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In Topic: Cross-Over Hobbies

Today, 07:17 AM

are you putting a resistor on each LED or one resistor for a group of LED's?


Or are you using 12v tolerant LED's with the resistor already built in?


What type of weatherproofing are you using?


You may want to investigate "conformal coating" if you are doing this for customers where you may be liable for unfortunate failures.

In Topic: Auto ID #147 FINISHED!

23 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

I read that the M12 was just a re-bodied Lambo


not really a Vector at that point IMHO.

In Topic: Nitpicking and Criticism..

22 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

I think I would like to see a definition of "nit picking" (anyone here actually know what a "nit" is without having to look it up?) before commenting in this seeming re-tread thread.


Another commonly used name for persons that like to see details portrayed correctly is "rivet counter".


I will sometimes comment during in WIP threads, if the builder seems receptive then I tend to follow other WIP's of that builder and share my knowledge / experience when it seems appropriate...if the builder seems to think I'm attacking his work then I tend to make no comments on those builds (whether I am impressed by the build or not).  The point I'm trying to make in this rambling sentence is that a builder may miss out on a suggestion that just might make a WIP a "rip-roaring success" rather than something that gets very brief attention and is forgotten immediately...just because the builder got their panties in a bunch over something that wasn't an attack.


Now I know there will be a slew of "I only build for me" comments... and that's just fine.  I build for me too, sometimes I add a few more "rivets" than some builders here and there are some builders here that have my respect for the time they take to make their own rivets before adding them to their builds.


Sometimes there are comments that a build "just looks right" or that the builder "nailed it" with regard to achieving a particular aspect of replicating a style. I have yet to see anyone in this forum comment "that just looks wrong" or "you got close to nailing it...try harder next time"... although I have seen complaints that some posted photos didn't get any comments.  Does the builder then have to consider that their work is so lacking in talent or skill that no one will comment for fear of hurting the builders feelings?


Give a little thought to this statement... "Complaining about critiques of your models that you have posted to the internet is a waste of your time and mine."

(Now if someone in this forum started posting my financial records, then I would be irked.)

In Topic: working headlights?

20 January 2015 - 04:44 PM

Bill is quite correct with the info regarding the coin batteries, when I want them to run longer I use two coin batteries in parallel.


If you can use surface mount LED's your batteries should last longer depending on how long you have them on and how many are in the circuit.

In Topic: working headlights?

19 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

the "coin" battery used on computer motherboards to keep the system settings is a 3v battery perfect for this application and you can also buy the socket for these batteries for around $2 at a Fry's or Radio shack.


The battery is a CR2032 and will fit easily on most areas of a 1/25 or 1/24 scale model.


you can even rob this from a dead computer motherboard if you can unsolder the battery holder without destroying it...it's mostly plastic.