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#1 martinfan5

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I was trying to do this build as secret build for Dec club theme, well the cat is out of the bag, I have a big mouth sorta speak and had to show part of it what I was working on at this months (Nov) meeting, anyways , the clubs Dec theme is Mopar Musle and lights and siren, so I have been wanting for a while now, do a police car build with working lights, so what better time to do it right?.

So got me another Lindberg Dodge Charger police kit, ordered up a bunch of LEDs and set of to make it light up :lol: , since this build is already under way, I will catch up with what I have done so far.

My goal is to keep everything looking like its kit form, so that is presenting a small challenge, but will get into that later.
Here is the first set of LED's , I have a second set on the way
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Engine and chassis almost done
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Here is a video of the lightbar mock up , I have not decided on what style light bar I am going to use, trying to find one that will conceal all the LEDs wires is hard


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Here are the the light piece's that come with the kit that go on the pushbar, I decided to use them on the rear deck, I also plan on using another set I have on the pushbar with LEDs in them as well
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as you can see here, the LEDs fit perfectly inside after I cut out the bottom part
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And here you can see a mock up pic on the rear shelf, note, the LEDs are flashing, I was to capture both at the same time
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

that's pretty darn cool man!! Looks nice! is there a special kit that it runs through for the flashing? Or is it more basic than that (electrical is NOT my strong point)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Each LED flashes on its own, so all thats needed is power, the only down side, is there is no sync to them, so sometimes, all the LEDs will flash at the same time.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Ah right on i get it now. I didn't realize the Lindberg Chargers were full detail. they're nice. where do you get yours, if i may?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

Yea, I really like the Lindberg Charger kits, all of them, love the detail, I got the kit from Bernie's house of models :lol: , one of my fellow club members got it for me, he knows my cheap ways, so he worked his magic for me, I thank Bernie for helping out with this one.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

lol nice nice gotta love a deal !

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:03 AM

that is so cool!! nice work!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

Did you say where you aquire the LEDs?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

Nice idea! I'm wondering if BMF or similar could be used to conduct the power to the led's, a bit like a printed circuit board I suppose. That way, power could run down the C posts into the boot (trunk) or wherever you intend to put the batteries.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

Interesting. I'm also interested in thos LED's. I've got a few police type cars in the works, as well.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

I dont know if BMF could work, someone might come along that would know,

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

I've used these guys in the past and they a lot of nice stuff.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Jonathan what size of LED did you purchase I noticed they sell them in a few sizes

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

Jonathan what size of LED did you purchase I noticed they sell them in a few sizes


Nick, the size I am using are the 1.8MM , I am also going to be using this set when it gets to me
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Nick, the size I am using are the 1.8MM , I am also going to be using this set when it gets to me
http://www.modeltrai...wagcircuit.html

Funny thing is that's what I had my eye on also, very cool project, giving me idea's for my Caprice kits.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

bmf will work for the leds, the corvette i built is done with bmf.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

Nice work here!!!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

GREAT BUILD!!!

Love the LEDs.... :)