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  • moonangelica3 år sedan#18544965Perhaps rather than lights try painting it instead? You can do some pretty cool things with gradients using a airbrush if you have one. And if not it takes a bit more work by hand but should still turn out good.
    Yes, that would be my last option if I can't do the illumination. Thing is, the actual bridge is white with colored lights, I wanted to achieve something similar.
    3 år sedan
    4Arnd3 år sedan#18551898From the dimensions given, it will be quite tough to pull off to build from scratch, but not impossible. Depending on angle and with placement of some multi coloured LEDs underneath the model, you should be able to achieve a rainbow coloured effect with a fibre optic loom. There is something available to purchase for model kits, but with some DIY skills should be able to be done for more than one colour in order to achieve a result. www.smallscalel... - effectively some black heatshrink, hot melt glue and using fibre optics strands from a cheap fibre optic lamp or similar (ideal for "messing around"). With a bit of trial and error, I should imagine you may be able to use these fibre optic strands as support cables, breaking out the light shining part, so it illuminates in intervals onto the towers.
    Wikipedia says that the towers supporting the bridge are white, illuminated in 3 different colours by night. en.wikipedia.or...


    Yes, I know it's white and illuminated, that's why I wanted to do kind of the same thing! I looked up what you were talking about because I didn't know their name in english, but that's genius! Thank you, I will surely look for the lamps :D
    3 år sedan
    4Arnd 4ア一ンド
    From the dimensions given, it will be quite tough to pull off to build from scratch, but not impossible. Depending on angle and with placement of some multi coloured LEDs underneath the model, you should be able to achieve a rainbow coloured effect with a fibre optic loom. There is something available to purchase for model kits, but with some DIY skills should be able to be done for more than one colour in order to achieve a result. www.smallscalel... - effectively some black heatshrink, hot melt glue and using fibre optics strands from a cheap fibre optic lamp or similar (ideal for "messing around"). With a bit of trial and error, I should imagine you may be able to use these fibre optic strands as support cables, breaking out the light shining part, so it illuminates in intervals onto the towers.

    Wikipedia says that the towers supporting the bridge are white, illuminated in 3 different colours by night. en.wikipedia.or...
    3 år sedan
    Perhaps rather than lights try painting it instead? You can do some pretty cool things with gradients using a airbrush if you have one. And if not it takes a bit more work by hand but should still turn out good.
    3 år sedan
    Stalgonoff3 år sedan#18534839I'm afraid I can't be of much help here, but check out the DIY Nation club club/1348/discu... they have lots of tutorials that you might find useful. You could also ask there for specifics. Good luck!

    I do know of that club, I don't know why I didn't think of it before, it doesn't seem active though? I'll ask anyway, thank you!
    3 år sedan
    I'm afraid I can't be of much help here, but check out the DIY Nation club club/1348/discu... they have lots of tutorials that you might find useful. You could also ask there for specifics. Good luck!
    3 år sedan
    kyoshinhei3 år sedan#18534615
    Oh I get what you mean, but I was going to make it out of thin wood and the space in which the light reflects in the miniature is 5mm wide and 6cm tall! The bridge is in itself pretty tiny :o The actual bridge would be 2,45cm wide in the scale I decided to do.

    EDIT: I will look more into the mini leds though! Thank you :D
    3 år sedan
    You could cast it in semi-transparent resin with RGB LEDs strips encased in it to glow from the inside. However this is probably extremely difficult to pull off.

    I think your best bet is to do it the way it's actually done on the real thing. You make a white bridge and project the colors on it. Rather than using LED strips I suggest going for micro LED like these www.expressmode...
    I would fit each LED inside a thin tube of paper or plastic in order to produce directed beams of light (in short: making mini spotlights) that I would orientate so that they reproduce the color gradient.
    For example for the top part of the bridge I would use red yellow and green, the orange would be from the red and yellow intersecting.
    You could either use LEDs that are the right color or use only white LEDs and put colored filters at the end of your "spots" to produce each tone.

    Or may be even use one single powerful white LED, make a mini spotlight of wider angle and put a rainbow colored filter in front of it to project the gradient in one go.

    Not sure if I'm explaining my vision very well ^^;
    3 år sedan
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