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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Trial and Error

Hi everyone, well moving on from last weeks post i finally managed to make a candlestick i was happy with. After many trials including 3D Printing which looked fantastic but once i tried to drill out the core it just fell to pieces,I finally decided to use Milliput which is a very fine two part epoxy putty which i was able to mould and file into the shape i required (please excuse the quality of the photos).


You can just about make out the outline of the candle stick in the above photo with the candle and LED in place.


And here a shot of the light switched on im still undecided yet whether to tone the brightness down a little more i have already added a yellowish tinge to the tip of the LED as the warm white was just too bright this will be simple to do while its still in place but i will trial it out before hand on some spares i have.
Have a wonderful week everyone. Tony.

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  1. amber glass paint may be just the thing.

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  2. Hello tony,
    It looks fantastic. The lighting adds so much to a space already full of atmosphere. Well done.
    If I may ask, how did you like working with the Milliput. I've read about it a lot but have hesitated to order it online.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac, I have worked with milliput for quite a few years now and i get on very well with it once you have had a little practice and got the hang of its limitations its a fantastic product to use, the main thing i like about it is you have a little time to adjust problems or errors before it goes hard if you need any more tips or advice just give us a shout ;)

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    2. Thank you Tony, I appreciate it.

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  3. Hi Tony! I am glad you decided to try the putty! I can barely see the candlestick, but I will take your word for it that it looks right! LOL! I have added a very light wash of paint to those LED's with good results. Candles don't cast much light in RL unless you have dozens of them (as chandeliers do)... we are just so used to brilliant light nowadays we can't really understand how dark the nights were! I love the shadowy look of the bed with the single candle! It looks very realistic... and would be hard to tell it is mini! Keep up the wonderful work! :)

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    1. Thank you Betsy, you are right candles dont cast that much light I've been using them at night just to see the effects in different rooms they give its true how we have become so reliant on the lights we use today.

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  4. It may be a little bright but I really like the look. I moved my screen a little and then I could see the first picture, looking good---

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    1. Thanks Linda, hopefully they will all be toned down a little more once there in place :)

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