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I have not used LEDs on anything hobby related. Unless you count the lights I put in a display case that did not survive my last move several years ago.

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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question FEB. 5th.

Have you ever used LED lighting ( or something similar) in a model or terrain?

Pics?

How did you do it?

 

Ah, not since my model railroading days,  back in the early ‘90s.  Then it was pea bulbs for building  interior lighting, and grain-of-wheat bulbs for railroad signals.  The most complicated one I worked on was refurbishing the railroad club’s radio tower, with motorized rotating lights at the top.  Sadly no pictures were taken.

 

No LED lighting yet, which is surprising given the number of battery powered Christmas LED lights I’ve picked up for that purpose in post-holiday sales.

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11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question FEB. 5th.

Have you ever used LED lighting ( or something similar) in a model or terrain?

Pics?

How did you do it?

No. I’ve thought about it, but I think I need to get a bunch of my unpainted stuff done before I do anything crazy with lights and watch batteries.

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6 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I think one of the Dwarven Forge kickstarters I backed included some LED torches. But I haven't used them or done anything similar myself.

 

I know the theory well enough that I could probably do it, but I've always thought that for most purposes the hassle of running wires, finding a place to put a battery, hiding the door you need to have to replace the battery, having batteries around when needed, ....

 

Too much work.

 

I was looking at the impressive LED lightsaber conversion tutorials for the Star Wars: Legion figures.  A lot of the technical issues were solved by using neodymium magnets to hold the battery in place under the base, and to provide electrical contacts.   Turning it on/off was as easy as attaching/removing the battery.  Wiring was mostly solved using electrically conductive paint up the back of the figure.

 

I think even I could do it without screwing it up too badly.

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13 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question FEB. 5th.

Have you ever used LED lighting ( or something similar) in a model or terrain?

Pics?

How did you do it?

Not yet, but I have several LED model kits in storage just begging to be built.

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On 2/4/2020 at 2:10 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 4th.

Do you use a powertool ( like a dremel for example) for the hobby?

 

The motorized tools I have used are:

  • a Hobart paint shaker
  • a Typhoon vortex mixer
  • a beading engraving pen with a Dremel 463 rubber polishing point

The only one I still use to any degree is the vortex mixer.

 

The engraving pen works okay-ish but it has a wiring problem, so it doesn't work unless you hold it at a specific angle.

 

15 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question FEB. 5th.

Have you ever used LED lighting ( or something similar) in a model or terrain?

Pics?

How did you do it?

Nope.  I have some Dwarven Forge terrain that has LED support built-in, for torches and the like, but I've never actually painted or used it.

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6 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

Yes. Three times for minis (working on another at the moment) and twice for terrain...
T'Raukzul (My first LED attempt)

Bones 4 Rulers of Hell

 

I don't have pics of the terrain and the next mini. Maybe by the end of the week....

Here's my most recent LED miniature, lit up in the dark...

 

20200205_191933.jpg

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On 2/2/2020 at 8:55 PM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?


Both!

 

For RPGs I use a combination of cattle mats, blank maps, printed maps and “theatre of the mind”. Everything is fair game.

 

War games tend to depend much more on the particular game. Battletech is nearly 100% pre-printed maps (I own dozens). Skirmish / mass battles tend to be much more free form.

 

On 2/3/2020 at 9:10 PM, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 4th.

Do you use a powertool ( like a dremel for example) for the hobby?

 


I own a dremel, and use it moderately often. I regularly use an air brush. I mostly use hand tools for the rest, but I have used a power drill in a few basing projects.

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That is one gorgeous snake.  Wish it wasn't so hard to get ahold of, it sold out almost the instant it hit stores o_O

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23 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

 

It's been on my list since I joined! I bought the clear Kyphrixus during the KS because I wanted to make him into a night light. It was a natural step for me since many ambitious cosplayers have fun putting lights in their gear. I just never got around to it.

 

Though now I kinda figure.... He's been on my shelf of shame for so many years, I might as well just plop him on an already made LED nightlight instead of wiring it myself. That'll get him off the shelf easy, right? :lol:

 

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I so can't show that to my husband, because I know he'd want to do that himself... 

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Question Feb. 6th.

What kind of reactions to your hobby do you get from outsiders? 

( people who don't hobby)

 

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