Quick question for you guys. I plan on buying this kit around christmas, but i will be working on it in my room. I know its one meter long, but will i be able to work on sections individually for the most part? how was the assembly process?
Chosen1, I was able to work on the modules individally (head, center+arms, hangars, engines) until the last post.
This needs some preparation to be sure to don't have heavy work (sanding,...) at the final assembly stage (see all this WIP previous posts)
If put in the center of engine, the LED can be clearly seen, and it's not very nice.
Between two engines, it is much less viewable and lighting is more uniform as being indirect
same with the small central reactor.
Red center engine is a warm white LED behind a red transparent sheet (like on the real way).
In this case I have to change the box to position the LED below (and more uniform indirect lighting), and out of sight. So I had to remove the "floor" I originally installed.
Rather than a red LED, I use a warm white led. A red or clear transparent sheet painted clear red will adjust the right shade.
For the main reactors, I take cold white LED, which tend toward blue. If it is not blue enough, so I'll add a blue transparent sheet behind the honeycomb.
I found that it does not yet enlightened enough because the honeycomb grid limits the light diffusion. So I igh LEDs along the backbone, again to avoid direct lighting.
The box will remain removable, so I could still add even more later if necessary.
Another quick question. do you have any suggestions for drilling a tiny hole in models? i have the standar nail assist kit and the hole it makes is relatively small but im looking for a drill bit/device that can make smaller holes for the smaller fiberoptics. anyone have any idea or post a link where i can purchase one?
I finish the domes to keep them removable (behind will be hide the electric supply and the support openings).
Here, a flexible tube is used
There, I take an mold of the thread that I casted in resin. A screw is inserted to secure bonding.
Below, I use a hooded bathrobe for optical lens that fits perfectly on the tube (table leg, you remember ?). This dome will be rarely used because the Galactica will be 99.9% of the time stand from there.
I really hope mine will come out like as good as yours Oliver,your BSG is going to be awesome once she is completed,you will need to do a YouTube video of her with a animated Sci Fi background of her..
Yep, Your Galactica has turned out very nice Oliver you are a superb artiest, Great work once you show you ship all lit up you can most For Sure take a bow and be sure you type that this way I know you are taking a bow cause you have earned it For Sure . Thanks Jim