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Paint prep


Preparation...

Here is a photo of the Dalek in its 'primered' state. Coats of white primer were brushed on and then carefully sanded back with progressively finer grades of wet-n-dry paper.
After many hours, all the surfaces were brought to an extremely fine, glassy-smooth finish.



 

More primer


Another primer shot...

The edges of the holes in the skirt were sanded to remove any roughness. The inside of the skirt was primered and then given a coat of oil-based white gloss paint.

No areas of bare wood or MDF were left unpainted. This should make the Dalek fairly resistant to damp conditions. The same care was taken with the preparation of the skirt as with the shoulders. Many hours were spent smoothing the surface.