What devoted Whovian would not want to own a full size replica of a Dalek Eyestalk? Using some photos of Daleks (like the one in the fifth photo) as a guide, I used Autodesk Inventor to create a 3D model of a Dalek Eyestalk, Autodesk 123D Make to create a sliced model of the eyestalk, a laser cutter to cut the slices out of cardboard, and glue and a steel rod to assemble the parts and produce a model like images in this step.

I made this at TechShop.

Step 1: Parts

You will need the following parts and tools to make the Dalek Eyestalk:

Eyestalk Parts:
  • Six sheets of 18" x 18" corrugated cardboard.  You can cut up corrugated cardboard boxes or you can order pre-cut sheets at office supply stores like Staples (only four sheets are shown in the photo).
  • White glue.
  • One 1/4" #20 threaded rod at least 24" long.  You can get these at hardware stores like Home Depot.
  • Heavy nuts and washers to be used as weights while gluing.
Stand Parts:
  • One sheet of 1/8" Acrylic at least 9.25" x 10".  Sheets of acrylic are available from plastics retailers like Tap Plastics
  • Acrylic cement like IPS Weldon-On #16.  Available at plastics retailers.
  • Vise attached to a workbench.
  • Laser Cutter.  I used an Epilog Helix 45 Watt Laser cutter at TechShop.
Computer Software:
Looks awesome! Thanks for the Stacked Slices tip!
Ever think of fiberglassing this? That would be really cool!
I've only just discovered Doctor Who, and I quite approve of this 'ible.
comment win!
You are one bad ass scifi model maker. Nice job.

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