Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Zombie Survivors

15mm goodness from Khurasan
Rick and Darryl pretty much finished! They could probably stand one more tiny highlight, but they look good on the table, and I don't mind my zombie survivors looking a little rough. I'll finish the set and then decide on wether touch-ups are warranted. I have Glenn, the ladies and the kids yet to go.
Brilliant sculpts from Khurasan... Couldn't ask for a better set of zed hunters!

New light tent

I am experimenting with a new DIY light tent made out of the same translucent plastic board I've been using to make frosted glass brick walls in scratch built dwellings.

Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

  1. Looking good. Neat idea for the light box. Mine is just a card board box with holes cut from the top and sides. Then I taped tissue papers over the holes. Works well enough except the tissue paper is (unsurprisingly) flimsy, so I'm constantly repairing it. Hmm. I may have just convinced myself to try your design.

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    1. Thanks EP! It was pretty easy to make, I used the bottom of a printer paper box for the base, then make a [ shape by making 2 folds in a sheet of plastic, then used masking tape to anchor it, finally hung a sheet of white paper at the back attached with tape. Done!

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  2. Neat idea with the light box, Loving the zombie hunters.

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    1. Cheers Brummie! Jon has sent me the second set.. Can't wait to get them done too!

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  3. looks great both minis and the box. what are your measurements of the box?

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    1. Thanks Ravenstar! The bottom is an A4 paper box lid. The sheet at the back to make the infinity background is a sheet of A4.

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  4. Great figs as ususal. That box is great. We use that translucent board for signs here in the US. Does the inner structure of the board make any problems with the lighting? Streaks or anything?

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    1. Thanks LA! No streaks, it diffuses nicely. I am considering using some crumpled tinfoil as reflectors. I'll post if it works out.

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  5. Lovely minis as always, Spacejacker. Like the others, I'm intrigued by the light box. I feel that I could do with something like that for when the painting improves, to get better pictures. Good post, thanks!

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    1. Thanks Gunrunner! If you google around for "light tent DIY" or such, there is plenty of theory about.

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  6. The boys look great Jacker. The cop's stripe on his uniform trousers is a move that separates the men from the boys. Excellent S. Jacker work.

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    1. Thanks Jay! Those darn stripes were extra tricky as I did them yellow the first time and had to go over them again with tan!

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  7. Very nice. I like the colours... Rick's uniform is bang on and the skin tones are nice. Also, if that guy on the right has a five-o'clock shadow, I am going to have to shoot you.

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    1. Thanks Allison! Uh.. It's meant to be a light goatee. It came out more like a 5 o'clock shadow... Do I still get a bullet? ;)

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  8. Clever use of that translucent materila to make some near future looking dwellings. i really like those a lot.

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    1. It was a happy accident, Roj! When I next get some daylight I want to photograph them on my cork city boards :)

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  9. What is the translucent sheet called? Dont think I'll get around to making any buildings with it, but you never know!

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    1. "Multicor Flute Board" is the trade name for this stuff.I have some non-translucent sheets I might use for shanties too.

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  10. Heh, the angle of Darryl on your instagram feed made it look like he was carrying a Celtic cross. Like he broke it off a tombstone and was using it as a weapon. The crossbow is cool of course, but I kind of like my original misinterpretation!

    Unlike the others, I could care less about the light box. Because, you know, I don't paint figs. ;)

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    1. Mik, you are a disgrace. Geek up and let your inner painter out! It's not about armies, it's about zenning out and enjoying finishing a figure, one at a time ;)

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    2. Yikes! Looks like the honeymoon's over!

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