Haunted Dimensions models

Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by ASC Mclaren, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. ASC Mclaren

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    Hiya, it's been awhile since I've been building, I had some health issues pop up. I'm doing better and decided to get back into the swing of things with a quick build or two. I resized Ray Keim's "Fred" tombstone, available at Haunted Dimensions, closer to 1:18 (By my best reckoning). I layered the top of the tombstone with two plies of #110.

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    Then I decided to try the Phantom Manor Pillar. I printed it at 100%, as this is close to 1:18 (kinda an hobby OCD). I decided to add some depth to the bricks, see below. I am also building this with the plan to inclose a flickering tea light. This is still work in progress. I will be returning to my 1:18 Thunderfighter soon....

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  4. Zathros

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    The texture is so good on that, it looks like stone in the photos of it. Good job. :)
  5. ASC Mclaren

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    Well, I modified a flicker LED Tea light, with some really novice soldering. Then I threaded the LED through the model, stuffed the board in, and then left the wires to the on/off switch and batteries out the bottom. I layered the plaque, just cause. The LED flickers nicely.

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am glad to hear that you are doing better (health wise).

    These little quick builds look FANTASTIC.
    Not only would these look good in a Halloween diorama, but if you wanted to reconstruct the scene from the BRTC25 pilot where Buck, Twiki, and Theo were walking through Old Chicago, these would fit right in.

    I am looking forward to seeing how you finish off your Thunder Fighter.
  7. Zathros

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    I can think of many uses for this, great job! :)
  8. Mr Marbles

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    Adding a flickering light to this model is a nice touch. So far, I've only build two of Ray's models, (Bates house and Amityville house) but hope to build them all as I get time.
  9. Zathros

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    This model is really awesome. It is amazing how some of the simpler subjects are so enticing! :)
  10. ASC Mclaren

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    So, I built Leota's headstone, resized to about 1:18 (duh), copied someone else's idea and illuminated her eyes. I am currently working on the control panel.

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  11. ASC Mclaren

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    Oh, did I mention that it is a three color LED? Kinda like a mood haunting :)

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  12. Zathros

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    Would it be possible for you to draw a schematic, even a hand drawn one would be nice? People sometimes aren't electronics savvy and really appreciate this kind of stuff. :)
  13. ASC Mclaren

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    I'll try. I just spent 45 minutes trouble shooting the control panel, starting with continuity. :( I'll see what I can whip up for the group...
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    That is GREAT!!!
    Keep this up and you will have the grave yard that Buck and Twiki walked through in the pilot. :p
  15. Zathros

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    Thank You. I used to be an electronic Technician. It stinks when something doesn't work, it's usually something over looked, like a diode the wrong way, or a transistor being PnP instead of NpN. On T.V.'s, it was always a cold solder. :)



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    Here is my attempt at a wiring diagram. It sucks. I used a 6 position rotary switch, a three color LED (Red, Green, Blue) and a CR 2032 battery and holder. I mounted the holder to a circuit board. Using standoffs, I mounted these to an acrylic board at sourced from TAP plastics. I got all of the electronic components at Radio Shack. The fiber optic are from TAP plastics (32 strand cable, about $1.50 a foot). I'll get some pics of the finished contraption soon. But for now I have to start the horse drawn Hearse, rescaled to 1:18.

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