Bandai 1/72 PG Millennium Falcon (also the Revell Germany rebox)

edge10

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Purdy66

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@ nhg, How much heat do the LED panels that you supply give out? Can I safely back them with aluminium foil to stop light leakage without risk of overheating?
 

3Dsf

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Purdy66 Micropanels produce very minimal heat. They’re just standard SMD LEDs. :) You can paint them with light-blocking paint or back them with aluminium foil without issues whatsoever. If you underrun them they produce essentially no heat at all.
 
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Hunk a Junk

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I finally found some some LEDs that work without heat or ugly hot spots. These are COB LEDs and there's no ugly gaps. They are brighter than f too! Glass plexi by Hunk a Junk

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Glad to see engine plexi fit and works so well! Great find with the COB LEDs. Those will be great for my refit Enterprise engines! I'm constantly amazed at the new technology that comes out to improve the hobby.
 

kamandi

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Glad to see engine plexi fit and works so well! Great find with the COB LEDs. Those will be great for my refit Enterprise engines! I'm constantly amazed at the new technology that comes out to improve the hobby.

I sanded a small notch on the far left and right sides, it stays in place without glue. I can pop it out to work inside. I like it much better than the "grill" which will never be cannon for me.

The COB LEDs can be cut to size and would be great for the Enterprise nacelles.

 

Purdy66

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Those COB LEDs look great, I will have to make/source a replacement to the Bandai grill and use the COBs and perspex instead; I agree with others that it isn't canon with the grill.
 

kamandi

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High praise, sir. High praise. The tape I used was from a cheap roll I bought at Menards. The thickness really isn't noticeable. In fact, the tape itself just kind of disappears into all the rest of the details on the ship. I forget that it's even there until I take a picture using a flash. This is what it looks like under normal lighting. You'd never know they were there (as God and Lorne Peterson intended).
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Fortunately I live in Omaha and have several Menards nearby. Do you recall what tape you used?

I've had the itch to add a few details and this would be one. I think my Falcon is going back on the table after I finish a few current projects.
 

Hunk a Junk

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Fortunately I live in Omaha and have several Menards nearby. Do you recall what tape you used?

I don't remember the brand, but it was sold in either the section where they stock duck tape or the section where they stock signage like "For Sale" and "No Solicitors" signs. It's safety reflector tape.
 

Purdy66

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@ 3Dsf, Hi. I have another question relating to the LED panels that you supply: is there a "correct" face to mount them for optimal light? I know that they have two layers of diffusive material, one each side and a layer of reflective dots on one side only( Not entirely obvious which side).
Cheers. No worries, I figured it out.
 
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