Adding LED light to the PP Hordes Shifting Stones (Circle of Orboros)
It’been a while since I’ve added some content here. So: new Year – new projects 😉
A friend of mine is playing Circle and I was looking for a birthday present for him. I’ve decided to do some modeling work and painting on a unit he is using (sadly enough) quite often. I hope he will be happy with it…..
Now for the interesting part why You are here for (I guess)
The light source
I went to alocal drugstore and bought a set of 4 LED candles for just 3,99 EUR. Including batteries.
I wasn’t sure about the type of switch. But luckily it turned out that there is a common switch. Some candles use a sensorlike switch on the button. So they would turn on as soon as You place them them. Not a good choice to save battery life during storage…..
The light is more a dark yellow but with a flickering effect which is quite nice as an ancient arcane glowing.
You’ll need to get the guts out of them. Be carefull to not touch the battery on both sides often. This will reduce the battery life.
Just follow these steps. They surely differ from candle type to candle type.
That’s it for the preparation of the elctronics. No soldering.
Up to the next part:
I used a standard PP 30mm base. But we need some additional prep work on it to get the switch and the battery in place.
Preparing the Stone
Now for the hardest part. Drilling a hole up to the middle of the Stone. Be very carefull to keep the drillbit in the right angle. Use a low speed drill. I drilled a 4mm hole and enlarged it to 6mm to fit in the LED.
The runes can be drilled with less then 0,5mm drills.