Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Disappointment

Normally, if I am late in doing something, it's because something went wrong. My car broke down, my knee flared up again, I got lost on the way, something like that. So it's rare for me to be able to say that I got delayed by anything exciting. However, this week, I am late updating the blog because I have been putting the finishing touches to my latest novel before sending it to the publisher. I don't get to say stuff like that very often.

Anyway, here is the Cannoness from the last post, with some paint. Perhaps it's the harsh lighting, but what seemed like a decent paint job looks bleached here - more accurately, washed-out and over-shadowed at once. Not great really.



I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps I'm just kidding myself, but I think the paint job is pretty good - not award winning, not inspired, but at least a decent gaming model. Here it just looks bad.

Oh well. I'm off to write my book. If anyone has any thoughts, please let me know.

EDIT!

I has a try with a different camera. I think this has come out a bit better. Maybe. I had to darken the colours somewhat to get rid of the washed-out look on the armour, but I don't think I've doctored the picture too much.




3 comments:

Richard Smith said...

Hi!

It's a fine looking conversion! The lighting may be an issue as it's a largely white armoured figure against a white background. I tend to play around with the colour levels when I'm taking photos of miniatures but sometimes no matter what I try, I can't get a decent pic!

As long as it looks good at tabletop level, that's all that really matters!

Looking forward to your book too!

Toby said...

Thanks, much appreciated! I'll give it a try with a different camera. Both white and black seem pretty hard to photograph without them looking very crudely shaded.

The book's coming on well, thanks!

Richard Smith said...

The second photo is much better! It might be worth building a little backdrop vignette to pose the figures on while photographing.

I've seen some brilliant and simple ones which have a run down wall as a backdrop which make for a good setting!

All the best!