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Elsie the "Evil" Dalek

Started by chriskingbees, Aug 26, 2007, 03:47 pm

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Doctor Iz

Aug 01, 2008, 04:35 am #90 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:27 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: chriskingbees board=dalek thread=636 post=15389 time=1217531972However,  After dinner I gave the lower belt a second coat and, you've guessed it, wrong paint. So a hasty rub down and repaint was done.
KB


I just had to comment on this one, never fear Nightswatch is here.  See Chris, you can never have too many paints or swatches. Serves you right then!  See good Karma is coming my way!!!! LOL! ;D :P

Seriously, your Elsie is coming along very nice.  Keep up the solid work, you're an inspiration to us all.

Cheers,
Jon~
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

Darksyde

Aug 01, 2008, 07:32 am #91 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:28 pm by scarfwearer
When I checked in on your progress today I was struck by 2 things -

1. How very well everything is looking, you're doing an amazing job!

2. that table you have parts sitting on to photo makes it look a bit like a Dalek in a pink too too, so wrong. :)

Keep at it!

chriskingbees

Aug 02, 2008, 08:32 pm #92 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:28 pm by scarfwearer
Hi All and thank you for your comments.
Two good days later and the mesh is primed, painted and mounted. The slats riveted into position

th_Shouldersdone4.jpg
th_Shouldersdone3.jpg
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th_Shouldersdone1.jpg
th_Shouldermeshandtemplate.jpg

Some eagle eyes may notice that I primed the mesh on the same side at first. D'oh as they say. That poor old pink counterpane is on it's last legs too :'(
Many thanks
KB[/color

Rassilons Rod

Aug 03, 2008, 08:35 am #93 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:28 pm by scarfwearer
Its funny, its only in the last few posts that I've realised you're
NOT making an NSD. lol :) Now I realise your shoulder section
is actually an oldschool mould too, just with pre-moulded
shoulder bands.

Its good to see it coming along so much! Shouldn't be too long
now?

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

chriskingbees

Aug 03, 2008, 08:46 pm #94 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:29 pm by scarfwearer
Indeed not long now, Marc. I'm on the home stretch, as they say.
Unfortunately "Rain stopped play" today, but I should have a fully assembled picture in the next few days. I really, honestly, truly, cross my heart and all that, didn't think I'd get this far.
Many thanks
KB

chriskingbees

Aug 05, 2008, 06:50 pm #95 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:29 pm by scarfwearer
Hi All
and well, presenting;

  Elsie

th_ElsietheDalek4.jpg
th_ElsietheDalek2.jpg
th_ElsietheDalek1.jpg

And here's the one for our forum;

ElsietheDalek3.jpg

Lots of tweaking and things to do. rubber valance to fit and voice mod too, but Elsie looks, like Elsie will look 
Many thanks
KB

Rassilons Rod

Aug 05, 2008, 07:11 pm #96 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:29 pm by scarfwearer
Fantastic :) Gotta love the Evil of the Daleks look :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

atomicgraph

Aug 05, 2008, 07:46 pm #97 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 pm by scarfwearer
well down chris,  what a great dalek. love the shot next to the tardis  :)

Doctor Iz

Aug 06, 2008, 03:25 am #98 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: atomicgraph board=dalek thread=636 post=15509 time=1217965589well down chris,  what a great dalek. love the shot next to the tardis  :)


I most certainly agree with the words of atomicgraph... Love the TARDIS/Elsie the Dalek shot!!! Splendid shot indeed... :o

Congrats on your newest accomplishment! ;D

Cheers,
Jon~
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

purpleblancmange

Aug 06, 2008, 08:47 am #99 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 pm by scarfwearer
ElsietheDalek3.jpg

Elsie's looking great there - really well done.  You know, I think this is the first fan build I've ever seen that's reproduced this scheme - a first maybe?

Anyway - great work.  She looks smashing.

milner08

Aug 06, 2008, 09:30 pm #100 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 pm by scarfwearer
I dont think its a first but its probably the nicest!

As i said on the DBG, i love the colour scheme and the dalek (and TARDIS!).

Great work.

TM

mugsyuk

Aug 06, 2008, 10:01 pm #101 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:31 pm by scarfwearer
Great job sir its a stunning prop outstanding work! Well done.

anotherwheeze

Aug 07, 2008, 08:11 am #102 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:31 pm by scarfwearer
Brilliant work Chris. Love the scheme you have gone for.

I can't believe how little time it has taken you to complete Elsie  :o


chriskingbees

Aug 17, 2008, 10:30 am #103 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:31 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks everybody for kind comments
Small update. I'm not happy with the ball joint movement. The wooden rowel balls have a thin layer of filler on them and chrome paint too, but they still snag on the glass fibre bodywork of the gun boxes. I've bought these:

th_chromeballs.jpg
They're chrome balls and should cure this problem. Now to pluck up the nerve to cut the holes in them ;D
Thanks
KB

purpleblancmange

Aug 17, 2008, 10:54 am #104 Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010, 12:31 pm by scarfwearer
I don't know if you have a planned methodology for cutting these, but an idea I had may give you something to think about.

If you were to create an MDF box frame where the inner dimensions match the diameter of the sphere, you should be able to squeeze said sphere into the box frame and place a jig on top and below it (sitting inside the box frame) that will allow you to cut the required hole dead centre without it moving - especially if the jigs have a hole cut in them that lets part of the sphere protrude as it would naturally anyway - a bit like a totally enclosed Dalek arm box.  Drill one side, then tip the box frame over and drill the other side - giving alligned holes.

It's just an idea, you don't have to use it.  I've also not properly explained what I mean, but I'm sure you can come up with your own sollution.