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G1 Galvatron w/ Light-up Cannon **A HOW-TO**

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Old 08-07-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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When I started this project a few years ago, I posted a how-to over on TFmaster's site, and it got deleted awhile back. Since I wasn't a member of TFW2005 back then, I thought I would post it here for anyone who might want to try the same thing.

It all started with this:

A little keychain led light that I thought I might be able to use to light up G1 Galvatron's cannon.

When I dissassembled it however, I could not get the light bulb out of the casing.

So it was back to the drawing board. I picked this up at a local Target for $2.49 on clearence:

Took it home and tore it apart:

I then took apart Galvatron's cannon:

I hit a snag when I found that the A76 Button Cell batteries were too big to fit in the cannon. The smaller 362 Button Cell batteries from the first led light would fit. I got lucky.

I then carved out a hole for the light to fit inside the cannon:

Next I carved a hole on top for the light switch, then repeated it for the other side:

The inside of the cannon after I carved and shaved the left side so I had room:

After carving the insides of the cannon to fit the electronics, I glued the led bulb in place:

Then I set & glued the Switch box in place:

I got lucky again, this led bulb can run off of only two of the 392 Button Cell batteries. Good thing too, because three would not have fit:

Re-assembled the cannon, painted the cannon using Krylon Fusion Grey, and done:

I also took my old G1 Galvatron and painted him in his movie colors. I also Inserted clear red plastic behind the eyes and gave him some fresh stickers:

And wouldn't you know it, about a month after I completed it, they announced the "Official" re-paint and the grey one was the e-hobby repaint. Go figure, lol

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