Small update from the past two days of work. I got the arm pod with battery pack built.
More sanding work on the body.
Aquament epoxy putty work on the body for finer details and filling.
Another test with the LEDs one with a resistor and one without, I’ll be going with a resistor along the parallel setup.
Next up is a little mockup of what I have so far. I used an MG Dom hand in lieu of scratch building my own, saves on time and I think the Dom’s fat fingers and hand fit the project decently. For the arm pod/battery pack, I used some hollowed out PVC pipe capped it with some styrene strips, then placed some barrels in a tri-barrel configuration. The more I look at the setup, I think I want to cut the barrels down more just to balance things out a bit. I also need to point the LEDs forward as opposed to pointing down. There are a few other modifications I’ll probably make as I look at the mock up more. But for now…