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You must of put high gloss wallpaper on those walls RT... lol!

Looks great! I really like the color! Job well done RT! Very Happy

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You must of put high gloss wallpaper on those walls RT... lol!

Looks great! I really like the color! Job well done RT! Very Happy

Hahaha cheers.  It looked much more matt in the wrapper  lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My First Dio.....at last lol   My First Dio.....at last lol - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 8:13 pm

A can of clear matte spray might cut the gloss quite a bit on those walls. As it is, it looks like they will be problematic when taking photos. Plus, as mentioned above, as you start adding details like wainscoting or hanging pictures, and place some furniture, it will help to cut out some of the glare.

I had to spray the last diorama I built with matte spray. It helped quite a bit. Go easy at first, very light coats, just a bare mist, adding coats as necessary with time to dry in between, otherwise you can get runs and sags in the paper.

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Cheers for the advice Dave cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My First Dio.....at last lol   My First Dio.....at last lol - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 9:36 pm

Rogue-Trooper wrote:
Although it's much shinier than I was expecting...hopefully not too shiny lol!
I think Dave is right.
That shine will cause you serious problems by showing unwanted reflections of you, the camera and any light source you use during photography.
I'm not at all convinced a few pics etc. will stop the problem. I have to dull even computer printed paper to stop unwanted shine and it's nowhere near as glossy as those walls are now.

If you do decide to spray, can you position your diorama on its back so the walls lie horizontally? This will minimise the potential for any sags in the spray coat.

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Unfortunately not. The walls and floor is a permanent structure.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Dio.....at last lol   My First Dio.....at last lol - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 11:17 pm

Are you absolutely dead-set on using that wallpaper for some reason?

I'd be very tempted at this still early stage to just re-do it with something else that's not going to cause you a lot of frustration in the future.
It would be quite easy to do now, but will be much harder if you have stuck other objects to the wall.
Even in the shot you've already posted you can see definite reflections of what is behind you.

Point is if you've made the diorama primarily just for display of your figures or do you intend to use it as a background for future photographed scenes?

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PostSubject: Re: My First Dio.....at last lol   My First Dio.....at last lol - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 11:41 pm

I can see what you're saying Barry.

The wallpaper is self adhesive so it wouldn't be too difficult to remove.

I'm hoping to use the dio for storylines in the future so there will ( hopefully ) be lots of pics taken.

I think maybe I need to find something better to cover the walls with.


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I can see what you're saying Barry.
Chris, I'm all for saving yourself unnecessary grief, specially when it's in the early stages.
Nothing worse than working really hard on a project then finding a component of it is actually not working as planned, but by that stage it's a major upset to change it.

Spraying such a shiny reflective surface as you have there has only limited application anyway. Those reflections will annoy the hell out of you and you'll be standing on your head to avoid them! lol!

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The shiny paper has gone lol!
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And I got a roll of lining paper from a charity shop for 2 quid....and found 2/3 of a tub of paste in the loft cheers
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Shame the shiny paper never worked out Chris, but the backing paper should work a treat! plus if you don't like it, get a matt colour and paint it cheers cheers
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Shame the shiny paper never worked out Chris, but the backing paper should work a treat! plus if you don't like it, get a matt colour and paint it cheers cheers

Oops..forgot to mention that it will definitely be getting a coat of emulsion when I've found the right colour.

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Can't wait to see the new matte wallpaper! cheers cheers cheers
lol!

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Walls have been sealed ready for papering on Tuesday cheers

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The shiny paper has gone lol!
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And I got a roll of lining paper from a charity shop for 2 quid....and found 2/3 of a tub of paste in the loft cheers
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Ah that's better Chris. Clean slate Very Happy

That coulda gotten VERY Turkish brothel very quickly on you there !! Very Happy Very Happy

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That coulda gotten VERY Turkish brothel very quickly on you there !! Very Happy Very Happy
Kev, never having frequented the seraglios of carnal pleasures, I will have to defer to your obviously superior knowledge of the type of decor that is apparently featured in Ottoman establishments of ill-repute but I too think that Chris has made a timely decision that will save him a lot of frustration in the future. lol! lol! lol!

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Dreadnought wrote:
That coulda gotten VERY Turkish brothel very quickly on you there !! Very Happy Very Happy
Kev, never having frequented the seraglios of carnal pleasures, I will have to defer to your obviously superior knowledge of the type of decor that is apparently featured in Ottoman establishments of ill-repute....

Okay, but now I want to see a Turkish seraglio diorama!

(Such literate comments around this joint!)

((I know a guy who owns a lot of seamless Phicen figures and who has some diorama skills; I bet he could put together something like that! Wink ))

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Okay, but now I want to see a Turkish seraglio diorama!
((I know a guy who owns a lot of seamless Phicen figures and who has some diorama skills; I bet he could put together something like that! Wink  ))
I dare say given enough veils he probably could! lol!

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Some of my ....um....more mature fellows.... checking out the new wallpaper  cheers
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"Where are the harem girls? They told us there'd be harem girls!"

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Looking great Chris bounce bounce bounce

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Yeppers looking good! I'm sure your
more mature fellows would agree! Very Happy

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Had some blue paint laying around...ok ok so its supposed to be for the upstairs bathroom,  but I appropriated it for the dio lol!
Anyway...2 coats later its..um.. very blue.  So I've decided to use it as an undercoat. The colour I actually want will be bought some time this week.
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It is very blue, but I have to say you have done well as there is very little glare which works well. Looking forward to seeing more progress bounce bounce

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Thanks Dal. The final colour is much more of a matt paint so hopefully no glare.

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