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About lstronghill

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    In the jungles of Skaro
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    We are an active mother & son team that enjoys research to build/make things that we know nothing about. We also enjoy music, theatre, martial arts, comic conventions and life with friends/family.

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  1. March 14, 2017 Started off the day puttying rings and the base. While putty was drying moved on to cutting the whole for the front caster. Routed an area for the bottom lights Wheels and caster mounted on the base then painting exterior lip of base. Putty dry so back to sanding rings. March 25, 2017 Drilling 3D printed hemis and surrounds. Mounting hemis and surrounds to the skirt. Colour combination looks better than expected. Grammie visits mean helping hands with lots of build education. Cutting shoulder bands. More sanding and priming.
  2. Thanks Russell! We can't wait to show them off.
  3. March 11, 2017 Last of the 400 grit sanding... March 13, 2017 On to painting... after some practice. Let the orange begin! So proud of himself! Age 10 March 13/17 Age 8 Oct 24/15
  4. Been sick the last couple of weeks. Jr took some pictures to show his progress February 18, 2017 More sanding. I think he's up to 400 grit. February 19, 2017 Gluing extra back strut for skirt reinforcement February 20, 2017 Drilling ear holes and sanding February 25, 2017 Dome inner structure Eye pivot hole complete Measured out base size using the width of a jig saw to allow dalek to fit through a regular sized door. March 4, 2017 Printed now more sanding... Base work. Sanding, routing and priming. Puttying base Puttying skirt seams. Sanding shoulders, dome and rings. Puttying base Ready for more priming next week!
  5. February 4, 2017 Adding to the variety and keeping the excitement up the hemi holes were today's project. Measuring and marking Drilling 1...2...3...4... Jr found a blue filament that he liked better than the blue spray paint we were going to use. Widening the wheel holes in the base. If we get a flat the wheel can come off easily. Testing with coat hangers to use as a lever the activate the wheelchair brakes. It worked great! Just need to get some eye hole screws for the longer coat hanger to go through.
  6. January 28, 2017 Yesterday's shop time was a nice change...no sanding! :-) I think it also helps that Jr has been told we will not be attending any comic cons until the dalek is finished. ***One thing I forgot to mention from last week is that the split skirt is being held together with earth magnets. Dismantling the wheelchairs to just the wheel motors. This will help lighten the weight of the daleks. Mind you we will still need to figure out a booster seat for Jr. ;-) Working on the base. Notice the supervisor in the last photo...:-) The skirt was traced then added 2" to the outside to account for the fender. Only broke 1 jigsaw bit. 2" was measured in from the skirt line for clearance. 2" was measured in from the clearance line to measure the wheel holes. These wheel holes were 5" wide x 11" long (tires are 9" so gave 1" clearance on either side). The wheels will be mounted using metal brackets for reinforcement near the back of the frame.
  7. January 20, 2017 Only managing to get to the shop one day a week but still plugging away... Photos from Christmas holidays...managed to spend a week in the shop! :-) Painting and sanding on shoulders and dome. Today's achievement Splitting of skirt Assembling rings Visual update so far! So proud of Jr.
  8. July 17, 2016 Hemis are sanded and ready for painting. Sept 2, 2016 Back from summer camp means more sanding on the skirt where he left off. More than half done! :-D I have been banned from using any kind of filler on the daleks but have found a new interest...patching holes in buildings and working on stucco ceilings. :-)
  9. Aug 6, 2016 Shirt and shoulders are still being sanded. I'm out of commission for working on my dalek until healed but Jr is still working away SLOWLY. He even enlisted grammie to help who ended up doing most of the sanding. The instructions given are not what I am hearing...found out that I use way to much putty.
  10. Just keep a slow and steady pace. Remember if a 9 year old can do this anybody can!
  11. More sanding, priming, putty and repeat. April 10, 2016 - skirt and shoulders May 21, 2016 - cutting gun box holes, sanding, puttying and fiberglass More sanding, puttying, and priming has been happening since. My arms are done with this stage...literally...doctor's orders to take it easy. As a surprise a friend gave me a dome and an eye over the weekend! WOO-HOO! HUGS!!
  12. Looking good!
  13. This will be a fun build to follow...We know a cardboard and a styrofoam build but haven't attempted either yet... Good luck!
  14. Not a lot going on except sanding, putty, paint and repeat. March 6, 2016 - skirt March 9, 2016 - Hemis arrived! March 13-15, 2016 - Skirt and shoulders
  15. It’s been awhile since I gave an update on our build. Luckily I have a log book that has the details. J January 9, 2016 Gun box We cut three boards 49cms for the top and sides. Two 5”x 4” pieces were cut for the ends. Assemble the box. Find the centre line then mark either side 3 ½”. On a table saw cut through the front of the box. Cut the flip for other cut. Chisel out the middle trough for clean cut. Remember to make the saw depth cuts longer on the bottom of your gun box as it sits on an angle. On what will be the top piece (the front when in the dalek) were measured in 6” on either side and marked. Make an X corner to corner from the 6” line to the end of the board for both right and left side. Drill the centre of the X then cut a 3 5/8” circle. Use a router to cut a 45 degree angle on the side to help secure the gun joints. Jan 23, 2016 Rings The MDF was cut into 24 ½” x 49 “at Home Depot to fit in the car. The boards were then marked as 24” x 24” (inside diameter of 20”) on one sheet. 23.5” x 23.5” outside diameter (inside diameter of 19.5”) 23” x 23” outside diameter (inside diameter of 19”) Glued three dowels together to form a triangle (template) then traced the shape on the rings for space holders. January 31, 2016 Rings con’t Drilled triangle holes in the rings. Drilled pilot holes in the rings to router out the ring insides. February 6, 2016 Rings con’t Routered outside rings for leveled edge. Cut out the inside of the rings with a jigsaw. Cut dowels to 9 1/2” and spacers 2 ¼” for between rings. Place dowels in first (single) hole then add other (double) dowels. Start adding rings to see how it fits and looks. Added bonus for the day…we killed a router! February 13, 2016 Gun box Measure 3/4 “on the diagonal lines and drill screws in slightly. Put inserts for the ball joint in gun box to drill holes. February 27, 2016 Middle section Sanded middle section and applied the first coat of primer.
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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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