**Supah Cleah Pics Thread 2017 TRANSFORMERS Edition--Rules in First Post**

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    Got the Full Review up for NeoArt Toys Beast Muscle Leonidas Eva Color Matching. Link in sig.

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    Here are some pics from the galla portion:

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    I'll credit your ability to stage your lights, then. I've never been able to get simple black card or construction paper to look that smooth and clean.
     
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    So while I had them all out I thought I'd take a few shots of some of the T:30 figures I didn't cover in my rambling comparison reviews. There were some, in my opinion, great wee molds.
    Saying that, these were the first generations figures I ever got and I was kind of stunned by how small these deluxes were. CW and TR seemed a bit more substantial.
    Orion Pax was definitely a figure that seemed...kind of tiny! I hd to squint to see his head. And that's a pity because it really is a handsome, wonderful little figure.
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    This is a test shot, using:

    - A 580 Yen (6 USD) light-box.
    - Galaxy Note 2
    - "Open Camera" apk (using auto focus and "torch" light, rather than flash).
    - After effect (via the "Picsart" app) was only the "orton" effect (to make the background even whiter), plus cropping.

    I've included two pics, showing the raw shot, plus the final, rough and ready edit.

    What do you think? Not bad for such basic tools? Criticism is welcome, especially regarding the use of such basic tools.

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    IMG_20171003_122212770-3006x4008.jpg one of the coolest little busts there is.
     
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    As much as a beefier (but still deluxe) Orion Pax would have been nice, this dude(s) needed to be no smaller than Voyager. Looking at a photo of him is great, because he does manage to exude some menace, but it hand and particularly stood next to other bots he just looks...wrong. Real pity, because in every other respect I think this is a great mold.
     
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    Btw, could someone recommend a cheap, big, easy to use light box (like the one I have), with built in LEDs? In Japan, it seems Amazon either has "very cheap and small" or "ridiculously expensive". I want an idiot-proof, large tent-like box to easily assemble, with built in, usb/mains powered lights. I want to be able to take pics of up to MP/leader/Voyager size figures, with enough room for some poses. Just basic built in lights that don't need bulbs.

    Anyone got any recommendations or links please?
     
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    he should look great for iron factory scale.
     
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    Someone did remark on how slim and hollow some of the T:30 deluxes were, and these two are definitely guilty of that. None the less, I still really enjoyed this mold. It's been my CHUG starscream for years now, and will probably only get usurped by the PotP Voyager Starscream. Jhiaxus is obviously a massive compromise, but he's still an incredibly obscure character so hoping for anything more than a, at best, semi-appropriate repaint is more than a bit optimistic. Ultimately I'm grateful I have a Jhiaxus at all.
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    I'm not sure what you want exactly exists. Even on the US side of Amazon, bigger light boxes like that, especially when they include lamps, end up being on the expensive side. You could try to put one together on your own - there's a lot of DIY options that typically work out to be fairly cheap compared to the pre-made kits. If you're interested in taking that route, I can make some suggestions.

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    I'm loving how the charcoal felt is playing in my photos, especially when I'm shooting small enough stuff to be able to let the background go fuzzy. The loose noise it generates in the background and the particular tone range of the greys overall are really really close to what I think I've been looking for.

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    The only issue is if I want to use it as a floor for a continuous background. The fibers are little more visible than I'd like. I experimented with laying a transparency over it using small pieces I already have on hand, but it seems like even the thinnest stuff I have (maybe 1/8 inch?) is still thick enough that it's catching the light in a bad way. And acrylic/plexi kinda has that annoying double-reflection tendency. I'm hesitant to go for an actual mirror to continue the background. I like reflection, but I want them to be more subtle than the actual subject. The black acrylic I have does that well, but it's not good enough to capture the background, even at very low angles.

    Would any of you obviously more skilled and experienced than me have some ideas about something I can lay over the felt floor to make it smooth without obscuring the fabric in the process? Glass is making a visible semi-opaque area at the back edge, and plexiglass double-reflects which sends my OCD up the wall. Is there something thinner out there I could look for that would still produce a smooth surface but maybe avoid some of these drawbacks?
     
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    Here's the last of my T:30 snaps. Loved these two and thought it was a far superior Trailbreaker than the Combiner wars version. While I didn't feel they suffered from being too hollow, or slender in profile, they both feel like they could have benefitted from being a bit taller and chunkier. Imagine these two around the same sort of size and heft as Twintwist/Topspin. I'm sure many would disagree, but Voyager would be too big for these lads.
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    Cheers. Firstly, what is the price for a cheap lightbox that is big enough to take pics of Voyager/Leader/MP figures? Have you got any suggestions?
     
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