I’m happy to have finished some new backdrops for my pictures. As I’m interested in painting movie themed miniatures, I feel like they profit a lot from a suitable staging. The first pictures that I took were in front of a red brickwall. Of course, that becomes boring pretty soon (maybe it already is?), so I wanted to have more variety. For the beginning I plan to extend my range of city/streets themed backdrops and scenics. Sooner or later there will definitely be forest or desert themed settings, but time is very limited and besides I also want to paint miniatures. What should I spend time on this week? …it all will grow naturally with time I guess.
Ok, the first additions to my collection of scenery are four parts from city buildings. One is the front of a coffee shop, two are simple walls and one is the back of a shop. Those pieces are all made out of one single MDF-kit by TT Combat (the Coffee shop). As I’m not a gamer and as I have limited space at home I decided not to assemble the whole building but to use the single pieces as backdrops. That allows me to make four new pieces with just one. As I bought a couple more products from TT Combat I should be able to make interesting and variable arrangements soon.
I painted the pieces, altered them a bit to make them look a bit more realistic, built some windows for the coffee shop and finally put graffitis from Antenocitis Workshop and some printed posters on the walls. Done.
I hope you like the new backdrops. It should take a while to finally discover how to take pictures the way I want them to be, but this is again the beginning of a new aspect of the hobby with much to learn. Too much to do for only so little time…
Not to forget: Thanks to the Ghostbusters for their posing for the pictures!
Last but not least this post marks the start of the new category “Behind the scenes”, in which I plan to give a little insight in what I do to build and paint the miniatures and to create the pictures. As always comments, suggestions and criticism is much appreciated.