I have changed my approach to the Dalek ears and got some translucent filament so I could put a LED at the bottom and light.
Below are images of the ear the first being a prototype of the ear, in this design I added a tube with an opening at the bottom and an extension.
The intention was that would fit into the dome this was my first attempt and I used regular white filament.
As I make progress on the Dalek dome I was 3d printing a lot of bits and pieces. I had been printing with some translucent filament so it made sense to
create the eye rings. They are half scale and very thin and fragile but I think they look good.
I had already made a prototype eye with duct tape and so I transferred the dimensions to my CAD program and redesigned the eye to be in 3 parts the cylinder section in the middle. The curved bit at the front that resembles a lens and the mini dome at the back. Continue reading “The eyes have it”→
I have finally managed to do some painting. Summer time is great for spray painting unless it is hot, humid and the air is still. I am sure the neighbours are cheesed off with me because the smell of the spray paint just hung in the air.
The weather has been right and with all the issues I had with the 3d printer recently, I chose to give my printer a rest and do some painting.
Here is the base with one or two coats the paint was really soaking in.
I also managed to sand the skirt and add some coats of the nearest I could find to Army Green.It needs a lot more coats, I think I’m going to need a bigger can of paint.
I started printing rings for the skirt balls. Thinking about it, I also wanted to have a way of mounting the rings. The original Mini-me used nails for some positional stability, and glue.
I thought I would do it differently this time. I created a ring with a floor in it. I will glue the ball into the ring, but for positional stability I am going to use brads, so I made a rectangular opening to allow the brad to go through.
I have to 3D print about 60 of these to cover any issues I might have.
The picture shows the Styrofoam balls that I had cut and painted previously.
The hole in the centre is to allow for mounting to the side of the skirt.