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flasher dome flame mod


By jorro

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Hi there,
I'm trying to make a flame shaped flasher dome, I'm using it on my Party zone as the rocket flame.
There was a red dome but i want a orange flame shaped one.
my first effort is a blowtorch shaped one.
does anyone have a better idea how to or where to buy maybe???
here's wat i mean and came up with

greetz jorro

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#3 3 years ago

Ummmm...judging by your pictures, your first attempt came out awesome!

#4 3 years ago

That looks very cool! This might be something that could be 3D Printed into a flame shape.

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Ummmm...judging by your pictures, your first attempt came out awesome!

thanx! but not quite as i liked it to turn out,

at some places the plastic became a little thin.

indeed 3d printing is a good idea anyone knows someone who prints domes???

#6 3 years ago

a 3d printed flame would work well and is achievable.

You could design it so it is available from Shapeways along with a heap of other pinball parts and mods and they have a material that is excellent for shining light through - detailed plastic. It is opague but put a coloured light behind it and glows up nicely.

here is my tail light mod for the creature which there is a detailed plastic lens in it which has a white led behind the pointy bulb section and a red led behind the flat brake light section.

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here is the site if you are curious of the possibilities.
https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=pinball&sort=newest

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

a 3d printed flame would work well and is achievable.
You could design it so it is available from Shapeways along with a heap of other pinball parts and mods and they have a material that is excellent for shining light through - detailed plastic. It is opague but put a coloured light behind it and glows up nicely.
here is my tail light mod for the creature which there is a detailed plastic lens in it which has a white led behind the pointy bulb section and a red led behind the flat brake light section.
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here is the site if you are curious of the possibilities.
https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=pinball&sort=newest

thanx looks great!
all look in to it

1 week later
#8 3 years ago

with jorro's help we came up with a flasher dome that you could fasten into place....

would be a semi transparent white look but with a coloured LED would look like a rocket flame. It is different from every angle so you could install 1 of 2 ways for a different look or go to the hobby shop and give it a watered down paint job (yellow, orange and red) so light can pass through and look realistic

thoughts......

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#9 3 years ago

You are fairly local to me. I can 3d print in transparent. You would then use glass paint on the inside or use a coloured led. I can make these tomorrow and send to you. Won't be truly transparent as that's not technically possible. Send me the solidworks file and I'll see what I can do.

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from epotech:

You are fairly local to me. I can 3d print in transparent. You would then use glass paint on the inside or use a coloured led. I can make these tomorrow and send to you. Won't be truly transparent as that's not technically possible. Send me the solidworks file and I'll see what I can do.

lol, I am in Aus.... but really appreciate the offer, I have some semi transparent and printer so printing is not a problem. These would be better printed on a resin printer as then there will be no hex fill which would look heaps better than a regular pla/abs printer.

interesting design challenge though

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

with jorro's help we came up with a flasher dome that you could fasten into place....

I like it! Is the inside hollow or solid?

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

I like it! Is the inside hollow or solid?

cheers, hollowed out with a starburst pattern effect - thought it would help light it up better.

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#13 3 years ago

Wow, that's good stuff swinks.

#14 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

lol, I am in Aus..

sorry, thought jorro wanted these. Either way, the offer's still there...

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from epotech:

You are fairly local to me. I can 3d print in transparent. You would then use glass paint on the inside or use a coloured led. I can make these tomorrow and send to you. Won't be truly transparent as that's not technically possible. Send me the solidworks file and I'll see what I can do.

thanx for the offer, but i already ordered one from shapeways.
but thanx annyway!

#16 3 years ago

looking awesome Swinks!!!!
cant wait to get mine in the mail.

woold also be cool to see it on other machines like flames on acdc or so or kiss?

thanx for your work and time Swinks!

1 week later
#17 3 years ago

sold my party zone but if my flame dome arives ill post a pic of it.
greetz

#18 3 years ago

after all that?!

#19 3 years ago

I wouldn't mind trying a few of these on KISS.

#20 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

after all that?!

Haha. Glad someone said it

#21 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

after all that?!

yeah i know

#23 3 years ago

please get a photo before it goes or at least installed in it at the new owners place

#24 3 years ago

Awesome! Great looking flasher!

#27 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

please get a photo before it goes or at least installed in it at the new owners place

i would but as shapeways still hasent delivered it will be a problem.
waiting for ages contacted them so waiting for an awnser
sorry
but if they do deliver i wil take pics from flasher

greetz

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from jorro:

i would but as shapeways still hasent delivered it will be a problem.
waiting for ages contacted them so waiting for an awnser
sorry
but if they do deliver i wil take pics from flasher
greetz

wow I was notified that it was sent 10 days ago, maybe it was made in the US branch - strange as Shapeways was in Holland as well as the US, unless everything is now made in the US now ???

#29 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

wow I was notified that it was sent 10 days ago, maybe it was made in the US branch - strange as Shapeways was in Holland as well as the US, unless everything is now made in the US now ???

Wow, thank goodness something is made in the USA.

#30 3 years ago

they have sent it to the wrong adress ,
once is back in US they will send it again.
shame my party zone is gone but still ancious to see how it turned out!
will post a pic when i get it

#31 3 years ago

total bummer

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