Preventing light bleed

So I tested an LED in situ and there was significant amounts of light bleeding through the bare plastic so I have painted the insides of the engines with a couple of coats of metallic paint to try and reduce this effect, I still have some spots that I am concerned about due to the wall thickness but I am hoping using a primer on the outside that contains micro fillers should sort that out… fingers crossed!

2 thoughts on “Preventing light bleed

  1. shipmodelsuperstore February 14, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I wondered about that. We build in wood so when we did some aircraft we did not run into that problem. We built 4 vintage aircraft with LED lighting for a pool table. We also lit the cockpit and landing gear lights. They were killer but a difficult install. Hope nobody ever has to change the bulbs 🙂 If you are interested let me know and I can send a link to my FB page.

    Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

    Do you build these to sell or just keep collecting them? I bought out a Hobby Shop and have a star-fighter and Robby the Robot made in plastic. They are so delicate, but they are beautiful!


    • Mark Dale February 16, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      Please do pop me a link to your Facebook page, I love looking at other peoples work regardless of the subject matter! Keeps the mojo high and often inspires future builds.

      The paint in this post hasn’t proved to be enough, I still have some light bleed issues that need fixed, these will appear in a new post soon with any luck.


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