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Cool model, but that bolt pistol does not appear to have a barrel, is that the picture or me?
i took it off to represent that the squad mods all their stuff. that's the way it goes for my veterans. i drilled it out with a big bit then used my regular on to makre it look like the dude cut it off inside. it gives a nice effect when you see it in person.
i like it but the camera is really bad resolution on some of the pictures
One thing (though it looks cool) why does he have a fast attack shoulder pad? I do like the asthetic value of it to be honest.
that is the chapter symbol. Xenomarines starts with an X, and the assault symbol looks like an X. at a dollar a piece, only veterans and sergeants are getting them.
i don't have a tripod, and i am a bit shaky.(blame the caffiene.)
Well, aside from the picture quality, it looks like you got yourself a very unique and imaginative scheme there. I quite like it, I just wish you'd take better pictures and resize them. You're obviously using a digital camera, so check and see if it has a macro option. Just about all of them do these days. It's represented by a flower icon. Post more pics!
You're killing yourself with the poor photos. You obviously seem proud of your work - and then don't show it off in its best light, which is a shame.
1 - Get the camera a little more level with the model, rather than all these top-down shots.
2 - Focus! Use the macro function, the moveable focus-finder thingee, whatever your camera has - but get the cam to focus on the model rather than your background (the "back" shot is the best in focus).
3 - Lighting! Get some Front-on lights level with the model. All the light is coming from above, making the lower bits like legs and chest impossible to see.
4 - Crop! Cut out all the background once you have the images, so we see just the model itself. We don't need to see all that white paper! Crop as close to the model as you can.
5 - Size. A good size for RAF minis is 350 pixels tall; for Characters and the like 500 or 600.
Good luck, and I hope we get to see some better photos of the piece soon!
Originally Posted by XenomarinesKiller
Unless you have a tripod, using the macro function with the camera in hand is going to yield nothing more than blurry pics, as you know by now.
Set the model on a flat surface, like a countertop, put a sheet of white posterboard behind it get some light in the room (preferrably a small lamp of some sort) and set the camera on the same surface right in front of the model. Then your camera will be rock steady and you just have to touch the camera to click the button. This is the exact same method I use to take my pictures.
You won't be able to take all kinds of dramatic top-down angles, but big deal! We'll be able to see the mini and you'll be much happier to show off your work with nice photos.
Give it a shot and let us see the true glory of your Xenomarines Vet!
Last edited by Undeadair; February 25th, 2006 at 22:56.