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« Reply #60 on: 25 February 2019, 05:54:06 AM »

Lovely work once more, really like the artillery base, super stuff!! Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: 25 February 2019, 06:49:39 AM »

I have the felt sheet I use for my Crusades battles, which is a neutral teddy bear brown. Might work a bit better. Or I could try some grey cardboard. Plenty more playing to do, to be honest I only spent five or ten mins on these pics as was at the end of a long session, and didn't do any adjustments afterwards so I'm sure there's plenty more I can try. Thanks for all the advice, some new things to have a go at!  Cheesy

I reckon that the brown felt should work quite well.....Grey cardboard should, too. Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #62 on: 07 March 2019, 10:29:54 PM »

Thanks everyone! Taking Phil's advice on this one and trying with more neutral background. Seems to work well, though the focus is still a bit off. Getting there!

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Added in a LoA commander that Leon kindly supplied as a sample to add a bit of variety. Can see why everyone loves the range so much, an absolute joy to paint so will be adding more in for sure to some of the command stands and units.

This will be the last for a little while as I'm away to sunny Australia for a couple of weeks on Saturday!
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« Reply #63 on: 08 March 2019, 03:34:16 AM »

Lovely stuff!  Thumbs up
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« Reply #64 on: 08 March 2019, 05:04:29 AM »

Great looking unit, very nice indeed!! Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: 08 March 2019, 07:56:36 AM »

Super stuff !!  Thumbs up

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #66 on: 08 March 2019, 08:40:57 AM »

Nice
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« Reply #67 on: 08 March 2019, 12:35:15 PM »

Rats...I meant to mention. (Idiot, Phil)  Silly

I think that the first shots.....You've got the light source (is it sunlight ? ) behind/to  the side of the models, which is why they look a bit on the dark side.
Again the light meter will be looking for an 'average' light reading.

The last two really show your work off really nicely, M.  Smiley

Hope that might help !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #68 on: 08 March 2019, 03:51:13 PM »

Thanks!

Rats...I meant to mention. (Idiot, Phil)  Silly

I think that the first shots.....You've got the light source (is it sunlight ? ) behind/to  the side of the models, which is why they look a bit on the dark side.
Again the light meter will be looking for an 'average' light reading.

The last two really show your work off really nicely, M.  Smiley

Hope that might help !

Cheers - Phil

It's a painting light, big inverted L thing that's over the top of them coming from the left. Haven't seen sunlight on a while now.. Tongue

They always look okay on the phone then when I go to upload them notice the iffiness!
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« Reply #69 on: 08 March 2019, 04:15:20 PM »

Have you got any progs on your PC that allow you to change 'things', 'M' ?

I've got a VERY old program (ACDSee) that allows me to muck around in quite a few ways.....Lightening, darkening, adding colour, blah, blah, blah....
I still find it very useful for under or over exposed photos so that they show detail.

Does anyone know if there's a 'free' app that comes with Windows that allows you to do something similar.
Just had a quick look in the apps 'page'....But can't see one.

But you all know how hopeless I am with computers. Embarrassed

Cheers - Phil

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« Reply #70 on: 08 March 2019, 04:36:50 PM »

I'm sure there's some out there I can use to touchup. I'll maybe do some nice shots of the massed armies when they're complete and take a bit more care tidying them up.
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« Reply #71 on: 08 March 2019, 05:31:24 PM »

 Smiley

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« Reply #72 on: 08 March 2019, 05:50:25 PM »

GIMP

(that's a recommendation not an insult  Smiley)

free version of photoshop
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« Reply #73 on: 08 March 2019, 07:46:19 PM »

I'll second GIMP!

I use it regularly.
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« Reply #74 on: 09 March 2019, 08:53:20 AM »

Thanks for popping that down, chaps. Smiley

Just to go off topic, a little.....While I was looking for an app that's already on the PC....I did have a bit of luck.
I found some photo's that I'd been looking for for ages. (I thought I must have deleted them....But there they were. Somewhere where I'd never thought of checking.)

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