Saturday, 1 February 2014

Backdrop


OK, so its not exactly Constable or Turner, but I'm pretty pleased with how this has turned out.

It is a backdrop to help with photographing my miniatures, particularly the 28mm ones. I think a different one would be needed for the 6mm napoleonics.

The whole thing is 6' x 2' and was constructed by recycling the very first game board I ever made. There is a frame of softwood covered with some hardboard held in place with panel pins. Some old shelf-brackets are screwed into the back to make sure it stays upright. As with most of by DIY there is an element of bodging but I think it will do the job ;-)

The painting was done mainly with some cheap tester posts of emulsion and some odds and ends knocking around from other projects so I think the whole thing cost around £7 with some green paints left over.



10 comments:

Bedford said...

Good stuff.

Waiting to see some pics of the mini's in front of that baby now Steve:>)

Darrell.

Bedford said...

Good stuff.

Waiting to see some pics of the mini's in front of that baby now Steve:>)

Darrell.

Monty Luhmann said...

That is brilliant! And a bit beyond my ability to paint, I'm afraid.

Michael Harker said...

I remember when you used to use your scanner.

Steve said...

Yes, before I had a digital camera the flatbed scanner was my weapon of choice. Thankfully things have moved on.

DeanM said...

Very cool recycling! Should look great as a backdrop.

Rodger said...

Looks really good , should work well!

Michael Mills said...

Great stuff! I have something similar (a gift no less!) and I love it. Very useful indeed.

Gary Amos said...

That's very nice, you arty little monkey! I think I'd have to settle for one of those model railway things.

:O(

Michael Peterson said...

Clever idea. I shall steal it, sir. Though it won't look as good.