Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Sunday 13 December 2015

All of this has happened before...

...and all of this has happened again. 

Made a lot of progress on the Viper. First, I built a very simple circuit with five LEDs in parallel; two for the cockpit and 3 for the engines. 

Next - and an often overlooked step - is to paint the inside of the hull with black paint for lightblocking. I also glued some foil in to make sure. 

Next I installed the cockpit and the start of the wiring loom:

And a test of the cockpit lighting:

Next step is putting together the rest of the hull and arranging the engine lights:

And, as you can see, the overall shape is starting to look rather familiar. 

Hopefully I'll be able to get it primed and start airbrushing next week. 

I also discovered a new little thing which has definite possibilities if applied to miniatures: I'll pop a product review up tomorrow. 


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    1. You wouldn't be saying it was fun if you'd seen the hash i made of the soldering - I melted part of the hull!