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    Advocate of A & E Wings Everywhere
  • Birthday 11/04/1988

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  1. Khyros

    Some LED work

    Looks good. Do I see a wire running along the stand? What did you decide to use as a power source?
  2. Looks good. Short of the Home One, the Liberty is the hardest one to do imo. Good job with the engines - they're almost completely symmetrical (moreso than mine was). I was thinking that the hull piece above the engine isn't fully inserted, but I'm not 100% sure. Looking at the side pictures, it looks similar to mine, but when looking straight on, yours looks to hang lower. Sadly, it looks like the only straight on picture I have isn't focused on the tip of the MC80L.
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    Lighting and Repaints

    Ha, I've kinda forgotten about this thread. I've been busy over in the Armada world, and haven't done much XWM stuff in the past year. But I do have a properly colored A Wing and HWK to share (in the same instagram post, just scroll to see the HWK).
  4. Looks cool. I see you're running wires down to the base, and your breadboard is setup using a 9V power supply, but it also looks like you have it on the base connected to a LOSI connector, so I'm assuming that you're actually using a 3.7V LiPo? If so, might I suggest only using a single resistor to drop the source voltage from 3.7V to 3.0V into the ship, as it's a common voltage for both blue and white (or really 3.2V if you want, I haven't found much of a difference between the two). Math shows that both end up using the same power from the battery (.7W in this case), but then you only have 1 resistor to package and solder compared to 5, which then means less places to go wrong or short it out, or when you're trying to figure out why it's not working, less joints to test. Also, you're only consuming 1 resistor, which if you're like me, you bought them in a variety pack with a count of 25 of a specific ohm value or something... And by using a single resistor, you end up using various values instead of consistently using the same one, so when you light up the ISD with 6-7 LEDs, you use a different resistor. It also looks like you're using 1.5mm FOs for the secondary engines - are you planning on doing the same for the ISD or stepping up to 2mm FOs? If you're stepping up to two, I highly recommend using 2 LEDs to power them. I've done it both ways, and I almost always regret using a single LED, as it's really hard to get all 4 to glow at the same brightness. In any case, congrats - it looks great!
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    Some LED work

    3mm for the primaries, 2mm Fiber optics for the secondaries.
  6. Khyros

    Some LED work

    And the final Imperial ship, the Arquitens. I have a lull in my orders right now that I'm utilizing to do this work on my own ships and experiment on things I haven't done before, thus the new ships (and a WIP interdictor that'll be awesome). I need to pick up a second Arquitens, but I'm pretty sure that I'll be doing engines only for the rest of them. Believe it or not, I had FOs running the full length on this one, but they all got damaged and broken the further they went due to the extremely limited space inside. So I'm not thrilled with just the center sections have FOs. I might try one more time with FOs, since the 2nd+ time is normally a lot smoother of an operation, but I don't have high hopes. P.S. I have confirmed that this is the smallest ship I can do FOs on - I opened up another Raider on Monday, but the sidewall is actually shorter than my .3mm drill bit that I use for installing FOs... And not only do I not have (or know of) smaller FOs, but after years of using .25mm, I wouldn't ever want to try something smaller.
  7. Khyros

    Some LED work

    Thanks. I drilled them out from above and recessed them in the plastic.
  8. Khyros

    No new factions. More upgrades?

    Or they can release it as a huge ship, but using two medium base ships with a much smaller spacing between them. That way it could be put into the game as something that flies differently than the pickle and winged MC80, but is still dwarfed by a SSD.
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    No new factions. More upgrades?

    I'm totally fine with any sort of new content. That said, excluding new factions, I would prefer to stick to minimal new ships in the current factions - there's already a great variety of roles and ship functions. But I absolutely want more content, so ship cards and upgrades are a total go for me. I'd prefer they come packaged in campaigns, since that gives us even more content. Then I would want standalone card packs, because this would be the cheapest. Finally, as new ship packs (ala Chimaera), because I'm going to buy it anyways, but really only want the cards. But upgrades and commanders and titles and even ship cards are all great additions imo.
  10. Khyros

    Some LED work

    Finally got around to doing a Quasar. My imperial domination is almost complete - I've done the VSD, GSD, ISD, Raider, Gozanti, Interdictor, and now Quasar. I just have to do the Arquitens, and I'll have done all of the Imperial ships... I suppose that should be the next ship before the SSD shows up and I'm busy with that. FYI, I fully plan on doing another video series on the SSD.
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    Sliding (Hangar Bay) Doors...

    Meanwhile, I've always known it based on the novels and the wiki article. So I suppose that every time I read about the Interdictor, it could have been one of those baby cruisers, but that doesn't seem anywhere near as difficult to be destroyed as an ISD. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Interdictor-class_Star_Destroyer/Legends
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    Sliding (Hangar Bay) Doors...

    The Interdictor would be in its proper place as: 1) A Star Destroyer, not a cruiser, and 2) ISD sized and on a large base. 7th Fleet title might actually be useful, and you could take the interdictor defensive fleet to the next level. Totally off topic, I wonder how relevant the Interdictor would be if ECMs were a grav well upgrade instead of a defensive retrofit. They would probably be called something different, but the mechanic could stay the same.
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    Happy Friday SSD is one day closer

    Link? Everything that pops up when I search for that is a literal wallet.
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    Interdictor on Sale!

    Good call. I've been thinking about working with one of them for awhile now on casting the grav wells so I can light up the bottom of them. For $15, might as well give it a go finally. And if I ruin the ship, oh well.
  15. Khyros

    Some LED work

    You can find my work for sale on my Etsy store, www.etsy.com/shop/LEDhangar or if you'd prefer, you can PM me if you're interested in any commissions. As for hours, that really depends. When I first started doing ISDs, they took over 14 hours, but after the first few, it was solidly in the 9-10 hour range. Now, if nothing goes wrong, and I optimize everything and really pay attention, my record is just under 7 hours, but realistically it's more like 8-9 assuming nothing goes wrong (which is really kind of a stretch, something almost always goes wrong).