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Let there be light

Posted: January 26, 2012 in Hobby Stuff
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For my birthday today my wife bought me a Konig Portable Photography Studio (thanks, Lindsey). I’ve been wanting a light tent for ages and this is a nice compact design which folds away into its own carry case. The studio consists of a  light tent, the two lamps pictured, a camera stand and a number of coloured backgrounds. Hopefully this will make miniature photography much easier and improve the quality of the pictures here on Miniature Miscellany. One model I had trouble photographing before was my Mordheim ghoul (owing to the pale colours). Here is how he looks photographed in the studio:

and here is my vampire. On the left is the vampire without the studio and on the right is the vampire in the studio:

In both cases a significant improvement. The camera stand certainly makes it a lot easier to take decent photos. I’m still having trouble getting the lighting right but I think I just  need to experiment more and find out what works and what doesn’t. I’ll also have to try out the different coloured backgrounds.

If any of you bloggers out there have any miniature photography tips please let me know.

All the best,

Andy.

On display

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Hobby Stuff
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My painting progress has slowed somewhat recently owing to my discovery of HBO’s excellent fantasy series, Game of Thrones (thanks to Nick for introducing me to the show). If you love Warhammer then I would highly recommend the show to you; it’s utterly compelling.

Anyway, not all has been quiet on the hobby front. Over the weekend I managed to assemble one of IKEA’s Detolf display cabinets. For all everyone jokes about the complexity of IKEA instructions the cabinet fit together very easily and provides a great way of showing off  miniatures. No longer will nicely painted models be condemned to stay in foam storage cases away from sight. It even has a fitting for attaching a light.

Here are a few shots of the cabinet’s contents so far:

That’s all for now.

Andy.