Sunday 4 November 2012

Armor & Lenses

The order of IG armored vehicles arrived - and so did the new lens. The latter is unbelievable.

That means my long time plan of having two very specific modes of photography and set up needs to come to fruition. A nice template that fits WIPs from the iPhone and something worthy of a Leica designed lens for the finished units.

So that's what I'm designing and thinking about at the moment. I need to find the perfect back drops for both, is what it boils down to.

In the doing front, I'm putting together three more legionnaires and just finished painting the heavy stubber dude, converted from the cultists.


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing the new pictures and the next update. Keep them coming!

  2. Glad your lens arrived . good luck with the background pic.

  3. Looking good Migsula! Two things: how do you paint that dark skin tone? Looks really deep and smooth. Also do you have a true scale marine tutorial located anywhere around? Thanks

  4. Thanks gents, I've got bit of a surprise brewing... just may have to wait until the weekend and daylight hours at home to do the photos. Grrr....

    Matthew, for this skin, I used Vallejo Airbrush colors painted on with a brush. They are very smooth and a little bit translucent and work well for Legion style painting of dark colors.

    I have three new Marines on the way, so will try to take picture soon that shows exactly how they are constructed.

  5. I gotta say looking at the new WD's Blanchitsu,I really like how he uses some of his background shots.
    Maybe something along these lines.

  6. Photography of my own miniatures has become a bit of an issue of late.

    I'm going to experiment a little in the near future and see if I can come up with a technique I'm happier with.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing how you construct your amazing "Art/True-scale" marines, I've always wanted my miniatures to reflect the way they are portrayed in the background more closely too.