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by Darkowski
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect

Well, I finally found a way to built the light bars. Using 3 separate circuits. I opted for 3 SMDs per light, with 36 x 0805 SMDs total. Two careless mistakes though.. First one, is that one yellow light in the rear light bar, rotates in the opposite direction lol The second one is those two green l...
by Darkowski
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Connecting Circuits (boards) to the same Power Supply
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Connecting Circuits (boards) to the same Power Supply

Awesome!

Thanks a lot!
My confidence level just rose exponentially lol

I'm buying you a beer! :)
by Darkowski
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Connecting Circuits (boards) to the same Power Supply
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Connecting Circuits (boards) to the same Power Supply

Hi all! Like the title says, when connecting several different blinking circuits (boards) to the same power supply, the boards are connected in parallel - right? If so, do I have to worry about amperage the same way as for LEDs when they are connected in parallel, and add an appropriate resistor to ...
by Darkowski
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect

lol EVApodman! If that happens, I'll send them to you. Thank you for the help, Kylwell. Very interesting projects. The site is booked :) Well I found a code for a Arduino for the modern "pulsating" effect that I'll use for the bar above the rotating lights in the front. As for the rotating lights, I...
by Darkowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect

I like that effect Ant!

Except that I need 13 like this one lol.
(thought it was 12, but I forgot one red light on the roof).

I may have found a way, but it will still require 3 circuits. And the wiring will be insane lol
by Darkowski
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect

Thanks for the help EVApdman. It's 12 rotating lights, each rotating light made up of 4 SMDs. So 48 SMDs in all lol I'll probably have to make 4 or 5 circuits. I actually didn't think of wiring 4 SMDs in series! I was thinking of wiring them in parallel, but was worried about the amperage. But if wi...
by Darkowski
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Rotating Police Strobe Lights Effect

Hello! I'm looking for a diagram to create a rotating effect for the lights of my Ecto-1a build. For example grouping 4 SMDs in a square with a chasing effect that creates the illusion of a single rotating light... I know how to create a chasing circuit using 10 LEDs with a 555 and 4017 chip, but I ...
by Darkowski
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Fiber Optics Cables
Replies: 8
Views: 2331

Sweet!

They do have great deals.

I just ordered a combo pack.

Thank you!
:8)
by Darkowski
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Fiber Optics Cables
Replies: 8
Views: 2331

Fiber Optics Cables

When you buy fiber optics, do you buy the entire cable with so many fiber optics in it, or just single fibers?

I found this site and am wondering if I should get these...
http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Endglow.htm
by Darkowski
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Airbrushing.
Replies: 215
Views: 114443

It's a Badger Crescendo Model 175-7, dual action, internal mix.
by Darkowski
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Airbrushing.
Replies: 215
Views: 114443

Airbrushing Clear Parts

Hi folks! I'm new at airbrushing, and wanted to know how do you paint clear parts with clear paint. What's the pressure, distance, paint consistency, and so on that you should have? I tried and the result was a blutchy job. I had more paint in some areas and not enough in others. :roll: It wasn't un...
by Darkowski
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Epoxy Not Curing...
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Epoxy Not Curing...

I'm building the AMT 'E', and I'm using 2-part epoxy to cement all the DLM parts. It says to mix it 50/50 - what I did. The epoxy never completely cured. So I cleaned the parts from the epoxy and tried mixing more hardener this time, and it still doesn't cure. I even tried adding some hardener for c...
by Darkowski
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mr Surfacer
Replies: 133
Views: 98022

Yup, tried Squadron and they were out of stock too.

I found some at Great Models and ordered the 1200, 1000, and 500.

Thanks Kylwell! :thumbsup:
by Darkowski
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mr Surfacer
Replies: 133
Views: 98022

I'm really interested in trying out the Mr Surfacer product.... but is it me or everywhere I go on the internet they are all out of stock??? :roll:
by Darkowski
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Looking for LM3909N or NTE876
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Looking for LM3909N or NTE876

Hello fellow modelers! I'm trying to build a blinking circuit for my AMT refit, but I can't find any of these two chips on the internet.... Did anyone already order these chips and could give me a link? It's going to be my first blinking circuit, so I'm not yet familiar where is the best place to fi...
by Darkowski
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Kinds of Putty
Replies: 19
Views: 7131

Sweet!
I didn't realize that SSM had putties in store.

I guess I will start with the WAVE Black CA and their Aves Sampler Pack. :tu:
by Darkowski
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Kinds of Putty
Replies: 19
Views: 7131

Thanks for all the info. I will try to buy a few kinds to try them out. My third question would be where do you guys purchase these from? I live in Canada so I'm not sure if the same putties are found in stores here. I searched the internet for some online stores: http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/...
by Darkowski
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Kinds of Putty
Replies: 19
Views: 7131

Kinds of Putty

I was wondering what kind of putties and techniques are out there to fill out holes and seams. I know there are different topics about it, but they are scattered all over the place. Hard to find exactly what I'm looking for. What I always used is a Tamiya modeling putty in a tube. It's not bad, but ...
by Darkowski
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Problems with 4060 chips...
Replies: 19
Views: 6201

Woah! It started working! All the chips work! I soldered all the components on the socket instead of soldering them on the chip. I soldered the components EXACTLY the same way than on the chips before. Now it's working, and before it didn't. Weird... Now... I found a nice blinking pattern, but how c...
by Darkowski
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Problems with 4060 chips...
Replies: 19
Views: 6201

Well, I went to buy 5 more 4060 chips today (thinking that maybe I burnt the other 5 while soldering), along with the sockets in case I would use the soldering iron again. :P First, I didn't want to solder them, so I tested each new chip on a solderless breadboard and making that circuit one more ti...
by Darkowski
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Problems with 4060 chips...
Replies: 19
Views: 6201

Zog, don't get me wrong, I understand your diagram and I thank you for it :) Like I said, one chip works fine, but the other 4 seem to be defective... maybe I didn't solder the components well... or the components could be defective? I'll play more with the circuit tomorrow. If I run into more probl...
by Darkowski
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Problems with 4060 chips...
Replies: 19
Views: 6201

If you pick the 2 resistors and the timing capacitor well, you can do quite a bit with a 555. Ok, but I have no idea how to use a 555, so I have no idea what "the" 2 capacitors you're talking about, nor what pin to connect them to... :oops: Are there any simple schematics on the web about the 555 l...
by Darkowski
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Problems with 4060 chips...
Replies: 19
Views: 6201

Controllable?

I just want approximately 4 leds flashing like on the 3 defensive sails in the DS9 series.

I'm planning to use one flashing red led to power up the fiber optics in the sails, and 3 other leds to flash on the upper docking pylons.

Thanks for you help!
by Darkowski
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Problems with 4060 chips...
Replies: 19
Views: 6201

Problems with 4060 chips...

I'm in the process of building my first lit model - Deep Space 9. As I'm new to lighting models, I was following the instructions from this link: http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cj_blink.htm. I bought 5 4060 chips and several capacitors and resistors as mentioned on that page. After making the f...
by Darkowski
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Where to order components online?
Replies: 31
Views: 31208

I'm in the process of ordering a few fiber optic cables from fiberopticproducts.com, and I'm not sure if I should also order the pc-2 cutter and the glue...

What do you guys use for cutting and gluing fiberoptics? I've never worked with fiberoptics before...

Thanks!
by Darkowski
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Tutorials
Replies: 10
Views: 3552

Very nice tutorials!
Bookmarked. :)