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Shuttle Booster rocket Exhaust
Posted by KarlK on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:53 PM

I am attempting to build a 1/144 scale Space shuttle lifting off the pad. I want to simulate the yellow white exhaust plume from the boosters. Any ideas on how many  and how large the LED's would have to be? I want the look to be as bright as possible but I am not sure how to get the best look. I have seen other builders do this with their static rocket diorama's but they don't explain how they did it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:18 PM

If i need to simulate fire, I go to this site.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/through-hole/filter/Viewing_Angle*ranged,121,39,360:

I got this result with one.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:40 PM

Bjorn Jacobsen is on MIG facebook frequently and posts fantastic explosions etc.  He has authored a few books.  I just discovered his work in the past couple months and it's the best I have seen.

Google "bjørn jacobsen models" images.

https://www.dioramas-and-models.com/

https://www.amazon.com/tutorial-making-military-DIORAMAS-MODELS/dp/1547075287

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:02 PM

Oooh. I marked this thread as a favorite for later reference. 

T e d

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Posted by KarlK on Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:18 AM

Thank you John. I will check them out.

 

Karl

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Posted by KarlK on Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:21 AM

Steve,

How many, what color, and what size LED's did you use? This is what i am looking for. I am guessing that you use a white LED and colored the foil yellow & orange? This is the look that I am looking for.

 

Karl

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:11 AM

Hi Karl,

I used 2 of these. I said I used 1, but looking back I used 2.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/through-hole/8mm-white-led-360-degree-viewing-angle-11000-millilumens/342/1289/

Unfortunatly I don't have pictures of the process but I used cotton and sprayed yellow, orange and black. I inserted the leds into the cotton and hooked them up to the batteries. I didn't use a circuit, just a switch mounted to the base. I did have to experement with the colors to get the right effect but being my first time, I was pleased with the results.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by KarlK on Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:17 PM

Steve,

It looks fantastic. Thanks for your help.

 

Karl

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