Heavy/Scratch: LED Nefarious Soundwave- dual power source

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  1. KooF

    KooF Well-Known Member

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    This is my ROTF soundwave. And again i can power it on either using the build in battery pack (3button cell)or external. The build in battery pack can't last long. For taking the picture below i totally i used 6 button cell(replace after the batt exhausted). That is the main reason i make adaptor to allow me power him on on my shelf for longer time....

    Satelite and JEt mode

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    Robot mode

    Nth much to say, i've cut the plastic to make him stand longer...make him taller...although just few mm difference...but it looks better than before. Fiber optic on his wing...so it transmit a little "dot" of blue lights from his shoulder. For the leg, orange and red led. I love the combination of the color.

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    Why i called him nefarious soundwave? Because i browse him on the "Transformer Nefarious " comic. His hand is loaded with weapon. So i do one for him. Attached nicely on his arm by magnet. Tiny little missle with build in battery / onoff swith/ led inside...

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    The weapon can put on his shoulder too, looks like the cassette soundwave..
    Actually we can put in anywhere because it is small enough. In satelite and jet mode, i clip it using the legs beneath the tail of him....

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    I think i wanna try repaint on this guy, but the complex wiring, all things fix in place, this figure cannot be dissamble..........osh...

    Any suggestion how i gonna prep him?
    Actually i duno how to start at all....looking a lot of tutorial...

    But not really sure to masking the whole figure and spray paint him then only detailing?

    Or just do it 1 part at a time...i mean after done leg then hand then body or vice versa? Needed help/advice from you all.....thanks in advance...

    Honestly....talk about painting....its killing me....:)  However, i've to learn, without repaint, it is not complete mod.....
     

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  2. yongkykun

    yongkykun Well-Known Member

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    tahniah, this is one amazing custom man!
     
  3. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    And with a little ingenuity, a mediocre mold becomes awesome. I salute you!
     
  4. fallenkia

    fallenkia Well-Known Member

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    Have been touch and play this before(while WIP)... this is really HORRIBLE.
    for the painting, i think you can try dry brush on this, it quite easy to control.
    So, which is your NEXT?
     
  5. fakebusker83

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    I was wondering why you needed 6 button cells, then I saw the pictures...oh!
    Where in the world did you put your battery pack??

    Also, nice engineering on the external power socket. I would like your advice on the components you used for that.

    For repainting, you can use liquid mask on the LEDs and other components, then paint around them. A cheaper method would be to use blu-tack (That's what I'd use, me cheapskate).

    It really is!
     
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    I'd prep him using 91% alcohol, brushing it on lightly. That should evaporate and not saturate the electronics. I've used that technique on other such LED stuff when paint beaded up and wouldn't stick.

    I'd also suggest picking up some Formula P3 paints for him. These paints are solid once painted on, just as durable if not MORE durable than testors model masters. They drybrush/wash/paint just like everything else too, water washup etc.
     
  7. KooF

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    Thanks man.....this job is very painful....anyway thanks for the support.

    Yeah.....as u play my WIP tat day...u really feel the pain. So when u buy urs?
    bout what's next, depends on what comission i'll get....:) 

    Hey man, thanks for ur soundwave post, im copycat leh, copy all the things u've done. U r genius. Always faster than me.

    Thanks alot....i've read ur tutorial few times before. Jus until now stil dun have the guts to paint them on. Thanks for the info.....
     
  8. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    ebay Well-Known Member

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    awesomely cool koof.
    just registered now for the sake of your thread.
     
  10. goosefish

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    It's So cool! I hope I can do this to my soundwave or other TF toys.
     
  11. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    awesome
     
  12. Tommybg2003

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    thats just pure awesomeness!
     
  13. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    That is soooo sick...
    5*****
     
  14. Mechafacture

    Mechafacture Well-Known Member

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    As always, your LED work is awesome!!!
     
  15. KooF

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    Thx man, urs is nice....

    WOW, thx for supporting, btw, ur longhaul is on the progress now...

    Bro, Jus try to do it......

    Thx :) 

    Oh hoho, im one of the fans of ur superb repaint job, man....
     
  16. whiskeytango

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    What i don't understand about some of the LEDs people do is how they get the cords to the extremities without effecting transformation
     
  17. fallenkia

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    he is a "GENIUS"...
     
  18. Toby

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    You are always awesome with LEDs. Wait to see the paint!
     
  19. ampangbear

    ampangbear is OPEN for donations...

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    Again, wow.

    I'd just be happy enough if i can get the soldering to work 'long enough'. Haha.
    (Damned solder always breaks, prematurely).
     

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