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Old 30 Dec 2008, 17:48   #1 (permalink)
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I'll use this post to keep a list of what's done and what needs doing...

Hyaspists:Getting slowly painted and assembled
Techpriest A: Done
Techpriest B: Primed
Techpriest C: Bare metal
Servitors: Together, unpainted
Knight: Half done
Hellstalker: About half done
Tribunes: Just using Techpriests for now, I hope to do cool conversions though
Magos Mandati: Currently being sculpted
Retinue: Slated for sculpting once the Magos himself is quite done
Valkyrie: Assembled (pain in the ass!)
Praetorians: Assembling/assembled
Praetorian Auxilia: 3 nearly assembled

The buy list:

I'll change these as I get stuff done.
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 23:49   #2 (permalink)
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Update! Ok, got some pics, here we go... I apologize if the pics aren't very good quality, it's the best I could muster...

EDIT: Ok, pics taken down, new pics a bit further down the page... Yay! Better quality!
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 04:06   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think its the actual camera thats the issue (but then again I don't know what camera your using) regardless, it appears that you were focusing the camera on the wall behind the miniatures since in most of the photos the wall is in perfect focus leaving the miniatures out of focus, there are lots of miniature photography guides around so you could try a forum search but i'll try to sum it um

1. Use macro mode on the camera if you have it (if not its ok. Macro mode is just a special mode for taking photos of objects that are very close to the lens i.e. 6"-12")

2. Try to use ambient light (I use outdoor natural light) at least use a lamp or two. Also, do not use the flash EVER! It will result in photos of very poor quality that contain extremely over-lit miniatures.

3. Try taking a piece of plain printer paper and propping it up against a wall. Then place your miniatures along one edge about two inches in. the paper should curve and rest against the wall and the floor so it looks like a the left have of the letter U. Then take your picture and your minis will have a really nice white background that showcases your painting much better than a defiler box/ a room.

feel free to pm me with any questions on the above mentioned techniques or any further questions you might have. Also it may not be necessary to invest in a new came
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 04:19   #4 (permalink)
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Those 3 guys look like santa...


I can't wait to see your knight completed, I did something like it once here.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 04:29   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm, this looks very promising. I never thought of using High Elf bits for the robes that are so necessary for an Ad Mech army.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 17:28   #6 (permalink)
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I don't think its the actual camera thats the issue (but then again I don't know what camera your using) regardless, it appears that you were focusing the camera on the wall behind the miniatures since in most of the photos the wall is in perfect focus leaving the miniatures out of focus, there are lots of miniature photography guides around so you could try a forum search but i'll try to sum it um

1. Use macro mode on the camera if you have it (if not its ok. Macro mode is just a special mode for taking photos of objects that are very close to the lens i.e. 6"-12")

2. Try to use ambient light (I use outdoor natural light) at least use a lamp or two. Also, do not use the flash EVER! It will result in photos of very poor quality that contain extremely over-lit miniatures.

3. Try taking a piece of plain printer paper and propping it up against a wall. Then place your miniatures along one edge about two inches in. the paper should curve and rest against the wall and the floor so it looks like a the left have of the letter U. Then take your picture and your minis will have a really nice white background that showcases your painting much better than a defiler box/ a room.

feel free to pm me with any questions on the above mentioned techniques or any further questions you might have. Also it may not be necessary to invest in a new came
Thank you new friend :P I'll try that.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 18:19   #7 (permalink)
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Well, now that we've got the camera issue sorted out, here are some pics!


First up, my beautiful Knight. He'll get done eventually.


Look at them gams.



Here are my 3 painted Skitarii. All of 'em will be done like the one in the center eventually (yes, that means I have to fix the other two...)



This is my variety pack. Some are done, some are getting there, some I've just started.




And my Techpriest, surrounded by his loyal, painted Hyaspists.



Hope y'all enjoy these better than the old pics...

And yes, I realize the paintjobs on the Hyaspists suck. I intend to step it up in future, trust me when I say I'm not painting up to my potential with these. I'm a lot better than this.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 18:35   #8 (permalink)
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pics look a lot better, I like some of the conversions especially the skitarii with the burst cannon and the other one with the target lock head, I think the tau bits fit nicely with the tech theme. Keep it up can't wait to see the knight done. What bits did you use for the knight?
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Old 01 Jan 2009, 01:32   #9 (permalink)
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It looks like the lower legs are defiler legs, then the uppers are battlesuit. Then the groin and body are both defiler? Not so sure on the groin? Anyways looks set to be a top notch army, do like the target lock man-head also.
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It's all defiler :P
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