Thanks for the kind words but I really have to thank all the people whose work inspired me: Filandrius for so many suggestions, Cyland Props for the barrel extending system, Exoray for the vibrating module idea, and many others I've forgot.
From my last update in April I've also bought some more screen accurate greebles and real parts than the ones I already had, like the correct hat cap lens with socket bases from AJ Quick, Legris old-type banjos and Clippard valve old-style screws from Masteryoda, dry rub transfers and labels from Parksdesign.
Even if I'm a little skilled about model making, because of my inexperience in electronics and since Exoray's kit is no longer available I decided to start trying with something not too much expensive, so I bought the latest version of the gun light kit from Jupiter with amber bargraph and a few customizations (just received), and the sound board from Crix (waiting for delivery).
The problem is that the Jupiter's light kit comes with dpdt toggle switches but single pole pushbutton. They also says it has "a built-in voltage regulator which can work over a much wider voltage range than the specs indicated in the item description, allowing you to operate the light boards at whatever different voltage your sound kit needs", but I don't know if this feature allows me to wire both the sound and the light boards to the same single pole pushbutton. To get the barrel flickering light activated together with the stream sound and the vibrating motor maybe I would need even a triple pole button...
FossilizedArt wrote:In the meantime, do show off more of that tip extend mechanism!
Asap I'll post a short video showing the barrel extender in action. I'm looking for a solution involving magnets to keep the tip closed or extended.
Kingpin wrote:That's by far the tidiest Proton Gun interior I've ever seen, this is going to be something really special when it's finished. Once he starts installing switches and lights, that'll change.
I know you're totally right...
Anyway - while this may be of interest to someone - I have no intentions to build a whole pack as I'm a movie prop collector from many years with serious problems of space! I'll make just an external ausiliary box to accomodate the sound board, amplifier, speakers and batteries.