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When checking the overall condition of the Dalek, I noted that the attachment points for the plunger were suffering from holding up the weight of such a long and surprisingly heavy piece. The wood on the main body had cracked and split, meaning it could no longer support the arm. I had to think up an alternative method of attachment. The object is on loan from the BFI National Archive, so the treatment had to be approved and reversible. The arms also had to be removable to avoid damage during transport to London. After some head scratching, I devised a plan to move the stress point away from the damaged areas and onto the internal structure. To finish, I gently warmed the vinyl around the head using a heat tool to make it flexible enough to adhere it flat, and I touched in the small chips of missing paint with a matching colour. 

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