Photo Box Part 3, White Dwarf 68 and a Cossack Standard bearer


Ok, so i made the Photo Box Mk1, with a white background. But I found a problem with that, so to make Photo Box Mk 2, I had other plans as I alluded to an old White Dwarf (WD) article as well. Rooting around in my collection, I found the offending article, in WD68:

It was the second WD I bought !

Right, so what does it say ? Well you need a coloured background, not just white. When I built the Mk1 box, I immediately found why – a white flag on a white background. From the Table Top Heroes column, you can see the basic Photo Box set up that I aimed for. You can also spot that many of the pictures were taken with a duck egg-blue background…

And here is the Cossack with Russian flag:

Now you can see the white of the flag properly.

I got the A3 pale blue paper from Hobby Craft in Hereford, and sprayed the inside of the box using a can of paint from Halfords also from Hereford. The Cossack is from Copplestone.

Also, you might be able to spot a few of the Giants I posted earlier in the bottom left hand picture.

Now all I need to do is buy a decent camera and learn how to use it ! 🙂

3 Responses to Photo Box Part 3, White Dwarf 68 and a Cossack Standard bearer

  1. Wes says:

    Hi,
    I have created two cheep ass light boxes, and what to share my idea with you.
    http://theorky15mm.blogspot.com/search/label/photos
    The photos I take with it.
    http://theorky15mm.blogspot.com/search/label/photos

    I have two one is an over sized coffee can, the other is a three gallon bucket. The trick is to put reflective material on the sides of the opening in the side. That helps flood the miniature with light.

  2. jp1885 says:

    Back in the day I had one of those magic carpet minis – ah memories…
    I use a basic digital camera set to digital macro (or get my mate, with his expensive camera to do it)

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