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incredible!!! that one diagonal shot really shows how well the proportions were done, it looks like the actual prop
I managed to get my Hero build finished today!
Here's how the PCB ended up looking:
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All painted using a variety of Vallejo Air acrylics.
I also took a leaf out of Hylo133 's book and painted the edge of my SlothFurness card! It hadn't even occurred to me to do that before! Such a little thing, but it makes a huge difference!
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I also have a couple of BRRogers 's authentic, vintage cards which I highly recommend too if you're wanting to go fully screen accurate! Link HERE.
Rails and buttons are all fully attached with JB Weld. That stuff is amazing! I chose to sacrifice a couple of cheap miniature painting brushes to prevent any unwanted accidents. I wasn't sure if the bristles would be strong enough, but it worked a treat!
Took a couple of beauty shots outside now that it's finished! The difference a bit of natural light makes is unbelievable! It looks like a different prop! It doesn't look this shiny indoors, as you can see on other images. Certainly looks pretty though here!
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I'm busy getting things ready for the second run at the moment, but I would love to return to this soon to attempt something like Poikilotherm 's flashing lights setup! I'll need to brush up on my nonexistent electrical skills first though!
Haha, Thanks Thom.lol I saw this on facebook, i love it
have you gotten your Yuma drilled yet? Curious to see that tent pole setup
Wonderful! - Is there a way of having it so that the LEDs cycle in sequence?Finally made a little progress on the wiring for my Hero control box! The length of the wires might have to be adjusted. Just a practice run to check that I have it set up right. The battery holder and switches will be attached to the underside of the reveal board.
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Its actually a lot easier to get them going in sequence. If you don't mind them blinking randomly, you'd just need to wire them up in sequence to the battery with a single switch. If you check out the video a bit higher up you'll see what I mean. Thats just two LEDs slipped on to a battery. I quite like the random flashing. There is a way to get them to Flash in sequence, but it needs a few more components (and non flashing LEDs)Wonderful! - Is there a way of having it so that the LEDs cycle in sequence?
Moreover, would you make and sell them?
In appreciation of the clean soldering at this scale!Finally made a little progress on the wiring for my Hero control box! The length of the wires might have to be adjusted. Just a practice run to check that I have it set up right. The battery holder and switches will be attached to the underside of the reveal board.
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