I have all ways wanted to have a light box for creating photos of my minis. Well I looked on the internet for years, and never wanted to spend any real money on this. So the other day I was looking at a post ware a guy was baking the green stuff on a mini. He had a simple set up, that looked like a coffee can with a hole in the side, and a light over the top. He took a close up photo of the mini in side baking and it was very clear to me. I thought this is it, I drink tons of coffee, and have more coffee cans that I have room for them.
Please note the minis photoed here are 15mm lizard men. I think this is a great way to bring out there detail, in such a small size.
Here is a photo using the light box.
So how did I put this together well it is very easy.
*3 Sheets of white paper
*Foam white kind
First I cut the hole in the front of the can, then cut some foam for the bottom of the can. I then spray glued the foam in, and put the cardboard on the inside back also with spray glue.
Next I covered the back with 3 layers of white paper using spray glue for each layer. Then next to the cut out hole I put 1 1/2 inch wide strips of foil with spray glue. Once all was dry, I painted the bottom brown, then flocked it.
This photo shows the lay out of the components used to put this together.
And now here is how it works and how I took the first photo in this post.
I think I will dress up the back drop and and some small items for better looking photos, but this is a great start, on the way cheap.