I trial fitted some curtain blackout material to the darkbox
As you can see from the images it is only held in with Duct tape initially.
Attaching the curtain blackout material. You can see the silverbox, dev and wash trays. The fix can be done in the light, as can pouring the collodion.
The following is the first plate produced in the box on a trial run in the barn.
Its slightly underexposed and roughly flat copied in the field, however the darkbox does work. It is very spacious inside, which is good, but may be a luxury I can’t afford. The plan is that I will get a fishing trolley to enable me to take the box and camera kit off the road next weekend. I think the darkbox may be too big, but we’ll see.