The saucer command section will be a set composed of plastic wall sections a floor and free-standing consoles. There will be a large screen and a central astrogator console. I was tempted to copy some Mechmaster designs, but I decided to go my own way. The interior details won't match films or TV Dalek tech.
An entire control room isn't essential as I can redress it for photos from other angles, same with the human's control room. It won't be going the AFT route though. As much as I admire his work, printed 2D backgrounds look like flat card.
On another note, I have at last been able to cast from a 2-part rubber mould. I experimented with a spare Yujin 1/35 PVC Thunderbirds body I had knocking about.
The Jack head was pulled from a one-piece mould, but for something more complex I needed a 2-parter.
I made up a box with modelling clay at the bottom and pressed the figure half way into it. Then poured on the rubber.
Once that was set I pulled it out of the box and removed the clay. The figure was kept in the rubber for now.
I placed the half-mould into the box and coated the surface and figure with Vaselene to prevent the second layer of rubber from sticking to the bottom layer.
When both halves were cured I opened the mould up and removed the figure... these are the mould halves:
As you can see there is a pouring channel at the top and an air-escape vent coming from the upper arm. This is to prevent huge air bubbles forming.
Now came the messy part. I mixed up my Polytek 60 polyurethane resin and poured it into the mould, now joined together with an elastic band. After 5 minutes I opened it up.... to see this!
This first casting had air-holes in the toes and at the microphone. The second casting was hole-free
What this means is that I can scratchbuild items for the Daleks and human to use and create copies. This could be things like parts for the consoles, the hero's jetbike... whatever I need.