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Nakumah Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how much do you charge for LED jobs?
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TwoHornsUnited Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
As in designing/installing LEDs on someone else's stuff?
That's not really something I do, I'm afraid.
Too many potential liability issues. 
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean like a custom job, where I send a design concept, exact measurments of a body and so on.
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Markonator Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you said that you don't want to tell all your secrets, but I was wondering if you make molds of your masks/helmets or do you just make one piece projects?
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TwoHornsUnited Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's cool man!
I don't do molds.
I used to do pretty much solely one-off builds, but these days I usually just create a rough prototype with foam, number each piece, and mark connections with alignment lines.  After it's done I break it down and transfer all the shapes along with their corresponding markers to poster board templates (storing them in folders).  I then use these templates to reconstruct it and make the final "clean" builds. 

I do have to build each piece from the ground up, but because I have the templates saved I can just pull up a folder and recreate a project whenever I feel like it.  Recreating a build also only takes a fraction of the amount of time it takes to make the original because I already know what I'm doing. 
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Markonator Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I was thinking, your projects look like they would be very hard to make molds of. Ahh that explanation sounded awesome :D Sounds so simple.

That's really smart! So true so true. Thanks so much for that wonderful answer! :D I'll have to try it out someday after I've finished my current project La la la la 
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Markonator Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're way OP for this realm with your skills sir. I'm sitting here in total envy, watching your kick-ass eye lighting. Any tips for me who's going to make his first lit eyes?
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TwoHornsUnited Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks! I'm alright. 
I guess it really depends on the shape and/or type of mask you're installing them in, the types of eye holes you're seeing out of (and their placement), and the type of style for the lights you're aiming for - Unless you're just referring to the mechanical aspects of it (i.e. wiring and such). 
Otherwise I can't really offer much help without knowing those things. I wish there was a cure-all method that suits everything, but that would be too easy lol.  
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Markonator Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
Well I'm thinking of making the Spectre mask from Starcraft 2: Starcraft 2 Spectre by ZergRex
And I'd really like to catch all the details in the eyes. The middle red dot and the outer red circle. I already figured out that I should be able to see trough the middle black ring of the two red one(?) But it still seems like e really tricky build.
Someone really needs to make a book just about making lit up eyes :D
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TwoHornsUnited Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm...To have anywhere near decent vision you may have to simplify some of the eye parts, because I don't see any openings on that design large enough that you could realistically see well enough to not bump into everything lol.  

I would personally subtract that little rounded outer ring around the core light of the eye and suspend a flattened diffused 10mm LED in the middle, giving you a 1/4" circular gap around the LEDs to see out of. To make it so that nobody can see your eyes if say you get a picture taken with flash, you could even suspend it within a tinted plastic lens by drilling a 10mm hole to stick the LED through (although I personally don't prefer tinted, as I love to wear my costumes/masks during dusk to really show off the lighting and tinted lenses make it hard to see that time of day) or you can even use a black fabric (or metal) mesh. 

haha I could probably write an Ebook or something on eye lighting if I had the time/motivation. Maybe one of these days! 
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