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I had a new idea for a diorama with this mouse from Dark Sword. It's tail has a lamp on the end. It looked like a good subject for conversion to a working lamp.

 

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So I will make a new tail with brass rod and green stuff. I found an old HO railroad street light and cut of one on the lantarns.

 

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The original lamp is not usable. It is 16 volt and gets hot. I want to use a battery so I will add a 3 volt led light.

 

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I've always been fascinated by minis with working lights to a large part due to my total lack of knowledge of/skills wit anything electrical. The effects can be WONDERFUL...ergo, I'll follow your progress with keen interest. Have FUN with it all!

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UPdates....there must be updates!....  I am suffering from withdrawl here..nnnneeeeeedddd more!

 

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UPdates....there must be updates!....  I am suffering from withdrawl here..nnnneeeeeedddd more!

 

:devil:

 

I agree, it is getting dark...we need that light!!!

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Ok, ok.... here is an update :poke:

 

I was sick this weekend so not much progress, but progress none the less.

 

Test fit for the tail.

 

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Glued the wire of the led to brass wire

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Work in progress on the green stuff. This is a half way test fit.

 

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And finally a sneak preview for step 2..

 

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Yet another point of interest; i.e., I've often looked at the wooden boxes at Michael's/Hobby Lobby & thought there must be something cool I could do with them. Seeing what you should will be inspirational at the least. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

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I love these original wacky ideas..one of the reasons I like this forum so much.

 

So many creative minds here.

 

This is a great project.

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