4.04.2008

How to Make A Dalek

In anticipation of the fourth season of the new Dr Who this weekend, I have been getting crafty with modelling clay and a few pipe cleaners to make my own small scale Dalek Legion. And guess what? You can do it to!

You'll need: A lump of modelling black clay; some white pipe cleaners; a couple of double-headed thumbtacks; and finely tuned artistic ability...

First, you need to make your Dalek foundation. This will be the basis for your modelling:



To get this shape, you need to take your clay firmly in hand and just keep moulding.


You may think you'll never get there, but trust me you just need to be patient. Don't be afraid to use pressure, as the clay can totally take it. Also, the warmth from your hands creates a nice glossy veneer on your model.

Next. Place a three thin sausages of clay around the 'head' of the Dalek:


Then proceed with shaping the tiny balls.
I found that to make the balls stick, a little lick will do the trick nicely.

Next, stick a sharp object like a pin or nail into the head to make a decent sized hole:


This is where your 'Dalek Radar' thingie sticks out. You make this with your pipe cleaners, a little knob of clay, and some tin foil:


Et, Voila!


You've gots yourself a Dalek!

I hope you enjoy making this at home as much as I did. Right now I only have one, as I simply didn't have the energy to do it all again in the same afternoon.

25 comments:

Sally said...

Wow! I'm so impressed. That's a perfect Dalek.

I'm very jealous that you get to start watching S4 Doctor Who this weekend. It's going to take every ounce of my will to avoid spoilery websites and illegal download places while I wait for it to come to SciFi channel here in the US. Have fun tomorrow!

Elizabeth said...

Okay, maybe it's just me and my completely dirty mind, but "I found that to make the balls stick, a little lick will do the trick nicely."? Do you know what kind of Google search traffic you are going to get for that? Besides the fact that the Dalek thingy is completely phallic, or is that the point? *grin*

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mothergoosemouse said...

I think I've seen a Dalek before. At one of those in-home...uh, marital enhancer parties.

(Happy belated birthday!!)

Lindy said...

t's uuurm very phallic-y. Considering I've seen it IRL I'm surprised I didn't notice it when I manhandled it!

Mimi said...

This post is oddly obscene. Well done!

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Can you believe I only just found out John Barrowman was gay? God, what planet have I been living on?

Jen M. said...

I was feeling a little dirty after reading this, too ;)

Ozma said...

You are a woman of many talents, Joy!

Gorilla Bananas said...

It has potential as a suppository too.

Redneck Mommy said...

I've got me a dirty mind.

All I can think of is the possibilities...

TEOM said...

The whole time, I thought you were going somewhere completely different. Oops.

Rock the Cradle said...

You've got yourself a new regular reader. This is awesome.

I think I try making my Dalek with a cucumber. I'm frisky that way.

NotSoSage said...

Oh, thank god I'm not the only one...I was beginning to be worried about my state of mind.

Marmite Breath said...

Joy, stop having a life, and do a blog post! I'm tired of seeing "How to Make a Dalek" on my list of blogs.

Alright, lecture over. But for realz, it is bad enough that you are no longer at MamaPop, but not posting on your own blog is rubbish!!

Jozet at Halushki said...

Whoa.

I'm suddenly feeling amorous.

Excuse me while I go search out my husband.

(Nice Dalek!)

Lisa b said...

Hey Joy I haven't visited in a while. Nice to see you have fully acclimated back home.

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I saw it IRL I am surprised I did not realize when I am abused!

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