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18 Apr 2019 6:42 a.m. PST
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RogerC18 Apr 2019 3:47 a.m. PST

Progress on my Retreat from Moscow project with the first French ready. Photos and write up on the blog and a game tonight.



Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 5:53 a.m. PST

Great job. They are very realistic. One even starts feeling cold as you view the miniatures.

C M DODSON18 Apr 2019 5:58 a.m. PST

Bruuur. They look cold.


95th Division Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 6:06 a.m. PST

Great looking minis!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

In some of the later photos you have even achieved a foggy/air-frost effect. I almost expected to see clouds of breath vapour from the horse and the more active figures.

Some kind of light diffuser? Oblique lighting into the lens? How's that done?

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 11:15 a.m. PST

Great looking figures.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

Sure their nose are running?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 7:25 p.m. PST


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 4:11 a.m. PST

I do like that snow effect and this one is my favorite of the lot:


RogerC20 Apr 2019 4:21 a.m. PST

Thanks veyr much for the kind comments, got these on table on Thursday so after action report to foloow. In terms of the lighting I literally use a set of drawers under the dining room winder with the sunlight streaming straight in, catching a tiny bit in the corner of the camera as I take a shot creates this lovely effect. So bizarrely its bright sunny days that give us the freezing fog!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 5:01 a.m. PST

The 14th picture of the series captures this effect superbly.

It is just what we try to avoid in photography. Hence the various lens hoods we can buy. We do not want the sun shining into the lens edge. It is the lens flare so characteristic, indeed iconic,in "Easy Rider". Would have horrified earlier directors.

Here it works brilliantly. Inspired!

PTL181520 Apr 2019 10:46 a.m. PST

great work..truly inspiring, and just fun to look at.

RogerC22 Apr 2019 2:53 a.m. PST

Thank you very much guys, really appreciate it. Last game write up to follow, no freezing fog though I am afraid.

von Winterfeldt22 Apr 2019 12:40 p.m. PST

great work

RogerC23 Apr 2019 4:55 a.m. PST

Thank you

archiduque26 Apr 2019 7:00 a.m. PST

Excellent work!!

RogerC27 Apr 2019 2:33 a.m. PST

Cheers Arcxhiduke, after action report for these on the way.

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