As many regular readers will know, I have issues with photography. Every time my laptop’s OS updates, the camera I use refuses to work with my computer. It’s not like it’s some random, weird or unique camera – it’s a Canon! And yet, the same issue occurs each time. In the grand scheme of things, this has meant that several miniatures that I’ve paint have never had good images taken on them. I’ve muddled through with iPhone photos taken in natural light. Well, this post is about making up for that. A few recent favourites have been rephotographed and while they’re no Ansel Adams masterpiece, they’re better than what was. So this post may not be the most important, but it needs doing. If you hang around for it, I hope you enjoy it. Here they are…
With Necromunda just around the corner, it’s only right that this guy gets a better picture. The colours are crisper, the angles are sharper… it’s good to see this guy in this light. And I can’t wait for the new Delaque gang to appear. Soon, my pretties, soon…
Blood Angels Hammer Land Speeder
I was never happy with the soft focus images of this beast. It was weird picking it up and feeling how heavy it was again. Seriously, you could beat an ork to death with this thing. The above image really brings out the reds of this, and while it’s a little more unforgiving when it comes to the edge highlights, it really gets the colours to pop.
Mortifactors Primaris Lieutenant
Mortifactors have always presented an issue when it comes to photography. Being black and cream, do you photograph them against white or black? And whatever you pick, the camera struggles to get it right. At least with this new image, it gets us some of the way there. Still not perfectly in focus though.
Slaaneshi Cult Mechanicus
I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to get a proper photo of these guys. Also, I need to get some rules written for them to compete in Necromunda. Also, check out those purple frosted tips.
And that’s it. Sorry it wasn’t the most interesting of posts, but it needed to be done for my own piece of mind. I hope you enjoyed them as much as one could expect you to. New more interesting posts will return soon. Onwards!
I sympathise – I struggled for a long time to get half-way decent photographs of my models whilst I saved up for a half-way decent camera. Of course now I have to contend with seeing every flaw in my painting magnified to a hundred times its size on the screen in front of me but at least I can’t blame the camera for it any more!
Anyway, good to see some better pictures of these – all excellent work and deserving of being showcased properly.
Yea, I remember the first time taking a pic and looking at my paint jog magnified. Horrible, horrible! “Does my mini really look that bad?!”
Great job. I LOVE the old metal landspeeder and am trying to track down a couple for myself now. A bit pricey on Ebay sadly.
Great models. Have you looked into the MacroMat’s from Tablewar?
I have been using this for my mode photos and combined with a good light has helped a lot!
Cheers! And I will check that link out. Everything helps!
Great stuff. Love all of them, well apart from Pickle Rick as I never liked that show.
Old school speeder is amazing!
I started watching the show after admiring your Pickle Rick (and my son explained what it was). Please can you do Mr. Poopy Butthole next?