Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mantic Blog - time to lighten up a bit

LOG lights
I participated in the Powered Play kickstarter, and got in my kits yesterday. I have some ideas for a display, but one of the first things was putting some fire into the bellies of the Lesser Obsidian Golems. Of course to do this I have to JP the figures, so I pulled them off, did some delicate protological surgery, and now have orange LED's in the bellies of two of the three golems. Next up is glueing the wires down the legs and painting them. I've started on a new base that can contain the battery, circuit board, switch and wires for this - though I haven't figured out positioning yet.

I've also thought about possibly drilling out the barrel of the Angkor Heavy Mortar and lighting it up. A glow on the Dragon fire teams would also be good - but with only a base of only 20mm x 40mm that will be a bit difficult (until they can do battery bases - which was a stretch goal in the kickstarter they did not make).

Their first kits are now available on-line - check them out : http://poweredplay.net/

Because it is all fun and games

1 comment:

  1. mattjgilbert 8/22/13
    Very cool. Love it. Glowing eyes next?
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    redfox42 8/22/13
    That looks pretty awesome.
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    Orcsbain 8/22/13
    Nice effect, well done another WM that would benifit is the AD rocket launcher give it a nice glowing "warhead".

    Unfortunatly this dose rate highly for me as an effect that is very nice and desireable but one I cant be arsed to do

    Should be easy to find your army in the dark too

    ttfn
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    puggimer 8/22/13
    Glowing eyes would be a real challenge given that they barely have them :-)

    Until they make a combined base/battery however, it will be difficult to hide the battery in smaller models.
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    LordOfSmurfs 8/23/13
    Looking awesome

    I think for eyes you would need to start experimenting with some fiberoptics
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    puggimer 8/23/13
    @LordOfSmurfs - well guess what I got included by being an early backer on their kickstarter - 2 fiberoptic kits. These each have a file, one square length of fiber, and 3 longer lengths of round fiber in two sizes. It isn't that flexible - I don't know if I would be able to bend it enough to get go through the body (and especially into the head - the neck isn't that big. I wouldn't be able to do that on my assembled ones - but maybe on some of my others.

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