- Feb 4, 2010
Thanks! The vintage builds are nice but admittedly a lot harder without jayrob around since he did so many of them. This one was pretty much deemed a failure and only saw the light of day a few years after it was machined. These modules can handle the scotch tape/ some heat, and don't even ask how the contact board is in there.ZRaffleticket! Good to see you're still here, man.
I've been away from the hobby for a while, but am cycling back into it again, seeing what's new, and am planning some new builds. (Every time I leave and come back to this hobby, it gets so much better.) You were the one who inspired me to do my own vintage flashlight builds many years ago (I did several solid copper builds.) Glad to see you're still here and still doing vintage builds.
Damn, that 559 looks pretty in that Ranger. And I love the period nuclear theme. Perfect. I have a gorgeous 3-cell NOS vintage chrome Winchester host that I'm currently looking for that special diode for. The chrome on these old flashlights always looks great with these colors.
Not sure how long you've been out, but we now have cheap cyan diodes and a bunch of new cheap dpss in the green-yellow range. For as sketchy as scotch tape is, it works pretty well for electrically isolating these modules, the heat doesn't affect the performance of these too bad in my experience.