Expermimenting with overhead lighting for the Tohokyo corner... borrowed some cheap battery powered LED tap lights for testing. I like it lit up, so I've found some plug-in LED strips for not too much money. I''m also getting ready to add 4/6 more buildings too, mostly more damaged stuff...Added in 9 days 23 hours 36 minutes 59 seconds:
The actual plug-in lights are more even and dimmable, so I can make the lighting softer, warmer...Added in 1 day 12 minutes 58 seconds:
I was trippin' through my local craft crap store, and they had an aisle set up for teachers going back to school, decorating classrooms, and there I finally found a sky to work with; bulletin board liner paper. It comes in rolls 12 feet long, 4 feet high, with the pattern repeating every three feet or so. I mounted it to foamcore board, and when it gets ratty from being bumped around, I can just make another one from the same roll. I can also flip it upside-down and have a different sky. Not bad for $10.
Here's my set-up for a picture I took using the new sky and Tohokyo...
The main light is a ceiling fan, with 4 "daylight" LED bulbs. The LED light you see at Godzillas feet is covered by the parchment paper next to it usually, to put diffused the light on Godzilla. Off to the left is another fill light, to take some more shadows off Godzilla and the buildings, to confuse the scale a little bit.
You can see the finished pic over in the Creative Pics thread...http://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1681582#p1681582