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  1. Back to the wing lighting issue. As you know from this WIP I had a lot of problems with those because I insisted on a red, blue and white leds, wired on only a single pair of wires to save space for the motor. One solution: I have seen others use 3x white leds, which are no problem to parallel on a single pair of wires, and then paint the ports red and blue. Second solution: I am not sure if they will fit in the 1/72 yet (that's for my next project), but definitely okay in the 1/48, we can use smd resistors to parallel red, blue and white leds safely.
  2. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Well, if you want help building a Hasegawa VF, you've come to the right place. There are a lot of experts here who will be glad to help you. While I'm not one of them, I will give you a few tips to get started. - Don't be too afraid to start. Hase valks are challenging because they have some particular flaws in the molds, but not that much that you can't get a handle of it. - Some basic skills you will need to Youtube are puttying and concealing panel lines, and polishing and glossing the Hase canopy. You might want to practice puttying on something else first if your concerned. But if you can do that, then the rest is easy. - The first place to go is WCheng's Links to My Old Step by Step which is pinned here atop the Workshop main thread. Find any VF-1S guide, because all the Hase valks are the same and have the same issues. Anyway, when you are ready to start, you can go slowly and post your work here with questions and I'm sure everyone will be there for you. Go for it dude.
  3. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Very fine results on the Yamato. And great photography too!
  4. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Cool! But it deserves some better photos. Give us another look on white background.
  5. 1/6 VF-1 Valkyrie cockpit speaker

    Looks amazing. I can't afford it and don't have the space ether, so I made my own! Here is the clip in case some of you guys have not been on the model threads.
  6. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Nice to see you're tackling kits again. I also came back after about a 20 year break. With these modern Bandai kits, there is really not much effort or skill required. You're paint looks great. Spray cans can still go a long way, even for people who prefer to airbrush. Take a look at what I did with my little 1/1000. Hope you like it.
  7. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Whoaaaaa! You've been busy dude. Show us the WIP on this behemoth.
  8. 1/12 Custom Hikaru and Roy Figures

    I like it!
  9. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    I'm all in. The Rick figure looks pretty much perfect to me. Minmei is only so-so: I think they could have done better with the face and shoes. But overall, these are a dream come *almost* true... And soooo much better than the Toynamis.
  10. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Nice to see lots of Valks in progress! Herve, that's a really nice finish. Lovely colors and nose work, especially the checkers.
  11. MΔ - VF-9

    Hey Xigfrid. I would be interested to see a video to illustrate at this stage what is and what is not working in different modes. Looks like you will need more adjustments and reprints. It sucks to have to spend more, but I guess you cant really expect such a complex model to come together with the first prototype.
  12. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I've learned that those capacitors have important uses with Arduino to control power surges. You know I have no real electric circuit knowledge, everything I do with Arduino is off the shelf, like wiring for dummies. You don't need a lot of skill to make it work. A lot of tutorials advise putting a capacitor on neopixel leds and servo motors to steady the current and avoid burnout or overload/reset. So a question for you real techies: do you need a separate capacitor for each object connected to the Arduino for surge protection, or would one capacitor on the main +- protect everything? And going even further, would putting the capacitor right on the battery that leads into the Arduino protect everything? The thing is, when used just for protection, you can't really tell if the capacitor is doing anything or not.
  13. Issues with Hasegawa VF1 35th Anniversary

    I'm planning to cover this to a VF-1J Hikaru scheme with an extra set of decals I have. Any reason why I can't,? I accidentally ordered a VF-1J Clear version, and I have no interest in building it, because the parts are all the brittle clear parts, not the soft styrene, which makes it difficult to drill and customize.
  14. MΔ - VF-9

    Yes, those N52s are strong. But I learned that they can still swivel when you dont want them to. So keep that in mind when choosing the size.
  15. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Well I cant' putty or paint worth crap anyway, but I prefer to keep the models details rather than a perfectly sanded seam.