Sunday, July 28, 2013

Still here and still working on lighting up the world

Yeah I know, I haven't posted in a while. Life gets that way. I have managed to get a few games of 40k in over the last couple weeks though. Learned some stuff. Saw where I made some mistakes. Made mental notes to try and not make the same mistake again. Also I got a new job at work. So been busy the last several weeks.

Finally got some time off and got to work on a new project. Still waiting for the bionic bits I ordered to come in so I can start building the cybernetic Space wolf Thousand Sons though.

So my current project:
Yeah, it's the turret to a predator with some wires in it. Basically I'm building a predator with LEDs installed so it will illuminate in various ways. The big part of this is that there will be 2 blue LEDs installed in the Lascannon barrels of the turret. Now You may or may not remember a prior project where I did something similar with a Shadow Sword. One of the major problems I had with that was the side sponsons. By passing the wires up through the turret I can't turn the turret much more then about 45 degrees with out fear of breaking the connections. So this project is keyed to deal with that exact issue. So I built a sort of rotational joint by using 4 segments of copper piping, each pair sized to fit inside one another. 
You can see one pair in the upper segment and the other pair in the lower segment. This way the turret can rotate a full 360 degrees with out fear of breaking anything.

I'm also installing head lights in the Predator as well.


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