How to build a Dalek
This is Chad…
He’s a Dalek, and apart from being one of an extraterrestrial mutant race from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who – he’s been hand crafted by a human: Major Sebastian Perry, aka Time Gypsy
This is a showcase of the work he went through in creating his ramp-loving and stair-challenged friend.
Even monstrous aliens have humble beginings.
Fill, sand, prime, repeat……fill, sand, prime, repeat…..fill, sand, prime, repeat….fill, sand, prime, repeat….fill, sand, prime, repeat.
A photo of the interior, showing the basic seat and the gun box/armrest. The white pipe visible in the lower left is the other end of the gun assembly.
Started the basic construction on the fender, which is about 3/4 finished. Cut out and put together the shoulder internal frame and the neck bin (primed black). Everything is coming together and if I can make a decent dome.
Well, I am surprised that the neck rings came out as well as they did, seeing how they were hand cut using nothing but a straight ruler, a pencil and a jigsaw! :-)
Note to self…A jigsaw blade that’s been used for 3 straight hours gets really bloody hot!
Neck rings fixed (I managed to break one when I realized they were spaced wrong and I tried to fix the problem O_o), painted and fitted to the inner mesh sub-section (complete)…First of the hemis painted and fitted…Gun construction started and test fitted.
The end result for a lot of effort is an excellent hand crafted piece of science fiction. I admire people who can turn a passion for an idea into tangible reality. Well done that (mad) Man.
Major Perry, also known for his steampunk creations under the name of Sebastian’s Rift Shoppe is a veritable engine of creativity. Check out some of his other creations:
- Cyberpunk today ¦ awesome heavy weapon from the talented Time Gypsies: PSA Cobra MK 1
- Introducing: The Reaper. Steampunk weaponry for taking down zombies. Courtesy of the Guild Master talents of the Time Gypsies
Oh, and here’s John Barrowman aka Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who and Torchwood) having a ride around inside of this thing at Fandomfest 2013.