Very beautiful work
I am loved
Very beautiful work
I am loved
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.
Yes, it wasn't easy for me to spot the seam on my light either.
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!
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 08:45 PM.
My god man.
After the meteor hits and civilization crumbles, stuff like this will be used to buy houses with.
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
Good craftsmanship. Good photography.
Life is good
That looks really nice!
"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
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...
Wow.. upgraded best from better ..
Fantastic job, Brian.
TiHolic Damascus Addict
Looks really good now.
Thanks guys above ,otherwise i would miss this wonderful thread.So many fascinating lights here.
Thanks arewethereyetdad for your this thread and beautiful pics .Maybe i will sleeplessness tonight.
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:
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 03:43 AM. Reason: L.Es updated
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.