1/48 ICM C-18S "Magic by Moonlight"
I completed the “Magic by Moonlight this week. The aircraft was mounted to the base and wired to a connector at the rear of the base. I then made the two smoke trails that are used during the stunts. I really enjoyed building this and I really like how it turned out.
I used the following to create the lighted effect:
1 pico LED warm white for the instrument panel
12 pico LED’s in cool white for the wings, cowls, tail lights and cabin. Tail lights also used two 0.5mm fiber optic line.
1 pico red and 1 pico green for the wingtip lights. These were attached to two 0.5mm fiber optic lines.
2 pico flashing red for the fuselage
2 3.0mm LED’s in cool white for the nose lights
So there are a total of 19 LED’s and 8” of 0.5mm fiber optic lines. All the wiring was routed to the tail section and soldered in parallel then two wires run thru the mounting rod to the connector at the rear of the display base.
You can see all the photos, videos, and details from start to finish in my build log section at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-c-18s-magic-by-moonlight/
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