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Help me with ideas for a host plz :)

1) So first of all, quick personal question, which do you think looks better (ignore everything like brand, brightness, etc. except looks):

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2) do you think I should use flashlight #2 as a host (cheapest good looking aluminum "can" light I could find)

or use a plain aluminum tube (kinda boring imo)

or do you know / want to find me some type of metal cylinder/tube about 4"-6" diameter that looks cooler than a plain tube?

(random pic of cool looking tube that is too small in diameter)

 

You guys are great at coming up with creative ideas and finding stuff on the web Smile Thanks!
PS. I would rather not make another PVC flashlight, so no plastics please!

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I don’t know what is the second light but it looks great!

By the way I have a SF hellfighter for sale (8/10 cosmetic and 100% functional, not asking much), if you’re interested. Big Smile

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Yeah second one looks cool. I like the C8-esque machining around the head, just below the bezel.

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Wow, that C8 needs to get out more often, eat lessand not skip its veggies.
cool looking so i say 2 as well, but I can’t really seewhat is going on with all he stuff of 1

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will34 wrote:
I don’t know what is the second light but it looks great!

By the way I have a SF hellfighter for sale (8/10 cosmetic and 100% functional, not asking much), if you’re interested. Big Smile

JockRobbins wrote:
Yeah second one looks cool. I like the C8-esque machining around the head, just below the bezel.
The Miller wrote:
Wow, that C8 needs to get out more often, eat lessand not skip its veggies. cool looking so i say 2 as well, but I can’t really seewhat is going on with all he stuff of 1

Thanks for the opinions guys!
In case someone from the future is wondering, that second light I found is the “G&P Scorpion” aka “SterOPS SRFB-10F” aka “Phoebus Horizon HID”
Clearly these three brands are getting their lights from the same OEM Silly

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They look quite expensive
Idk what you wanna do but there are lights like SRK and boss1 that are not expensive (though the boss is not really budget)

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do you think I should use flashlight #2 as a host (cheapest good looking aluminum “can” light I could find)

I liked #2 looks better, but $350 is the cheapest?? As soon as I saw the price it became the ugliest light I have ever seen. Oops And that’s for a light that would need to be heavily modified if you were thinking LEDs.

You are better off having a custom body made for you or making one yourself I think. The reflector in these HID lights wouldn’t work for an LED either

Btw, here is the only review on the Amazon listing for the Hellfighter (3000lumens):

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The Miller wrote:
They look quite expensive Idk what you wanna do but there are lights like SRK and boss1 that are not expensive (though the boss is not really budget)

I bought a cheap $20 can light from fasttech that is about the size of an SRK.

Problem 1) cheapest material possible, plastic and crappy aluminum, even the handle was plastic.
Problem 2) even with a 4×18650 body my electronics are too big to fit inside :C
Problem 3) the boss1 and SRK only have about 60-80mm diameter head, I’m looking for 4”+

So yeah, that was a waste of $20…
I considered using a carbon fiber tube for the body but 4”-6” is soooo expensive.
Although by buying a light and using the body that isn’t considered a scratch build and I wouldn’t be able to enter that forum build contest for next year.
Conflicted… :/

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I liked #2 looks better, but $350 is the cheapest?? As soon as I saw the price it became the ugliest light I have ever seen. Oops And that’s for a light that would need to be heavily modified if you were thinking LEDs.

You are better off having a custom body made for you or making one yourself I think. The reflector in these HID lights wouldn’t work for an LED either

Btw, here is the only review on the Amazon listing for the Hellfighter (3000lumens):

hahaha yeah I saw that review xD
I searched multiple places and actually found it cheapest here for $245 USD: http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Accessories_Flashlights_G_...
However I’m now having a conversation with will about his hellfighter, so that one is under consideration too and is an extremely well known brand. (seems like nobody here had heard of the G&P light before)
I don’t know if I will do a conversion to LED, if I do then I will be ordering a reflector from optiforms or phoenix to replace the stock one. The main thing is getting a high quality aluminum host.

PS. in my other thread about custom building a flashlight body it seems like it would cost a lot more, since it would require designing, cnc lathe-ing , anodizing, etc… so paying $250 and modding is a much more appealing option.

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I’d vote for number 2

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Located in “United States”…. but in Russian

FPSRussia?

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Simplicity wrote:
I’d vote for number 2

Thanks for the input Smile

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Located in “United States”…. but in Russian

What is in russian?

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Simplicity wrote:
I’d vote for number 2

Thanks for the input Smile

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Located in “United States”…. but in Russian

What is in russian?

“Simplicity”‘s location

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“Simplicity”‘s location

Oh lol didn’t notice that!

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I get inquisitive when someone’s first post has an ad in the signature InnocentEvil

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I get inquisitive when someone’s first post has an ad in the signature InnocentEvil

Are you like super observant or something?? It’s like you read all the words on the page that I don’t…… xD

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I’d have to agree with the others here for #2 flashlight.
The other one looks like a starter motor for a car..lol

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I’d have to agree with the others here for #2 flashlight.
The other one looks like a starter motor for a car..lol

Or a bomb… xD
tbh I really like both, 2 is more flashlight looking, 1 is more military looking

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  1. just looks a little silly to me the way the handle is attached and goes under it.

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pilotdog68 wrote:
#1 just looks a little silly to me the way the handle is attached and goes under it.

It’s a rail mount for miniguns:

Can also be used to reduce recoil Big Smile

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pilotdog68 wrote:
#1 just looks a little silly to me the way the handle is attached and goes under it.

True, but it works as a great stand does it not? Smile

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I’m going to choose 2