Even with it being grounded and having a big body I still wanted to go lite on LEDs for the Jagd Doga. The beam going through it and the mono eye are the only source of illumination in the Jagd and using the reasoning I explained in the fin funnel post I actually felt totally fine with it. Most of all I just don’t want the frustration of the Nu to repeat itself, and frankly after seeing the Nu lit up while on the diorama base I found a new reason why doing it this way is the best course of action. As you can see in some of the pictures below the lit up Nu’s thrusters are very bright to the level of actually casting spot lights on the diorama. Now with that in mind if I lit up every thruster of the Jagd Doga the base would look like I threw a bucket of blue paint over everything.
As I mentioned in the previous post I was deciding on what type of beams to use, and what I decided on was using both the ZZ Gundam beam and one of the pink sprue rods. Now my problem was getting these to not only stay in place but to also have it line up exactly with the Nu’s beam rifle. It took ALOT of tweaking but I eventually got it working.
Afterwards I modified the open left hand so that it was a fist and used a dremel, pla plates, and a soldering iron to do the beam’s battle damage. Cut a bit of the inner frame of the head and super glued a very small surface mount LED to it for the mono eye. Finally I puttied away the engraved zeon logo on the shield so I could replace it with a decal some time in the future.
Weathering, getting the pink beam LEDs situated in the chest, and funneling the wires to the leg is what I have to tackle next.