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Alternative to using lights on small scale models    


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   Lighting

Submitted By:

   Kurt Ploszczyniec

Tip:

   Im a reasonably experienced modeler, however, lighting small scale models is a challenge which sometimes greatly decreases the fun element in creating a model. I recently purchased AMT/ERTL's Enterprise E. It a fine model, but lighting, unless your a real die hard for detail, and sore eyes, is quite a challenge, due to the small size. I found that instead of using lights, paint the inside of the clear parts, namely the impulse engine grills, bussard collectors and deflector with the corresponding "clear" colour. Then simply paint over it with white paint. This gives a certain glowing effect. Of course it is nowhere near as good as lights, but if yu just want to build and be happy with a small scale model like this, i found it looks okay. Im sure i found this tip at some other site, so whoever thought of it, im not taking the credit, just passing on the tip!


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