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Energon Crystals 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
With the new Caverns KS coming I thought it would be the right time to pick up a set of crystals I had my eye on for awhile at my local game store. They have two of the three sets available from GaleForce Nine. I chose the Energon Crystals set . The box looks like this:



The crystals are larger than a 28mm figure. I like the size of them and that every one is a slightly different model. They are clearly darker than what's depicted on the box, but I was expecting that as I had watched a video of someone reviewing all three sets (see video here: Video review of crystals). They have the red crystals at my game shop, as well. I might pick those up too, but what I really want is the green crystals.

I didn't care for the plastic, matte look so I decided to use Liquitex high gloss varnish on it. Two coats were applied. The first coat separates and runs down, somewhat so I just kept on brushing it back on until it became tacky enough to stick and stay on the surface where I brushed. The second coat filled any gaps and gave it a bit more glossiness.

I will be adding some LEDs to the crystals and have already drilled a test hole into one, but I'm waiting for a shipment of some "breathing" effect chips from Australia that I can solder straight onto the LED leads. It beats having to use an arduino and a bunch more equipment to program it... makes it much cheaper at $4 a chip. Anyways, here's the pic of the crystals, varnished with a mini for size comparison (sorry, I didn't get a before pic, but the video link above shows what they looked like before I varnished them).

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#61513
Re:Energon Crystals 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Nice,

I had considered Archeson creations' beautiful ultra-transparent crystals (link) but they're just too expensive. Gloss varnishing GF9 ones is a very good idea!

I'm eager to see you breathing LED crystals and to know what is your provider for the LEDs.
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#61516
Re:Energon Crystals 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
You will have to wait to see effect in the crystals since I'm still awaiting the shipment of the chips, but here's the link to where I'm getting them:

www.ledsales.com.au/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=148_182_236&products_id=706
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#61545
Re:Energon Crystals 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
So happy I found this post. I bought the energon and blood crystals about a year ago. I like the size, shape, and color, but also thought that they are too matte. Love the idea of using Liquitex. Thanks for sharing!!
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#61805
Re:Energon Crystals 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
here is another crystal option www.zealotminiatures.co.uk/shop.php#!/~/category/id=8416421&offset=20&sort=normal
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