycra style cloth for my first neck & cardboard covered in gutter mesh for my second. For the rings on both my builds I used hard insulating foam which I carved & sanded into shape, then covered in lots of paint to strengthen them. Easy to work with, but again, quite fragile, not sure how well they'd stand up to the rigours of a convention as I've not been brave enough to bring them to one yet! I think even with the strongest builds, Daleks always have weak parts prone to damage. I think most of the guys who take their builds accept that fact & just repair them after each outing. Good luck, Russell
  4. I agree. I'm very interested in the use of cardboard as a building material, so I'll be keeping a close eye on this one! Good luck! Russell
  5. Great project & amazing skills, especially for a youngster! Can't wait to see these beasts finished! Russell
  6. Thanks for posting these great pictures! They are awesome. I have to say I am especially fond of that black & gold Radio Times style Dalek... Cheers, Russell
  7. I'm really impressed with your dome construction method. I'll be looking at this very closely when I finally get round to making my 2005 Dalek. Great work! Russell
  8. Great photos & that baby Davros is just about the cutest thing in the universe. Would really love to bring my Daleks to this next year, but they're nowhere near as good as the builds in the photos- oh, well, I could always claim they were battered Daleks from the Asylum! Thanks for posting. Russell
  9. Hi Rob, I'm pretty sure you don't need to reduce the photos now, as the new website does it for you... Mind you, old habits die hard! Glad you enjoyed the show. Russell
  10. Looks like you all had a great time! I'm very jealous I couldn't make it! I was busy doing Chinese Lion Dances for Chinese New Year.... Can't wait to see LOADS more photos! Russell
  11. Hi Jonathan. Let me tell you, when I started my Dalek I have very little DIY experience, plus I made my Daleks with only basic tools. The only power tool I had was an electric drill. You can still make a great looking Dalek. Basically you learn on the job! My advice is: 1) Pick the style of Dalek you want to make. (The old Daleks are easier to make than the new ones.) 2) Read as many build diaries as you can relating to the build you want to attempt. 3) Be patient, Take it one stage at a time & don't rush. (Maybe start at the bottom & work up.) 4) Take lots of photos so we can all follow your progress! Good luck. Russell
  12. This model is bonkers! But I kinda like it.... Russell
  13. Very neat looking work. Keep it up! Russell
  14. Yes, always the way! When you've finished this one will you be able to get some pictures of all four together? I think that would look great! Russell
  15. That's coming along very nicely. Very neat work. Enjoy the filling & sanding- always the best bit! Russell
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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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