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Choppa Nutta Thanks Anthony, glad you like it :)

I also appreciate the ideas and suggestions for the fire and ice theme, definitely some good ideas to experiment with :)

One idea that is floating in my mind is to use a perspex plate with a tin foil lined cavity underneath to reflect the LED light upward and use a relatively thin layer of the plaster powder I have been using and paint with the Tamiya clear red and dry brush black paint on top. If the plaster is thin enough the light will come through and I still have the rough texture I want with each square being unique and I won't have to resort to expensive resins and latex molds etc. Being a peasant budget is a primary concern thus I am very keen to make the most of the stuff I already have !!

I think I will start with the cheapest methods first and work my way up from there :D
The hair spray method and the chipping is not something I have done as yet and I am uncertain how that might work out on a rough surface ... although I understand the principal of the technique :)
One thing that might be a cool effect would be to find a (cheap) way to get the lights to change intensity like burning coals do.

And yes, the level of interest for this comes as a pleasant surprise :)
10. July, 00:02
Greg Baker You can get the LEDs to flicker using a capacitor, but if you want a really cool effect, I'd suggest getting a Arduino NANO (or MICRO) and using the processing capabilities. You could set all the lights individually. I used them in both my Nausicaa Ohm project to run the motion sensor and eye-colour change, as well as on my Tinin rocket project to run the countdown clock (and other assorted lights via button push). It's some work to figure out, but the results will be FANTASTIC.
10. July, 01:58
Choppa Nutta Haha now we are really going off the deep end there !!
although ...... it would be cool to get to grips with those Arduino thingy mabobs ... how much are they I wonder ? ... Ball park figures...
Btw, got any videos of your examples working ?
10. July, 07:12
Greg Baker The Arduino Nano's are about $5 incl. shipping on eBay. ;)

That's what I used to do this:
Youtube Video

 
10. July, 10:30
Choppa Nutta yeah that is a lovely piece !! :)

Needs some music though or maybe a quote from the story perhaps ;)

"In a few short centuries, industrial
civilization had spread from the western
fringes of Eurasia to sprawl across the
face of planet. Plundering the soil of
its riches, fouling the air,and remolding
lifeforms at will, this gargantuan
industrial society had already peaked a
thousand years after its foundation:
Ahead lay abrupt and violent decline. The
cities burned, welling up as clouds of
poison in the war to be remembered as the
Seven Days Of Fire. The complex and
sophisticated technological superstructure
was lost; almost all the surface of the
Earth was transformed into a sterile
wasteland. Industrial civilization was
never rebuilt as mankind lived on
through the long twilight years ..."

Hayao Miyazaki :)
10. July, 11:18
Scott Dutton Choppa, with your idea of a perspex base, I have some experience in backlighting film cells so that light shines through. The easiest way here is to use a block of perspex as you suggested, and spray paint silver or white on all sides except the top where you want the light to shine through. Then spray black so the light is contained inside the slab of petspex with the onlywayout is the one unpainted surface you left. I then drill a small hole and mount the LED inside the block, they typically 5mm, put a few in and have them on the side well out of the viewing area so you don't get direct bright light only the reflected light from inside the light box.youcan get tricolour LED so you can vary the light colour with arduino as mentioned, copies are only about $5 or if just want one colour and constant intensity, wire directly. Other options is Electro Illuminant sheet, it it needs higher voltages, no current, to work with, but you can cut it to various shapes.ofthen thought about using it to illuminate a star trek enterprise or similar. All good fun. Yell if you need tech advise, I'm elec eng.
14. July, 09:53
Choppa Nutta Thanks ever so much Scott !!

Will be a while before I get around to doing another attempt on the Fire and Ice theme though but there's some good ideas there mate and the tech support is would be much appreciated too ! :)
14. July, 15:28
Scott Dutton Just yell out, whenever
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Choppa Nutta ah yes of course, I enjoyed the movie but I couldn't remember any of the characters names ! :)
I think my influences were from the artworks of Roger Dean and Studio Ghibli :)
21. May, 20:19
JD Looking forward to the Snowspeeder build...Maybe I'll build mine too!
21. May, 21:08
Choppa Nutta It needs building but I am feeling that I really ought to work my through my current crop of neglected kits and builds first :) :D
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Choppa Nutta Cheers Es, much appreciated :)
anyhow, how's things ?
still making those excellent custom PE sets ? :)
22. May, 17:07
Es-haq Khosravi Thank you so much Choppa! Not at the best condition, but still alive! Haha
How are you?
I still make PE's and even decals! :D
See my website: kma-modeller.com :)
22. May, 17:40
Daniel Klink Heavenly.....georgeous, beautiful, and absolute unique.. Like it a lot Choppa
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Choppa Nutta Thanks a lot Daniel, glad you like it ! :)

Es,glad to hear you're still doing ok :)
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