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Started by cardborduser, Jan 11, 2011, 02:07 pm

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Jan 11, 2011, 02:07 pm Last Edit: Jan 12, 2011, 02:10 am by cardborduser
I was walking home when i saw someone throwing a small garbage can.
I thought i could be a good base for a dalek so i asked the person if i could have it. They laughed at me but told me i could take it.
Anyway i started shaping it and painting it. For the top dome i had to make one out of a sheet of mettle. it took 2 days of hammering to round out the metal.

I will post the pictures later today

So far the top dome is painted as well and the neck and body,

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but i have a question. what should i use for the round things??????


Someone at my workplace made one at home.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff


Quote from: cardborduser on Jan 11, 2011, 02:07 pm
but i have a question. what should i use for the round things??????

Looks like a good start! It's hard to tell how big it is from the photos, and so how big the 'hemis' (the technical name for the round things) should be. Depending on how much detail you want to go for you could actually paint the 'hemis' on. I'd cut four round holes in a line in some thinnish card (e.g. a cereal box) and spray-paint hemi shapes through that onto the bin. Spray paint can be messy, though, but it would be possible to brush or roller through a template if that's easier.
If you want actual bumps the first problem is figuring out what you can use, the second is figuring out how to attach them. For my cardboard dalek I used yoghurt pots pushed through holes cut in the cardboard. For my second wood dalek I used plastic xmas decoration balls - you can get them in a craft store. They come apart in two halves. For a smaller model you may be able to use table-tennis balls. A standard full-sized dalek has 56 hemis each 4" in diameter and is about 66" tall. If your dalek is half that height you'd want 2" balls. Here's a page from my website about how I attached them:
Dirk's Skirt
That was pretty tedious, though.
Some people fill the hemi with some kind of sticky filler and push the head of the bolt into that when it's drying, which might be easier.

I'd definitely recommend using a template to get the hole positions lined up, as unevenly spaced hemis look very odd.

Hope that helps