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  1. 1/144 Korean Air 747-8 Intercontinental LED lights For a while now I have planned a civilian airliner build with the hope of using LED lights. I am aware there isn't many LED builds out there and none which I can follow step by step so it's going to be a huge learning curve. Although I feel a confident modeller I have no experience with electronics, therefore I had to go out a buy a LED kit with battery, circuit board and several nano LED's courtesy of magic scale modelling. They have a section on civilian airliners and supply LED sets for any Airbus, the Boeing 747 (no variant stated) and Concorde. The cost of a set is quite expensive and depending on which way you would like to position your aircraft the cost goes up if you want to add landing or taxi lights. The set arrived a week or so after ordering from Belgium My aircraft is going to be in an in flight position, so I didn't click the option for taxi or take off/landing, however this is what i received:- * Cabin Lights (upper and lower deck) * Cockpit Light * 2 x Fuselage rotating beacons * 3 x flashing strobes for wing edge and tail * 2 x Taxi Lights * 4 x Landing lights What was apparent straight away that all the lights received were plain white including the rotating fuselage beacons and I was also expecting green and red navigation lights. I think its possible to paint the LED bulbs to get the desired colour effect but I don't know how good/bad it will look. It's also possible to use the taxi lights as the missing navigation lights or logo lights however this was not what I was expecting for the money I paid. There is a website called 'small scale lights' which does nano LED's in different colours that look like they may be compatible. The kit is the Zvezda 747-8I. I'd always put Zvezda ahead of Revell as I think they are far superior in quality. Revell kits always seem to come with excess plastic. especially on the more fragile parts of the kit like the fan blades. Whats also apparently obvious about the kit is the sheer size of the aircraft even when compared to large twin engined kits like the a350 and 787. The 747-8I is also quite a stretch on the classic jumbo. However, what doesn't come with the Zvezda kit is the flightdeck. This one I've salvaged from a a350 and because of the taper in the 747s upper fuselage the cockpit is a lot more narrow. Below is 2 a350 cockpits with the one on the left the altered one. The flight deck goes further back on the 747 but with a very limited view it may not be worth it. As my aircraft is going to be in flight i might use the cockpit light underneath the control display to try and show some illumination from the LCDs. I've also ordered some 1/144 scale generic seated pilots from 'Ozmods', I'm expecting them to be miniscule On first set up I have to admit the cabin lights look great (fuselage is just taped together at this point). A slight problem is that It is possible to see the individual lights inside the fuselage from certain angles, somehow i have to find a way of masking the light source from the human eye but still allowing a high degree of illumination (similar to a real airliner with the lights guarded by the overhead bins)
  2. Well she's finished. A quick little build for me, I've enjoyed this one, these half tracks certainly give you more ability to add extras than tanks :-) Even a driver hiding deep inside "In in the dark the driver comes across a JT position" Thank you you all for looking. I hope you enjoy
  3. Hi Guys For those who have looked at the pictures of my finished Cityliner coach with lighting photo's HERE and wondered how it can be done, I have uploaded some build pictures onto FLICKR which can be found HERE Hopefully it will give others an idea of what is involved and how, with a little patience and thought, lights can make a kit more realistic. Kevin More pictures to follow..............
  4. armored76

    Su-27 lights?

    Hello, As I'm seeing a Hobbyboss Su-27 Flanker B happening on my desk in the near future, I was wondering if any of you would happen to have more information about the position, color and -most importantly - blinking frequencies of the lights? Many thanks in advance! Cristian
  5. Hi guys For those who have seen the pictures of my finished kit of the Enterprise and wondered how I managed to add the lighting, etc, I have shown a couple of the diagrams below which may be of help. For more diagrams, pictures and video just click HERE Kevin
  6. I am not quite sure how or where to start this? I need to replace some raised bolts in 1/48 scale. I read somewhere that someone reconstructed a taillight using PVA. In error I sanded avay some raised detail on the back of my 1/48 Hurricane seat armor plate. Any help would be great Thanks Sean
  7. This my attempt at painting up the Moebius Seaview interior. I added lights from the model railway store and some very basic wiring, everything designed to run from a dolls house adaptor and socket. Additions to the crew were from the Revell Visible UBoat which were darn close to the scale Moebius used.
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