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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Adding dimmer and a working name

No photos today.  I've decided to add in a dimmer so I can trim the level of light the spotlights put out.  For most viewing, in a well lit room, they are probably fine but in lower light situations and for photography purposes I'd like to be able to regulate the amount of light they put out.  The searchlights are on their own board but share a power supply with the board that controls the navigation lights.  I'll have to add in a pot to adjust only the board running the searchlights.  Fortunately there seems to be several spots on the hull where I can conceal the pot.

Otherwise I'm currently working on base coats for the upper hull sections and weathering the upper wing plates.  I wand to add the engines and upper wings soon because they bear the load of the main wing and keep it in alignment.  I can't finish that until I finalize the electronics though because the beastie will effectively be a sealed unit once the upper wings are installed.

As near as I can tell the naming conventions for the Dark Angels are very GW latin Dante-esque things so I've about settled on a name.

Caedis Irae


Maybe Frank can translate it for me... just to see if it doesn't really mean "Made of Fail" or something similar.
Or, since I haven't put the name on it yet maybe you can recommend something that works in the fact that this is the all metal version of the Thunderhawk....  Ferrus Ira(e) (not sure of the gender of Ferrus) or hmmm....

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