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    1. Hello & Welcome

      Members can use this section to introduce themselves and find out who's building Daleks near them. Please post in the sub-forum that relates to your location and also supply a town or regional location.

      When introducing yourself, you might also want to add your location to the Member Map. This will greatly increase your likelihood of finding friends and help, locally.

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    3. Newsflash

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  3. Project Dalek Technical

    1. Technical Questions

      General Forum (software) technical questions. Problems searching, posting, downloading or opening files? Ask here.

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    2. Downloads Talk

      Download discussions and download news. Note: the downloads themselves are accessible by clicking on the links in "Project Dalek Essentials", at the top of the page.

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    3. Plans Discussion

      Problems with plans? Disagree with dims?
      Frank open discussion welcome here.

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  4. Member's Daleks

    1. Builders Progress Diaries

      Superb 'hands-on' reference material for new builders. When you start to build your (full size) Dalek, please join in by contributing your build diaries and photos here.

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    2. Dalek Showcase

      A place to show off your finished Daleks. Please share your photos with us here, even if you've already completed a build diary.

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    4. Active Members Area

      Information, plans, downloads etc for active Project Dalek members

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  5. The Workshop: Dalek Construction & Design Discussions

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    7. 7: Finishing Off

      Colour schemes, detailing, finishing touches.

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  6. Build Techniques

    1. Working with GRP

      Problems with fibreglassing or moulds? Ask here.

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    2. Working with Wood & MDF

      Working with wood. Making wooden sections. Problems and solutions.

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    3. Working with Metals

      Collars, slats and mesh. Best materials, cutting and shaping.

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    4. Plastics

      What type and when to use it. PETG, acrylic, polystyrene. Vac forming and pressure forming etc.

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    5. Paint

      Paint types, compatibility, priming, spraying techniques, finishing and polishing.

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    6. Other Materials

      Post here for help with materials not covered above!

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  7. Advanced Dalek Building

    1. Voice Modulators

      All voice-mod related questions, reviews, research and development in here, please.

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    2. Electronics & Electrical

      Non voice-mod electrical topics such as wiring, lighting etc.

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    3. Motorisation

      Adding motors, batteries, control units, PIR etc.

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  8. Alternative Dalek Building

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    2. Scale Daleks

      Just getting into dalek building? Decided to build a scale model before you attempt a full size version? Talk about it here.

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    3. Speculative Dalek Projects

      Are you considering doing something a little different Dalek-wise? Plans still on the drawing board? Post here for discussions, advice and help.

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  9. The History Channel

    1. A History Of The Dalek Props

      A detailed, in-depth look at the History of the Dalek props.

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    2. The Family Album

      Did you or someone you know meet/photograph a Dalek in the 60's, 70's or 80's? Did you take photographs of Daleks at a fete or at the Blackpool Doctor Who exhibition etc? PLEASE email or share your pics here.

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    3. The Oddballs

      Exhibition Daleks, stage Daleks, Edwin Hall Dalek ride etc.

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  10. Project Dalek Community

    1. Events, Conventions and Meet-ups

      Now you've built your Dalek, why not get involved?
      Create events or let others know about events you're planning to attend. Sign up for and chat about existing events. It doesn't matter if you're not the organiser... if you're attending you can tell everyone here.

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  11. The Dalek Basement

    1. Talking Daleks

      Dalek-related exhibitions, news, websites, suppliers and other items of interest to Dalek builders. See the sub forum (inside) for Dalek toys, models & DVDs.

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    2. Downtime

      Dalek related but not build related, (no fiction). Post it here and we might let it stay, if it's interesting!

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  • New Posts

    • http://dalekplanet.freeforums.net/thread/169/redders-daleks There are a few more of Redder's Daleks to view over on the Dalek World Forum, which you can see if you click on the above link. Steve had given Allan permission to post any of his images and our very own Donlock has added more to the thread!
    • Been busy this week. Making a threaded piece of metal tubing for the eye stalk.   6 failures, 1 success. Finally got there with 2 finished 5/8 inch UNF threads and a 5/16 inch centre bolt for the eye pivot.   Found out those 100mm clear plastic baubles don't like being drilled in the drill press.   Those stainless steel half balls are tough to drill. Ended up with a few small holes. Couldn't drill a big hole. Just kept putting a dent into the top of the hemisphere and would not drill. That 304 grade stainless is tough. These half balls are so thin in the metal thickness.   Making you drill Kev's way. Got out the selection of grinding stones for the drill.   Finished hole to 9/16 inch diameter and cleaned up the metal burrs.   Now the stainless steel half ball screws onto the eye stalk tubing. Also got some light guage speaker wire down the middle of the tubing.   Had to use 1.6 mm wall thickness tubing to get enough metal thickness underneath the bottom of the threads.   Only 18 pictures this week. Learnt some new skills the hard way this week.
    • Ah, thanks for catching that. Those two resistors probably should have multiple part numbers listed, since it will depend weather your going for a classic sound or an NSD sound.  I originally set the default to classic because ... well... I'm old.  I later changed it to NSD, since there seem to be more builds going on there, but didn't update the part number.  I'm working on a list of updates to the parts list based on monkeytennis' build.  I'll be sure to make this correction too.  Thanks for spotting it.   Mike
    • Good luck with building your Dalek. There's a wealth of helpful tips and pointers in all the other build diaries. Read around as much as you can. You'll find members more likely to join in once your build starts.
    • At present I am still in the planning stages of constructing my Dalek. I am currently working on a price range and my budget. I have also started to think about what it will be called and I have decided to build one of the Cult Of Skaro, not yet decided if it will be black or gold yet. I have Created a PDF with the name plates for the Cult Of Skaro Daleks if anyone would like to download them also.   Dalek Name Plates.pdf   If anyone has any building tips, tricks of anything that they wouldn't mind sharing with me, feel free to comment them below.   Regards, Jake 28/07/16
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