Step 2: Add the Cardboard Strips and Tack Pins

1. Cut the vertical cardboard strips - I used upholstery tack strips (we already had a bundle of 'em), otherwise would have cut out from a cardboard box. A pair of super heavy duty Fiscar scissors helps. If you don't currently own a pair, add them to the list for Santa - you won't regret it. There were just a couple of strips at the back that needed a trim up top to fit together. They don't fit tightly together at the bottom because it's wider. And that's okay.

2. Glue the strips onto the tube - I did them one at a time with white glue, walking away for ~30 minutes in between. There's probably a better way...

3. Glue two layers of strip around the base, and offset the joins. I glued one on first, then added the other.

4. Then I filled in some of the gaps with epoxy. Probably overkill, but I wanted a nice strong base, plus it looks better without the gaps and cracks.

5. Add 4 upholstery tacks to each cardbaord strip. I believe in symmetry, so drew a center line and also measured for each hole 1/2" apart. I also pre-drilled tiny holes for an easy time of it, and dry fitted the tacks to make sure all looked good.

6. Now it's time to paint the body before glueing in the tacks. I also snipped off the ends of the tacks with wire cutters - otherwise the inside would look like something out of Hellraiser.
<p>These are amazing truly I tend to do fundraising using a Dalek I built and selling these would be a great fundraiser. I'm trying to decide if there is a way to do mass production? Maybe a laser cutter for the cardboard. anyway if I do do anything I will make sure to comment. Favorited for you. </p>
<p>Thanks and hope this inspires an even better model...this was a first and I know it could be much improved. Maybe for your fundraising you could sell a kit instead of mass producing? Less work and would be fun for others to put together?</p>
<p>Great idea, I will consider working on that after I've finished working on my current project. May have something done by christmas time.</p>
A trick I got from Robot Room is to sand clear LEDs to make them visible. Perhaps that can help the antenae
this is awsome
<p>these are some of the best diy dealer's I have ever seen. As an up and coming whovien, these became my immediate to do project. I plan to post a pic of mine in the comments as soon as I'm done.</p>
<p>change dealer to dalek, auto correct strike again</p>
<p>Awesome...please do!</p>
So cool!
ie, the first photo: <br> <br>&quot;These don't Il-lu-min-ate, they just Dec-or-ate.&quot; :)
Well done! <br>
Decorate!<br> <br> Now, if one could fit one with LEDs, it would...<br> <br> Illuminate!<br> <br> Sorry...&nbsp;
Simply wire two LEDs to the output of a timer to make them blink... There's plenty of room in there for a battery and a circuit.
Here's another one for you Dark...have fun!
very nice, my daughter and I are mega Dr.Who fans, got our vote
I love it!!
Super cool! I'm still geeking out about it! :)
This. Is. Amazing, well done
Yes! Look at how cute he is! :D <br /> <br />This is just adorable. Thanks for such an awesome walkthrough!

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