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cdngoose

3 Imperialistic Daleks

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Time to start a new build diary. Plus over the next few months I have to do some major repairs to my other Daleks. 

First off I have a need for 3 Daleks that are very lightweight as they will be suspended at shows by wires or on stands incorporated into the Emperor. These Daleks will not be show accurate nor will I ever be sanding with 1500 grit paper. These need to be fast and represent Daleks that is all. They will be static so I don't have a need for anything to move. Just re positional parts. 

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Also this year the Emperor is getting rebuilt for display with working electronics and in a triangle of flying full size daleks over his head.

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The 3d printer has been running overtime making parts. Now yes I know these are mk2 eyes and these daleks will have 100 mm hemis as I have them on hand. So you can start to see some of the ish in the Imperialish work. 

Also pulled out the MK3 shoulders and skirt  moulds for this project. Remember they will be 20 ft in the air so I am taking liberties with these. Closest to the ground they should ever be in a setup is 10 feet. 

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thats it it for now  prepping moulds whilst 3 gringos is behind me in the garage and is prepping his dome mould for a Tellietubbie Dalek. (NDP)

 

Deadline for for all this including the NDP Dalek is June 5 th. lots of work coming up but I'm getting an early start for a change. Maybe I will get sleep during these builds. Possibly lose the title of serial binge builder for a change  

 

Cdngoose

 

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Hey there- are those 3D printed plungers the ones I did recently? Or your own models? Just curious.

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HI Aaron, yup they are the ones you put up. The last one of the 3 is just about finished in the printer. since I have your attention I don't have to send you a direct email. Can you post the eyestalk disks soon so I can get on them. I am printing off the 3 eyestalk pivots next so that will keep me busy for a couple of days.

 

cdngoose

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I'm afraid I don't have 3D printed eyestalk discs, I could potentially make some up this evening. Mine are all lathed.

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Looking forward to helping out in any way I can.  It's the least I can to since you have so kindly given me space in your Dalek factory to build my Teletubbie (you've got me calling it a Teletubbie now!).

 

So much work to accomplish, but a heated workshop makes all the difference in Canada!

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On 2017-02-05 at 23:07, Aaron J Climas said:

I'm afraid I don't have 3D printed eyestalk discs, I could potentially make some up this evening. Mine are all lathed.

That would be great if you can Aaron. It will save me quite a bit of time. 

 

 

 

So today I pulled out the shawcraft dome mold to start on 3 domes needed. First step is cleaning then waxing with first a couple of layers of Partall paste no 2 buffing between coats, I use this first as it is very thick and fills in any imperfections in the mould. Then I move to TR Mold release which is a softer wax and I add 6 coats of that with buffing at each stage. 

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once that has set for an hour I add PVA Partall film #10 with a cloth to cover all the wax. This is then left to dry for 30 min in a 20deg C room. 

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next up is the gel coat, now I don't always use this step but domes typically see heavy contact over the year with people patting a daleks dome and inside you can hear the sound of banging rings on people's fingers. I may not be keeping these daleks for use as flying display peices suspended in the air, in that I am building them so I can use the peices at a later time for MK3 daleks to trundle in. ( it would be nice to finish Dalek Aldrich, I miss having a Gold Commander around)

For the dome I use 350ml unwaxed gel coat and 7.5 ml mekp hardner, mix very well and you should have 20 min working time with a 7 day tack time to fibreglass. But I will be fiberglassing this dome in 6 hours after I wax and seal my shoulder mold. 

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below is a picture of 3 gringos dome which was fiberglassed yesterday. He will be pulling it later today. 

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Very productive day, while 3 gringos pulled his dome out of the mold I payed the fibreglass into mine. 

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first was to prep rep everything so I ripped off enough 2oz fibreglass strand to cover the whole dome twice and also enough 1oz strand for same purpose. Never cut the strand from the roll or you will have edges. Rip it off and the layup will be a lot better. I also prepared enough weave to run and thicken the bottom edge. 

When mixing gel coat you use a 2% mixture of Mekp whilst you use a 1% mixture for resin. I prepared two 400ml mixes for the dome and mixed the first. Spread liberally on the gel coat then added my first layer of 2oz strand. Using a silicone kitchen brush I dabbed all the cloth down and added more resin as needed to wet throughly then added the second layer of 2oz strand. Once that was layed down and wetted I added the weave to the domes edge and wetted that out. Then I added two layers of 1 oz cloth to bind everything together. It looks fantastic so far and tomorrrow morning I will pull the dome from the mold then prep the mold for the next two domes. 

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Here we are. I hope these work out for you, give me a shout if there are issues. You may need to rotate the files 90 degrees for printing.

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Excellent Aaron as I am without power right now due to winter storm and blown transformer station I hopefully will download these tomorrow. Plus we will see how my printer survives having 3 surges before power completely disappeared 

 

thanks Again

 

cdngoose

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A dome is born. 20 hrs after layup I installed two wedges just a little bit between the dome and the mould, maybe a 1/2 inch in so no stress is applied and the wedges went in opposite to the eyestalk cutout. Using my air hose with a blow gun attached I shot a blast of air between the wedges and you can see the dome jump out of the mould! I removed the wedges and just lifted the dome out. Now in the picture you can see all the wax and Partall soap on the dome and I will wash all this off tomorrow. But it is a perfect dome and now it is time to clean and wax up thee mould for the next dome

 

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It it will be a few days before I can put this done in the tub for cleaning the wax and soap off but I couldn't resist wiping it down with a damp cloth while the wax was setting up in the mould 

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HELP, SUGGESTIONS, DALEK CONTEST   I have just realized a few moments ago that I have not named these 3 Imperialistic Daleks! This has never happened before I have always had a name before I even started work on a Dalek  SO how about some help everyone as all I can come up with is

 

LARRY, MOE AND CURLEY  or Heuie  Douie and Louie and I cant even spell the latter thought!

 

since Daleks are pure Evil I can not use -  see no evil, speak no Evil, Say no Evil

 

I'm actually at a loss for names on these three Daleks 

 

Please pour in the suggestions

 

cdngoose

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Snap, Crackle and Pop?

 

Rock, Paper, Scissors?

 

:) 

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John, Paul, George.  

 

Which means you have to build another for the set. :D

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Josie and the Pussycats?

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Alpha, Beta and Omega? :P

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