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Lucky Jackson
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Joined: Feb 06, 2011
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From: Beaverton,OR
Posted: 2011-03-01 4:49 pm   Permalink

Today I played with lighting on the diorama. I'm diggin' the way it's turning out!



 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2011-03-01 10:26 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-02-28 15:58, Lucky Jackson wrote:
I wish! If you guys make it down for the Kon, you guys will get a private tour for sure!



I truly hope to make it down! If not for Tiki-Kon, possibly sometime in the next few preceding months.
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Lucky Jackson
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From: Beaverton,OR
Posted: 2011-03-04 7:21 pm   Permalink

The diorama is coming along. I still need to carve some trim for the "window"... and tweak the lighting a bit.

Here it is in the light...


...and in the dark.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-03-04 10:26 pm   Permalink

Very cool. What other items will you be adding?

 
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Lucky Jackson
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From: Beaverton,OR
Posted: 2011-03-05 1:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks!

It's a small space (about 12x12), so I won't be adding too much more... the bar/seating, maybe a corner booth/the rum shelf.

Aside from those three things, it's all bamboo/thatch/trim/my decor, mugs, lamps, etc.

The bar


Seating area


Back (side) bar


 
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Lucky Jackson
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From: Beaverton,OR
Posted: 2011-03-05 1:49 pm   Permalink

We are having some friends over tonight, so I staged a few mugs in the lava wall. I couldn't help but take some pics!

The coolness of how it turned out doesn't come through in these pics, but the bright lighting makes it easier to see how the building process played out. I wish I could get good pics when the lights are low... That's when that red lava glow pops!











 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2011-03-05 2:03 pm   Permalink

What an awesome lava wall/cabinet!!!

A few years back I had an idea to create a bar with random cut-out shapes on the front, with little fish tanks behind them, so it sort of looks like one giant fish tank. This totally reminds me of that, but with mugs! And lava!

Love the diorama, it's looking sweet!
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Grand Kahu
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Joined: Jul 31, 2006
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From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2011-03-05 4:32 pm   Permalink

Diorama is aces. Can you describe how you lit it? From being and inside with LEDs?

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Lucky Jackson
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Joined: Feb 06, 2011
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From: Beaverton,OR
Posted: 2011-03-05 5:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words!

The layers from the front going backwards are...

1. Foliage
2. A wood divider board that works as a light shield (it blocks the lights from shining forward)
3. Soft White LED lights
4. Diamond Head/Ocean painting
5. Frosted glass w/clouds painted on back side
6. Currently I have a C9 type of light bulb casting the orange glow here... I'm not sure that this will be the final light here. I want to get a little more "sunset" out of the light in this layer.
7. Wall painted light blue

The result looks good in person, but I need to figure out a couple tweaks to contain the LED lights in certain areas without blocking them in other areas.

The problem areas are...
1. The glass on the right/middle area. In the pic you can see it messing up the sunset with a blue glow.
2. The ceiling above the diorama. The LEDs cast a bright glow up at the top of the wall. It tends to fade when I have my lamps on, but you can still see it.


 
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