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Building The Revell 1/48 Dakota
dammodeus
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanks, yes there's quite a few. I especially like the "fire" LEDs, lots of modelling& diorama possibilities with that one!

https://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/fire-led.html?utm_source=googlepepla&utm_medium=adwords&id=77621336790&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnqzWBRC_ARIsABSMVTM4YMXqfg_RNzg1pVf-eOf7MhhqiD20jVvHYkO1Wj_Fd4JO_PwMYJsaAlplEALw_wcB
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC

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I'm working on a 1/48 B-29, and possibly lighting it. Thanks for the fiber optic idea! ...



I sourced the fibre optic loom for my model from :
Small Scale Lights, a small UK company. I'm sure there are many other places that do the same type of thing.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC

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Paul, I just came across your thread and never thought of using Guitar string, but what a great idea. Thanks.

Bob



You're welcome! I'm sure I must have seen this used somewhere else, I can't take credit for the idea !
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC

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I managed to find the C-47 Flight Manual.



Thanks Daniel, extra research and info is always most welcome !
dammodeus
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
I'm working on a 1/48 B-29, and possibly lighting it. Thanks for the fiber optic idea! My findings from pictures for the -29 were there was an overhead (ceiling)light in the cockpit area, and about 4 mounted lights per bomb bay, probably about as illuminating as an old car's dome light:) Each crew position also had positionable lamps, but these would be awfully miniscule to replicate! So I figured I'd illuminate the cockpit & bomb bays, ideally with yellowish lighting which seems more period correct than bright white light...
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC
Paul, I just came across your thread and never thought of using Guitar string, but what a great idea. Thanks.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Looking forward to the interior lighting!

thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
Nice work Paul




Terri
AmTrac1833
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:12 PM UTC
I managed to find the C-47 Flight Manual. However, it was considerably less helpful than I imagined it would be. While there was a section describing the lighting system, there was no image or graphic anywhere in the manual to accompany the text.

I scanned the text along with couple graphics I thought you might find interesting and maybe even helpful.




KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC
Thanks ! That sounds like it could be interesting!
AmTrac1833
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 06:50 PM UTC

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Anyone have suggestions for an appropriate use in the Dakota?



I have the pilot's / flight manual somewhere in my library. I'll dig it out and see if I can scan the lighting system.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 04:09 PM UTC
Not totally sure yet Ernest... I'll have the landing light on each wing and the navigators desk lamp lit I think. That leaves another seven optic strands to use.
Anyone have suggestions for an appropriate use in the Dakota? I don't think the cockpit would be lit up like Christmas in the way a modern jet would be.
greif8
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC
Your build continues to impress Paul. I wired up a build of the USS Enterprise (the starship not the carrier) that I made for a good friend and was pleased with the work. Are you planning to light the pit and cargo/paratroop area or just one or the other?

Ernest
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 07:42 PM UTC
Many thanks Tim.
Aside from the paratroops themselves (which I've put off thinking about !) there's not too much more to go inside the fuselage.... the cockpit might need a bit more attention i suppose.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC


Paul, just now catching up with your build - the interior padding looks fantastic!
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 02:55 AM UTC
Paul,
Nice to find that your back at the bench once again. the lighting should really add that something extra we almost never see these days.

Joel
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:07 PM UTC
good to see you back on this one Paul
KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 02:26 PM UTC
Thank you Lars !
I lost my modelling mojo over the past few weeks and the poor kit has been collecting dust....
Nothing like a bit of interest in the project to get it going again, Thanks !
Twentecable
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
When I started this thread I wasnt prepared what I would stumble upon. A great piece of real moddeling!

Gr TC
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 01:24 AM UTC




This is a bit of fun to be honest as I doubt it will add much to the completed model except maybe an "ooh, ahh, look at the lights" An extra dimension perhaps and a chance to play around with another new technique.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 01:19 AM UTC
Hi Russell, thanks for the input. I'm still toying with a couple of ideas on how to do this but I'd like to try and keep it as open as I can.
The crew entry hatch is kind of in the way and it feels wrong to cut through it so while I ponder that problem I've moved on to other things !
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC
You've passed the point of no return now, Paul

Just a suggestion if I may (if it's not to late) maybe do the cut out for the cockpit separate to the passenger cabin so that you leave a brace spanning the gap???
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Paul,
No turning back now. While you weren't looking, someone cut a big hole in the side of your C-47 Dakota

Joel
KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC




I'm still working out the best route to continue the cutaway up to the cockpit but it's easier to see what you're working with once you've begun.
I decided to cut and leave a thin part of the top of the fuselage rather than just use the natural edge of the opposite half for two main reasons :
There's an overhead heating/ventilation duct that runs most of the length of the cargo area. By giving myself more of the central part of the roof to work with I can try to model this too.
Secondly, the astro-dome behind the cockpit would just be awkward to work around and I didn't want a cut going through it.

Thanks for looking and more chopping to come !
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC
I've reposted that last photo as the exposure was terrible!

And thanks Joel, I'm just aiming to add in as many interesting details as I can.