Aircraft Lights

Aircraft Lights

Post by Jemma Jamaic » Mon, 15 Jan 2001 05:31:09



Do any of you know of a place where I could buy a LOT of 1/72 moulded
aircraft lights at a reasonable price?  The best I can do right now is the 4
sprue CMK set that costs around $10 and included the useless (to me anyway)
Eduard photo-etched gunsights.  Ten bucks just seems rediculous when the
parts I actually use run out after 2 aircraft.

These things should be included with the kit me thinks...

~Kev

 
 
 

Aircraft Lights

Post by Edwin Ross Quantral » Mon, 15 Jan 2001 08:05:22


Quote:

> Do any of you know of a place where I could buy a LOT of 1/72 moulded
> aircraft lights at a reasonable price?  The best I can do right now is the 4
> sprue CMK set that costs around $10 and included the useless (to me anyway)
> Eduard photo-etched gunsights.  Ten bucks just seems rediculous when the
> parts I actually use run out after 2 aircraft.

> These things should be included with the kit me thinks...

> ~Kev

Do what I did: Buy a pair of cheap transparent red- and green-handled tooth
brushes and use bits of those. (Stretch like sprue and/or saw/cut off as
needed, then file/sand/polish to shape.)

--
Edwin

 
 
 

Aircraft Lights

Post by jsdebo » Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:41:11


I asked the same question some time ago but for ships lights.  Toothbrushes were
mentioned as well as those plastic pins used in the Light Brite's (I think thats
what they are called).  They had a plastic box with a bulb in it and a plastic
piece 8.5x11 with loads of holes that you put a piece of black paper over, then
pushed the colored pins thru the holes.  Anyway, they sell the pins at Wal-Mart in
the toy section.  Also, their crafts section has some interesting pieces of red &
green plastic etc that could be sanded to the right shapes, then polished with a
dremel buffing wheel.

Quote:

> <snip>

> Do what I did: Buy a pair of cheap transparent red- and green-handled tooth
> brushes and use bits of those. (Stretch like sprue and/or saw/cut off as
> needed, then file/sand/polish to shape.)

> --
> Edwin

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Aircraft Lights

Post by Stephen Tonto » Mon, 15 Jan 2001 12:36:39


Quote:


> > Do any of you know of a place where I could buy a LOT of 1/72 moulded
> > aircraft lights at a reasonable price?  The best I can do right now is the 4
> > sprue CMK set that costs around $10 and included the useless (to me anyway)
> > Eduard photo-etched gunsights.  Ten bucks just seems rediculous when the
> > parts I actually use run out after 2 aircraft.

> > These things should be included with the kit me thinks...

> > ~Kev

> Do what I did: Buy a pair of cheap transparent red- and green-handled tooth
> brushes and use bits of those. (Stretch like sprue and/or saw/cut off as
> needed, then file/sand/polish to shape.)

That's exactly what I do; I bought two packages of "holiday" picnic ware.
I have green and red forks, knives, and spoons and they are perfect for
the purpose. Also it's a good idea to keep all your clear sprues for the
same reason; you can drill a small hole inside and put a touch of green or
red paint in the hole to simulate that type of light.

I wouldn't buy that aftermarket stuff in this case; it's not worth it.

--
Stephen Tontoni

Seattle, Washington