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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.
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.