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#52918
A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I have been working on some detail bits to give flavor to my dungeon sets, I figured a large fire pit was a good place to start... Has a random yellow flicker with random intensity. I was going to load a video but couldn't figure out how to post yet.

I think I got a pretty good match on the paint but was wondering if anyone has the actual paint scheme that Stefan uses? Preferably in Reaper or Vallejo colors.

The fire pit is approx. 2 1/2" across and is based on a 2x2 floor tile.

Ive also been playing with some Diesis and arches to flush out a bit of details.

Hope you like,
John
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#52920
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
That looks really nice! And it is battery operated LEDs?
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#52924
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Hey TexasStu,

Thank You...

Yes the base is cast in opaque resin, the flames cast in amber transparent resin and it is battery operated LED lite with switch on the bottom.

Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to post a video on this forum yet as its really cool as it scintillates...lol.
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#52928
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Keeblerorc,

I'm really glad you joined this forum as you seem to be very creative and these custom-made projects are the ones I enjoy the most! The easiest way to post a video is to first post it on youtube and a post a link here. Also, you could post such a thread in the "Cool photos of DF Sets" where it would have much more exposure, as I believe it is related enough to DF stuff. Finally, if you could tell us more about how you made your fire, many of us would be very grateful. Did you do all the sculpting yourself?

Other cool LED projects posted on the forum:
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&id=45090&catid=3#45090
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=45895
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#52929
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Hey Biowizard,

Are you sure we are not long lost brothers.... Fellow Cube Manufacturer.

I agree with you that the creative little projects are a great part of the forum. Thanks for the tip on posting video's... like TV remote controller I need a 12 year old kid to teach me some of this stuff.

I will probably post in the other category when I get a few more bits made and it sounds like a better place for them.

In answer to the question, Yes... I sculpt all my own stuff but have recently been inquiring into some very talented artist friends to work together on a couple bigger projects... It is almost always easier for me to work with others as it forces me to finish a project rather than start 100 that never get finished. In sculpting I use all kinds of materials but most common for this project is Original Sculpey and Kneadatite Green (Greenstuff)

The fire pit started with a sculpt of the base in Sculpey then a mold is made and resin parts made. The resin parts get more details bt removing of material and addition of some greenstuff. Next a final mold is made.
The Fire is a similar series of steps but cast in colored resin.

In painting I used Vallejo Model Colors:

Base coat = German armour grey mixed with german field green and a bit of german camouflage orange ochre.

Highlight and single blocks are added by changing the ratios of the same colors and thinning with Mop and Glow floor wax.

final highlights are a further push of the colors with minimal grey/green and a high concentration of the ochre color again thinned with floor wax as it adds depth to the paint... I do a similar process when painting crypts and stone with brighter colors deeper in the layers. Finaly a clear coat of semi-matte clear is applied to protect the paint.

The Fire is highlighted in the same german armour grey (Coal grey) to give the coals the unlit feel and then again less dry brushed with dove grey to create the powdery grey look that coals produce during slow combustion...
Take a look at brickettes in your BBQ pit if you use them.


When the parts have been drilled and assembled I install a random intensity random brightness random duration 4.5 volt LED, a switch and a cluster of batteries. Next is the Happy part... flicking the switch on and enjoy the warm fire in a cold dungeon.

I plan on selling these on Ebay but have been having a hard time getting the parts. I cant even buy my paints locally anymore as the hobby shops have all become toy stores... Today I tried to find 32 gauge electrical wire and couldn't get anything smaller than 24 gauge which is 3x as fat...frustrating but that's what makes it fun when it all comes together.
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#52953
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Great work! Please let us know when these are "eBay ready" as I'm sure I'm not the only one who would want to snatch a few up.

As for the official DF paint scheme,this video should help:

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#52982
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Some of you guys wanted to know when these were for sale.... Ding! first couple on Ebay and thanks TexasStu for getting the first.
Here are a couple more pics...


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#52995
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I really couldn't pass it up. Like I said, unless you make them in bulk it's cheaper to get one from you! :-)
I can see several uses for it so far (without really trying to think up uses).
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#52999
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Love it!
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#53006
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
hmmm.... fire pit or up my kickstarter pledge?

sad to say the fire pit lost out ;)

hopefully you will list more of these when my wallet recovers
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#53011
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
You guys are to funny....

GO FOR THE ADD's Silly....

I'll make more creatures and Fire Pits later.....

No Brainer.....

The chance to add stuff at these KS prices only comes once.

Besides I have more stuff coming out soon and I'll rob you like a 12th level thief after a long night in a dark bar.
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#53014
Re:A Warm Fire Pit 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I really like the fire pit. I probably would buy at least 2 from you maybe 4!
First however - I would REALLY love to see a video of it in action.
There are a great many 'Candle effect' tea lights doing the rounds and some are far better than others.
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