Found a landscaping lighting ball, discarded as waste while commuting. was abit dark but translucent, sizeably large which could throw a good image. great for the next experiment i'm attempting. With alot of cleaning and polishing, it should be able to capture a great deal of light.
Acquired a few glass sheets from the "As is" corner of IKEA. discontinued item, sizeable too but abit on the heavy side and think for a ground glass. but nevertheless good to have glass for viewing purposes.