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Postby midlife306 » Fri May 17, 2019 6:44 pm

I got 20 for less than £30 but these have tabs welded on to make it easier to build battery packs

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri May 17, 2019 7:49 pm

Hi Midlife,

It seems to be important to order good quality (original) batteries when ordering them in aliexpress. Samsung, LG, Panasonic and more original from big brands can be found there. The extra penny is well spent. Also all the batteries I got are protected, and for those who dont know what it is, it means it comes with a chip that prevents the battery for being overcharged or overdischarged. After the lipos puffing, I dont want nasty surprises anymore.

I am not saying the ones in your link are not original, but it is just in case.

And talking about cases. A "case" is what I got for making the battery packages.

Examples: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-18 ... 4c4duGEZSC

I am confident in my soldering skills, but if I can avoid it for 30 cents, sure I am doing it, lol.
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Postby midlife306 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:10 pm

Never believe what you’re getting from AliExpress battery wise.
Most of not all will be the cheapest battery available with a Panasonic sleeve over the top.
They got a bit creative with these lol
£5.44 30% Off | 4Pcs 3.7V 18650 9800mah Li-ion Rechargeable Battery For LED Flashlight Torch drop shipping 80620
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bGIPnIvK
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 pm

midlife306 wrote:Never believe what you’re getting from AliExpress battery wise.
Most of not all will be the cheapest battery available with a Panasonic sleeve over the top.
They got a bit creative with these lol
£5.44 30% Off | 4Pcs 3.7V 18650 9800mah Li-ion Rechargeable Battery For LED Flashlight Torch drop shipping 80620
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bGIPnIvK
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9800 mah? I guess it has an uranium bar inside.

Most of the times you order something from aliexpress is a copy of a copy... But there are some exceptions and some ways to know if what you are ordering is OK or not.
First rule, if it is too good to be true, it is fake. (Like that nuclear battery, lol)

Second: Two months ago I ordered this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4PCS-lo ... 4c4dtN7Hwi

If you take a look at the reviews, it has a 4.9 of 5, from 1795 votes. Also if you read the comments, people inspected the battery and said those were originals and the mah rated were correct.
So that should mean those batteries are safe to use and original...

(Beware, the batteries in my last link wont work in your tanks because they have a very low amp draw)
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Postby midlife306 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:34 pm

Strange you say that Rad, I bought a HL pz3 & it came with 2 x 18650’s in it lol
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri May 31, 2019 3:15 pm

Funny thing I started this thread with a watchtower, and now, more than a year later, I bring more news about it.

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Thanks Midlife for printing me the Stove, which is now inside the tower. :)
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Postby jimbo_wa » Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm

Great work Rad - you're gonna have to be quick sprinting to the wire to have a hope of escape with that searchlight!
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 am

Better quality photos here: https://radindustries.wordpress.com/

Well, it seems I have the three evil allies already painted and ready for combat. The stairs are not finished yet, but I think the figures make the job pretty well.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 am

Fantastic job on those figures Mr Rad
Do you think that the soldier with the ppsh has enough scope to adjust to be leaning on a T34turret?
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Fantastic job on those figures Mr Rad
Do you think that the soldier with the ppsh has enough scope to adjust to be leaning on a T34turret?


Thanks!

What do you mean, do you want to fit it standing up, over a T34, but shooting over the turret?
If yes, I do have a t34/76, so I can take some pics and compare. It wont fit inside the hatches for sure.

But beware those figures are more in the 1/15 scale.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 am

The search tower has turned out great Raul, and the cherry on the top so to speak is the working search light :D a job well done mate, very nice figures also :thumbup:

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 am

Model Builder 4 wrote:The search tower has turned out great Raul, and the cherry on the top so to speak is the working search light :D a job well done mate, very nice figures also :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.


Thanks!!! I am pretty happy with it. I might change the 5mm white led with a super high intensity warm white led though... But so far it makes the job! Really, as it is now, the light can be seen in a wall 20 meters away, so is more than needed right now.

I might paint another bulb with a bat, so I can have my own batsignal, lol.
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:30 am

Very nice, especially the searchlight!

Several companies can supply you with a transparant paint to color the white/blue LED to a more correct yellow, you might want to look into that. 8)
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:42 am

Marco Peter wrote:Very nice, especially the searchlight!

Several companies can supply you with a transparant paint to color the white/blue LED to a more correct yellow, you might want to look into that. 8)


Hi, I think I preffer to just install a warm white led... But I am not really sure what to do. Tanks used incandescent lights for sure, but some searchlights used to work with carbon arch bars, and not with bulbs, so the light was indeed cold white.

Those archs were used in those air raid searchlights, but not sure in smaller things like my turret... So I think I will flip a coin and I will let the luck decide.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 am

Well, Wardaddy has been finished. Sure it can be improved, but hey, it is for making bulk in my battlefield.

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More photos and some info here: https://radindustries.wordpress.com/201 ... /wardaddy/

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More info about the tank commander here: https://radindustries.wordpress.com/201 ... -crew-man/

I hope to be able to update the thread with more things soon!
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:14 pm

Well, I think my new item needs no description.

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Postby jimbo_wa » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:40 pm

It's a (of) bit crap?

Well done for lowering the tone even further than Mick usually does...

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:57 pm

jimbo_wa wrote:It's a (of) bit crap?

Well done for lowering the tone even further than Mick usually does...

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I always called them anti personal mines, lol.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm

Well, we have some more news here.

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New blog entry with more photos and info:
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/201 ... y-soldier/


And I am also working in my "what if" diorama. Here a small photo of what might come somewhere far in the future:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:48 pm

jimbo_wa wrote:Well done for lowering the tone even further than Mick usually does...

Who, me, what you insinuating ???
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Nice figures Rad. But, shouldn't the future one have a ray gun :think:
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