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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. Catching up on post updates... April 22-23, 2017 Omega was unveiled at Cornwall Area Pop Event. Won best in Class and had fun dressing as the Dalek Cottontail trundling down the dalek trail... What we've noticed... - The belts were too short because the spacers for attaching were not taken into consideration. - The when opened the back bottom of the shoulders top is digging in the back of the skirt. - Jr has difficulty getting in and out with the shoulders not opening high enough. I don't like the way the hinge lets the shoulders twist. It's sturdy but I don't like it. - need to make protective coverings for transporting. Omega is already well scratched up. - when the head set doesn't work Jr freezes - need a better way to mount the lights underneath. Now to continue on with Beta's build....back to sanding and aiming for a September finish.
  2. Time to catch up on posts.... April 8, 2017 3D eye stock rings completed and assembled Flip top Used a lift similar to one on the back window of a vehicle. Can't think of the proper word at the moment. It was attached to the back strut for stability and will not allow the shoulders to flip back further unless the entire pole is raised and re-attached. There is also single hinge attaching the back of the skirt to the shoulders. I'm concerned about twisting only having one pivot point but will see through use. The dome got knocked over and scratched up...had to be sanded and repainted. April 15, 2017 The rest of the hemis were attached. Now the gun and plunger. Love the gun! Stapling fabric to the neck. 1 layer of speaker cloth for the sides and back of the neck. 4 layers of black sheer for the front. April 17, 2017 Added 2 screws for the dome swivel to prevent the eye stock from rotating all the way around when the shoulders are flipped back. Looking good. First trundle. The earth magnets on the right side of the skirt kept letting go. Need to add a counter balance in the front of the shoulders. Got stuck a few times trying to get on the driveway. Need to rethink the front castors. Need to re-cut belts. The first ones were to short. Still lots to do...
  3. April 1, 2017 Big day at the shop...electronics! Jr learning to crimp wire ends. Attached an old tv speaker to the movable bench and mounted the amp. More crimping and attaching wires. Lights and testing voice mod.
  4. Rusell, I agree with the hemis looking like LP spirals. Oh the memories. The orange came out a darker than expected which compliments the blue nicely. I still think the General Lee and Tardis had an accident in the time vortex. If you are 3D printing red hemis beware of the top of the hemi as it is darker and would be perfect for a breast cancer dalek. lol Ferrain, today (April 1st) is electronics day. I should have some video of the Martmods later. March 31st con't...mom told me about these pics this morning. The back of the skirt is attached to the base. Lots of room and why the wheelchair was stripped to the wheels and motor. Front skirt attaches to the back skirt using 4 earth magnets on each side. Very sturdy and requires a good pull to separate. Shoulders mounted. This time last year Jr was Shorter than this on his tippy toes. Hurray for growth spurts! All assembled and still seated. Having fun using his hands at the plunger and gun. :-)
  5. March 31, 2017 Still working on the rings...I believe they are now finished. Cutting out the side panels for the internal bench over the wheels. Attaching hemis...all 3D printed. Mounting casters to the base for added stability. Mounting the power source for the under lighting. A kid does still needs play time. Skirt back mounted to base. Side panel for bench mounted. Bottom of base. Grinding off screws that poked through base from casters. Another shop day tomorrow.
  6. 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.
  7. Thanks Russell! We can't wait to show them off.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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. :-)
  14. 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.
  15. Just keep a slow and steady pace. Remember if a 9 year old can do this anybody can!
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    • madianm

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