Real life pause over – time to get these fething engine lights done!
And covered with Krylon Fusion primer:
Added supporting braces internally to the top deck cavity:
Note the magnets to take this removable though as yet un-detailed decking plate:
Finished soldering (and re-soldering… and re-re-soldering…) the wiring harness and tinted the bright white LEDs with Tamiya Clear Blue:
Seriously underestimated the size of the wiring harness vs the cavity, and spent a lot longer than it should have taken to get it all to fit:
You might notice the switch has been changed out – the Nerf gun switch decided to cease working about after I’d soldered everything up the first (two) times, so I caved in and bought a good solid switch – which is why the top decking is now removable:
Finally though – we have engine lights!
Things I have learned during this process:
1. Good soldering is a lot harder than it looks 😉
2. Test, test and re-test your circuit after every step!
3. Harvesting LEDs and battery mounts and switches for free is good in theory but in practice, not so much
Now I can (hopefully) speed up the rest of this build!
Thanks for looking!