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I want to make a SANTA with a CIGAR - Help me.

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I'm not sure where the best place to post this would be, so here goes (if it needs to be somewhere else, Please let me know - Sorry to the mods in advance)

I'm an avid cigar smoker, and would like to have a Santa with a Cigar sign in my display next year. What would be the best method for something like this?

I saw something someone did (I think it was Marty) where they punched the lights through some corogated board...

I'd LOVE to create something like a Santa head smoking a cigar.. I have NO CLUE how to even start a project like this. Can someone kind of push me in the right direction?

Thanks,

-Tom

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The display and lighting concepts to do something like this are very achievable and there are many out there who have made similar projects.

Steve

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Maybe you can also get a fog machine and hook it up so Santa is acutally blowing smoke. Instead of handing out Candy Canes maybe you can hand out bubble gum cigars. The possiablites are endless.

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Shankstr wrote:

Tom,

I cant' help on how to build it. I think it's fine to make your cigar smoking santa. Unique for sure.

steve

Without a doubt. AndI actually like the idea of the fog machine though it was made in jest I'm sure.

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Tom,

To answer your question Tom, There are a few ways to accomplish this... but its gonna require you to come up with the vision of what you want it to do... Marty and others use both Corroplast and wireframes. Now where you are challenged is figuring out how much animation you want this to do... and drw that animation... as an example... it could be a 4 phase animation... Phaes one.. santa with Cohiba, Phase two, Cohiba in mouth, Phase three Cohiba out of Santas mouth, Phase 4 smoke coming from Santa's mouth. Each of these phases would need to be incorporated into your drawing, and be controlled by some form of controller (standalone 4 channel, LOR, AL etc)... Theres a lot of info out here ... look around... There are 2 great places to have custom frames done... LorisLighteddlites and ChristmasDoneBright... but both will require you to provide a drawing of what you want... If you have more questions... please PM me... I am not here to judge your thoughts...

Jim

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If you do make it though, I would love to see pictures of it and hear the reactions from the people that come and view the display.

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RichardH wrote:

If you do make it though, I would love to see pictures of it and hear the reactions from the people that come and view the display.

Ditto.

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