However, as nice as the figure is detailed, I thought the stand was a little too cheesy looking for my home theatre room. So... I decided to build a LED lighted stand to set him off a bit so he stands out while watching my favorite Star Wars episode.
This project blends stained glass techniques and basic LED wiring.
Here is what you need:
A shadow box from Hobby Lobby 8 x 10" - Cost $15 USD Or make your own.
Stained Glass System:
Colored Glass approx 8" x 10" - I picked a swampy green art glass.
Glass cutter with cutting oil
Gloves - are a good idea if inexperienced in glass cutting.
Glass grinder or glass file
Black Patina solution
Green, Blue & White LEDs 4 pin High Intesity type from Radio Shack $ 2.49 each.
Resistors - 250 Ohm
Power supply - 12 vdc from 120 VAC taken from a old phone recorder
1/2" Plywood base approx 8 x 10"
Hot melt Glue Gun & Glue.
Stranded electrical wire
Solder & Soldering Gun
Paint for base - ie. silver spray can, Model paints, airbrush system
Let's get started...