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  2. RepeatedMeme

    Hello From Cheshire

    Hi, and welcome. Read around the forum as much as you can. The build diaries in Builders Progress will give you an idea of ways of making parts of the Dalek. When you're ready, start your own build diary. It's the best place to ask any questions.
  3. Ive been scratching my head for years about building a dalek and i might get round to it now.
  4. Inspector Gadget

    Dalek Lightyear - 1960s Movie Dalek

    I just received the left part of the skirt, which had to be fixed up a bit since some of the hemispheres were damaged while they were delivered to me. Fortunately, a friend helped me out to fix the hemispheres back to their proper positions. I also received the dome, which had everything other than the eyestalk (which is being delivered in a separate crate in the future with other parts). For now, the skirt is separate until I receive all the parts so I can properly assemble the Dalek, but for now I have the skirt and dome as a good start.
  5. John

    John

    I've just had a fight with the Facebook app admins. If you use Facebook login on the Forum, you may have to re-connect it in your account settings to get it working again.

    1. tim hards

      tim hards

      Yes, just found that out. Had to try to remember password I used.

    2. mart

      mart

      wondered what was happening, well done for sorting.  can be a bit of  a thankless task  so thankyou.  🙂 

  6. WhosWho

    WhosWho

    Bit of an outage today. Or was it just me?

    1. John

      John

      The hosts were having server issues. Hopefully sorted out now.

  7. Version 1.0.0

    1 download

    ok i jumped on cad and changed the surround a little so it fit the 100mm hemisphhere only changed is the walls thicker.
    Free
  8. Invasion Drone

    Invasion Drone

    Updated my schematic
  9. John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Very honoured that Andrew Skilleter used my Genesis Dalek for publicity for his upcoming book of Dalek artwork. 

     

    Andrew's work was such a big part of my childhood,  and was everywhere in the 80s - with good reason, it's beautiful, and for my money the best artwork Dr Who ever had.

    Screenshot_20210918-140607_Facebook.jpg

  10. johng

    John's Red Baron

    Yeah thanks, it wasnt the easiest to see out of
  11. bec weir

    John's Red Baron

    It looks lovely in those colours and dirtied down. I do like a dirty Dalek. It must have been a right bastard to see out of when trundling with the front clamps in the way directly out front.
  12. johng

    John's Red Baron

    Well after a few years of moving houses , trundling about getting assembled and disassembled countless times, the old baron was given a well deserved makeover, out with the red and in with the (kind of) remembrance colour scheme, also sporting a brand new fibreglass skirt which was in the making for quite some time, dirtied down with an airbrush using browns and blacks, I was quite pleased with the results, now hes just a static prop as I took out the electric chair as the rubber tyres just corroded and pretty much flaked off, so now he sits relaxing just looking out the window Oh and yes I still need to do his Id tag on the cowl
  13. Invasion Drone

    Invasion Drone

    Bridlington Comic Con My first Comic Con, I loved it - it was great to see Dave, Martyn, Luke & Danny. And Leela, from '70s Dr Who!
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  15. N Powley

    N Powley

    Now think I will aim towards Dalek Sec as build style and colour scheme.

     

     

    1. mart

      mart

      go for it, a good choice imo 🙂 

    2. N Powley

      N Powley

      Well I have 12 tins of gloss and 12 tins of silk black pain so that made the decision a bit easier! 😂

  16. RobertSimmons

    RobertSimmons

    Long time lover of all things Dalek.

    1. RepeatedMeme

      RepeatedMeme

      Feel free to introduce yourself in the Hello section. :)

       

  17. Thebiker22

    NSD Neck Matt

    Thanks John
  18. Inspector Gadget

    Dalek Lightyear - 1960s Movie Dalek

    I first thought about making a Dalek a while back, but it was until the start of the year where I ended up going through with the idea. The 1960's movie Daleks were my favorite ones in terms of their design, so I went with that design as my dream Dalek. This one in particular is primarily based off of the drones from Dr. Who and the Daleks, with its dome being based more off of the red sub-commander from the same film. Originally it was going to have a black dome, but I saw pictures of it with a red dome from the people I worked with for the project, and went through with that design because I liked it better and it helped make my Dalek stand out. For its name, I named it after Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, which is one of my favorite movies of all time, and the name sounded really cool to me in terms of a Dalek's name. In terms of the Dalek's exterior build, the exterior was built by some very talented people I worked and coordinated with for this project, without them this would not have been a reality. I do plan to add electronic components (namely a voice modulator) once I receive all of the exterior parts and fully reassemble it back to its full glory. Before I add electronics, I'll test the Dalek out on its own to see how well it does on certain paths and also to get an idea of its movement, since it's foot-powered. Currently, I have all the main parts needed for the electronics components (special thanks to @elembivos for helping me out with obtaining the right tools and giving me a basic idea of how the parts should be plugged in, I'll definitely have to see how the modulator will need to be connected once I focus on the electronics more). I also just received one half of the skirt a few days ago, and I'm hoping I receive the rest of the exterior parts so I can begin the initial test by the end of the month. There is an image of how it would look when fully assembled below, taken by the people I coordinated with for the project. I'll keep you all posted about how progress goes with my Dalek, as well as any pictures of it during its test run. I also hope to take it to events and potentially conventions in the future.
  19. John

    NSD Neck Matt

    @Thebiker22 Correct.
  20. John

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    • Redzeg

    Many thanks for your donation to help keep the Forum running. It is much appreciated. :)

  21. John

    John

    Thank you to everyone contributing to the Events section. It's great to see things happening again, after the last 18 months. :)

  22. Thebiker22

    NSD Neck Matt

    Am i right in thinking that you have to print 4 sets of these to do the whole neck?
  23. RepeatedMeme

    Hello from The US

    Hi there and welcome. @Enjoime25 Maybe start by introducing yourself in the Hello section https://www.projectdalek.com/index.php?/forum/87-hello-from-the-usa-amp-canada/here That's the best way to start to connect with members. I'll move this thread there. For copyright reasons, we can't allow the buying and selling of Dalek parts on the forum. Regarding the voice mod, there's an announcement about it right on the front page. The first post in this thread tells you who you need to contact in the US.
  24. Enjoime25

    Hello from The US

    Hi everyone new dalek builder here I just started my build and have just about all the parts coming except for the shoulder section. Anyone know where I can buy one. Thank you and I’m also looking for a project Dalek voice modulator if anyone can build or is selling one. Thank you
  25. RepeatedMeme

    Hello From Cheshire

    @Kawakiri Feel free to start your own 'Hello' thread in this section, as well.
  26. Kawakiri

    Hello From Cheshire

    Hi, I’m new new also from Cheshire. How did you go on with your build?
  27. DalekSupreme4

    DalekSupreme4

    80's lenses now available HERE

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