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Author Topic: Captain Blood's Renedra Tower project (8 July - Finished. Many pics P10.)  (Read 29834 times)

Offline Hupp n at em

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Excellent piece of work sir !!

You must share your photography settings....

I'd also be very interested in that, it's not just his excellent hobby skills that make the presentation value of his posts so high.  :D

Offline Hammers

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Why have the chaps of the holdfasts painted targets on their shirts?

Offline Captain Blood

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Thanks chaps.

Why have the chaps of the holdfasts painted targets on their shirts?


Burgundians are careless of their own safety it appears  ;)

It's another triumph. Where do you put all of this stuff?!

Luckily I have a games loft... Although it is getting a mite full...

Excellent piece of work sir !!

You must share your photography settings....

Truthfully Giles, I vary it with every shot. But in principle, maximum f-stop, auto white balance, and timed shutter release to avoid shake. It's only a cheap Cannon digital SLR with a macro lens. Crop to taste and auto fix levels (brightness / contrast / sharpness) afterwards. That's about it.

Offline syrinx0

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Truthfully Giles, I vary it with every shot. But in principle, maximum f-stop, auto white balance, and timed shutter release to avoid shake. It's only a cheap Cannon digital SLR with a macro lens. Crop to taste and auto fix levels (brightness / contrast / sharpness) afterwards. That's about it.

Do you do anything special with the lighting for scenes like these?
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Offline Captain Blood

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Do you do anything special with the lighting for scenes like these?

No, these pics were all shot in my games room above the garage. Natural daylight through the roof windows, plus the downlighter spotlights were on in the room (which I didn't notice until afterwards). No special lighting at all.

You just have to look at the image in the screen on the back of the camera and keep adjusting the exposure setting to and fro if you want to shoot darker or lighter on a particular shot. And remember you can always adjust to some extent afterwards, if the image is a bit over or under exposed...

I do not understand the underlying science of photography at all, being a total numpty when it comes to physics. So there is a huge amount of trial and error. For every image you see from me, I've shot 5, 10, 20 more images that aren't quite right. But I do have a reasonable artistic eye, which compensates for quite a lot of technical ineptitude I think ;)

Offline syrinx0

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I probably should try taking pictures somewhere other than my basement.  :)

I would say you have more than just a "reasonable" artistic eye.   lol

Offline Hu Rhu

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That is a tower-tastic production.  Just fabulous and made even more so with your wonderful figures.  I have stayed away from large scale secenery in my WotR set up but I am sorely tempted to get one and play with it.

Well done and thanks for sharing all the tips and tricks along the way.

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Thanks Gary  :)
Perhaps we can have a battle of the two towers if you go ahead with one  ;)

Offline The Voivod

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Wow, those are some bloody marvelous pictures.
Fantastic painting on both the mini's as the scenery.
wow.
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Offline SotF

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How well does the plastic drill out?

I keep thinking about getting one and using LEDs to make torches for the sconces by the entry.

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It's pretty soft plastic and would drill easily. The sconces are very small components though. You'd need a steady hand to get a fine drill down through those.

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I join the club:
That tower is a piece of art that can be the centerpiece of many scenarios.

And I like it a lot..

Thanks for sharing!

Cheers
GS
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Superb pictures, Richard. Grand piece.

I always bring back a nice souvenir from my travels. I think that thing would be ok from my visit to London next week ...  ;D :-*

Offline Corso

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Stunning! :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline SotF

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It's pretty soft plastic and would drill easily. The sconces are very small components though. You'd need a steady hand to get a fine drill down through those.
Was actually thinking of going through the tower itself and build it from there.

 

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