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  2. John

    How Do Ranks Work?

    The new Achievements feature has now been up and running for a couple of weeks, and seems to work pretty well. Hopefully everyone has become used to the little badges that appear next to their avatars? Here is the explanation of Achievements, as included in the Forum Guidelines...
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  4. WhosWho


    Version 1.0.0


    Here's my take on the "Metaltron" from "Dalek". Modelled in Blender and Textured with Substance Painter. Included are the fully rigged Blender version as well as an exported OBJ file. Use this in any renders you like, but please credit me. Do not redistribute or sell.
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  6. DaleksFury

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  7. John

    Hello Again From Adelaide

    That's done for you.
  8. MiniatureMartin

    Hello Again From Adelaide

    @John - yep, that's me! Thank you very much, I'd appreciate you doing that.
  9. monkeytennis


    Tried learning Blender and I've just concluded that I'm too old for this s***. Looks like I'll have to go back to spanking £94/month on Cinema 4D.

    1. John


      Look at it as paying yourself £94 a month to learn Blender. Would that work? :)


    2. WhosWho


      I could give you some pointers if you like.

    3. marinedalek


      Blender's definitely a culture shock after a long time using C4D, but it gets better if you stick at it! There are some great tutorial channels on YouTube with content right up to the latest versions. It doesn't help that there are frequent revisions to the control scheme which, while making the scheme less esoteric, also make following older tutorials a bit tricky!

  10. DalekDucky

    NSD screw-on Hemi.stl

    Good day, I'm using set of 20+ ip67 5050 RGB LED Modules https://ledmontreal.com/en/single-color-and-rgb-led-modules/set-of-20-plus-ip65-5050-rgb-led-modules-0-72w-per-module.html for the most part I'm able to run a set of four from hemi to hemi with some soldering going between panels. However by the time I get to the four front panel, as the distance increases, I do have to put a small extension for the lower set of lights. I've got them all plugged in now and they work great, I'll try to get a video up to show them. To control the lights there are many options but I'm using this module https://ledmontreal.com/en/multi-zone-rf-led-strips-and-bulbs/bluetooth-3-in-1-led-controller.html which I can run through my phone and can get the lights to sync with my voice which means if I want I can get the lights to work in sync with the voice modulator. Or do random colors. Hope that helps :)
  11. DalekSupreme4


    60s, 70s & 80s Plungers back in stock... 



  12. John

    Hello Again From Adelaide

    Welcome back. @MiniatureMartin Do you know what your original account name was? It more than likely still exists. If so, I can merge it into your new account. Edit: I think I've found you: https://www.projectdalek.com/index.php?/profile/17288-factorum-unit-02/ If so, please confirm and I'll set it so that your new account takes ownership of your existing content (or the other way around, if you prefer).
  13. Greetings, fellow fans of our favourite, foot-less fiends! I Return — With Armies Of Tiny Daleks! I was here on Project Dalek ages ago, back when I was a founding member of the ADBU here in Adelaide. I drifted away, in pursuit of other interests aside from building a full-size Dalek of my own; I just don't have enough room for such a build to share my home. (Not without major domestic upheaval, anyway...). But, Daleks have always been an inspiration for creativity, and recently I again caught the Dalek Bug, so before it converts me into a Varga or something, I thought I'd re-join PD, and document my progress in building armies of scale Daleks. 1/40th scale, to be precise. I'll start a thread about all this soon, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, here's a preview of some of my collection to give a taste of what is to come...
  14. bec weir

    bec weir

    With the weather warming up again this week (tomorrow is expected to be a lovely 28 degrees Celsius), I've started to fiberglass up parts for future builds, while I wait for businesses to re-open due to COVID lockdowns.  

  15. Dragonlord38_uk

    NSD screw-on Hemi.stl

    What Leds are you using with it?
  16. I use 3.2mm aluminium TIG welding rods as you can usually get a handful dirt cheap on eBay and they are easy to work with.
  17. There was a discussion (possibly in one of John Kelly's build topics) where we settled on 3.2 mm TIG filler rods as a likely "original" source. They're made of mild steel and plated with a thin layer of copper. They're available from welding suppliers in 1m lengths. Getting three gun wires out of a single rod would be a bit tight because it would be tricky to bend it, but you can get two per rod no problem.
  18. The retainer rods on new Gas Shock-absorbers are almost perfect. They are very strong, lightweight can be reshaped. The rods are for packaging purposes only to keep the shock compressed in the box and are discarded when the shocks are installed. You may find a free supply from you local Wheel Alignment/Suspension Workshop. The one in the photo is 4.5mm diameter with the straight length at 350mm.
  19. thanks RepeatedMeme and thanks john
  20. Similar to John's suggestion - an oven rack (or barbecue rack)
  21. Old oven shelves are often made of rods of the correct thickness.
  22. I used metal coat hanger wire. It's not quite as thick as the wire on the originals, but It's really easy to bend, & you can get them free, so It's great if you are on a tight budget. Hope that helps. Russell
  23. Brazing rods? Or steel rods from a model maker's supplier? Look at build diaries to see what other people have used.
  24. any recomendations on where can i find the wire for my mk1 dalek gun?
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  26. And here’s a little upgrade. I’ve made a Series of interchangeable lenses. With varying iris size.
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