Monday, May 30, 2011

Repainted diecast vehicles

Hi All,

I've just finished repainting some diecast vehicles for my VBCW campaign. For the full story wander on over to the Port Sunlight 1938 blog...



Cheers,
Millsy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lead Painter's League 5 - Rnd 9 & 10

Lead Painter's League 5 - Rnd 9 & 10 notes

Here are my photo details from round 9 & 10, I couldn't get into the blog late last week so that's why its another double update

for those who are not aware of the competition have a look here, its pretty cool

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?board=22.0

So here is the pic for round 9



The Figures

The Deep One Hybrids are the 2nd Hybrid set from Brigade games, I added a hand holding a pistol to the fig with a club from a necromunda Juve fig of all places. The rest of the figs are RAFM from the Deep Ones II pack. As before all figs were painted with acrylic paints being a mix of humbrol, vallejo, then magic ink (sepia) wash.

As usual finished with the gloss varnish, but this time 2 people actually said they liked it !! thanks guys

Taking the photo

I took the photo using a Pentax K-7, with a 90mm lens on a 3 sec exposure (with a cable release) at F36 using natural light. I set the white balance to cloudy but the weather on the day I took this pic was pretty poor and the pics were very dark, even after editing they are pretty murky I think which is a pity because I thought that it was a pretty good compostion.

So here is the pic for round 10



The Figures

The last one ! All figs are from crusaders Gladiator range including "Gladiator to the Max" modelled after a certain Australian actor :-) I think these are some great figs, mostly with historically accurate equipment which I really like. As before all figs were painted with acrylic paints being a mix of humbrol, vallejo, then magic ink (sepia) wash.

The varnish this time is vallejo satin !
That's right NOT gloss

Taking the photo

I took the photo using a Pentax K-7, with a 90mm lens on a 2 sec exposure (with a cable release) at F36 using a mix of natural and Fluro light. I set the white balance to cloudy. This was taken the same day as the previous pic and was so dark that I had to add the fluro lights, luckily that yellow matt looks good under the these lighting conditions. I'm a bit disappointed with the compostion of this pic with the impression of the white wall and yellow sand just not working that well.

all done at last

thank you and goodnight !

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lead Painter's League 5 - Rnd 7 & 8

Lead Painter's League 5 - Rnd 7 & 8 notes

Here are my photo details from round 7 & 8, Easter mucked me up a bit so that's why a missed a week :-)

for those who are not aware of the competition have a look here, its pretty cool

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?board=22.0

So here is the pic for round 7



The Figures

This time the figures are all Copplestone gangsters, from Tommy gunners, O'Hare's Gang and Gun Molls, all beautiful figs. The Truck is a LLedo Model A. As before all figs were painted with acrylic paints being a mix of humbrol, vallejo, then magic ink (sepia) wash.

As usual finished with the gloss varnish, enough said

Taking the photo

I took the photo using a Pentax K-7, with a 90mm lens on a 1 sec exposure (with a cable release) at F36 using a mix of natural and Fluro light. I manually set the white balance too. As this pic was taken a bit earlier I would try just with natural light if I took it again. I think the compostion is pretty good though.

So here is the pic for round 8



The Figures

The HMG gun crew are the german heavy machine and crew from Great War miniatures, while the other 2 figs standing are Copplestone German Mercanies from the Back of Beyond range. The Truck is a LLedo 1934 Chevrolet Van with Maggi detailing in german. As before all figs were painted with acrylic paints being a mix of humbrol, vallejo, then magic ink (sepia) wash.

you know the drill for the varnishing

Taking the photo

I took the photo using a Pentax K-7, with a 90mm lens on a 1 sec exposure (with a cable release) at F36 using a mix of natural and Fluro light. I manually set the white balance too. This is the first pic I've taken without a strong green backround with the mixewd light sources and the colour hasn't suffered as much as the others did.

More next week - only 2 weeks to go
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