Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Test Shots

I am pretty tired of taking pictures of my figures on my workbench, so I set up a photography station using some work lamps and LED bulbs based on a member of the Facebook 6mm miniatures group. Initially, I had a white cloth backdrop, but the picture came out too yellow. I bought sheet medium grey cloth that seemed to work a little better. I think the type of bulbs are what give the pictures a yellow hue. Here are some test shots using various 15mm fantasy figures.

Essex Late Medieval with sculpted shield
The knight above was photographed with the white dropcloth as a background. Both he and background have a yellow hue to it.

Same background but I color corrected it. This is  much what it naturally looks like, except it seems like it was a little desaturated.

Ral Partha Lady Paladin
Here is another with a white background. Again, color corrected.

Below are photos taken with the grey dropcloth. I did use the color correction mode in Photoshop, but differences were not nearly as dramatic.

Demonworld magic user

Essex fantasy foot knight

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Short and the Tall

I'm about done painting all the vehicles for the Federal Republic of Gambusia's army. Their arsenal includes both the French AML H-90 and the British Staghound III armored cars. When I put them side by side, the AML was pretty dinky compared to the Staghound.

But apparently, the AML is very small:

Source: Thomas Webber II
 whereas the Staghound is rather large:
Source: Thomas Webber II
It was describe to me by a member of the Facebook 6mm Wargaming and Terrain Group as, "The Staghound was a wheeled tank, the AML was a turret on an armoured jeep."

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Mayhem on the Painting Table

School starts Tuesday, so I've been trudging away at syllabi. Last week, I had a game of Blood Bowl with my friend Will. For a Games Workshop game, I enjoyed it. He is wanting to put together a league. I am not sure if I can play every week, but I am seriously thinking of giving it a go.

The big blizzard that was supposed to hit us hard turned out to be not as back as it could have been. With nowhere to go and stuck inside, I got a chance to do some painting. I am scrambling to get bunch done for the Federal Republic of Gambusia Defense Force.

The poor Reaper bugbear will have to wait.

Now I have to find where I put all my finished infantry stands! Not where I thought they would be. I found this guy on the floor by my table:

A deserter? I will need to interrogate him to find out where his comrades are!

Additionally, the General ordered all AFVs of the Northern Chalupistan army to change to a new paint scheme (Command Directive 3.1415). This was ordered, no doubt, to make all army vehicles have a similar camo scheme as that of the air force. I never liked the various paint schemes I tried for the Northern army, so I decided to repaint them to parallel the air force. It's a khaki tan with camo stripes of green. BUT, I hate stripping paint, and Simple Green is not living up to its legendary prowess.