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Author Topic: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)  (Read 7495 times)

Offline 3rdplacetrekkie

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 01:27:58 am »
good luck with your diorama!! Great subject, and should be an interesting build!
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 10:49:45 am »
Nice progress so far!  This is going to be a great set up when you are done.   :)
That model really tied the room together.

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 08:46:21 am »
Hello All,
Been a couple of days since I've posted anything.
I've been trying to work out the lighting.
Came to the determination that strip lights do not get enough light out to the wing tips.
Unfortunately I don't have any LEDs smaller than 3mm, and they are too big to fit in the tight space near the tips.  :-\
I've order some 2MM lighthouse LEDs. Hopefully they will fit.  If anyone has any suggestions, they will be appreciated.
Here are some pics of progress.
Before and after shots of lenses.  The green color is good.  The front lens lights up nicely with strip light.
Also a shot of neck adds to tops.
Enjoy.
Matt

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 12:45:25 pm »
So far it looks like everything is going just fine!
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 01:20:05 pm »

I've order some 2MM lighthouse LEDs. Hopefully they will fit.  If anyone has any suggestions, they will be appreciated.

Have you considered FO for the tips. Boy , I thought that mine was small. I take it all back...lol. And with lighting, your a fearless, brave soul bud.

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2014, 02:11:28 pm »
Great nice coming through love the concept

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2014, 03:34:36 pm »

I've order some 2MM lighthouse LEDs. Hopefully they will fit.  If anyone has any suggestions, they will be appreciated.

Have you considered FO for the tips. Boy , I thought that mine was small. I take it all back...lol. And with lighting, your a fearless, brave soul bud.


Hi Paubin,
What's FO?
I think if I can get the lighting to the wings I will be in good shape.
I've thought about adding sound, but don't have any idea how to go about that.

Matt
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2014, 03:43:36 pm »
Fiber optic

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2014, 08:43:47 pm »
Thanks dlots.
Matt

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2014, 08:50:09 pm »
Your colors are spot on my friend!

This was one of my all time favorite movies as a kid to watch on Creature Double Feature at the grandparents house on Sundays...fond memories of my sci-fi beginnings surround these little ships! Looking forward to see your project come together!
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2014, 08:50:30 pm »

I've order some 2MM lighthouse LEDs. Hopefully they will fit.  If anyone has any suggestions, they will be appreciated.

Have you considered FO for the tips. Boy , I thought that mine was small. I take it all back...lol. And with lighting, your a fearless, brave soul bud.


Hi Paubin,
What's FO?
I think if I can get the lighting to the wings I will be in good shape.
I've thought about adding sound, but don't have any idea how to go about that.

Matt

Sorry about the abbreviation FO = Fiber Optics. As far as sound goes, try pulling sound bites off of the old movies. I'm pretty sure that they are on dvd.

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2014, 07:34:24 am »
Very nice start. So many great diorama subjects in this contest.
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2014, 08:53:46 am »
Paint job is looking top notch Mstowell!!  Very nice indeed!

Reguarding the light thing,  you can file and reshape the head on the LED till your hearts content.  Just be careful not to go down to the metal diode itself.  I agree with the other Guys though, fibre optics would prolly be the way to go here.  Keep up the fine work my man!  :)
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2014, 12:05:05 pm »
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