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by blakeh1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Drill bits for Fiber Optics
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

I use #80 drill bits for my .25 mm fiber optics $12.71 for a pack of 12 https://www.amazon.com/Gyros-45-21280-Speed-Steel-Gauge/dp/B000SKTARG/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1515622927&sr=1-1&keywords=Gyros+45-21280+High+Speed+Steel+Wire+Gauge+Drill+Bit+No.80 for .75 mm #68 size should work $8.10 for a ...
by blakeh1
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: What are your favorite greebles ???
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: What are your favorite greebles ???

I've been collecting some 3-D metal earth stuff using the coupons for Michael's and Ac Moore.

Some pretty cool photo etch bits
by blakeh1
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Novice wiring question.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

If you go with the 32 guage you can pick up a wire wrap tool as well. It has the tool to strip the wire, plus wrap it onto pins/thicker wire
by blakeh1
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Creating an angled curve, like a partial cone
Replies: 14
Views: 7543

Thanks everyone, they were are all helpful but I thnk the rocketry one looks to be the easiest with the ability to generate the template Although I did happen to come across this http://jm.davalan.org/calc/cone/index-en.html which gave me different value than what I got here for the same inputs http...
by blakeh1
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Creating an angled curve, like a partial cone
Replies: 14
Views: 7543

Creating an angled curve, like a partial cone

Let's see if I can ask this and make sense... Say I have the diameter of a circle. I want to place a larger circle under it, then fill in the sides with sheet styrene. How do I calculate the curve I need for the flat sheet that will become the cone so when I cut out that shape from the flat sheet I ...
by blakeh1
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Madman Lighting Kits
Replies: 100
Views: 117873

yes it does, thanks!
by blakeh1
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Madman Lighting Kits
Replies: 100
Views: 117873

Extreme beginner question... I picked up the fast tramp lighting kit a while ago and I am now starting work on the Falcon. If i wanted to include a switch to turn off just some of the LED strings (like the landing lights/headlights for example) but leave others on always (like the engines and cockpi...
by blakeh1
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratchbuilt Death Star II
Replies: 16
Views: 17106

This guys building one now. He has done some amazing work, particulary his accuring ESB star destroyer from the old ERTL kit. Site is in Japanese(?) though, but he gives enough pictures to follow the builds
http://dorobou.blog.so-net.ne.jp/
by blakeh1
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: simulating tinted glass
Replies: 17
Views: 6344

well not exactly large chunks, but a fine almost grit/flake type of thing going on.
by blakeh1
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: simulating tinted glass
Replies: 17
Views: 6344

Joseph C. Brown wrote:Tamiya makes a great 'smoke' color that airbrushes very nicely, and some folks claim to have brush painted it successfully.
Is that the Tamiya smoke paint that has the little chunks in it? I know that is kind of transparent, maybe strain it first?
by blakeh1
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: simulating tinted glass
Replies: 17
Views: 6344

to be more specific, it will be the cockpit canopy for the Shuttle Tydirium. Hoping to get a blackish tint, but still be able to see some detail in the cockpit This might not be the best forum for it now that I think about it, it might be more of a painting/finishing question using some shade of sta...
by blakeh1
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: simulating tinted glass
Replies: 17
Views: 6344

simulating tinted glass

What methods can be used to make clear plasitc simulate tinted glass? Basically so you can still see through it, but it is darker, like tinted sunglasses, but not mirrored glasses
by blakeh1
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Battery source and lighting configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

thanks for all the info!
by blakeh1
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Battery source and lighting configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Battery source and lighting configuration

This will be my first attempt at setting up a model with lighting effects. (as well as my first time posting so forgive me if this has been covered ad nauseum....) I want to start simple. I will be using the Battlestar Galactica Viper kit The Plan... 4 LEDs 1 for each of the 3 engines, and the fourt...