How to Add Lighting to a Model Building
If we want to add an extra layer of realism to our models then you can’t beat light effects. This video shows how easy it is to add an LED to a model building.
The first step is to solder leads on to the LED but if you don’t fancy that, then you can buy ready soldered LEDs from suppliers like LedBaron.de. If the LEDs are any smaller then I always do that. My days of soldering 0.4 by 1.4mm LEDs are done!
If you want to know how to solder even small LEDs then check out MicroLumina.
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- Sunny White LED – LEDPLcc4/3258 – I get mine from ledbaron.de via eBay.
- Copper Magnet Wire
- Flux (if you use plumber’s flux like me then you must rinse it afterwards as it remains corrosive and can eat away at your wires)
- Soldering Iron – I use a 15w Antex but any brand with a reasonably small tip will do.
- Solder – I’m still using up my old lead solder but do ventilate well if you do use that.
- Tweezers to hold the LED
- Glue to attach to roof – preferably Cyano Acrylate (CA or super glue)
- White acrylic paint
The Real World
- 00:11 The Real World
- 00:26 Method
- 06:41 Final Result
- 07:02 Mini Kathys
- 08:00 Close
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