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ImasockImasock12 d. temu
Hey all.

LED lighting is always a topic of popularity among MFC users, mostly because we all use a typical standard for displaying our figures (Detolfs). I have seen a lot of LED lighting setups and tutorials, but I am almost always disappointed with them due to some reason or another, but that's the great thing about the collection of articles and differences in opinion.

I debated with myself for years on how I wanted to rig up my cabinets with lighting in a way that I felt achieved the desired effect that I wanted with my lights. Last year I finally got around to dust-proofing one of my cabinets and let it sit for six months before I made any decisions about doing the rest of them (there's 13 total). After finally seeing the results of my testing, I decided that I would go ahead and continue the process for the other six in this room, but I also wanted to do lighting as well. If I was going to take all of my figures out, dust them, clean all the cabinet shelves and glass walls/door for dust-proofing purposes, I'd rather get my lighting done all at the same time.

Last month, I finally decided on how I was going to go about setting everything up. At the beginning of this month (July 2021), I finally bit the bullet and purchased everything I would need to accomplish my goal along with planning out the whole process. While I can say this first cabinet has helped me to refine my process and get things how I want them moving forward with any necessary adjustments, it seemed like an overwhelming task. I have one done, and the results are below.

My main question is whether or not a tutorial for this is something others may want? Having options is important, but I just wasn't completely on board with what most had done, so I improvised my own based on some things I saw elsewhere. I also realize that not all of what I've done will satisfy others, maybe it'll generate ideas. I just want to know before I go through the effort and time of creating a tutorial if there's not really much interest due to a saturation of others.

Here's what it looked like before (only showing a small part of the cabinet, the rest has other lighting reflection issues that detract from the normal look, making it irrelevant for the comparison):
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/22/2792149.png

And here's after (the wire at the top will be dealt with, this is just testing):
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/22/2792150.jpeg

I'm very happy with the overall level of lighting and shadows, but it does take a fair bit of work.



TL;DR:
Lots of LED light choices and setups, I wasn't 100% satisfied with most solutions, so I went about it my own way. Looking for feedback on whether or not people would like a tutorial for my setup before I go through the trouble of making it.
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A successful test I say! It looks great, really makes them stand out compared to the before. I would absolutely LOVE a tutorial, I see a lot of displays featuring them but little info on it altogether to make it look nice (much easier said than done) so I feel a tutorial could benefit both new ppl and ppl who want to take their display up a notch
11 d. temu
it looks great!! as a newbie who would like to have LEDs for my collection, please make a tutorial! (ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ・゚
11 d. temu
Yes! I am not happy about my current led light choice (light is too cold), even the product got so many 5 stars reviews in amazon.
11 d. temu
YES! I don't own detolfs, but I imagine I'd be able to apply the same principles to my glass shelves. The other tutorials I've found were too complicated, OTL.

Would definitely love to see the tutorial!

Creating a (closed, so the trolls don't flood it with nonsensical choices) poll would also give you a general idea of interest I'm sure :D
11 d. temu
Hey lookin great! I would love to see the tutorial~
11 d. temu
wow looks so cool! I would also like to see the tutorial!!
12 d. temu
I would like it, perhaps not to follow it blindly (although Im sure many will, looks great), but to get a good idea of how to achieve the result. If anything, I dont see myself with detolfs, but with shelves. Still, playing with leds and other stuff to make small set ups (for photography) seems interesting af.

Great job btw
12 d. temu
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