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  1. Welcome to the Project Dalek Forum

    1. Information for Guests

      What you need to do to join

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  2. Project Dalek Essentials

    1. Project Dalek Main Website   (66,991 visits to this link)

      Click there to access the front page of the Project Dalek website.

    2. Dalek Builder's Workshop Manual   (72,441 visits to this link)

    3. Downloads: Dalek Plans And Other Essential Reading   (89,226 visits to this link)

      All plans and other downloads are supplied in Adobe PDF format. To access them, validated members can follow the links from here.

    4. Members' Build Diaries   (11,599 visits to this link)

      Quick link to the heart of the Forum.  This is where all our Daleks are created. Start a Build Diary here to document your progress and get help and support.

  3. The Latest

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The Workshop: Dalek Construction & Design Discussions

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      • stuart naylor
    2. 2: The Neck

      Cutting the rings and making the struts. Assembling the neck cage and neck bin.

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      • Justin Time
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    7. 7: Finishing Off

      Colour schemes, detailing, finishing touches.

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      • Simons Dalek
  7. Build Techniques

    1. Working with GRP

      Problems with fibreglassing or moulds? Ask here.

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      • John Kelly
    2. Working with Wood & MDF

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

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      • Greenery4
    3. Working with Metals

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

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      • bec weir
    4. Plastics

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

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      • John
    5. Paint

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

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      • iansrobinson
    6. Other Materials

      Post here for help with materials not covered above!

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      • ADHDavros
  8. 3D Printing, Scanning, Laser Cutting & CNC

    1. 3D Design, Development & Finishing

      General discussions about models and files for 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting. Topics related to parts development and post-print finishing techniques etc.

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    2. 3D Printer Discussions

      Discussions related to 3D printer hardware and software. 3D scanners and scanning. Printers rated and reviewed. Troubleshooting, upgrades, tips and tricks.

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    3. Printed Part Showcase

      Upload photos of your work to showcase your creations. Don't forget to share your files by submitting them to the Downloads section. 

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  9. Electronics & Electrical

    1. Voice Modulators

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

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      • Aussie Kev
    2. General Electronics & Electrical

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

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      • bec weir
    3. Motorisation

      Adding motors, batteries, control units, PIR etc.

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      • pieman007
  10. Alternative Dalek Building

    1. 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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      • RepeatedMeme
    2. Virtual Daleks

      A place for the discussion, development and display of CGI Daleks and CG Dalek related items.

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    3. Speculative Dalek Projects

      Are you considering building Dalek that's a little different? Plans still on the drawing board? Post here for discussions, advice and help.

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

      Events will be publicised and shared across our pages on social media.

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  13. 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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      • mart
    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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      Still got authentic plunger casts if anyone needs one. Let me know what period in a PM.
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    • John

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      Are any of you CG guys interested in helping out with the 2022 Dalekalendar? If so, see the pinned topic in the Virtual Daleks section
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      Exterminate

      Been a while since I checked in here. Still have plans to finish up on the 1st Movie Supreme, and cast up those beakers for you guys, but I have some other projects that need to be completed first unfortunately. Soon!
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    • bec weir
      Yeah @John Kelly I lay it on with a roller brush and then go over that with a compression roller. There aren't many bubbles at all, but tiny, tiny pin holes. The gelcoat I used was a bit odd, really thin and a funny colour. I used a thickener to let me brush it on without it just running off. I suspect it was really spray on gelcoat incorrectly labeled. Never seen anything like it before.  I suspect the faults are mainly from my application of spray on PVA release and they really are tiny faults or dribbles of PVA release. I'm just being fussy. If I wasn't wearing my glasses doing this, I couldn't see most of them!   I got bored and decided to give it all a sand. You knew I couldn't wait four days, right?     I'll see what happens in the morning before work and I may give it all a coat of Spray primer filler.   HUGE storm about to hit!         
    • John Kelly
      When you lay up your fibreglass reinforcement over the gelcoat, do you consolidate it with a roller? If not, perhaps give it a try? It might reduce the number of air bubbles you seem to get
    • markofrani
      I agree, the prop externally has been restored, and new parts added, however the inside has remained in what appears to be the original condition. This convinces me, that we are looking at the genuine article. Is it not possible that this is the missing fifth Curse Dalek?
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