Minor/Repaint: It's Upgrade time!....er, again.

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  1. big hank

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    7/20 UPDATE!!

    Pretty much finished up Mudflap! He was way harder than Skids, the smoky glass they use for the headlights and eyes are very opaque! Light doesn't travel well through them at all!

    I replaced Mudflaps eyes with blue florescent acrylic rod, and detailed it by drilling in a relief to simulate the pupils. Mudflap had to have 2 LEDs for eyes because of the whole nature of the smoky light piping. BIG PAIN!!

    I'm not thrilled with the headlights, but they work passably well. Next time I may recast in clear.

    I tossed in a couple Wip pics of Mudflap's head, maybe you guys can get some ideas off it. Last thing is a minor fitting of the hood and the twins are off for paint!

    Mudflap has 2 LEDs for tail lights, 2 for headlights, and 2 for eyes. 4 batteries and 2 switches round it out.

    I really like the effect of the lit up eyes in altmode, it looks like dash lighting in the center console!

    Enjoy, and feel free to C & C!!----BH







    Hey gang, just wanted to show off the first half of the twins, Skids!




    Added LED eyes, headlights, and taillights! Still have to work out one very minor clearance issue, but he transforms with no troubles! :thumb 

    Total of 7 LEDs, 4 batteries and two on/off switches, plus wiring! Four tail lights with dedicated switch, and 2 headlights plus ahhh, well a "head" light for the eyes sharing another switch!:eek: 

    Gotta say, lighting up the twins is like fitting ten pounds of crap into a five pound bag!:crazy: 

    I'll post Mudflap here when done, his head is damn near impossible to get an LED in! Plus the smoky clear plastic they used for his eyes doesn't transmit the light!:banghead: 

    The real upgrade comes later, I know this guy who can paint really well.;) 
     

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  2. spoonman

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    Nice! I swear he looks like he could just start break-dancing!
     
  3. Crefigz

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    nice upgrade !
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    YEEAARRGHH!!! This is what I call an upgrade!:thumb 
     
  5. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    :bay  all it needs is that "someones" kickass paint job and for the plastic around the light to be darkened so the light does go through those as well and there perfect
     
  6. big hank

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    I hear ya! I think a coat of black on the backside of the green plastic will "solidify" it and eliminate the light bleeding through. I might've been able to dim the LEDs a bit with a resistor, but I honestly have no room left in there for one!
     
  7. rumble619

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    Awsome job!!!!!!!

    You make me want to go out and get one now
     
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    D00D!!! You are getting SICK with those LEDs!!!
     
  9. yongkykun

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    Awesome! Great job! Now do Mudflap! :D 
     
  10. encline

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    That is great. Looks like I can just stop now.
     
  11. big hank

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    Don't you dare! Ha ha, I know your just holding out anyway!!:drool: 
     
  12. frenzyrumble

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    awesome!
     
  13. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

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    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool. LEDs look real cool on this figure, more so than the Leader class even. why don't you do Sideswipe?
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

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    I love this.
     
  15. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Ya mean something like this? ;) 

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    ooooooooooooooo,,, ehehehehe. where do you get those LEDs? looks great
     
  17. big hank

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    Standard 3mm blue LEDs. I fabricated the blades! They turn on automatically in blade position, off in car mode!

    Still smoothing out the blades and thinking of maybe etching Glyphs in them too.:thumbs2: 
     
  18. encline

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    I really like how you are stepping up things!!!!!
     
  19. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Just trying to keep up with you brother!:thumb 

    It's gonna look like Christmas when we get together!:lol 
     
  20. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

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    where do you go to learn all those LED stuff? i search online but cant find one straight answer
     

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