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Hi im new to this site but at the moment i am working on a project to light up the crystals, portals, top gem ect on the monolith. So far i have got a managed to get a LED or two which dont work (or I've seriously messed the wiring up), lost a large green rod and have painted it black. I was wondering if anyone has got some advice or something.
Last edited by Cheesecake; September 6th, 2007 at 19:05.
You should probably try the Conversions section. Lotsa talented people there can help ya out.
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I love to see lit up Necrons, really brings out their coolness.
Sounds like a cool project!
I'm not sure how much I can help you via the computer. It's my understanding that LEDs are fairly damage-proof, but they are polarity sensitive; if you connect them the wrong way they won't work.
Most LEDs run at around 3 to 5 volts, which should be fine for your purposes. The less batteries you need to put inside the Monolith the better.
Sorry if this isn't really what you were asking, or if you know all this already. I don't have any experience with Monoliths, but I've tooled around with LEDs and the like a little, so I thought I would see if I could be helpful.
Good luck with the project, hope you get the advice your after.
Thank you all for your advice. Especially Brett, but i have the electronic side covered. I was wondering if there was anything i could do to make it cooler (within reason).
I know I've seen an article or something on this somewhere before, but I can't for the life of me remember where it was. You may want to look around the internet for it. As to your question though, there isn't really much else you can do besides the crystal, portal, and maybe side poles. From what I remember, I believe the wiring was mostly run throught the cylinder in the middle, with the power supply on the bottom. You could probably cut out part of the bottom (maybe inside the circle part) and use that to access the batteries. As for the LEDs themselves, one at the base of the crystal should work, then one at one end of each of the long rods on the sides, and for the portal, I think it would look cool to have the door open just a crack to get the light spilling out from the doorway. then you could put several LED's angled down at the opening so the spots of light wouldn't be visible, but you'd still have an even light that looked good. Just mess around with it for a while. It's been a while since I saw the inside of a 'Lith though, so I'm not 100% sure on the architecture. Just fiddle around with it for a bit, find out what looks good.
PIMP MY RIDE!!!, wait i mean my Monolith, wat you need is a snazy UNDERGLOW
Damn so someone else has done it before...
Plenty of people have dont the Illuminated Lith before, and ive even seen one with a speaker and inside attactched to an MP3 player underneath!
Search Invisionfree wip into google and it should be the first site listed. Take a look under the Xenos 40K conversion section, the lith of which i speak is there somewhere, as are a few more great Cron conversions.
And, I know this is supposed to be your idea, but I was just thinking about this. Do you think it would be possible to make the LEDs flicker when you touched a button or something? Kind of like there's lightning inside the crystals...
The only way I can currently think of doing this is by using a switch with dodgy contacts, though, or manually controlling it. Not the best way.