Lighting up the ice cream cone on the twin's?

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    so here's the image of the alt mode. I REALLY want the ice cream part to light up...

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    Is there a way to cast this in a more transparent plastic? Resin is quite opaque, and won't work. I've also thought about hollowing out more of the inside of it to thin out the plastic, but it might get some areas brighter than others because the thickness. Any suggestions?!?
     
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    There is a clear casting resin avaliable? I think i've seen something like this before at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby. I think its used for making clear paper weights. Would'nt that work?
     

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    that actually might, thought about it, but I hear it's very prone to bubbles, which wouldn't really matter though. I'd paint it in a semi-transparent white (maybe airbrush a few coats over it) good idea, thanks.
     
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    Well just thinking about it, you'd be hollowing alot of it out to add the lighting and switch so you might be able to eliminate most of the bubbles.
     
  5. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Would it perhaps be able to make a cast of the cone and then fill the cast with hot glue? It would give you your desired transparentness but there could be issues surrounding bubbles.
     
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    I think the clear resin will give the best results. I'm gonna run experiments with that also. Perhaps 1 or 2 drops of white paint in the resin while wet will make a 1/2 transparent 1/2 white cast result.
     
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    Hmmmm. I will let you know when I am done:) 

    But seriously, I don't have one
     
  8. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    That the first thing i really want to do when i get those guys!
    that and add the additional decals i think we all know which one im talking about!
    also could someone direct me to where i can get some LED's?
     
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    start selling the transparent ice-creams when done. you know you want to. lol.
     
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    already thought of that. despised selling heads though...
     
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    just got them. the ice cream cone's really small and solid white plastic. It can be cast, I will grab some of the clear resin and do some which I might sell off..

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    run twins run!!!!!
     
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    Dude, you gotta snap a pic of Mudflap getting eaten. :lol 
    The Ice Cream truck is in desperate need of paint, i assume you've got plans, that hopefully involve a Suck My Popsicle sticker :lol 
     
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    That is an awsome pic!
    RUN TWINS!! RUNNNN!!
    lol are those on ebay yet? or some kind of site, i sooooo want me the Ice Cream truck :p 
     
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    Just my :2c: , would hot glue not work as a translucent plastic that you could embed a small LED into?
     
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    I say cast it clear, hollow out a bit for the light and then airbrush thin layers of HOK snowhite on it d00d.
     
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    How close in size is the ice cream swirl to Christmas Tree/fairy lights?
     
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    Experimenting in the past with pigmenting resin with paint, yielded for me a VERY weird foamy air-filled cast. That was water-based-acrylic and standard opaque casting resin, so the chemistry may be different with the particular products you try, but I'm betting against that working.

    Light paint layers over the clear-cast will probably yield a better "frosted" look

    D/L
     
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    unless you just want a mold so you always have it. sculpting it from hot glue would be the route i would take as well. i am surprised that has not been mentioned much more than it has. casting it seems like overkill
     
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