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Author Topic: Bandai mini ISD V2.1 Done!  (Read 212 times)

Offline Guns Akimbo

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Bandai mini ISD V2.1 Done!
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:04:03 pm »
Carrying over lessons learned from the first failed build (such as not necessarily gluing anything!), the second attempt has met with success! Again, fun and simple build but instead of reusing the fancy little electronics board I used a trio of 1.8mm white LED's and a 470 Ohm resistor, hot glued and soldered, respectively. Power is from a single 9V battery, though I may try 4 AA's and play with the brightness a bit. Pleased that there's much less light leakage this time around; painting both the inside and outside of the rear sections of the hull, and the engine bulkhead with flat black helped immensely. Final finish was once again Tamiya white primer, for that Rogue One look.  ;D

PS: My big Zvezda ISD kit is due in early next month. :)











« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 06:05:34 pm by Guns Akimbo »

Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: Bandai mini ISD V2.1 Done!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 07:03:30 am »
Looking good, Guns!

Are ya gonna glue it, too?  ;)

Keep at it!

Steve
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Offline Guns Akimbo

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Re: Bandai mini ISD V2.1 Done!
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 08:06:27 am »
Looking good, Guns!

Are ya gonna glue it, too?  ;)

Keep at it!

Steve

Thanks Steve!

The parts fit so securely that for the majority of the kit, no glue is needed...the only things that did get a dab of liquid cement were the domes and the linear array atop the bridge. Other than that, friction fit is the rule here.

 




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