Dennis took around 12 months to build, and is constantly being updated with small improvements as well as being repaired due to overeager hands trying to collect souvenirs.
He mainly is constructed from plywood and MDF, the chassis for the electric motors is constructed from steel box section, the motors, batteries etc all come from a 24v wheelchair.
Sorry if the photos are not in order...
The paint finish is all in two pack automotive “Ford Panther Black” with “Ford Moondust Silver”
He is fitted with a 200w car amp and speakers with a modified “Vader voice mod” he also produces several phrases through this system that come from a 12 inch remote control toy which I cannibalised for the circuit board. The exterminator lights up with a blue cold cathode and squirts water, the dome lights flash in time to voice, the head and eye stalk are radio controlled, the fender is fitted with ten cold cathode 12” tubes to give an even elevation effect.
Dennis recently visited the "National Space Centre"
Post by chriskingbees on Jan 2, 2008 13:58:09 GMT 1
Hi Andy Welcome to TR2 and thanks for showcasing Dennis. I had the honour of being exterminated by him at the Hop Farm in September along with Barney and the others. Being as I am now attempting a Dalek build, experience tells me the Tardis will easier (No curves!) but somewhat heavier of course. Good luck son KB