Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:50 AM
Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:16 AM
Another way is to run the wires from the lights to a remote battery box and switch (for example, hidden in a base that the model sits on). That way you don't need to fit the batteries and switch within the model.
Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:23 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:34 AM
Now, thank's to Aoshima, we have this amazing kit which I just found on ebay today. Would love to get one but dont' have the funds for it.
This look's to be a very cool kit to have and I hope to have a few for future projects.
Edited by FujimiLover, 16 March 2009 - 09:35 AM.
Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:55 AM
Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:46 AM
I got the Tilt Pantera years ago and it has working head and taillights, I also did a Ferrari 308 with the same but both kits were set up for lights.
Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:47 AM
Many years ago, I saw ads for some kind of illuminated sheets in the model magazines (I believe the ad showed a model of the starship "Enterprise"). You could cut it into smaller pieces, connect wires and the whole thing would light up. I think it's the same material that's used for the illuminated signs you can buy for model railroads, but I haven't seen the ads lately and haven't been able to find it anywhere. Does anyone know if this material is still available?
Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:45 AM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:55 PM
That would be sweet.
I'd like to figure out how to make pop-up headlights! That would be awesome, just flip a switch some where and the lights would pop up and light-up!
Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:15 PM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:22 AM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:22 PM
All you need is a motor and axle out of a Hoppin Hydro car and a push button switch a momentary switch is good. Mount the motor in front of the radiator and mount the bent axle to your fabricated headlight buckets. use only one 1.5 volt battery instead of 2 strip the Hydro car of it's wiring and lights. They have two LED's with a resistor and diode in line, make sure you use them too. Use the activating button from the hand controller and your all done. About a weeks worth of work but they work nice. The Hoppin Hydros are cheap about $9.00 they supply you with everything you need. The reason for only one battery instead of two is The LED's are rated at 1.5v but light up at .6 volts and with the resistors in line all you are doing is slowing the motor down so your buckets don't jump out of the body.
That would be sweet.
Take your time and have fun. If you can't find the 1/25th scale die cast hoppin cars try Tower Hobbies I know they have the Front and Back Hydraulics Kit with the motor and axle for 1/25th for under $15.00 here is the link
Posted 03 May 2009 - 05:18 AM
The Strosek 928 that I'd like to do some day, however does not have pop-up's.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:23 PM