"Mortal Kombat" Dragon with LED

 

After the "Vault Boy" I was on a roll and wanted to continue practicing my newfound skills and tried my hand at a much more complex shape to cut: the Mortal Kombat logo.

So I fired up the projector and got cracking.

Traced the logo, cut out the circle and drilled out the holes on the interior for later jigsaw cuts.

It ended up being quite easy, however the outer circle was not very round and even.

Once the exterior was painted, I flipped it over and added a bunch of little screws and then ran a thin LED string. Sometime after the start of the project, I figured it'd be cool to add some lights - never done that before and it was a bit of a pain running the string along, but nothing too bad.

Ended up being a pretty easy project actually. It was cool cutting such a complex shape out for the first time out of a simple piece of plywood. 

Hung it up next to my barn door

I put three roughly 1 inch spacers on the back, to both clear the LED string and screws and to give the whole thing better shadows. Even without the lights it looks cool. 

 
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