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Maledrakh's 77330 Derro Leader vs 3 new backdrops

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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.

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The set arrived yesterday, so now to try it out on some freshly painted minis.

Here is the Bones Derro Leader with each background:

 

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Warm backdrop

 

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Cool backdrop

 

 

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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:

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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

 

 

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Great paint job.

 

It's hard to say about the backdrop; they each seem to interact with the figure differently. More experimentation might be in order.

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