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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.
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!
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.
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 😁
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.
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