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    Very beautiful work

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-J-J View Post
    Very beautiful work

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    As if I didn't think Brian's machining was impeccable, I just had a "Duh" moment... See if you can find the seam on the fatty for the bezel to be removed. I couldn't. It took two days of carrying this light and me catching it in the right light to see it... After getting the light, I didn't see the seam, and just assumed that was how he built it... No big, I thought, just beautiful! I am not sure if this results from the finish he is now using, but when I screw it back on tight, I still have trouble finding it unless I am outside and looking for it.


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    Yes, it wasn't easy for me to spot the seam on my light either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipwillis View Post
    I'm at work driving around in the squad and saw this thread. I just happen to be carrying both my Mirage_Man custom lights tonight. Fatty with a Cree R2 Flupic and the 38mm Titanium with a Milkey Modded quad K2. I am thinking about a Fatty 27mm and maybe 38mm

    This is mine next to a Mcgizmo XR19-PD-S













    Those are some sweet lights. Thanks to both of you for posting.

    Love the styling & ergonomics of the fatties, beautiful lights.

    Would love to see an aluminum bronze version that will run a 17500 or 14500 liion in it. That would be perfect for me.

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    Just wanted to bring this thread back to life. Mirage Man makes some of the most amazing lights to grace this wonderful forum....and I can't get enough of seeing them!

    SOME day....one will be mine!

    RIDE

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    You're getting the hang of that camera really well! Those last three shots are money. Still over that knurled number with the interchangeable body tubes.
    Last edited by ninemm; 08-28-2010 at 09:45 PM.

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    My god man.

    After the meteor hits and civilization crumbles, stuff like this will be used to buy houses with.

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    A new twist on the Fatty design... a knurled body, extended flutes and trits.




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    Very nice!


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    They are impossibly handsome ..I just don't get it why a vast majority of cpforumers put high end lights on the pavement or on any rough surface. I could not even imagine myself placing my ITP A3 on an abrasive media or against it ..Up to now even my Mini Maglite/Solitaire torches of more than 6 years are still bereft of scratches or dings. Sounds lame or even improbable but it's true

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    Just thought this was a cool picture of a light I just finished.


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    Good craftsmanship. Good photography.
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    That looks really nice!
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    Thought I'd post a little something I did to spruce up a light I did awhile back. I made this light back before I had a milling machine for Chipwillis. After seeing some pictures of it recently I thought it looked a little plain so I offered to spruce it up a bit.

    This is what it looked like when it left me the first time...



    And this is what it looked like a year or so later...



    And this is what it looks like now...




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    Better, definitely. Like the cren bezel, too. Does Corey still own this light, or is this back in the House of Brian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    Better, definitely. Like the cren bezel, too. Does Corey still own this light, or is this back in the House of Brian?
    Yep, it's still Corey's.

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    Wow.. upgraded best from better ..
    Fantastic job, Brian.
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    Looks really good now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage_Man View Post
    Just thought this was a cool picture of a light I just finished.

    Wow thats a real beaut what LED are you using.

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    Thanks guys above ,otherwise i would miss this wonderful thread.So many fascinating lights here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malakye666 View Post
    Wow thats a real beaut what LED are you using.
    Very cool,super polishing and knurl .It looks rather comfort .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TITANER View Post
    Very cool,super polishing and knurl .It looks rather comfort .
    Thanks but no polishing there. That's the finish right off the lathe .

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    Thanks arewethereyetdad for your this thread and beautiful pics .Maybe i will sleeplessness tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage_Man View Post
    Thanks but no polishing there. That's the finish right off the lathe .
    Wow,great machining.

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    It looks like we lost some posts in this thread. I'll re-build one I posted back in early February.

    This is one of my latest Mirage_Man customs. It started off as a VME/Malkoff Ti head for Malkoff drop-ins and E-Series lights.



    Brian did some creative Ti-cutting on the head, and ended up with this:



    Then he went further, and created his first unitary body/clicky tail, with a matching field of grooves:





    And here's one of Brian's photos:


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    This is my collection of Mirage Man Customs to date:-

    top: 27mm light with mirage_man's own copper custom XM-L L.E
    bottom: 38mm light with datiled custom XM-L L.E
    right: 20mm light with darkzero custom XPG L.E



    Last edited by easilyled; 02-10-2013 at 04:43 AM. Reason: L.Es updated
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    I had photographed this one just before the crash...my latest from Brian.

    I bought the tail from Brian in the fall of '08, and bought the head on the forum at around the same time. This has always been my favorite of his A-19 clone heads, because of the wide and deep round-bottom grooves. This photo is from Brian's original sales thread:



    I just didn't like the look of it on a McGizmo Ti Clicky, so I waited and waited to find exactly the right body to go between the head and tail.

    After over two years, the perfect body never showed up, so I sent Brian this photo, and asked him to make me one:



    So here it is, finally complete. It's running a LE made by Tranquillity Base, with a Cree XR-E Q5 and an RV7 AA 3-speed converter.






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