Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Some Old Stuff

For me, this blog has been as much about painting my Thousand Sons as it is about learning to take pictures. This last set (the ones from my last post) was one of the best, but I'm not 100% happy. They still seem a little dark .

For this set of pictures I built a light box:

Basically the four white walls reflect and diffuse the light so that there are no harsh shadows and the entire subject is lit. I think my only problem was that the lights weren't bright enough. I think the two lamps had 60 watt light bulbs in them when I should have at least had 100 watt bulbs. I had purchased some 100 watt bulbs some time ago, but they ended up getting used in various fixtures around the house.

Anyway, the set up of the box was pretty easy. It's basically a box made of recycled foam core board stuck together with some stick pins. I didn't put a back on it because the walls in my room are blue. This color is a good backdrop for photographing minis, so I just place the box against he wall. I don't have space to leave something this large sitting around, so I didn't construct it to be permanent.

As is easy as it was to build this box, I wanted to take the opportunity to photograph some of my older minis before I took the box apart for storage.

These figures are my Necromunda gang from years ago. I painted these about the time the Outlanders expansion came out. I'm not sure what year that was, but I think it was '95-'96.

This is one of my favorite minis of all time. The character that I used this model for did pretty well in my recent campaign.

I'm particularly happy with the way the eyes came out. I wanted it to look like he's looking down the barrel.

I was never a big fan of this model, but the paint job is pretty good.

My favorite Juve. One because I like the model and the other because he did really well in the campaign: Sprint and berserker charge on top of a weapon Skill of 5, nice.

Next time, more old stuff.

Monday, February 26, 2007

My Thousand Sons

Here it is a way overdue update of my Thousand Sons army for Warhammer 40,000 (40K).

For those of you that are new to my blogging efforts, my past coverage of this project can be found at Painting Thousand Sons.
That blog covers the first year of my project (yes I paint painfully slow).

These first two pictures are of the same group, just moved around a bit. I find it very hard to get all of the sons in one shot.

This trooper is going to count as my icon bearer for the unit. I didn't like the idea of converting a son to be holding some sort of flag, so I just ordered this archive bit.

I've done almost no work on the aspiring champion/ sorcerer for this unit. So there is the first work-in=progress shot.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

New Link

No fears, the blog isn't dead.

To hold you over until I post a better update, here is a cool link:

This is done by a friend of mine from Adeptus Windy City. Check out the article on clay molding. It's really cool!