Mike Bull: Rosco P. Dalek
Mike Bull's 'Rosco' was originally going to be a Genesis-style Dalek, but in the end Mike bowed to the inevitable and veered off into New Series Dalek territory. Mike said, "they just look so mean".
Rosco was started on June 6th 2005, and finished February 8th, 2006. Allowing for downtime, he's probably been about a six-month build.
This Dalek was one of the very first to use cold-cathode under-lighting to create the illusion of levitation.
How it was done...
Here we see the four short slats, fresh from being jig sawed. At this stage they are only partially finished and don't have their lower holes drilled. The central square slat is more finished but doesn't yet have the bolt heads recessed. None of the slats have their rear bits which were added separately.