Help support TMP

"Quick and Dirty German Elites" Topic

7 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Painting Message Board

Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Back to the WWII Painting Guides Message Board

Back to the WWII Land Gallery Message Board

1,186 hits since 21 Jan 2013
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 3:15 p.m. PST

Just what it says on the tin: pics and a guide.


The Dread Pirate GeorgeD Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 4:37 p.m. PST

I would love to give you some positive feedback about your methods, but for me the pictures are far to blurry to be able to tell anything. Maybe I need new reading glasses.


UnfortunateWound Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 5:03 p.m. PST

It's not you. They looked a lot better on the camera, and I apologise. I'm just not sure how to make the photos look any better with the lights and camera I have available.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 5:29 p.m. PST

Does your camera have a macro setting? Use that and frontlight the figures (don't use the camera flash, though – that will white them out). I can usually get very good results showing the figures up close and personal.

gisbygeo22 Jan 2013 12:00 a.m. PST

Also, don't try and take pictures of something with stuff far behind it (more figures, etc) because your camera's auto-focus will usually get confused and focus to the back. You'll have blurry crap in the front, and tiny in focus stuff behind it.

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 3:18 a.m. PST

Roger that guys. Next time I have the models to hand and some spare time I'll try doing it in small batches with frontlighting. Is macro the "28 inches or less" option?

spontoon02 Feb 2013 12:58 p.m. PST

H'mm must try that, too! Unless I can get my son to use his camera and better skills for me!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.