Building the Renoke, Part 7

The last two areas to detail are the top of the bridge and the bridge itself. Nearly all of the parts I used for these areas are from the same model kit – the HEMTT Gun Truck 1/35 from Italeri. Beautifully molded parts and nearly all of them worthy of use on a model like the Renoke.

IMG_20150828_062515040_HDR

The gray parts above are from the HEMTT kit.

IMG_20150829_112455353

The old crane mount on the left is a piece of 1/2 inch PVC scrap.

IMG_20150830_103503208

There’s only one high intensity LED light in the engine. But it turns out to be enough.

IMG_20150830_103611776

Nicely glowing engine even in broad daylight.

IMG_20150830_143537565

Above is the circuit I used for all the LEDs in the model. Each one wired to a resister and then the leads that carry it to the LEDs themselves. A single 9 volt battery is all I need to light them. Later, I wired a slide switch into the circuit.

IMG_20150830_185224962

The finished bread board looked like a squid.

IMG_20150830_212812029

The bridge is lit by a red LED and the fiber optics.

IMG_20150830_212913257

Night time test in the garage. You can also see the two F-4 ejection seats I used.

IMG_20150905_123017562

Here is the switch on the left. I probably should anchor the battery in there too.

IMG_20150905_124717039

The headlights are connected to the leads with removable metal plugs. Not what I wanted to use, but what I had on hand.

IMG_20150905_130418274

In preparing the headlight area for painting, I used Fasmask to cover up the LEDs.

IMG_20150905_150116637

One final shot of the pretty bridge lights. Next up is painting, followed by weathering.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Identi.ca
  • RSS
  • Technorati

Related Posts

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: