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This is regarding a conversion for my current project; The Thousand Sons (Pre-Heresy Era), in the Black Library Novel it is mentioned that the Thousand Sons used Tutelaries, familiar spirits used to enhance their powers. So I converted 5 to represent objectives for the army.


Now I'm looking to make a larger more powerful looking Tutelary controlled by a thousand sons sorcerer for a Dreadknight using the tomb kings sphinx as a base.
I'm wondering would it be possible to place a blue LED light inside to give it a more spiritual appearance, note that the proper conversion will likely have a large cape to cover the hole in the lower torso which will be excellent for wires to go through. Also I will likely try and remove the engraved lines on the rib cage for the light to shine through plus create enough space inside for the light to illuminate the area around the head as well.


NOTE THIS IS JUST A PHOTO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE CONCEPT

But before I get tOo excited I'd like to know...
  1. Is it possible without being too technical, most tutorials seems to hint at the use of specialised wiring equipment? Can I buy an already made circuit?
    [*]How would you suggest I go about doing it? links to any tutorials would be very helpful.
 

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I would find a rock or something on base, use high brightness led (UV paint and UV LED would produce a ghostly effect on figure only), inset inside, pointing at figure, then use 3.2 button battery to light. Another thought is the clear post for flying ghost and such could be used as a way to push light thru to figure. Good sources for this kind of lighting would be computer case modding sites
 

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I've been looking a bit more into LED lighting and now the question on my mind is; "Is it really worth it to place an LED in a gaming miniature?"

This is due to the likely short battery life of the smaller batteries I'll be forced to use due to this being a gaming miniature and not a tank or a miniature with a large display base where a larger battery can be easily hid. From what I understand using smaller batteries for LED lights will only last a few hours at best so that means I'll likely need to fit a new battery in every 1 or 2 games or leave the LED off. So now I find myself questioning on whether or not it is worth it?
 

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Can you not use like watch/calculator batteries? Since those things are really small and last for ages...
 

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I've been looking a bit more into LED lighting and now the question on my mind is; "Is it really worth it to place an LED in a gaming miniature?"

This is due to the likely short battery life of the smaller batteries I'll be forced to use due to this being a gaming miniature and not a tank or a miniature with a large display base where a larger battery can be easily hid. From what I understand using smaller batteries for LED lights will only last a few hours at best so that means I'll likely need to fit a new battery in every 1 or 2 games or leave the LED off. So now I find myself questioning on whether or not it is worth it?
I don't know specifically but out of a watch battery I'd be expecting at least months rather than hours
 
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