The games room is now finished. Old wall knocked down and a new wall built further back to allow for a larger table, 10 x 5 instead of 7 x 5 feet. Also access all the way around the table, where as before one end was fixed to the wall. Extra lights have been fitted and 40ft of backdrop fitted all the way around the room.
I had to do a few repairs on the existing table surface.
As you can see, I didn't want any corners in the backdrop but used bends for a more natural look.
With the hard board being an inch wider than the sky paper it give me a little play with lining the paper up. I just had to paint the edge white to blend in with the wall. Unfortunately there are a few creases in the paper as it was a bugger to put up and was very unforgiving.
I also built some seating and extra storage along the new wall.
Also two layers of storage under the table.
The table extension blended in to match the original table.
I have toned the green down on the table as I want to get away from that look and plan to give the surface a lot more varied look. It is a work in progress, as I will be adding some Woodland Scenics burnt and winter grass, along with some other bits and pieces.
Here you can see the length of the table with a 28mm scale Armoured car at the far end and then taking a closer picture to see what kind of effect the table surface and backdrop have. The back drop is very subtle but I think this is not a bad thing as you don't want the eye to be drawn away from the actual subject you are photographing.
Before, I was also limited to the angle that I was facing for taking pictures of figures on my table but with the backdrop now all the way around and also covering the electric meter, it is much better.
And to finish, I have tried a couple of pictures with hills and tree's against the backdrop. Hope this has been of some use for anyone attempting to update their own games room.
A few of you have asked and I forgot to mention where I purchased the sky paper from.
I chose the 'overcast sky' but it is very subtle, so if you want a few more clouds then go for the 'summer sky'. It comes in 5ft lengths and there are four different sections that are continuous to give you 20ft of sky. 15 inches in height and you can pay a little extra to have the sticky back that you peel off and stick rather than using glue/paste. I chose this and although none messy, you have to get it right first time as it is not very forgiving.
The product is excellent value and works out about £1 a foot and John at art printers is very helpful and will give help and advice with this.