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29-05-2006, 02:54 AM
all right, im working on buliding a necron monolith. I am woundering if any one has herd of a good way of internaly lighting the modle with LEDs I am trying to figure out if any one knows things that won\'t work. I know that people have done smaler modles with single LEDs but the goal is to do all the green rods light

Gaius Julius
29-05-2006, 03:20 AM
In a quite old white dwarf, a guy hollowed out a balrog and inserted a lamp in there! it looked awesome, althought that\'ll probably be a bit tricky....


29-05-2006, 03:32 AM
looking at doing somthing bigger, i did see that white dwarf and know what your talking about. There was also one with lighted marrines but agine this is bigger. so any help would be appreated

Gaius Julius
29-05-2006, 03:39 AM
Blimey, i don\'t see how you can get much bigger than that! Unfortunately, I don\'t know the \"schematics\" of a monolith, so wouldn\'t know where everything should go!
Perhaps somehow hollow out the rods, and in each one place a tiny little LED!

:P :P

29-05-2006, 04:05 AM
i would say this is very possible for a monolith as it has a lot of empty space in the middle, perfect for all the electronics! although i do not know how to do this myself, i would like to see it when its done!


29-05-2006, 05:38 AM
You would defenintley be able to do it, the model is big enoguh and come to think of it i think i have seen this sone before, i will have a look around to see if ican find any more useful info but until the mgood luck.

31-05-2006, 12:24 AM
any information is useful, i know that monolith is a large modle with lots of open space. When i get it done, if i should say, ill post some pics

31-05-2006, 12:30 AM
this has nothing to do with lighting the monolith but i just saw this and thought, if you can do this with a monolith, then anything is possible! http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/alexmonolith.jpg

The Dim Reaper
31-05-2006, 01:43 AM
Aaah, cute!

I gotta get me one of those.

And run over anyone who laughs at me! :evil:

31-05-2006, 05:30 AM
Wow, that is something special. Flowery necrons spreading hippy messages of love, peace and GAUSS WHIP DEATH!!!!

Cool model though.


31-05-2006, 06:08 AM
*Twitch* :blink: *Shudder* :huh:

It\'s... Soooooo... Pretty.

Post edited by: DavicusPrime, at: 2006/05/31 06:08

31-05-2006, 06:18 AM
You should check the Lego EXO Force Models, they have a piece of Fiber optic that gets iluminated by a little Flashlight (powered by watch battery) At night it looks like they are firing blue red, purple laser beams! I give you the model numbers that I have 7701 and 7700. Check them on this website http://www.lego.com/eng/default.aspx

Hope it helps with your project! :)

Post edited by: Teslatrooper, at: 2006/05/31 06:19

01-06-2006, 07:52 AM
really apreate the help. All of it if any one else has any thing let me know

02-06-2006, 10:48 PM
so in all my looking a found a neat technologie, cuable \"neon\" lights that are flexble, i think that they should work but there kinda neat thought i would share in case any one else had somthing big (tanks) that they wanted to light
so if any one else uses it let me know would love to see some pics, and when i get my monolith done ill post some

03-06-2006, 01:09 AM
Is this what your trying to do?
Well not the above technique but it is a light-up monolith

Link here (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/other/jw_mono.htm)

Post edited by: palfy, at: 2006/06/03 01:17

The Dim Reaper
03-06-2006, 02:04 AM
Wow, thats a really cool link palfy. Does anyone mind that I do the karma honours or would lupusumbra like to.

03-06-2006, 04:10 AM
i never knew monoliths were that big that would be quite easy to fit in batterys etc. in then

03-06-2006, 09:58 AM
now please don\'t let mesuck up all the good karama here. its simaler and infact the neon place came from the same sight, they are startreck modlers, but its got some good stuff. agine appreat the help.

07-08-2006, 02:26 AM
so, i figured that since i wasn\'t geting any wear on lighting my monolyth i would go a head and build it, and then start a new one and light it up. how ever it is starting to look good