of my kids asked me within the same couple of years to build them a dalek.
So when the second one asked the time had come. When I was nine and
already watching Doctor Who, that special 1973 issue of the Radio Times
fell through our letter box. I kept the pull-out plans for many years,
though I've since lost track of them. Fortunately there are other people
on the web who have kept them.
Unfortunately the plans in the Radio Times are not
dimensionally very accurate, so having started building a dalek with those
plans a few years ago when first asked, we didn't get very far.
by the time I started again, the Dalek
Builder's Guild existed and I was able to use the marvelous guild
plans and workshop manual put together by John Darley
and Malcolm Lear. If you really want to know how to build a dalek, then
get hold of the workshop manual and visit the Guild. I'm going to avoid repeating
all that wonderful information. Besides, some of things I did I would not
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