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 Scratch Build Armor (1deary2)

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Re: Scratch Build Armor (1deary2)
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 10:07 PM »
I love the idea of the LED antenna, but I see potential problems. 
- do you know the voltage of the LEDs?  I know that I was having issues with a vbroblade being underpowered using 2 blue LED on 2AA box.  You may want to invest in a 9volt and add a resistor.

- I'd advise getting some kind of collar on the lights where they attach to the antenna, just to ensure they don't break

Most LEDs are 3V, so if you wire them in parallel you'd be fine on 2AAs (1.5V each), however if you wired them in series then you'll be underpowering them ;)

Don't have to use a 9V necessarily.

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Re: Scratch Build Armor (1deary2)
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 09:41 PM »
Hey guys, thank you so much for all the replies! They really do help. So a couple of questions seem to of reoccurred. First off the easiest one. Thanks to everyone who liked my jetpack! Yes it is a pepakura build from skips pepakura files. Second,
I don't know what you mean by what work needs to be done on the diamond. It just needs to look like it fits with the rest of the armor's weathering and spaced evenly about half of a thumbs width all around. You can do whatever you want with it otherwise, I'm pretty sure. Even keeping simple and classic as just a diamond.
thank you! that cleared up my questions about the diamond. I saw on the template and various armor the rectangular indent and didn't know if it was "required".
I love the idea of the LED antenna, but I see potential problems. 
- do you know the voltage of the LEDs?  I know that I was having issues with a vbroblade being underpowered using 2 blue LED on 2AA box.  You may want to invest in a 9volt and add a resistor.

- I'd advise getting some kind of collar on the lights where they attach to the antenna, just to ensure they don't break
Ok so My leds are 2.3 - 2.8 volts and I finally got the wiring figured out. What exactly do you mean by "collar" though?
Now the biggest question, toothpaste. It's kinda like the liquid latex method right? What I don't understand is the part about layering. if someone could post a picture of the technique that would really help. I understand the basic process of using toothpaste to keep paint off an area but I could use a picture.
Now the color scheme of my armor is a grey jumpsuit with black armor (wanted the black to stand out more) and white stripes on the armor. I need a color of flak vest but I don't know what would look good with the jumpsuit.
Also I will work on getting a picture of sizing.
Thanks again to everyone who replied and viewed the page!

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Re: Scratch Build Armor (1deary2)
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2017, 11:54 PM »
by collar, I was thinking of something that would go over the end of the antenna tube and the lower portion of the LED to secure the two parts together.  Kind of like a bit of heat shrink tubing.

@Thaxos:
Thanks for the tip on wiring in parallel.  That is probably my issue!  I have a long way to go on my own electrical skills. :)

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Re: Scratch Build Armor (1deary2)
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 01:00 PM »
The toothpaste method is exactly like the liquid latex method instead you're using toothpaste. And it sort of sucks when you have to wipe or wash it off. I really don't like the smell of toothpaste mixed with paint, but it's definitely a more affordable and just as effective option for paint.

I don't know if this will help, but here's a tutorial on how someone used liquid latex to weather their bucket.

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