Basic lighting kit for star trek 1/1000 kits

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Basic lighting kit for star trek 1/1000 kits

Post by LCDR-W » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:55 pm

Does anyone make a basic kit that just have navigation lights(red & green) and strobe light on the nacellel's

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Post by Sloucher » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:14 am

If you're prepared to do a little soldering, or know someone that can, your most basic option would be to have a go at making one yourself using the ubiquitous 555 or 556 (dual 555) timer chip.
Google "Star Trek Nav Lights ne555" or simply go to http://virtualight.com/?p=1199, there's a good article there.

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Post by starmanmm » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:09 am

These are some good informational sites.
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Post by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:52 pm

Very lovely links! I tinkered around with a 555 strobe light last fall and wrote down some notes. The lesser the resistor, the faster the flash. And on the other end, the greater the resistor, the longer between the flashes. I bought some 20ohm resisters to try to make it a very quick flash, but I haven't gotten out my breadboard to test this yet.
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Re: Basic lighting kit for star trek 1/1000 kits

Post by modelbldr_207582 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:33 pm

The sites listed are some of which I was going to suggest. I'm new to lighting and my first build with be just what you are posting about 1/1000 scale USS Enterprise. Once finished with the Enterprise I will be adding a Klingon Battle Cruiser

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