|Project by PopsHuckster||posted 02-24-2015 02:10 AM||1031 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
This switch cover was conjured up while I was still working on the knife switch. No gears in this one made it a lot easier to build then the knife switch too. So I did a little more with the detail. Had a few comments from some Firemen friends too but they also seem to think I need to paint it red now too. I was just going to oil it like the last one.
Designed and drew it up in Photoshop and Illustrator. Used 1/8” and 1/4” BB for most of the body of the switch. Used poplar and some oak in the detail pieces. Keys are just for show and don’t really do anything although I had given a thought to making it functional. It’s a cover for a push on/off dimmer switch that you then turn to raise or lower the level of light. The small door drops down to push the button you see behind the door. Then the bigger door opens to allow access to turn the knob for brightness and actually access the mounting screws. The stickers are therefor detail too. I’ll probably make decals instead of the stickers if I do paint it.
4/24/16 Finally got around to finishing the pull box with paint and decals. Made the decals using some supplies I got from a company called Micro Mark. They sell all kinds of supplies for model makers including 8-1/2×11 sheets of decal paper you can use with an ink jet printer. I used white sheets for these decals and added a red background to match the paint color I used. Once printed you just spray with a clear coat of lacquer and transfer them the same way you would any water transfer decal on a model.