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  1. Welcome to the Project Dalek Forum

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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

      Essential information, forum business etc.

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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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    • jimmybav

      I'm too contagious to work and I cant touch anyone.  I can load the dishwasher and washing machines but not unload them.  I need to spend as much time as possible in isolation.  So basically I've been prescribed 3 days of dalek building for getting a gastro bug.
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    • cdngoose

      After 5 Years, I have finally changed my profile picture! It is hard to decide, I'm a huge Fan of Dreadnaught and very proud of all he has done. But I really Love this picture of me as Davros! This is also the first time I have ever done Latex and I actually have less visibility that I do when I'm in Dreadnaught, I never thought that would be possible!
       
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    • rafih

      I really should get back to building my dalek. Been, what, 10/11 years now since i started...
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  • New Posts

    • In the amateur radio world, we use Anderson Powerpoles for connecting radios to power supplies and batteries.   Seems to me that they would be perfect for battery connections, motor connections and any other connection that needs a rugged, easy to assemble plug.   They are genderless, can be stacked into multiple configurations and come in 11 colors.  The size we use is rated from 25 to 45 amps, the difference being only the crimp barrel size.  This means you can plug a 25 amp plug into a 45 amp plug.  They have a fairly high pull out force meaning they don't fall apart easily but can't support something hanging at the end of the wire.  They don't take a special crimper if you take care when crimping to not distort the barrel however since I'm a bit of a tool junky, I do have this crimper.  Powerwerx is one source but they are available from many vendors.       Michael    
    • Thanks for your input if I could do more than one dalek would try and do a accurate build first and a custom one later but I've got lots of ideas going around I'm going to try some out only small things and see how it looks I can always change them later 😁 
    • Hi there!   I think you should go for it! I love hyper- accurate builds, but actually it's the hybrids & individual builds that really get my interest. My 1st Dalek was a 70's grey, & I love him, but some of his inaccuracies do stand out, however, my 2nd build was a custom job & I felt much more creative freedom. I felt I could do whatever I liked with him. The beauty of Daleks is that they are modular. If you don't like a certain bit you can always change it! Remember, at the end of the day it's YOUR Dalek, so you can do what you like with him! I reckon whatever you choose, it will end up looking splendid.   Good luck!   Russell  
    • Hi I've been filling between skirt panels this week just got to wait till weekend so I can take it outside and start sanding. I've been having a few ideas about my build because it the only dalek I can build got no room in house for anymore and it took a lot to persuade my missus to let me build this one I'm thinking of adding little bits from other style daleks to make it a bit custom I'm definitely going to give it a custom paint scheme and I'm thinking of adding NSD neck struts I've seen a picture on here of a classic with NSD neck struts and I liked it 😁 what do people think? 
    • A bit more done today. I've marked lines on the shoulder top ring and base to help with alignment and also knocked up a spacer block out of 18mm ply ready to screw the shoulder base and ring together. Once happy with the alignment I will fit struts to support everything then remove the block and cut out the inside sections. I've left an inch and three quarters on the top ring which should be enough for the neck bin to sit on.     Sorry I could not help myself
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