Magneto has arrived! #115 of 250. Unboxed today and placed in basement with help from another Pinsider. Thanks, Adam! A pop bumper was firing over and over randomly, but I discovered the leaf switch gap was way too close on that pop (basically touching) so it kept firing repeatedly. I improved the gap slightly and it works fine now.
I replaced some of the cold red, white and blue LEDs with some softer, color-matching LEDs and it looks great. I also replaced the lamp bulb that shines on Magneto with a regular Titan 6.3v wedge without realizing it's a 13v flasher. When I plugged it in, it was an incredibly bright white light. I was very happy with it. A few minutes later, I smelled that hot smell of electricity and melted plastic. I cooked the bulb, and when I pulled it out with needle nose pliers, it was totally melted and half of it came off. Fortunately, I unplugged it, let it cool, and the rest of the destroyed 6.3v came out. I replaced the original bulb and, although still too dim, it works fine. I didn't fry anything except that bulb I melted. Yikes. I won't forget to match the bulbs carefully next time.
Tomorrow a new DMD and Tilt Graphics blades...then to figure out the Wolverine captive ball mod! Thrilled to have an X-Men finally.
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