Simon Morrell: Attila
Attila took four months to build - and more money than Simon cares to add up.
The Dalek sits atop a home-grown chassis, sporting 2 x 750W motors and is radio controlled. Two R/C channels are for general movement, another for dome rotation, one for eyestalk elevation and the final channel for operating the iris that sits in front of eight blue LED's.
Attila has been spotted in Albert Square, Manchester city centre helping to promote the Dr Who exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.
How it was done...
After lots of filling and priming the Dalek's shoulders were given an overall coat of Arizona Gold. Then the main shoulders were masked off and the lower belt was sprayed in Ford Olympic Gold. Once this dried, a lacquer covering was added to seal it. At this stage, weathering details are yet to be added.