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icon5.gif  Backlit facia [message #22728] Tue, 18 January 2011 06:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar xxilim  is currently offline xxilim
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I'm curious to know what the translucent properties of the strong and white material is.

I want to have parts of this model backlit with green LEDs while the rest will be painted black.

Would the min recommended thinness of strong and while allow any light trough?

Or is there a better way to do this?
Re: Backlit facia [message #22734 is a reply to message #22728 ] Tue, 18 January 2011 07:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Kaetemi  is currently offline Kaetemi
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It leaves light trough at 1mm from what I can test here, maybe someone else can confirm for thicker surfaces.
Have you looked into using transparent detail too?


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Re: Backlit facia [message #22775 is a reply to message #22728 ] Tue, 18 January 2011 20:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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My Flugel Horn and Baritone Horn WSF models have 1mm wall thickness on the flared ends, here they are sat on 5mm white LEDs.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/instruments/models/baritone-and-flugel-horns-lit-up.jpg

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Re: Backlit facia [message #22780 is a reply to message #22728 ] Tue, 18 January 2011 20:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hey they look great !!


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Re: Backlit facia [message #23810 is a reply to message #22780 ] Mon, 14 February 2011 11:50 UTC Go to previous message
avatar xxilim  is currently offline xxilim
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Really late reply sorry!

Looks awesome, thanks.

I'm thinking my best option is to have the model painted then have the text laser etched through the paint to reveal the strong and white material.

Does Strong and white respond well to laser etching?

 
   
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