Saturday, January 10, 2009

Two and Three

As promised, here are "two" and "three". The first is Sir Malcolm from Reaper and the other is a Templar from Rackham's Confrontation. I found that I'm getting a bit more comfortable with taking less time on the blending, though I will say that the results are less perfect than I've had on other models. Still, these are intended to be playing pieces, not display so I'm very happy with how they turned out.


  1. A general question for everyone who has posted pics so far. Any tips on taking good up-close photographs of miniatures?

  2. If you haven't done it before, then definitely setup a lightbox. You can make a simple one if you don't have one (I'll see if I can find the article I've seen before). Direct lighting or a flash will kill your pics.

    Use a stable base and set the camera down on it. If you have a stand or a base for your camera, use it.

    Use a timer so that there's no jitter on your camera due to hand motion.

    Depending on what kind of camera you have, you will want to see if it has a "macro" setting, which is the "close up" mod. If you have a newer digital camera with any sort of mechanical zoom you probably have this capability and you should force it to use it. If you try to use the auto settings, the camera will probably work but no guarantees.

    If you have a fancier camera with a macro lens then I suspect you don't need any of the above advice and know what to do :)

  3. Man, my minis (and photos) are going to look pretty lame in comparison. Very nice work!

  4. You did 40+ minis last year. That's more than I've done my whole life. I make a wisdom check to disbelieve. :)