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Offline Malebolgia

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Replacement for Hangar18 backdrops?
« on: October 23, 2020, 10:56:45 AM »
Hey guys,

I use an A3 backdrop I bought almost 10 years ago from Hangar18 (back when shipping from the US was okay) and it works really well. It has no glare whatsoever, great image, very fine texture that doesn't disrupt the visual effect and has a good size. Here's a shot of a recent miniature with the backdrop:



But by now the backdrop is getting more and more scratches and I also would like an A2 backdrop to make it easier for bigger miniatures. But Hangar18 has stopped doing business and now I can't get these backdrops anymore  :'(

Does anybody know of a -good- alternative. So please no cheap Ali alternatives, these usually are terrible quality. Thanks!
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Offline syrinx0

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Re: Replacement for Hangar18 backdrops?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 01:06:54 AM »
I feel your pain.  I love my Hangar18 backdrops.  Sadly I have not seen anything similar recently.
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Re: Replacement for Hangar18 backdrops?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 09:52:21 AM »
Hey guys,

I use an A3 backdrop I bought almost 10 years ago from Hangar18 (back when shipping from the US was okay) and it works really well. It has no glare whatsoever, great image, very fine texture that doesn't disrupt the visual effect and has a good size. Here's a shot of a recent miniature with the backdrop:



But by now the backdrop is getting more and more scratches and I also would like an A2 backdrop to make it easier for bigger miniatures. But Hangar18 has stopped doing business and now I can't get these backdrops anymore  :'(

Does anybody know of a -good- alternative. So please no cheap Ali alternatives, these usually are terrible quality. Thanks!

Ooooh, nice'un! I had no idea there was such a market for backdrops. I have been using flat coulored paper for back drops all this time.

Offline DS615

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Re: Replacement for Hangar18 backdrops?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 04:36:36 PM »
I feel your pain.  I love my Hangar18 backdrops.  Sadly I have not seen anything similar recently.
I've never seen these in person, but just the photo above shows a texture that reminds me of Scrapbooking paper. 
They come in all sorts of colors, designs, and sizes.
Would they be similar to what you're looking for?
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Offline Radar

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Re: Replacement for Hangar18 backdrops?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 04:46:28 AM »
Pastel paper. As in paper for use with pastels, not pastel coloured.  It is monocoloured. Has an almost velvety texture to it. Strange stuff, but brilliant for  backdrops in light boxes. Can be tricky to source though. Try a specialist art supplies shop (Hobbycraft chain type stores don't usually have it)
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