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Author Topic: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial  (Read 6258 times)

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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 09:31:53 AM »

Oh I've been hoping for a ZNG LED Tutorial! Hope Fiber Optics make it in here somewhere as well! :)
Funny you say that, I just found my spool of fiber optics just yesterday in my room. This PG kit may be too big for a Fiber Optic tutorial but I can toss some in another WIP I have up for a MG kit. Perhaps do a tutorial on fiber-optic vulcan cannons.
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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 09:41:59 AM »

Would be good to have a Gunpla specific point of reference for FO & LED stuff :)

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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 10:18:49 AM »

Oh I've been hoping for a ZNG LED Tutorial! Hope Fiber Optics make it in here somewhere as well! :)
  This PG kit may be too big for a Fiber Optic tutorial.........

You could always try putting fibre optic cables through the hands and into the fingers if you're crazy enough.  :)
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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2012, 11:05:02 AM »

Okay, previously I gave Falldog a website for him to order LEDs exclusively since he was based in the U.S. but come to find out, they ship internationally with cheap rates!  Go to the following site to see your options. I recommend doing the aforemention 3-volt setup with 3-volt LED units ( The chip LEDs also can run on the 3-volt setup ) and the 3-volt battery Holder/switch for it's the most convenient, but you have other options such as flashing bulbs and the like.  http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/ledlights1.html

Thanks Zeta Newtype!  All this time I was worrying about getting resistors and Leds and all that, this just made things alot simplier!!
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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2012, 11:34:43 AM »

wait those tiny little leds come pre wired?
You got it buddy.
oh sweet will be looking at them for my next led order then my tiny ones arent wired
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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2012, 01:06:45 PM »

Oh I've been hoping for a ZNG LED Tutorial! Hope Fiber Optics make it in here somewhere as well! :)
  This PG kit may be too big for a Fiber Optic tutorial.........

You could always try putting fibre optic cables through the hands and into the fingers if you're crazy enough.  :)
That's a fantastic idea! I will give this a try!
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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2012, 01:09:49 PM »

I got a lot of inspiration when I saw this, this guy took the Mega Size Gundam and literally turned it into the 1/1 Gundam with all these LEDs though i had planned all along to put LEDs in the chest vents.

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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 01:48:52 PM »

wow that is awesome
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Re: ZNG PG Gundam MK. 1/60 / LED Lighting Tutorial
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 02:00:52 PM »

Mini-tutorial follow-up: Those curious, my previous fiber optic work was my Guncannon shown below, this was of course before the paint job...during the paint job, the damn fiber optic setup broke...I can fix it, but i've been lazy :P



The LED units used in this kit were the 1.3mm and 5mm for the cannons. The fiber optics were hooked up to an external yellow 1.3mm LED light that was supposed to double as thruster lights in the back but I didn't end up making the mods for that before just wrapping it up. Problem with fiber optics is you need to give them a light source to go off of and they have to stick to the bulb properly or the lighting effect will be lost, this was my first time working with fiber optics so I got to figure out how to do it differently next time for my previous setup was just super gluing it to the bulb, but it still came lose in the end.

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