What color eyes?

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    So, I am working on getting ready to paint Defensor.
    For some reason, the entire time - I expected to give him blue LED eyes, being he's an autobot. However, looking around online - he should have red eyes.

    Will blue eyes not work?
    I thought I'd post this to get the communities opinion...


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  2. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Red, totally go with red.
     
  3. Slimaximus

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    I'm all for the blue
     
  4. timshinn73

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    Blue.

    You could always do both. :thumbs2: 
     
  5. asphalt

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    one of each, :) 
    red is far more visable than the blue. But it depends on if you subscribe to the blue eyed bot laws or not.
     
  6. iconscons

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    red, it'll contrast the blue of hotspot better.
     
  7. mattarmstrong

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    blue and heres my reasoning why. First if your in the USA Fire and EMS equipment only recieve red lights and police are red and blue well with that factoid out of the way blue is more compassionate and thats what the protectobots stand for in my opinion and being a full time firefighter paramedic my self that would be my choice blue.
     
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    I think the red looks cooler and would make his eyes stand out a lot more. I agree with timshinn, though, you could do both.
     
  9. autobotx23

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    I'd have to say blue as well, man.
     
  10. big hank

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    Red is the proper color I believe, but that does not mean you can't have both!:D 

    Use a red/blue dual color LED. They share a common anode, but each color has it's own positive. I've used them with great success when coupled with an "on-off-on" spdt type mini toggle switch. This is a simple 3 way switch you would wire to be "red-off-blue", giving your client or future high bidder the option to have either! :cool: 

    Here are a couple auctions for you to look over. DISCLAIMER** These aren't my auctions, nor do I know or endorse these sellers, this is for informational purposes! These are however the same products I have used/still use and can recommend them wholeheartedly!:thumbs2: 

    The LEDs:
    Ebay auction # 370123462629

    link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=370123462629&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=024

    The switch:
    Ebay auction # 120307456917

    link: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-MINI-TOGGLE-S...ryZ47076QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    They are very simple to use, and can get great results. If you need a schematic, let me know and I'll sketch one up for ya!:thumb 

    **EDIT** A little bit of perusing, I find:
    G1 Defensor toy and boxart= Red eyes
    'Toon= Blue eyes
    Comic Book= Red eyes

    So I guess there is no wrong answer! :thumbs2: 
     
  11. aurascope

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    i think the blue eyes are better. but the on-off-on switch sounds fabulous
     
  12. encline

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    both
     
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    REDDD! REDDD! ahahahahahha lol seriously go with the red looks much better :) 
     
  14. Ecmagee1984

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  15. TonyzCustomz

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    I like Blue more but both would be fantastic.
     
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    I like blue, but I'm a toon fan more than toy.
     
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    Red looks better.
     
  18. frenzyrumble

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'll end up doing the same thing I did with Devastator's auction - let the winner decide. it's a tough toss up.

    I just hit up a "party supply" store, and found LED set ups better than Dollar stores - most these things I got were under $1, and have great varieties of lights.
     
  19. Bruticus82

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    I'd go red.
     
  20. mdenson

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    Look at your siggy, his eyes are blue in that.
     

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