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Thread: Shop-built illuminated sweep background

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    Shop-built illuminated sweep background

    Sometimes it's interesting to illuminate a pistol's background from the underside. Here's a simple illuminated background sweep I built from scrap plywood and a 2x3' piece of acrylic plastic. It allows you to cast soft balanced light (from CFL's) on the pistol, then add a bright background area beneath the piece.







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    Nice work. Not quite a lightbox, but perhaps more useful than the latter when showing some details.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Very nice, thank you!
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    Outstanding! Let's see some more pix.
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    The illuminated sweep works pretty well with stainless, too.


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    Looks like it will work well with anything. Any idea what temperature your light are?
    Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncviking View Post
    Looks like it will work well with anything. Any idea what temperature your light are?
    ncviking - I use Daylight-rated CFLs (greater than 5000 K).

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