(Topic ID: 255759)

Custom Lightbox - the quick & dirty approach

By EasternBloc

3 months ago

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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by stpcore
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    #1 3 months ago

    I recently got a custom Brian Holderman Cherry Atomic translite from Ken Cromwell’s retheme project and wanted a nifty way to showcase it in the game room. At 28.5 x 25.5, it’s a bit of an odd size for any off-the-shelf light boxes available, so custom box it is.

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    #2 3 months ago

    I kinda feel like it should be a wedgehead, so I sketched up a rough idea of what I’m going for. I already have a few led strips from an old project, and am really trying to use up materials laying around rather than run to the hardware store.

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    #3 3 months ago

    What I do have in abundance is 3/4” foam board insulation and aluminum tape. After 20 minutes of razor and tape work, it started to take shape in the 3rd dimension. I’m a bit shocked it took paint as well as it did.

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    #4 3 months ago

    LEDs routed and aluminum tape used to clean up rough edges. Plug it in and it comes alive! As big as it is the whole box only weighs a few ounces. I poked two holes in the back panel and reinforced them with more tape before passing some zip ties through to hang it with.

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    #5 3 months ago

    And...done! About an hour of work and the big blank hole in the wall is filled!

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    #7 3 months ago

    Nice work! Thanks for showing the progress pics. Artwork is great.

    #8 3 months ago

    Great use of the birdhouse!

    #9 3 months ago

    Appreciate the kind words! My wife said I should have made props for Pee Wee's Playhouse as zany as the design is. I may make some stencils to put some retro shapes on the frame in true wedgehead style.

    #10 3 months ago

    Nice work! Glad to see these illuminated and I thank you for supporting the project.

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