Ordered one last week since i realised you could get one for just under 7 GBP off eBay delivered and ive been getting fed up of emptying this fancy grey shoe box that's full of bases and bits everytime you want to picture a mini.
So for 7 quid you can get a fold up plastic frame box with led usb strip, 2 felt inserts for the back drop, a little bag to keep it in. So far so good. Cant complain for the price in terms of the feel of it and stuff.
Bit of a pain to gently unfold it the first time but then it goes up pretty easily as expected.
The leds are ok. Not super bright so i used them in conjuction with my hobby light and here are some of the results.
So overall pretty good. And i wasnt trying too hard just wanted some quick pics.
Conclusion. I think for the price its great and unless you have a good solution already then this is definitely worth it and its fold away ability means its not going to take up room etc. Also two inserts is nice so you can different backgrounds. Led seem decent too.
Negatives for me is id like it to be a little taller and wider in an ideal world. Think it would struggle to house the crawler ive done for instance. And you can see in the bladeguard guys there's not enough space. Also the sides tend to fold abit so i might try to think of a solution to make them stand abit straighter. You can sorta see this in the pic of the LEDs that the sides are bending in a little.
Id give it 4/5 when considering the price!
And i think I'm going to redo the pics of the contemptor in the lightbox before the next competition at the end of the month cos they do look pretty good.