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PostPosted: November 14th, 2015, 3:36 pm 
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Hey guys,

FYI, just saw that Mega Hobby is having a sale of Geo models

http://www.megahobby.com/search.aspx?ma ... dium=email

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PostPosted: November 15th, 2015, 8:13 pm 
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Yeah Kev, I took advantage of the sale and bought the Man from Planet X (even though his head is too small) and The beast from 20,000 Fathoms.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2015, 4:24 am 
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I built the Man From Planet X but I wanted it to be like the movie as it was my very first sci fi movie so I added lighting to it, but it has a solid resin chest box with some details inside the circular front but I scratch built one from styrene and added lights with a light inside the helmet it was one of my most difficult builds but one of my favorite builds too, good luck with your build, I took advantage of that sale and bought the Kane with the Alien egg kit. Karl

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2015, 1:52 pm 
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Cool. I have Man from Planet X as well, but it's a little rough. :| I saw a "Man" lit up at one of the NJ "Fests" - it looked very cool. I always wanted to try lighting, but I dunno.
I'm looking to get either the Phantom Planet alien, or the Nightmare Duel...

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2015, 4:58 pm 
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I had to make a new hose to hide the wires to the helmet using an O ring jig to make tiny O rings slipped them over plastic tubing for the wires to fit into, worked pretty good and I had to make new air bottles for the batteries it was a fun project though. Karl

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2015, 6:40 pm 
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I had to make a new hose to hide the wires to the helmet using an O ring jig to make tiny O rings slipped them over plastic tubing for the wires to fit into, worked pretty good and I had to make new air bottles for the batteries it was a fun project though. Karl



I haven't looked at my "Man" for some time, but I do remember the air bottles were less than symmetrical, and I had thought of replacing those. Come to think of it I think I wanted to redo the box on his chest as well... I'm going to have to pull him out and have another look.

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2015, 9:51 pm 
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Here is what my Man From Planet X looks like,
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PostPosted: November 18th, 2015, 2:31 am 
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Awesome job. The lighting brings it to the next level. :thumb:

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PostPosted: November 18th, 2015, 6:07 am 
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Thanks I find lighting these kits a fun challenge. Karl

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PostPosted: November 18th, 2015, 1:16 pm 
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Modelmaker wrote:
Thanks I find lighting these kits a fun challenge. Karl



Did you use LEDs/fiber optics etc...?

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I used LED's for the helmet to light the face and LED's inside the scratch built box on the chest, it was a bit challenging ut lot's of fun too. Karl

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PostPosted: October 9th, 2016, 8:09 pm 
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Modelmaker wrote:
I used LED's for the helmet to light the face and LED's inside the scratch built box on the chest, it was a bit challenging ut lot's of fun too. Karl

Thanks for the info. Definitely gonna give lighting it a shot. ;)

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