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Topic: Jar to Dalek - YOUR SNACK CRAVINGS WILL BE EX-TER-MIN-A-TED.  (Read 4577 times)
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« on: July 22, 2010 06:58:29 AM »

I think I've got this in the right place here... I tend to do more swapping than posting, but I'm really happy with how well this turned out.
For the One Tiny Doctor Who Thing swap, my partner (aethelberga) mentioned that the Daleks are her favourite villains.  And when I saw a small lidded jar at the store, something clicked - and thus the Dalek jar was born!
Here's a pre-baking picture.  Don't mind the messy kitchen.  I was so worried that something was going to go wrong!

Here, you can see that it's a jar on the inside.  I did a thin layer of silver Sculpey around the whole base of the jar so that the insides would be silver.

And here's one last picture, after baking and glaze.

The lights on the top are LEDs scavenged from somewhere or other in my stash, and the metal bits are recycled from the latch-type mechanism that originally held the jar closed.  Oh yeah, and the title is from my swap partner.  She expressed her intentions to fill it with smarties or jelly babies.  I can't think of a better thing to put inside a Dalek! Sugary candy happiness. Maybe they wouldn't be the jerks of the universe if they got a sugar rush on once in a while.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010 07:13:38 AM »

Wisting this. I love it! And the lid still screws on. So the protrusions are all metal?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 07:17:27 AM »

That is SO cool! What a brilliant idea!


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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010 07:37:39 AM »

your dalek is sooo cool!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010 07:52:55 AM »

A functional Dalek! That's really awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010 11:22:09 AM »

this is awesome!

love it!

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010 09:38:01 AM »

Thanks for all the kind comments!
@whyfish: The eyestalk and, er... plunger stick are metal.  The non-plunger weapon (is that a gunstick, or is it called something else?) is made of sculpey because I didn't have proper wire for making the more intricate shape.  And the lid doesn't screw on, unfortunately.  I started out with one of those canisters that have a metal clasp device to close - if I had a big one, I'd use it to store something like rice or pasta.  I actually regret not using a jar with a proper screw-on lid, but I couldn't find one and I was worried about how long the project would take me.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010 01:50:32 PM »

I LOVE SECRET COMPARTMENTS! It makes it functional for desk sitting!!

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010 12:21:56 PM »

This. Is. ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN. Straight up. Awesome job.
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010 07:39:50 AM »

I love this! I've been making Dalek pins, and magnets, but I never thought to do something 3 dimensional like this. Great work.
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