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Old 23 Jan 2007, 06:57   #1 (permalink)
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Well....a mate and I both thought a glowing monolith would be cool and relatively easy, so today i rigged up this monolith for the 'nectron' army i painted for him.


The LEDs are just generic blue ones, all wired onto a battery pack. I chopped the back off each gun ball joint and put a washer in place to reflect some of the light back down the guns and help hold the leds in place. I also had to cut into the rod sections of the guns so each would be open to light flowing down the tubes. I then simply puttied the leds into the guns.

The crystal is a separate removable led which fits into a base we rigged together. The led is from a cheap chinese lantern, so it flashes all different colours at varying speeds....perfect craziness for the big crystal.

Heres some WIP shots.

barebones


pre-black undercoat



glowtastic, and undercoated!




And just coz the light flashes and looks cool, heres a video!
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v509/waa...ectronolith.flv
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 07:50   #2 (permalink)
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Oh my god, that thing is soo freakin' awsumn! And I hate necrons!

Great work, I've been waiting for someone to do this.
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 08:08   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty high tech for an ork. :P It's really awesome, I can't wait to see it painted.
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 08:08   #4 (permalink)
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You reckon you could do a tutorial?

I may have to start necrons for this!
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 08:24   #5 (permalink)
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lol. i had this idea like a year ago, but never made it, yet. i have my progress on a glowing Avatar currently. you did a great work on the monolith!
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 08:34   #6 (permalink)
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That's awesome dude, have +1 Karma for the effort in making it, posting it and giving us a cool video.
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 08:51   #7 (permalink)
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OH MY GOD!!! WHERE DO YOU LIVE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I NEED TO GO TO YOUR TOWN TO GET BEATEN IN 40K BY YOU JUST TO SEE THAT!!!!!!

THAT IS THE BEST NECRON THING IVE EVER SEEN!!!
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 09:01   #8 (permalink)
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lol. i had this idea like a year ago, but never made it, yet. i have my progress on a glowing Avatar currently. you did a great work on the monolith!
Haha yeah i saw a dude do this a couple of years ago, theres heaps of glowing necron armies around these days



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Pretty high tech for an ork. :P It's really awesome, I can't wait to see it painted.
Youre pretty low tech for an uumie ;D


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You reckon you could do a tutorial?

I may have to start necrons for this!
A short one..

Lighting up monolith guns

Ingrediants:
monolith kit
4 basic LED lights(available from DickSmith Electronics in Au)
wire
battery pack
blue tak
tape
putty
super glue
soldering iron
soldering wire stuff
washers



How to:
First take each monolith gun section and cut out the gun ends so light can come through from the ball joint(cutting lines marked red in pic). Then glue the two peices together.
Then cut the ball joint almost halfway...as marked.


Now the silly eletronics part.
Im no electronics wiz, so anyone can do this.
Remember: its good to check youve got the connections right regularly while you do this!
Basically the battery pack has a positive and negative side with a wire coming from each(black is negative, red positive in the image). You need to solder 4 wires to each the negative and positive sides as pictured, then solder each black wire to each short end of each led. Then do the same with the red wires, but on the long end of each led.


Now place a washer(the flat grey rectangle the led is poking through in the pic) onto the ball joint hole, and superglue it in place. Now putty the led into place(its a good idea to have all the LEDs on while you do this so you can check how the guns look with light flowing through them).





And once youve puttied the lot of the LEDs into the guns you should be good to go, simply assemble the monolith as you would usually




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Damn, thatsa sexy monolith! Brilliant work!
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 10:26   #10 (permalink)
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... DISCO IN THE MONOLITH ;D
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