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« Reply #30 on: Tue Mar, 07, 2017, 04:30:AM »
All good information and that flash page is nice!

I will be careful with the decals, that is one of the reasons I am building this.   And from what I have seen, you should wait until you are done with the model to apply the decals.   

Thanks for the info on the neck, sounds like this thing needs some test fitting.   If you do have that photo, please post it.

I think I have that same Andromeda kit.....

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« Reply #31 on: Tue Mar, 07, 2017, 07:01:PM »
Hi John,
I found the picture I took of the Enterprise neck shim!

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #32 on: Tue Mar, 07, 2017, 09:19:PM »
Depending on how fancy you want to get, HDA Modelworx has a bi-polar blue/amber LED that can be toggled by a switch to use for the navigational deflector array on the Refit. NEAT!

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« Reply #33 on: Wed Mar, 08, 2017, 04:02:PM »
Thanks!  I ordered some, now to plan out how to use them....

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« Reply #34 on: Thu Mar, 09, 2017, 02:02:AM »
Well, you are in luck because Ms. Petkus has an article on how to transition from blue to amber on these dual color LEDs.
http://virtualight.com/?p=1342
If you get it figured out, please show us!

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« Reply #35 on: Thu Mar, 09, 2017, 02:56:AM »
Thanks! I should be able to figure that out, I even have the parts already.  So it is just a matter of finding the time to work on it....

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« Reply #36 on: Thu Mar, 09, 2017, 03:17:AM »
Here's an update she provided, showing how she figured it out. I just came across this.
http://virtualight.com/?p=1351

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #37 on: Sat Mar, 11, 2017, 01:44:AM »
I had a setback, went upstairs and started up the ciruits just because I like to see blinking lights, and well, the two circuits are interacting......

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I won't be back to this for a week or two, going on vacacy.....

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #38 on: Wed Mar, 22, 2017, 03:49:AM »
Here is the next video:


It is all about painting clear blue paint the wrong way......

I have also been working on the lighting circuits and having a lot of problems,   doing some research tonight and I have found where most of those problems have been.   I have a lot to fix.....

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« Reply #39 on: Thu Mar, 23, 2017, 10:27:AM »
Sharing our mistakes is how we learn from each other. I'm glad to see this sort of thing. It's strange how it would spray on the spoon fine, and a second later it won't spray onto parts. Definitely wash all plastic parts for non-Japanese (or non-Asian) models. Moebius, Revell/Monogram, and the brands under the Round2 umbrella.

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« Reply #40 on: Thu Mar, 23, 2017, 05:51:PM »
I didn't mix the transparent paint with the thinner very well.   This is why the spoons painted fine, but the parts didn't.   The spoons got partially mixed paint, while the parts got mainly thinner with a little bit of paint.

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #41 on: Tue Mar, 28, 2017, 02:57:PM »
Here is the next update, basically I messed up drilling the windows in the saucer section.  I knew I would do this and wanted to show how to fix it.   


I have been bogged down with the circuits for the lights.    I discovered that I have been wiring the 555 incorrectly and I now have it fixed.  I am working on getting a 556 to work, less wiring and no fear of interaction between the two circuits.  The circuit for the navigation lights and the position lights.   

That is how I found out I was wiring the 555 wrong, there was a feed back loop between the two chips and it was causing some interesting results.   

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #42 on: Tue Mar, 28, 2017, 02:58:PM »
Greg, I am working on the navigation dish next.....

Ordered all of the parts last night.

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #43 on: Mon Apr, 03, 2017, 01:26:AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing that amber/blue LED in action, and it would be great to see it fading from one to the other.

I bought a 556 dual timer chip as well as a 4060 chip. I'll study your video on the 4060 and play around with that one while study that nav light/strobe setup video with the 556. I want to start learning and becoming more comfortable with this stuff.

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Re: 1701A
« Reply #44 on: Wed Apr, 05, 2017, 03:58:AM »
Thanks!   The last part I needed came in today.  But work is my priority for the next week, so I can't get to it until next week.    :'(

But until then, here is a new video!