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Colt Ward

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Light up crystal
« on: 07 April 2023, 15:48:48 »
Anyone make light up crystal terrain for hexes & mechs like something from Starcraft?

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Re: Light up crystal
« Reply #1 on: 07 April 2023, 16:57:56 »
Try an eBay store, 3d Miniature Factory. They have what you want.

Because they are lighted, they have a bit of a base, of course, and they are made for HeroScape boards as well. But it is a start. Good people to deal with regardless.
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Colt Ward

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Re: Light up crystal
« Reply #2 on: 07 April 2023, 18:52:18 »
Eh, I have all the parts- watched the how to videos and everything.  I just wanted to see what others did/said . . .

 . . . though the how-to video did talk about re-using old CDs.  Unfortunately, the age of free AOL CDs is over.
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Re: Light up crystal
« Reply #3 on: 10 April 2023, 00:28:18 »
Eh, I have all the parts- watched the how to videos and everything.  I just wanted to see what others did/said . . .

 . . . though the how-to video did talk about re-using old CDs.  Unfortunately, the age of free AOL CDs is over.
I have a whole buch of CD's/DVD's (old Linux installation discs) and use them for paint matching every time. But MAN, cutting and gluing CD's on printed Starcraft mineral patches would take me a week and a serious pain in the back.
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Re: Light up crystal
« Reply #4 on: 10 April 2023, 09:24:45 »
Not even 3D printing my crystals.  I bought acrylic crystals online really cheap and will form them into the shape I want as part of a multi-hex hill.  It will have lights on the inside to make the neon blue/green/red/yellow paint I spread over the acrylic crystals to add to the 'look' of it sitting on the table.

They based the crystals on the CDs b/c the light would be magnified with the CD's reflective nature.
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Re: Light up crystal
« Reply #5 on: 11 April 2023, 12:18:53 »
I also suggest buying something like this on whatever mountain track with tourists - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz#/media/File:Quartz-221141.jpg . It is dirt cheap.
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Re: Light up crystal
« Reply #6 on: 17 July 2023, 17:52:50 »
Don't know if you are still looking, but Fat Dragon Games has LED Crystals... They don't sell the actual end product, but the file for your 3D printer (assuming you have one)... They also have tutorials about adding the LEDs.

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