The Ears on the original Storm by Alan Clark were turned Acrylic. That is very expensive if you dont have your own lathe and adds unnecessary weight. I decided to make mine out of Acrylic tubing from McMaster-Carr. It turned out beautifully. Using the same electrical lighting toy that Alan used did not yield a sufficient flash when the STORM speaks. So, i used a simple LED light inside the frosted acrylic tubing and it worked like a charm. I shaved off the base of a 2.5″ strobe, inserted a white 4 LED 12v light connected to a organ light kit (Vellemen MK114 kit).