InnovationByLayers has done it again. As soon as I saw he had uploaded a dalek STL, I downloaded, skeinforged it, and started printing. 1 hour and 28 minutes with a 50% infill:
Obviously you can’t print it with the arms and eye stalk as part of the body due to overhang issues. However, I wrapped the unsharp end of my smallest drill bit (1/16″) in a thick rubber band to give it grip and drilled three holes for the arms and eye stalk. I then used pieces of discarded filament that had been stretched as I backed it out of the extruder for the arms and eye stalk. I wrapped the arms/eye stalk in small pieces of black electrical tape to finish the look. Here’s what it looked like before I augmented it:
In fact, I was so pleased with this build that I printed up a second with a 0% infill. FYI, that took 52 minutes and apparently had no affect on the final product. Although, it does sound hollow.