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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I was gonna offer you one, if it was just a resin cast. Looks awesome on the magnum!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the offer! I actually have a total of four real ones. This project gave me an excuse to use one. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I succeeded in getting the LEDs to work properly with an on/off switch. I just need to finalize the power supply. There isn't much room to work with inside the handle so I have to use button batteries. The instructions call for the small hearing aid batteries but I already have a bunch of the larger CR2032 coin batteries lying around so I'm going to see what I can do with those. I looks like I need at least 12 volts to power everything but I'm still working out the kinks.








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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a little time lapse of me wiring the LEDs. Don't judge me too harshly, I'm a noob with electronics.

https://youtu.be/8xHJYmLr0bE
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That blue light makes it more unique.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So cool!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
That blue light makes it more unique.


Thank you! I like the blue color also. I wanted it to stand apart from the normal PKD.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
So cool!


Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more progress. I was able to get the batteries in place. In hindsight, I should have gone to down to the drug store to get some hearing aid batteries, but I was stubborn and used the larger 2032s that I had on hand. I had to carve out a little space in the handle to accommodate the size of them. I had originally separated them into two stacks but I couldn't maintain the proper connection and had intermittent power problems so I stuck them all together and drilled out a hole for them to live.






Once I screwed the handle in place, the wires only show a little bit in the pre-molded channel but I actually like the look of them.




As for the sight rod, I tried using a braided sleeve to hide the wires, but it just ended up looking weird so I went with bare wires with a thin coat of Plasti-Dip.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Plasti-Dip is a good idea for the wires...never thought about that trick before Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
The Plasti-Dip is a good idea for the wires...never thought about that trick before Wink


Thanks. It keeps the wires looking thin and the dark color helps them blend in.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At long last, I finally finished this project. Here are a few shots of the final product.














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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really did a great job on that RR by respecting the original design and adding a few pimping features! Very nice indeed Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
You really did a great job on that RR by respecting the original design and adding a few pimping features! Very nice indeed Cool


Thanks so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. I love this piece and it sits proudly on my shelf next to my other Blade Runner Blasters. Next up is my Goldberg snub kit. I might tackle that one soon. So many kits, so little time.
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