r/gifs Jul 27 '21

Campsite night light I made for my son

4k Upvotes

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u/cleanhustle Jul 27 '21

He's going to treasure that forever! I want one!

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u/heretik Jul 27 '21

You could sell these.

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u/TeunVV Jul 27 '21

They do. @LowPolyLights

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u/Retirementhelp33 Jul 27 '21

If you start selling these, let me know. I'd pay a pretty penny for one!

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you! I’m actually selling a few of them on Etsy. My shop name is LowPolyLights or you can check my Instagram @lowpolylights the link is there. This is part of a series of 5 that my son inspired me to make so this is just the first one. My wife encouraged me to try selling them and so I did lol.

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u/Dubaizz Jul 27 '21

It's realy cool, but 100€ is bit too much

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you and I understand I really wish I could make it cheaper but each one takes several hours to print sand paint and wire and so at this point that’s really the lowest I can go unfortunately. Also it’s $100 US dollars so about 85 euros I believe. Not that that really makes much of a difference but just so you know.

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u/Froeshle Jul 27 '21

I think your price is really fair. Dont undersell yourself! Know the worth of your work :-)

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you I really appreciate that. :)

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u/Gastronomicus Jul 27 '21

For something that likely takes hours to make? Handmade things like this are expensive.

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u/Annoying_Auditor Jul 27 '21

Seriously, this is handmade. Idk how someone can say oh that's too much. Well hopefully you find this extremely unique item elsewhere for sale

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u/Lokomojo31 Jul 27 '21

How you do

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Haha this is designed in blender. Then 3D printed, painted, and wired with LED’s and a couple AA batteries.

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u/SolarisW51DP Jul 27 '21

What paint do you use? We've done a number of 3D prints but have no idea what kind of paint to use on them.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

For these I base coat them in a coat of black sandable primer I think it’s rustoleum brand and then all of the actual painting is done with Vallejo acrylic model paints. Hope that helps.

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u/SolarisW51DP Jul 27 '21

That helps a lot! Thank you very much.

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u/Lokomojo31 Jul 27 '21

Nice. Is good. I like.

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u/CGreezy Jul 27 '21

This is awesome! I favorited it on your Etsy store for when I finally put my damn printer together. Just a heads up, the link on your Etsy page for the lighting kit just goes to the Evan Design homepage. I didn’t see your particular lighting kit right away.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thanks a ton and thank you for the heads up I did not even realize that about the link. I just fixed it so it’s correct now. Would never have realized so much appreciated!

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u/millieswe Jul 27 '21

So pretty! Also, adopt me please.

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u/Argyleskin Jul 27 '21

My grandson would adore something like this, please feel free to DM if you decide to make and sell these! Such an amazing job, wow!

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you! Sent you a DM.

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u/Armani_Chode Jul 27 '21

What is this?

A campsite for ants?

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u/[deleted] Jul 27 '21

Warhammer 40k fans be like 🤨

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u/Heff79 Jul 27 '21

SHUT AND TAKE MY MONEY!

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u/TheWhiteOwl23 Jul 27 '21

Hey its me your son. Can you send it my address dad? Thanks

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u/bolinas Jul 27 '21

Thus is great!

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u/blueyedone_101 Jul 27 '21

That’s really cute and clever ! I love it 😻

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u/MartinSchou Jul 27 '21

That looks really cool. Well done!

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u/[deleted] Jul 27 '21

Holy shit I love this!

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u/rodimus147 Jul 27 '21

I'd like to move in please. How much is the rent?

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u/AloeSera15 Jul 27 '21

I squealed when the little lamp inside the tent also lit up...aahhhh its the little details that makes it

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u/Icy-Cryptographer-73 Jul 27 '21

This is brilliant! I would buy one

Edit: Oh, i can actually.. awesome

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u/paintsbypixel Jul 27 '21

Amazing work!

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u/bboycire Jul 27 '21 edited Jul 27 '21

Nicely done. There are those led candles you can get from Walmart, they "flicker". Maybe you can take one apart and use that as light source?

Edit: I'm not savvy at all when it comes to circuitry, unless flickering led is an easy thing, the candle thing is what I salvaged when I made a Minecraft torch for my son

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u/Paddlesons Jul 27 '21

Very cool.

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u/GeneralStabs_ Jul 27 '21

This is so cool

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u/TayllorDream Jul 27 '21

Omg how did you make this?

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

It was modeled in blender and then 3D printed, sanded, painted, and wired with LED’s

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u/tonybenwhite Jul 27 '21

The little lantern that shines through the tent, omg! This is beautiful. The nostalgia hits hard from my childhood trips to summer camp

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u/Bustomat Jul 27 '21

That's alright. Way to go, dad.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Here’s a little album with some additional pics of the building process and one in the dark.

campsite

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u/tylercanadian Jul 27 '21

That is some clean printing! I really need to get a resin printer one of these days

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you and yes they are the best I only have resin printers and I’m addicted to them lol.

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u/GadgetGo Jul 27 '21 edited Jul 27 '21

Omg nice work! I need a beach theme one with surfboards, palm trees, and a sunset!!

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

I actually have an idea for something like that in the future so hopefully one day.

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u/GadgetGo Jul 27 '21

Awesome! I’ll be following your Etsy page :)

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u/nylady914 Jul 27 '21

SO adorable and shows you’re full of love for your son.

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u/Lazerus101 Jul 27 '21

This is absolutely beautiful. You have a very lucky son <3

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u/Lakhi_Lakh Jul 27 '21

wow, great job.

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u/delilahrey Jul 27 '21

It’s so cute and delicate. Those trees must’ve taken ages.

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u/Spork_Warrior Jul 27 '21

The scary glowing eyes at the back of the tent shouldn't be a problem at all!

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u/AdobeFlashGordon Jul 27 '21

Immediately made me think of Outer Wilds

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u/Shmeeglez Jul 27 '21

Outer Wilds theme starts

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u/purpleronsta Jul 27 '21

I reddit a lot and first time seeing it. Lovely work, I'd post it to a bunch of places if I made something so sweet too. Good luck in your future designs.

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u/GRiMtox Jul 28 '21

I want a Dark Souls one. How much for a custom design?

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u/DanimusMcSassypants Jul 27 '21

That’s awesome!

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you glad you like it!

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u/ramzert Jul 27 '21

the homies at r/miniworlds would dig this

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u/MercilessHobo Jul 27 '21

I made for my son

You're either the creator and you made them to sell for $100 a piece on Etsy, or you bought one for $100.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1053565433/campsite-night-light-finished-light-made?ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

It was designed and created for my son. I then posted it online where it kinda blew up so I started selling them. This was 2 weeks ago. I posted it here yesterday because a friend said I should and it got kinda big again. Does that clear it up?

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u/MercilessHobo Jul 27 '21

You've posted it 11 times in 2 weeks. You didn't just happen to stumble across a sub that liked it. You're selling the model, DIY kit, and complete kit. This has been planned and thought out. You're advertising your products trying to pass it off as "being for your son". About as manipulative as any corporation is.

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u/eddyeddyd Jul 27 '21

well he/she made it to the front page so who cares.

also ben is a hoe

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

I literally just used the exact same title every time. The first post was on r/minipainting from there people told me I should post it to other subs that same night so I did. this post and r/pics are the only other places I’ve posted it since that day and the title remains true the original sits on the shelf in his nursery. That’s all there is to it.

Also all of the versions are just the same thing in different stages of completion and all were requested by people. You can check the older posts if you’d like.

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u/FleetiePie Jul 27 '21

Didn't you make this a couple months ago too? Lots of camping enthusiast sons I guess

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

That was me a few weeks ago on different subs. A Friend just recommended that I post it here so I did. Hope that doesn’t come off as shitty that was not my intent.

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u/FleetiePie Jul 27 '21

I thought I remembered a different name and that this was someone stealing your work. All good. I genuinely love the piece you made

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

No worries at all and thanks a lot man I’m glad you like it!

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u/Exdiv Jul 27 '21

Great job, that’s super cool.

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u/Heatxfer467 Jul 27 '21

Love the lantern in the tent 👍

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thank you! that was my favorite part to make actually.

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u/heythisisbrandon Jul 27 '21

Did you? Because this was posted like a month ago.

Either you are lying or double dipping the karma sandwich.

Still cool.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Thanks and that was me and it was a few weeks ago on a few other subs. My friend told me to post it here so I did hope that’s ok.

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u/heythisisbrandon Jul 27 '21

Naw long as you didn't steal it, karma whore away! Like I said it's pretty sweet.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

Haha thanks man.

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u/colordodge Jul 27 '21

Super great. Now just find a way to make the fire flicker.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

I thought about that with a flickering LED but haven’t tried it yet.

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u/evilocto Jul 27 '21

That's really cute

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u/F1RST_WORLD_PROBLEMS Jul 27 '21

Post it to r/miniworlds they’ll love it!

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u/Au_Uncirculated Jul 27 '21

I swear I’ve seen this posted all over Reddit for the last month and a half recently.

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u/Buy_The-Ticket Jul 27 '21

I did post it on a few other subs one night about 2 weeks ago but that was it. Not sure if anyone else has reposted it but not that I’m aware of.

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u/Partypaca Jul 27 '21

Very whimsical. I love it!

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u/chango-presley Jul 28 '21

Looks like the art style from Lonely Mountains: Downhill.