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lostbucket
12-17-2017, 08:34 PM
I pulled my stuff out of the shed that has been sitting to rust for the past 20 years, re-did them in LED lights from walmart, and put them out... what you see is only half of the wireframes I have... Will get the rest out nextyear.

https://youtu.be/g1-W7GljiKs

ukewarrior
12-17-2017, 09:47 PM
Fantastic. You have some unique pieces there. That sleigh with the horse is outstanding !

I pulled my stuff out of the shed that has been sitting to rust for the past 20 years, re-did them in LED lights from walmart, and put them out... what you see is only half of the wireframes I have... Will get the rest out nextyear.

lostbucket
12-17-2017, 09:54 PM
Thanks ukewarrier, there was a group of 3 of us that used to make these 20 years ago. We took a coloring book page, transfered it to an overhead projector transparency, and projected the image on a wall and drew it on brown paper, laid it down and got to work bending and welding. There are Candy Canes, Santa and Reindeer, Singing Carolers and a Nativity Scene left for me to re-do and get out next year.

Dougp
12-17-2017, 10:41 PM
Love them.

lostbucket
12-17-2017, 11:52 PM
Thanks Doug. Ill put up a video of the wireframes that I have that are stripped of lights and painted ready for me to work on re-doing the lights to LED and getting out for 2018 christmas.

mikel3332
12-18-2017, 08:26 AM
It looks fantastic, great animations

yellowdog87
12-18-2017, 09:52 PM
Those are awesome, I just read ur other post on the Walmart lights, I like them a lot and run them in my show and canít beat the price for LED. How are u connecting the lights on ur frames? because ur lines are impressive on them


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lostbucket
12-20-2017, 01:24 PM
yellowdog here is a close up of my lights attached to wireframes.

https://i.imgur.com/PxAaG88.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PxAaG88.jpg

lostbucket
12-20-2017, 01:35 PM
Here is 2 pieces from the Nativity Scene that are 20 years old --- lights have been zip tied as you see here for 20 years... They still work just cutting everything off, re-painting, and switching to LED. As you can see these pieces are RUST CITY!!! I switched to black zip ties as it does not catch the Sun, and make it look any uglier in the daytime than need be!

https://i.imgur.com/DJMr3pH.jpg

What a cleaned up painted Candy Cane looks like ready for LED lights

https://i.imgur.com/x13HwPH.jpg

Dkelly0802
12-20-2017, 01:53 PM
Nice job they all look great. The train is my favorite.

lostbucket
12-20-2017, 02:52 PM
Nice job they all look great. The train is my favorite.

Thanks!

yellowdog87
12-22-2017, 12:11 AM
Man U did spend some time with the zip ties. I thought thatís what u may have done but wasnít sure. Iím very impressed and jealous of those I will say that. Iím not a good welder Iím what u would call a bird dropping welder but I may give something like this a try. Canít wait to see more of these come out ur building!


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lostbucket
12-22-2017, 12:32 AM
Yellow, I have 12 piece nativity scene... Jospeh is 6' tall and the angel and north star is posted in this thread. Santa clause in a sleigh that waves with 4 reindeer and ruldoph that gallop like the horse in my video. Two 7' tall crossed candy canes with bow, Jack in Box, and a Snowball fight scene, and random frames that I don't even remember, lol that i have to Un-Burry in the shed i'm having tore down dueto the wood rotting. Will cut the lights off and paint each piece and add it here as I get them cleaned up.

And as far as the ties just the stuff you see out in the yard in my video I started October 14th and finished December 8th pulling the pieces out cutting off over 10k lights, painting and then adding new LED lights as pictured above. Spent every night and Sundays from 6 to 10 pm doing it so it was time consuming. But I shrink wrap each frame and put them in the shed for storage, and can put them out every year for a good 10 years before I run into lights going out, and rust again. At that point I will sell the stuff or give it to a kid of mine who wants it. You can't tell in the pictures but each horse leg has 100 lights, the body has 400 and each head 67 lights. So that's like 1,500 lights on just the horse.. another 1k on it's sleigh. Each train car piece has between 1k to 4k each. The bells were 200 per bell and 200 on the bow so 1k lights for that piece, the snowman was 1,300 lights... IT ADDS UP QUICK.. my left hand is numb and my right hand finger is still destroyed skin wise from doing all that.... It was worth it tho!

wood_guy
12-23-2017, 01:13 PM
Awesome. I built my first wireframe this year for the wife. It was an animated golfing santa.