Improving Magic Circle Illumination

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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by GODofwar » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:26 pm

Thanks to all..great ideas...I had not come up with a solution!

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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by jchunick » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:36 pm

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William, it looks like I will be painting roofs now :)

As for a reflective surface, I chose the white color because I wanted the light to defuse / spread out, but it is definitely worth a shot.
I don't have the pieces in hand yet (I'm in Canada and shipping has been an issue this time around), but I'm guessing that the crystal material is enough of a diffuser that a reflective material covering the inside will do fine to bounce the light around and out through the crystals nicely. But you do have the right idea with diffusing the light; paint is cheap and easy to apply so it's a good all around solution.
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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by TheShadowlord » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:09 am

William, it looks like I will be painting roofs now :)

As for a reflective surface, I chose the white color because I wanted the light to defuse / spread out, but it is definitely worth a shot.

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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by Oldent » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:28 am

I do not have one yet so I have not tried it. I would be inclined to paint a mirror like surface with silver and gloss finish. I still use Testors for silver and gold.The duct tape also looks like a good idea if you have some on hand.
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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by Magniopi » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:40 am

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by Blue Prophet » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:10 am

Good idea. I got mine unpainted. I'm still pondering how to paint the clear plastic for the lit portions. I'll be inspired by the pre-paints but can vary it some. The lit floors are the only thing from KS4 that I wish I had gotten painted, they look good. I still might get a second set as painted eventually.

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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by William » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:40 pm

I did this same thing on the underside of the City Builder Roofs to improve luminosity when attempting to light up your city.
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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by jchunick » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:33 pm

You can also get a roll of aluminum tape for taping duct work and use that since it's highly reflective.
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Re: Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by pacarat » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:49 pm

Good idea.. I noticed light emission was very uneven on mine.

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Improving Magic Circle Illumination

Post by TheShadowlord » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:17 pm

I was playing with my new LED Illuminated Floor add-on and I notice that the Magic Circle’s crystals were rather dim. I thought I would share a simple modification to improve its illumination:

As is, the dark dwarvenite absorbs much of the light, so just paint the bottom of the Magic Circle white in order to reflect more light.
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I also recommend using the white side of the reflector cardboard to help defuse the light further.

Once you paint the bottom of the Magic Circle, you should notice a difference in brightness of the crystals.

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