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Author Topic: Green Stuff World "Maxx Darth" photo backdrop  (Read 767 times)

Offline Malebolgia

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Green Stuff World "Maxx Darth" photo backdrop
« on: May 20, 2023, 03:54:49 PM »
Green Stuff World released their "Maxx Darth" mats some weeks ago and I really wanted to try one. Apparently it's a mat that absorbs 99.9% of the light, giving a pure black background. Ideal if you want to have your miniatures stand out and especially when using OSL (Object Source Lighting). So I ordered one from a local Dutch shop (Een Kleine Wereld, really nice shop!) for less than €15 and received it today.
It comes in a box that protects it well. Inside you find the mat, a nylon-like mat with a pure black polyfibre on top. It's very soft and a bit like a gaming mat with a very dense layer of static fibres. The side of the box does state to be careful with heavy objects as the fibres may come off and thus the effect will be lessened. But time to try it out!

I used my usual setup with two cheap IKEA lamps and 2 strong bulbs (normal, no daylight or whatever). I then imported the photo into Photoshop and saw the effect. Hot darn, as black as you can want! The only thing I did in Photoshop was to remove dust specks and crop the image.

So all in all I am really happy with the mat, how easy it is to use and how black the background really is.

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Re: Green Stuff World "Maxx Darth" photo backdrop
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2023, 12:03:32 PM »
I followed the link in your Warzone thread, and 'm not disappointed! 8)

I struggle with taking pictures all the time, so this might be worth a punt.  Only downside is that the thing is from Greenstuff World, and I dislike their business practices. But I know Kleine Wereld and they're well worth supporting...  :)
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Re: Green Stuff World "Maxx Darth" photo backdrop
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2023, 12:34:31 PM »
Excellent effect - very atmospheric.


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Re: Green Stuff World "Maxx Darth" photo backdrop
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2023, 07:40:07 PM »
That's an excellent review. Many thanks

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Re: Green Stuff World "Maxx Darth" photo backdrop
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2023, 11:15:26 AM »
Very effective- and some great painting too!


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