Thursday, July 17, 2014

Poised to fire!

As I mentioned a few times during the assembly phase of the Krios, I learned that the gun is supposed to be able to change its angle.

While I was trying to get the mass of pieces to stick together, it seemed like a pretty impossible task.  There was a lot holding the sections together towards the front, but not much in the back, where a lot of the weight would be.

I had used to green stuff to close the gap on the axle of the gun, and it's a good thing that I did.

That extra green stuff provided the contact needed to keep the gun in place once raised.  So, be aware of that!

I just had to see what the tank would look like on one of the other Hangar 18 backdrops!  Tomorrow I test out some more with the Tomb Kings.

What I have noticed about the Hangar 18 backdrops is that they can diffuse the shadows created by my lights.  Granted, I use three of them to counteract the shadow effect, but I would still get a little of that on my printed backdrops.

It is interesting to see what colors look very different here, as opposed to the blue/white fade!

The raised gun.  It really makes it look like a WWI artillery piece. :-)

Ready, aim FIRE!

It was very tough to get any pictures of the pilot... sorry!

A few views from above.

These used to be impossible to do... at least not without tons of retouching work later in Photoshop.

It's so nice to just snap the pictures and crop away the vast unbroken field of backdrop!

1 comment:

  1. No, I don't like it. Not sure if it's the metals not being reflective enough or the rust application not being random enough but they're something not right about the finished piece.