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So this weekend, I worked a bit on the light system for this section.

I planned to build a running light effect here.
I sorted all the necessary parts ans soldered the circut.

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To place the LEDs more inpedendently I already solderd all the resistors.
There is some space left in the top right. Here I will ad another LED effect later.

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Speaking of LEDs, for this particular effect, I need 32 LEDs, so I attachd cables to every singel one.

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Then, I cut the acrylic parts for the light. Because every LED will be lighten up one section, I needed also 32 acrylic parts.
After cutting all the parts were sanded down to refract the light later on.

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Then I glued the LEDs into place and made a first test if it fit.

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Also the running light was tested.

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Thanks to all!

Here is another update.

 

Next up, I made the basic construction of the top part.

I took half of a styrofoam bowl and covered it with some glasfiber.

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There are some detail lines on this part in the original that I also wanted to reproduce. Therefore, I cut small stripes
from craft foam and glued it into place. Then the hole body was covered with body filler.

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Then, I removed the craft foam. I got some nice looking and straight lines.

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The styrofoam was removed with some aceton.

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To make the top part holding to the part below, I glued round guiding rails inside the the bowl and ontop of the mid section.
Now I can rotate the top part, but it will not fall down. I also will build and automatic rotation system later.

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I, put the parts together to see the final dimensions of the mod. It is about 1,15 meters high.

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Next up, I will work my way back from top to bottom. I will add all the details and moveable parts and make it ready for painting.

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I never thought glass fiber could actually be used for housing a build. I always thought it'd be metal, plastic, or tempered glass. I always learn something new whenever i visit ur build log man, thanks a lot for the new knowledge :)

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At the end the Mod shloud also be movable, so I needed some kind of wheels on the bottom.

I simply designed some. I also included a cogwheel that will be used for the motorization.
Then the printing started.

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To get better grip to various surfaces, I cut stripes from craft foam and glued it on the wheels.

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The mounting was build from wood.But because the wheels will be directly connected to the motor they will
not move without electricity. For this purpose I also installed some kind of special wheels that can be used to move the mod
even without any electric power. I use some magnets to fold them in when not in use. In the front there is only one wheel.
This gives the mod the most stability.

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The Dalek also got some kind of nose on the head part. This piece was 3d printed. I did a first round of sanding but there is still
some work left.

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The inside is covered with a small acrylic lens. I put an led behind to get a glowing effect.

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U really put a lot of labor in creating this build man. Some serious hard work going on. Ur building a dalek that's harder to build than a real dalek, hahahaha. Great job man, last time i checked it was about the head, now its about mobility. Looking forward for more updates on your build.

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