|A work in progress: I modeled and rendered this Nixie Tube in Blender 2.69. Eventually, I will model a series of them and include animation.|
|Added glossy texture to honeycomb anode, changed some light settings along with glare and blur compositing nodes ( 2-9-2014 ).|
The Nixie tube was introduced in 1955 by the Burroughs Corporation and found multiple uses in the electronics industry. The Soviet Union copied the idea and continued to use the Nixie in their military equipment into the 1980's. Today, Russia has a surplus of these neon gas tubes, which are available for purchase, generally by hobbyists and retro-tech geeks.