Saturday, 6 May 2017

Flash Gitz, Flash.

So I finished the first five flashgitz yesterday, of a planned 20 and kaptin I have to do before the beginning of June... these models took me a lot longer than I had expected, despite my usual quick rush "it'll do" arms length painting attitude. I'd best crack on with this lot, as while I should still have time to get them all done, at this rate I won't have time to finish the display board, which is half of what I'm looking forward to about this entire project anyway!

Now normally I photo my models in a light box but let the camera do the work, but as it has been said of late that the models are looking a bit dark (my current setup worked fine through my Bad Moons tribe, but suffice to say they were a little brighter than my typical orks) so this time I tried a few shots with the flash in the ready position.

I know the camera will bring the flash up automatically if it needs it, but I thought that may encourage things. Didn't seem to, but I'm guessing it's the white background, as when I zoomed in close I finally got it to take a few with the flash. I should probably learnt he camera better and find out how to make it use flash at my directive rather than it's own, but here's a few shots.

I'm not 100% convinced by this yet as it feels like a microscopic examination of a paintjob I have never expected to be looked at closer than arms length, the standard "If it looks good from the end of a GW measuring stick, it's good enough for me" approach I have used for my entire hobby career. For much the same reason I don't play skirmish sized games, I am a horde collector... I like grand spectacle. Details, kinda meh... One beautifully painted Leman Russ is nice, don't get me wrong, but show me a division of 16 painted to a tabletop standard and I'm far more intrigued.

Anyway, we'll see how it goes. I have another 15 that I will paint to this standard, I might take a little more care for the kaptin, but don't expect golden daemon 5 different shades of one colour painting (you know who you are) but I'll be honest I want to get them all done quickly so the pressure is off for the stuff I NEED for the tournament, and I can turn my attention to the conversions I WANT on the display board...


  1. Nice work. I think the new photos are much improved. You can actually see the paint job and some of the details of the models.

    1. The details are what I'm afraid of ;) told you, I paint to an "arms length" standard of tabletop painting... if the horde looks good I'm happy. Individual models, meh they die too quick to paint well :P

  2. Yes I know who I am. Can't even see three of the 5 shades :)