EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Test shot

Having given up all hope of my camera ever reappearing, I decided to try out the camera on a damaged Samsung smartphone that I do happen to have, and which has a macro feature.
Samsung with Macro but no cropping feature, using flourescent white balance setting.

Alcatel, cropping feature but no macro, using flourescent white balance setting. 

The colour on the Alcatel is closer but definitely not as sharp. Well, I had wondered what to do with the broken phone.


  1. Whatever did we do before mobile phones!?!

  2. I'd go with the Samsung phone and color correct on the computer if you must. The only benefit I see of the Alcatel is if you want it to look more like a watercolor. Though actually for a Prince Valiant inspired campaign the artsy approach might be something to consider? See how I just talked myself into it?

    1. Oddly enough, the colour on the Samsung looked Ok on the phone, it wasn't until I uploaded to blogger that it faded. Even odder, when I tried uploading to picassa for editing, the colour was ok. Anyway, the Alcatel seems fine for over views but I'll be making the Samsung my close up and dedicated wargame camera.