Bandai Enterprise Dilemma - Argh

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by sapper36, May 20, 2003.

  1. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just got mine yesterday - What a fantastic kit! - My only problem...

    Do I just build it as is & have a beautiful Enterprise by this weekend?

    Or... Anybody else considered replacing the incandescent bulbs with white LEDs, & putting in fiber optics to simulate the spotlights on the front bottom of the nacelles - & adding a flasher & fiberoptics for the navigation lights? Of course then this one will take months to finish too.

    What to do, what to do...
  2. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What's the lifespan of those grain of wheat bulbs? If they are prone to burning out, I'd consider at a minimum rewiring with LEDs. Perhaps some electronics guru can work out whether or not that's easy to do with the stock circuit....


  3. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

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    I built mine the way it came out of the box. It's not like it'll be turned on for hours at a time anyway. I imagine the bulbs will last plenty long for me.
  4. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    If you check out CultTVMan's "HobbyTalk" Forum, there are several threads regarding this. I know many people have replaced the bulbs with LEDs, but many have built as is. Really a matter of how much work you want to do.

  5. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I'd sy as is...

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