Minor/Repaint: Movie Bumblebee

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  1. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

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    His chest lights illuminate the plastic around them which makes them look very bright in the pics. I might dim them slightly, but they're not as bad as they look here.

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  2. omega knight

    omega knight Chibi lancelot launch

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    camaro mode camaro mode!
     
  3. Rogzilla

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    Is he powered from an external source? I see a cable in the back.
     
  4. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

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    If I put taillights in him I'll do car mode but I dunno.

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  5. Hakka

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    Yes, he's plugged directly into a 2xAA battery pack for the pics.

    I have my shelf wired up with sockets so I can plug multiple figures into the one battery pack. When the are on the shelf the wires are obscured.

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    Very cool. I take it then, with your previous comment, that you keep them in robot mode?

    I love the look of LEDs though I personally don't think I have the engineering know how.
     
  7. Hakka

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    mangrasshopper resin Painter

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    excellent work!! Love the pic of your shelf!!!!

    Joe
     
  9. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Very nice, an idea for the light bleed-through around the fenders: paint the inside of the fenders and bumper black, and you won't need to dim them.
     
  10. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Great work lighting all of these up, man. I do think that you need to dim the lights a little especially on Bumblebee. Aside from lighting up the surrounding plastic I think that the LEDs are just too strong for the scale of the figure.

    But yeah, awesome sig :thumb 
     
  11. darkseer

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    Yeah that very nice but i agree with mampy if u dim the light a little more will look more better
     
  12. len_d69

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    Maybe you can try and paint the inside of the chest with silver or black to keep the light from shining thru the yellow plastic. I've seen this done to Perfect Grade Gundams. You can also wrap a silver foil or maybe a sticker around the LED and just expose the tip.

    Anyway, great work on the LEDs.
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Nice! Now if you could make him shine the autobot symbol to space.
     
  14. Hakka

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    I added an adjustable resistor the the positive battery lead so I can tweak the brightness.

    Hakka.
     
  15. Hakka

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    I added an adjustable resistor the the positive battery lead so I can tweak the brightness.

    Hakka.
     
  16. darkseer

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    Nice ... so now u can make it to high beam & normal headlight for the "vehicle" already
     
  17. Hakka

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    I'd love to have his high beams on my car.

    Hakka.
     
  18. metallichemist

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    Very nice! Brings the whole toy to life!
     

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