Saturday, August 18, 2012

Skarre Queen of the Broken Coast

     My epic Skarre, now Queen of the Broken Coast. This model was a blast to paint. A few changes from her prime version though; she lost her cloak, no longer has a trim on her coat and she is holding a pistol instead of a dagger. The rest of the model is pretty much the same, including fantastic quality on the face.
     I've had this model finished for a while now but when I photoed it the first time all of my pictures came out with a horrible greyed-out look. And they were quite dark despite using a makeshift lightbox. This time I took a roll-up magnet and set it on the coffee table next to a glass door. I propped one side up and photoed her using it as a backdrop. Overall the pictures came out fine but still a bit too dark. Recently I decided to check out Picasa 3 for organizing and viewing my pictures and saw that it has a built in editing kit. I was able to crop there (like anywhere else, nothing special) and then I used an "I'm feeling lucky" button to edit the light and color. Not sure exactly what it did but the picture looks a lot better after that so I stuck with it. I'll go ahead and post the 'before' photo with crop so you can see the original.
     So here you can see the original is not terribly different but the editing made it look better. Removed that dull grey haze. I don't think it makes my paint job look better than it is but maybe I'm being defensive? I'm not really sure how people feel about 'fixing' photos of minis. Let me know what your opinion is.

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