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  1. This week Zapper shares some clever parking tips with Piddul...
  2. I've lost a few files in my time, usually due to my own incompetence; deleting files I (incorrectly) thought I didn't need or renaming stuff and forgetting what I'd called it. In such cases I've always found that building a model the second time round it not only comes together a lot quicker but I always feel that the rebuild turns out a lot better than the file I lost. It's a shame you've lost your first Dalek as it is a nice looking model, but everything you learned making that model will help to make the next one easier to build and produce an even better result. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
  3. This week Zapper goes full on Stanley Baker, and Grexzol's ego takes a direct hit...
  4. I like that, there's some nice ideas there, the row of mini hemis round the base of the shoulder, the neck rings and eye cowl and I particularly like the dome lamps.
  5. In this week's episode the Mechonoids continue to express disapproval of the Dalek chanting, I don't think this will be settled by a dance-off...
  6. Those compass cutters are okay for thinner styrene but begin to struggle with anything over 1mm, too much 'persuasion' tends to cause the cut to spiral inward toward the middle. I've used them on styrene up to 3mm but that requires quite a bit of patience as you need to go round the cut dozens of times and if you're doing a lot of circles you will end up with sore fingers. The Olfa models are definitely the best, there are cheaper cutters out there but they are too flexible and if you use them on anythng over about 0.5mm you will get more bad cuts than good. For larger circles Olfa also make a cutter with snap off blades which is a lot more robust...
  7. The Mechonoid speech is all completely unscripted and represented by unreadable 'fake' barcodes. I did consider giving them some sort of subtitles but in the end I decided that I wanted them to remain as alien and enigmatic as possible. They are a race of space robots thinking in pure machine code, if you find yourself struggling to understand them it means the critters are working the way I intended.
  8. As Zantax says, Me'noid is an abbreviation of Mechonoid, I chose to include an apostrophe to indicate the contraction but mostly people don't. In this week's episode the Daleks get their chant on...
  9. Aargh! Yep, I messed up again. Thanks for pointing it out, all fixed now (I hope).
  10. I'm not sure what caused the broken links for pages 66 and 67 but I have relinked them and I think they are okay now. On with the show...
  11. If the conspiracy nuts are right Stevie Wonder would probably be better at it than I am. Everything is okay as long as the Daleks stick to the script as that is written up in Open Office with its spell checker, it's when they start ad libbing and I type it up with my feet that things go wrong. Thanks for reporting the errors, I have now fixed them though I'm sure there will be more before I'm done.
  12. Well spotted, not sure how I managed that one as the S and T keys are nowhere near each other but it's fixed now, thanks for pointing it out.
  13. Well, they're speaking Skarosian, obviously. Typo has now been fixed, thanks for reporting it.
  14. There are a lot of Zulu refernces in this tale, though I can't recall off hand whether that one is from the movie. Things are hotting up in this week's episode...
  15. Master tactician "Zapper" Zabrex will soon sort those pesky Mechonoids...
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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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