Post by Caspan Edrogoth on Sept 1, 2017 8:23:43 GMT
So I bought several packs of LED candles from the dollar store, expecting the standard flickering yellow light. Alas, despite no indication upon the packaging, the LEDs cycle through red, blue, & green. Totally bunkd up the planned project for the time being but I've come to embrace happy accidents whilst crafting. I've decided to make 1 or 2 obelisks with glowing arcane runes but beyond that I'm having trouble conjuring further uses for these buggers.
This board is full of amazing, creative folk & I know a few of you must have the elixir for what ails me.
Post by Troglodytarum in machina on Sept 1, 2017 14:27:29 GMT
Black Magic Craft has a video on a nice portal using a LED that you describe.
I'm going to try a similar project in the future. But I was going to have mine standing, and guide the light around with a side emitting fiber optic. Havent even gotten to the drawing board with that one yet, but it's an idea atleast.
Why not a fun campfire that was set by a sorcerer or wizard instead of someone just building it from scratch? Maybe they threw in some components for fun colors, or maybe something so it produces little to no smoke so it's more difficult for you to be spotted, or even a magical fire that puts off a chilly breeze instead of heat for campaigns in a desert Or volcano setting?
Put the components in tree hollow shapes, or hollow tree stumps, or up in silvery branches for a fairy forest effect.
Make some wide mouthed braziers and put them in a cathedral or holy building setting.
Stick them under a cauldron for magical, spooky-fire soup and potion making.
Make a magical bauble that a big baddie or even a big goodie is using that causes a spell effect in a certain radius as long as the light is on.
I've been considering nabbing some like that for my own use.
In a few wargames I've used crystals for markers, used them in various game sessions as well, but the main thing is wargaming use. Just got a bunch of the crystals from the floral display section of a hobby store and keep wanting to upgrade them to ones that light up in order to look more magicals.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT