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chris harper

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About chris harper

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  1. Still need to learn where I'm posting from using my phone to using my tablet, thanks to ReapeatedMeme for putting me on the correct path and putting a link, cheers my friend. Just a couple of pictures of my shoulders with a couple of clamps but was grateful to a friend who loaned me several more, all of which were needed to glue the bottom section
  2. 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.

     

    1. RepeatedMeme

      RepeatedMeme

      Hi... did you mean to post this in your build diary? That'd be the best place for it. ;) Your build diary

  3. 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

     

  4. Spray painted one of my hemispheres to test it didn't melt it etc, also sanded the inside and a squirt of no more nails to check that they won't all fall off over the first bump, all good. Oil seals, oil seals, Oil seals, I used to have nice dreams, now I dream of oil seals, tried the outer of electrical cable but not happy with that, then as an experiment wet a sample of 3mm mdf and wrapped it around the hemi until dry (lots of pegs) thinking this might work, soaking 5 minutes, drying about an hour in the the airing cupboard plus I can sand in angles. 3mm mdf easy to cut with a Stanley knife and with plenty of pegs could do quite big batches, this was just a rough cut test
  5. Do you have a good internet security program installed, PDF files are pretty sturdy, it might be something more sinister
  6. Weekend spend sanding my dome plug, I spray painted it black then started sanding again, amazing how many high and low spots this method revealed. Received my hemispheres today (100mm xmas clear balls) I was like a dog with two tails when I opened the boxes to find that although the two halves snap together they were 50/50 male/female so no need to cut anything apart from the little eye at the top of each.
  7. Many thanks for your donation to support hosting the Forum. It is very much appreciated! :)

  8. In the film Daleks invasion earth you can clearly see the casters on the Dalek that falls into the mine
  9. Had the afternoon off so fitted and glued panels to the skirt, amazing how quick it was. A friend called today saying he had a large box of offcut fibreglass and would give me enough resin to do my dome mould and dome with plenty left over so plan to put a layer on the whole inside of the skirt. Could not sleep last night until finally I decided to look through plans and check the builders manual for all the stuff that was playing on my mind. I am enjoying myself so far but the weekends seem so far apart.
  10. Neck rings, new router, by the time I'm cutting the third ring I'm thinking i'm getting to be a bit of an expert, measure twice cut once, why didn't I do that.... 6mm router bit but measured the wrong side, realised when I was a quarter the way round. Neck rings put to one side and started the skirt frame, pleased so far but do need a clean up, routing has this habit of changing everything the the to the same colour, I was scraping through layers of dust to find my rule
  11. Can't wait for the weekend, start cutting and putting something together, looked at my dome plug which was moved from a damp garage to a warm spare room, just pulled out the stuffing to get it drying faster, can't believe how sturdy it is but still feels damp, still got lots of other things to do so patience is the answer

     

  12. Thanks Spoke to a friend today to sort the fibreglass for the mould and dome, he works with fibreglass and thought I'd pick his brains at the same time. He had a mass of off cuts which he said that he does use but left too long it becomes unusable, this got me thinking that perhaps other member might want to visit their nearest fibreglass manufacturer who may be happy to sell or even give you off cuts.
  13. Finally got round to starting after years of thinking about it, made the dome plug and now waiting for it to dry so I can sand it smooth. In the meantime spent Sunday marking out the skirt panels on 3mm mdf and the skirt frame on 12mm plywood. Wife's working late tomorrow so will spend the evening in the garage without feeling guilty for neglecting her!
  14. Started my build

     

    1. RepeatedMeme

      RepeatedMeme

      Congratulations. :) We'd enjoy seeing your progress in a Build Diary

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    • mikemurphy  »  mischief

      Hi,
      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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      Hello! I joined a few days ago and I'm trying to see how this site works
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