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In a bid to try to improve my photography of my minis, I recently ordered in the Tablewar Macromat set after seeing it on some youtube video. The backgrounds in this set are made out of thin, (neoprene?) rubber-backed mouse mat material of the same type used for tabletop gaming mats. And it all comes in a nifty bag, and disassembles for easy transport and storage. The set arrived yesterday, so now to try it out on some freshly painted minis. Here is the Bones Derro Leader with each background: Warm backdrop Cool backdrop White-to-blue backdrop All taken with my not all that great Panalux compact camera and a white-fluorescent lamp in front. Um. I dont think I did, but I might have moved the light a bit between shots, leading to different angles. Gotta be more careful in future. I think the backgrounds worked very well, much less of the materials texture is to be seen in the pictures compared to the previous background I used (the seascape gaming board-cloth from Dreadfleet!) I think I prefer the cool backgrounds overall effect, at least for this mini. Although the gradient background seems to yield the clearest picture and most true colours. I will need to play around with different exposure times and lighting angles / distance with each background to get the best out of every option. Ah! The white-blue gradient background takes me right back to the 90s Mike McVey era GW miniature pictures! Not necessarily a bad thing. Which do you prefer? I will go with these for now: The Derro was a randomly picked mini to paint. I had no particular plan for it. ... it will make a great something-or-other for Frostgrave. 77330 Derro Leader Reaper Bones KS2 sculpted by Derek Schubert Bonesium PVC 30mm base
I have loved these little Derro minis ever since the first time I saw them in the Reaper store, and when they got released during the Bones II kickstarter they made that expansion a REALLY easy decision for me. And now that I'm done painting them, I have to say, these guys were a pain in the butt. At first I wanted to do them as a speedpaint, to see if I found increased quantity more fulfilling than fussing over quality. Why I resolved to do less than my best on minis that I love so much, I really can't say now. Anyway, I got about halfway done with my "speedpaint," looked at what I'd achieved, took a glance at Derek Schubert's beautiful work on the Reaper site, and started over. I've worked on them slowly over the past month, putting in a few hours here and there, and while I've got a few million miles to go before I hit the level of amazingness in Mr. Schubert's work, at least I'll be happy putting these little fellows out on the tabletop. Thanks for looking! Derro are super cool!