Monday, May 24, 2010

Memorial Day

I know it is early by just a week but I found this quote and just had to post it right away.

"You Military Heroes Gave up all Your Tomorrows so I Could Have Mine! Thank You."

From the bottom of my Hart this quoted rings true.

Thank you.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Photos using the light box

Here are more 15mm using the light box. I have added a back drop to the light box.
Click on the photos to see them in there true size.


As requested here is the photo backdrop I used in theses photos.
Click this link for photo BackDrop

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some new Photos using the light box

Ok I could not help my self, and I took just a few photos using the light box.
Once more these are 15mm lizard men.
Note: If you are looking for the Light Box post please scroll down.

Here are 3 of my 28mm converted Wragames Factory Vikings. Using parts from the Mordheim box set, I have made them better fit a Fantasy setting. I started this war band for Mordheim, but have decided to go with Song of Blades and Heros or SBH.


Light Box Project

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.
Items used.
*Coffee can
*Spray Glue
*Cardboard scrap
*3 Sheets of white paper
*Foam white kind
*Aluminum foil

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.