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by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Drill bits for Fiber Optics
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

I use Tamiya's fine drill bit set. It has a .3 and a .8 drill bits, which are close enough to .25 and .75. There's another drill bit set for larger jobs, from 1mm to 3mm. You can look for these at your hobby store or online.
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

Thanks for the links. I've never seen, let alone even heard, of the UV liquid craft resin. Definitely gotta give that a try.....does it dry hard or kinda rubbery soft?? There is a Daiso store here, so I might go for a visit. The packaging for the UV-curing liquid resin is in English as well as Japa...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone here has used "bluestuff" by Greenstuff World? :D Trust me. This stuff is awesome. You just aren't using it right. Watch this video by Plasmo to learn how to do it. If you are ensconcing a part into a big wad and then trying to cut it open, then it is just not going...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting a Checkerboard pattern
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Painting a Checkerboard pattern

FWIW, Hasegawa makes a clear masking sheet with 1mm gridlines called their Try Tool Application Sheet. I have it with white gridlines for dark surfaces and black gridlines for lighter surfaces. http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/tf916/ I've never had the occasion to use it much. It was useful f...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

With the experience I now have, I was able to bang out another strobing circuit rather quickly last night. I tested it and it works. This has been an interesting pursuit of knowledge, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a $30 Arduino board like several people have told me.
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

Thanks for all the advice. I heated up the contacts to pull the diode out, flipped it, and now it works! I didn't have to touch the capacitor. I apparently have the negative prong of the capacitor hooked up to prong 2 of the 555 chip. Should I go ahead and flip the capacitor anyway? EDIT: I flipped ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

Since you say that you successfully built a strobe light on bread board I can only assume that your wiring/soldering is the problem. Double check your wiring and connections. Personally I would have used a board with copper traces on it already. If possible remove the components and put them back o...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

Can anyone help me? I have successfully built a strobe light on my breadboard, but when I attempted to solder up a circuit board for it, I only get a solid light. Here is a video showing what I have done. Can anyone give me any advice? I can only think that perhaps the diode is polarized and that I ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: PCB design
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: PCB design

So I assume what you do is place the 555 chip onto the PCB, bend the legs on the other side, insert the resistors, capacitors, etc into the holes and have them touching each other, and then solder them into place. Right?
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)

I wonder if the stuff could be used for filling back in drilled out windows for interior lighting, case in point, my 1/300 Seaquest Dsv replica 😄 DLM's advice on doing stuff like that would be to place tape across the holes and fill in the back sides with clear resin. I am sure Sukeru-kun could do ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: A few questions about lighting a Zvezda Star Destroyer
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: A few questions about lighting a Zvezda Star Destroyer

Thanks, that's good advice. I have drilled a fair few holes already, and noticed that just shining a light behind them looks OK. I may try a led strip behind the holes, using clear glue to fill the holes instead of running fibres. At least in some locations this would work well I believe (Like the ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: A few questions about lighting a Zvezda Star Destroyer
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: A few questions about lighting a Zvezda Star Destroyer

It sounds like you really got ripped off. At least you can still use the battery pack and fiber optics. Considering that a Star Destroyer does not have flashing nav lights and such, you could buy your own LEDs and resistors to light up this kit on your own. Assuming you have a soldering iron, you co...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!

I'm currently working on an Elfin soft vinyl figure of Yuri from Dirty Pair. This is a picture of the kit I found on the web: http://image1.fg-site.net/image/mid/63/mid62415_0_420963.jpg I put large fishing weights in her boots and then filled around them with model railroad plaster. She's posed on ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Priming model options
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Priming model options

Mr. Primer Surfacer is Creos's primer for resin. I don't think it smells all that bad, but then again I don't think Tamiya's primer smells bad either. They both smell like strawberries compared to Gaia Notes primers. GN's black primer stinks like rotting meat in a paper mill or something and my wif...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

They don't have green light bulbs. They use a blue lens cap with an amber bulb. Yellow and blue makes green. Of course, today they have green LEDs, though I don't know if they are bright enough yet to use for navigation lights. Thanks for the info. I have ordered some green LEDs and will paint the ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: HDA Modelworx pre-wired SMDs---what wire is this?
Replies: 0
Views: 167

HDA Modelworx pre-wired SMDs---what wire is this?

I've become acquaintances with Jerry @ HDA and we have some good conversations. His responses can be sporadic though. He'd told me that the wires that come with his SMDs are AWG28, but I do not believe that is correct. I bought some AWG28 wire from an online electronics store here in Japan and it is...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: How do you light complex shapes beyond simple fiber insertion?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: How do you light complex shapes beyond simple fiber insertion?

I understand how to rig up LEDs and run fiber to simulate console lights. What I don't know how to do is light for instance screens or irregular shapes. Things that are bigger than a single strand of fiber. Do you build a light box and use a diffuser? For the R-Type model I am currently working on ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Shouldn't 12v be enough for seven 3mm LEDs?
Replies: 31
Views: 5259

Re: Re:

What Ant said. The battery has been called out multiple times. The voltage is only whats required to drive the current through the elements in the network. The battery is more than enough for this project. The problem was that I tried lighting them in series and not parallel. It works now just fine...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: How do I strip WG28 wire?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: How do I strip WG28 wire?

It turns out I was wrong about WG28 wire. The pre-wired SMDs from HDA Modelworx use a gauge of wire that is MUCH thinner than WG28. The stuff is super thin, about the same width of magnet wire, but soft as a thread. I have no idea where I can find this stuff by itself. I asked Jerry from HDA and he ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

Excellent info. I'm working on an F111 for a co-worker. It'll be mounted in flight with all the lights going. Now, how to make the strobes? Check out the other thread from Millennium Falsehood re: 555 timer chip. Brt has provided some useful information there. I was able to figure out a strobe than...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

I ain't no Geordi and I figured it out from the same link that I posted above. I think you have to watch out for polarity. If it doesn't work lined up in one direction, turn it around and try it the other way. Well, I still don't understand it. Plus, I cannot get it to work the way the instructions...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

I received my order from the online electronics store and got PLENTY of 1N4148 diodes (sold in a pack of 100 for only 100 yen). I swear to God, if I can get this to work, I will put this into much plainer English for others to follow and understand. When it comes to stuff like this, you can either b...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

Steady red on forward port (left) wing tip, steady green on forward starboard (right) wing tip, and steady white on rear, strobe red on top (fuselage or more common, top of tail), strobe red under nose, and sometimes strobe white rear port wing tip and strobe rear starboard wing tip. Then why do th...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

I posted this on the Scale Model Addict forum, but I figure I can ask it here since it does pertain to model lighting. So who is an expert on this sort of stuff? So on a typical fighter craft, there are red lights are on the port wingtips and blue lights are on the starboard. The red strobes are on ...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel

I was watching Jay Chladek's YouTube channel and he used 3V LEDs in his Moebius Cylon raider build. Since he powered it with a 3V battery pack (two AA batteries) and wired everything in parallel, it was all 3V so no resistors were necessary. When I did my Revell Cylon Raider recently, I used one res...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

Use a signal diode such as 1N4148. Thanks! I have only one diode. It's an 1N4002-B diode. I dunno if it will work. I just bought it on a whim. There was an electronics store in the town I used to live in, and I bought a diode because I had seen Badgrendels use a diode in his strobe demo on YouTube,...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel

In my limited experience and from the advice of so many other modelers, always wire your stuff in parallel and never in series. It's better only one LED burns out than all of them going dead.
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

Does anybody have any comparison diagrams for monostable vs astable? This is new to me. Incidentally, was just farting around with this stuff last night on my breadboard, trying to get a strobe to work. I am able to get an LED to blink, but not strobe. Like, the off time resistor was a 120k or a 200...
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)

Experimenting with Sukeru-kun. Here is a link to the video I made in which I showed the refracting light socket.
by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: How do I strip WG28 wire?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: How do I strip WG28 wire?

I already have a bunch of magnet wire and I am sure I will continue using it. I'm using magnet wire on my current lighting project. I've had a few nerve-wracking experiences when the magnet wire broke while attaching them to SMDs. Magnet wire is stiff, and if bent one too many times it will break. W...