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Offline Small brown dog

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Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« on: October 08, 2021, 03:58:13 PM »


I saw a great Steampunk Dalek somewhere not long ago and thought it might be a grin to build a Dieselpunk version. I'm sort of taking for granted that the 1000 year war between the Kalad and Thal Races may have covered a period where the internal combustion engine was king so this would be early on in the conflict perhaps.

I wonder whether or not a Diesel Punk Dalek should be called Dieselek or maybe a Daleksel ... maybe I'm just over thinking this ...



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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 10:18:25 PM »
I like that! 8)
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 02:27:29 AM »
I wonder whether or not a Diesel Punk Dalek should be called Dieselek or maybe a Daleksel ... maybe I'm just over thinking this ...

How about calling it a DPD (Diesel Punk Dalek)?
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 02:38:06 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 06:12:41 AM »
Oh so excellent

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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 01:17:57 PM »
Could this be made into a 3D file for printing? I bet it would be a hit!

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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2021, 05:42:39 PM »
How about calling it a DPD (Diesel Punk Dalek)?

As a quick reference DPD is great ... it could also deliver parcels :)

Could this be made into a 3D file for printing? I bet it would be a hit!

It could be saved out as a compatible 3d print file but I think but it would need some tweaking. I don't build with scale and tight dimensions plus I bodge some areas simply because I'm only interested in producing an asset I can slap into photshop and murder.

... it might be fun though ;)
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 04:43:16 AM »
Oh that is nice! And I love the idea of file-sharing with 3D printer people (for tweaking and further sharing). Nice  :smiley:

As a quick reference DPD is great ... it could also deliver parcels ...

Wouldn't that be a GPOD? I'm seeing it in all-over 'pillar box red' with gold trim, lettering, and royal cypher.

The lower weapon could be replaced with a spigot parcel-launcher. The upper with a loud hailer to issue mysteriously vague yet officious instructions/demands to GPO users. The grappling arm would be retained (dual purpose: (1) angrily thrusting clipboards at customers and (2) snatching subsidies from Whitehall   ;)
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2021, 05:06:23 AM »
Never mind that, what's it like with stairs ??   ;D


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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2021, 05:44:45 AM »
Never mind that, what's it like with stairs ?? ...

Good point. It occurs to me that a parcel catapult could be mounted on the back. That way, the anti-dog MG could be retained.
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 05:39:30 PM »


Wouldn't that be a GPOD? I'm seeing it in all-over 'pillar box red' with gold trim, lettering, and royal cypher.

The lower weapon could be replaced with a spigot parcel-launcher. The upper with a loud hailer to issue mysteriously vague yet officious instructions/demands to GPO users. The grappling arm would be retained (dual purpose: (1) angrily thrusting clipboards at customers and (2) snatching subsidies from Whitehall   ;)

love it :)

Never mind that, what's it like with stairs ?? ...

Good point. It occurs to me that a parcel catapult could be mounted on the back. That way, the anti-dog MG could be retained.

If I hear of an opening in the Skaro post office R&D department I will be sure to let you know. I think you could be just the humanoid they are looking for  :smiley:
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2021, 03:14:36 AM »
R2D2 would run like hell!!!

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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2021, 06:07:24 PM »
R2D2 would run like hell!!!

Not a lot of people know that the great great great Grandfather of R2D2 went to Earth and joined the RAF in around 1939/40. This is the only photo of it...

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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2021, 03:27:44 AM »
Not a lot of people know that the great great great Grandfather of R2D2 went to Earth and joined the RAF in around 1939/40. This is the only photo of it...

And, of course, the squeaky operation of that manual Armstrong Whitworth turret would ultimately evolve into R2D2's familiar form of communications.  Good on ya,  Gramps  :smiley:
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2021, 08:39:15 PM »
Not a lot of people know that the great great great Grandfather of R2D2 went to Earth and joined the RAF in around 1939/40. This is the only photo of it...

And, of course, the squeaky operation of that manual Armstrong Whitworth turret would ultimately evolve into R2D2's familiar form of communications.  Good on ya,  Gramps  :smiley:

It occurred to me after I read your reply that the first Starwars film was released 44 years ago!
I was there at the cinema watching it ... where the hell did all that time go?
I'm feeling old and decrepit now :(
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 02:06:15 AM »
Oh great!  Now you made us all feel old!
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 05:12:52 PM »
Oh great!  Now you made us all feel old!

Oh, I best not mention watching Thunderbirds first time round then   :o
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 06:40:29 PM »
I'll see your Thunderbirds, and raise you Supercar !    ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 10:15:33 PM »
I feel somewhat deprived.  All we had was Clutch Cargo and Space Angel for audio-visual stimulation :(
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Re: Way back when on a rainy day on Skaro
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2021, 02:22:35 AM »
I'll see your Thunderbirds, and raise you Supercar !    ;D ;D ;D

I didn't want to get into palaeontology in case it really upset anyone ;)

I feel somewhat deprived.  All we had was Clutch Cargo and Space Angel for audio-visual stimulation :(

Its all out there to see ... reconnect with your inner child and cruise the fabulously ridiculous. Besides, I'm done with the real 21st century, its been such a let down.
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