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WIP The Magic Circle

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MattMcK., Dec 17, 2022.

  1. NigelR A Fixture

    Fascinating and looking very good. Is that a blue light under the circle? It looks really cool...
  2. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    A little color on the background assembly.
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  3. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Matt

    Now it's looking great with the background worked on , makes the figure stand out more

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Playing with the LEDs now; still lots of painting & construction of the fire & groundwork to continue. This is overly blue; I have more white LEDs on order, I can control their color with theatre lighting gels. Small lights will be added on the ridge in the back to dimly light the building. The smoke also just a make-do using cotton balls. Lots of refining needed.


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  5. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    The best source for info is Evans Designs who stock a great selection and are super helpful if you have questions. All their items already have the electronic stuff I don’t understand (resistors and whatnot) pre wired so no figuring out boards, soldering (unless you want to for stronger connections) etc. See their info page here, with tons of tutorial videos at the bottom of the page: https://evandesigns.com/pages/tips-for-using-leds. Can’t recommend them highly enough! If you can match red to red and black to black and twist wires together, you can do it.
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  6. NigelR A Fixture

    It's already looking amazing Matt. Incredibly imaginative, well done!

    Thanks for the info on LEDs. one day I will definitely give this a go.......
  7. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Matt

    It's amazing the ingenuity of modellers using things like LED ......your certainly going for the effects and it's looking more interesting and effective with each update

    Intrigued about the approach for the smoke your going to go for

    Following with interest

    Happy lighting

    Nap
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  8. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Working on lighting and smoke now. The smoke will be thinned out and given color soon.
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  9. eppi Active Member

    Wow! It's so ... magic!(y)
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  10. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Agree there

    That smoke is clever even though it's going to be thinned out .....wonder how ?

    Thanks for sharing the updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. NigelR A Fixture

    Love it, looking really good so far......
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  12. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Amazing work!
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  13. MalcC A Fixture

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    Turned out really well, nice work.

    Malc
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  14. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very close to done; working on color for the lighting and a few touch ups.
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  15. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Great work. (y)

    Malc
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  16. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Matt

    Great updates on this really like the swirling smoke and lighting , and the overall presentation is very stylish

    Been interesting to see this move along and looking forward to seeing the final result

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
    Beautifully done.
    Rick
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  18. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Wow, the lighting really works well, excellent, Matt!
  19. NigelR A Fixture

    This is looking amazing. And the box itself is a work of art!

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