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Bright Light

Okay, I don't count my other lighting project a success. It had a lot of benefits, but it just wasn't as bright as I was hoping it would be. So I found other lights to use:
Portable LED Photography Photo Studio Light Kit from Amazon:

Of course, the problem with these was that they were just too direct. They needed diffusion. So I made a couple of handy diffusers for them!

Dwarves!

I think the thing that has most bothered me about this winter is the lack of light. I prefer to paint using natural light and this time of year this means I can only paint at weekends and then only for a few hours if it is not too overcast. Despite that over the last six weekends I have been able of paint a force of dwarfs, the majority of them from the Battle of Skull Pass boxset.

All can be seen in the new album:-

Portable LED Lamp

Here is my attempt at a portable LED light to use for miniature painting and photography.  When anybody asks me what's the most important part about Miniature Painting or Miniature Photography, my first answer is "light!  And when you think you have enough light, get more light!"  It really helps you see what you're doing, and it really helps bring out the truth of your fantastic paint job.  

Oh the joys of site maintenance!

Okay, I tried to migrate the site software version up from the current version that is no longer supported, and it didn't work. Fortunately, I kept backups and worked off of copies. I even learned that my backup setup can use some modification as well. But as of this morning it looks like everything is back up and functional, so I'll keep plugging along.
To add to the complexity, the gallery is actually a different software from the rest of the site, but it is embedded and integrated, so my biggest concerns are breaking that integration. So far it seems pretty solid.

Site Maintenance!!

Okay, after all this time, I'm actually working up the courage to update this site.
I'm actually two versions behind, so I'll update the site one level at a time.

Painting Eyes, Flesh and Lips.

I have been known to comment that some vehicle modellers can perfectly weather a tank but are let down by the figures they place in a diorama with it. Their figures look like lifeless mannequins with thousand yard stares.

The Clown and the Nail Brushes

Today I am posting up the last of my Devil's Reject figures by Gringo40 miniatures. Captain Spaulding as a clown.

Otis and Tiny

I made some minor tweaks to the Devil's Reject trio. I also finished two more figures from the same company. One is another member of the Devil's Rejects, the other a figure based (loosely) on the owner of the company. I chose to paint this with an Amerindian flavour.

The Devil's Rejects

Recently met a gentleman who runs a company called [url=http://www.gringo40s.com/]Gringo 40 Miniatures[/url]. Under the category of "Zombie Hunters" he had some renditions of the Devil's Rejects. I undercoated these during the week and started the colour painting on Saturday morning. They were completed Saturday afternoon other than a few minor tweaks on Sunday morning.

Damocles, Simo and the Assault Engineers

Today, the legendary sniper Simo Häyhä.

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