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Steampunk Lighting and Painting for my next mod "Steampunk'd TJ11

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    Just thought I would share what I'm working on. My next mod is going to be a Steampunk'd TJ11.

    I'm modding some old Vacuume Tubes so I can add LEDs to them and light them up.

    I CAREFULLY drilled a hole in the bottom of the tube.
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    Orange is just a test color. I'll actually be using a shade of yellow.
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    Now a different tube.
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    Lots of light showing in the top view.
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    More coming soon. I ordered some more LEDs and resistors for testing. I'll start a worklog in a month or 2.
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    I changed the name of the thread to include some painting. I'm going to play around with some rust effect paint but first, some more LEDs.

    I bought 2 types of LED strips. Type 1 is SMD LEDs
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    Type 2 is more like traditional LEDs mounted to a strip.
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    Now to painting. This is the paint combo I will be using.
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    I primed some fan grills with self etching primer.
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    Then painted them with the Iron paint.
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    Now to play with the Rust paint.
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    I'll be applying it a few different methods to see what comes out the best.
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    Here are the results of about 10 coats of the Rust agent. 4 down, 3 to go.
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    Kinda funny how my painting surface is rusting too.
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    Tonight I'm finishing up the last 3 grills and I'll be taking a small part from the TJ11 (PSU bracket) and adding the rust effect to it. Pictures of that in my next update.

    Cheers till then,

    Fuga
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    OK here is the last part of the testing. This time I'll actually be painting a part of the case.

    Here is the dual PSU bracket.
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    I painted the screws that hold the PSU bracket together.
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    And here is all of it painted and put together.
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    That's all for testing. Next step is to start on the main part of the mod but that will be in a new worklog.

    Thanks for watching,

    Fuga
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    OK here is the last part of the testing. This time I'll actually be painting a part of the case.

    Here is the dual PSU bracket.
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    I painted the screws that hold the PSU bracket together.
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    And here is all of it painted and put together.
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    That's all for testing. Next step is to start on the main part of the mod but that will be in a new worklog.

    Thanks for watching,

    Fuga
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    Subbed, my girlfriend will love to see this when its done.
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    subbed, my fav case :)
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    Thanks guys. I just finished this up today and wanted tho show you guys here my testing. There will be a new thread with the worklog so keep an eye out for it :D

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