Filing down the road lights

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Filing down the road lights

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Following the old thread on road lights mods.
So anyone going to post a couple of pictures of the road lights filed down with the covers fitted?
Really like to see your handiwork.
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I use a hole punch that I borrow from the wife. She got it for her jewelry hobby and doesn't mind to share. I punch the discs out of sheet copper, then cut the slit in them with a thin cut off wheel. A bit of clean up with a jewelers file and Bob's your Uncle!

I glue them on with a craft style white glue that dries flexible, kind of like RTV.
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Outstanding job captain midnight, on the lights and the paint job
Two thumbs up :D
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Oh-oh-oh and where’d you find the Afrika Korps insignia !!! 8O
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Good afternoon,
I use the Schumo, Tamiya or the more widely available MATO black light covers for German armor. It is nice to know that companies like Torro\Taigen are now putting the covers on their higher end versions after years of HL style Bug Eye leds. For American armor, the Tamiya headlight rings and clear lenses work incredibly well for headlights and spots.
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P.S. A few W.I.P. pics: ( click to enlarge )
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Painted headlight and electrical cable
Painted headlight and electrical cable
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Completed headlights with Tamiya ring and lens and blackout  cover.
Completed headlights with Tamiya ring and lens and blackout cover.
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Ever useful picture wire
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A careful start filing down the HL leds to make room for the Tamiya lens and ring.  Tamiya also provides black out light lens on the 'E' sprue to further dress up the lights.
A careful start filing down the HL leds to make room for the Tamiya lens and ring. Tamiya also provides black out light lens on the 'E' sprue to further dress up the lights.
A careful start filing down the HL leds to make room for the Tamiya lens and ring. Tamiya also provides black out light lens on the 'E' sprue to further dress up the lights..JPG (80.52 KiB) Viewed 2501 times
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Hopefully I’ll be able to find something here in the states will check the local hobby shops.might see if something in 1/24 will work.
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Ragnar wrote:Oh-oh-oh and where’d you find the Afrika Korps insignia !!! 8O
Those came with the decal set I picked up for the Pz III. I also got a set of these...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peddinghaus-1- ... SwNSxVMopb

There's 24 of the palm tree markings on the sheet. Dragon hobbies is located in the states and ship pretty fast. Just keep in mind that the Peddinghaus decals are printed on one continuous sheet. You'll have to trim them close to the printing to avoid an excess of carrier film.

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