Non-TF: STAR WARS: Shuttle Tydirium (WIP)

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  1. jon5000

    jon5000 Tea-Drinker

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    'Ello again.

    Another non-Tf custom, this time again from the Star Wars Universe (incidentally, expect a couple more over the commencing weeks - I managed to get hold of a large lot of beautiful old Ertl/AMT kits recently off Ebay)

    This time, the shuttle from Return of the Jedi!

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    Pretty well complete, in that I've built it and done the weathering - however I want to put in one final feature before I attach it to a stand... engine lights! - I wonder if anyone on here could offer me some advice on how I'd go about doing this? Obviously, I've got to cut out the two engines at the back, but I don't know much about LED's etc., any pointers or recommended techniques?

    ..so its kinda like this...
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    Any help would be ace!
     

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  2. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    those LEDs look crisp. nicely done.
     
  3. jon5000

    jon5000 Tea-Drinker

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    Sadly, the LED's aren't on mine!

    Thats what I'm trying to aim for though, so if anybody can offer any advice on how I might do it, that'd be pretty sweet!
     
  4. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH, silly me, never reads the descriptions/captions. id like to see a crashed X-Wing from you. i dont know if it was u or someone else who did something like that? Snow vehicle right? HAHAHA what would be insane would be a 2 - 3 foot tall AT-AT.
     
  5. jon5000

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    Funny you should say that, I'm currently working on an X wing AND an AT-AT. However, it won't be 2-3 ft tall sadly. Amongst the kits I bought from this guy was an amazing Hoth battle diorama that came with like 3 AT-AT's and bit of the Hoth base, so I'm going to put that together on a little base. Should be wikid.

    I'm going a bit Star Wars mental ha.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This looks really nice!

    Your work hits home with me a bit because as a kid, this was one of the model kits I attempted to work on. The kit itself wasn't especially sturdy when assembled, and didn't handle well with the wings folding. I only had enamels at my disposal, and the glossiness of them didn't work well for my weathering. If I had the interest in the kit, seeing your work would inspire me to revisit it. With my interests centering around other things, I'll simply enjoy things from afar with your cool piece. You've done a great job with it :thumb 
     
  7. legolas grof

    legolas grof Cardboard Industries CEO

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    love it period
     
  8. Seansy

    Seansy Me Grimlock say Go Do One

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    Whatever happened to Jon? He was really good, his non transforming pieces were very appealing!
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

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    Awesome job! Contact members, Zildjian or BigHank - they know about LEDs.
     

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