Hey guys, what advice could you offer someone who wants to learn how to wire up models yet has no clue where to even begin?
This is exactly what I did on my 38" Star Destroyer. Good info.Ok Ill go super ghetto cuz that all I can understand sometimes. Light will travel from one point of the fiber optic strand to the other. Drill super small holes in the wall of whatever you want to illuminate. Now start running the fiber optic strands through the holes. Leave about 1 inch poking out. Super glue the strands from behind the holes. Once you have all the points you want illuminated, bundle up all the fiber optic strands inside with tape/glue gun what ever. Cut them off at the end. This is where your light source should go. It can be as simple as a small flash light or remote switched LED. Make an access port so you can change out burned light bulbs. Now paint the outside of the space ship hull ( or whatever) with the fiber optic strands just hanging out. It will look funky, dont worry. Once you have finished painting/clear coating etc., now is the time to clip the loose fiber optic strand at the base. This new cut will allow the light to pass through. Done.
Hopes this helps.
I'm working on an Ani SD right now. It hardly falls into the "crappy kit" catogory. It may not be as detailed as the larger RC kit it is, but it's still very nice for what it costs. There have been many builds of this kit on here and other forums. If you haven't already, I suggest checking some of them out. As with any large resin kit there is going to be some extra work needed to build it correctly.Thanks guys, I was thinking of an anigrand SD. It's a dream kit of mine although i understand it's a crappy kit at best and isn't the easiest model to get right. While I know how to run the cable and bundles. Im more worried how to wire the white lights, engine lights and all together and eventually the wall adapter. Then there's also the FM falcon which needs the lights to look good and accurate.