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I've started my Crusade Era Emperor's Children army with my first model, it will be the Sergeant of my first squad and the first time I've tried painting the scheme and I'm quite happy with it.



I'm awaiting the first half of the unit which will all be MK IV armour from Forgeworld. I'm unsure what special and heavy weapons to equip them with though, I have the crusade era multi melta, plasma cannon, and lascannon and will be purchasing the special weapon pack which includes the missile launcher and the melta gun.

I'm also planning on including at least one Contemptor to represent Ancient Rylanor and also the new command figure from Forgeworld.

The rest I'm not entirely sure of due to the new rules, but I want to keep the theme of the army to pre-heresy standards and the Emperor's Children where kind of like the Ultramarines in that regard.
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Great stuff! I think you've nailed the purple quite well there! It may be down to the photo but would you consider further high lights on the face to make it stand out more?

I'm a great lover of pre-hersey set up so you've got some +rep for that! Keep it up!
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Yeah I shall, I think I need to do more highlighting in general, I've only done one highlight so far and from the pictures I can see I've missed certain areas. Also I think I'll take my pictures from a bit further away, the closer I get worse the focus is, camera isn't good enough :/

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Yeah I shall, I think I need to do more highlighting in general, I've only done one highlight so far and from the pictures I can see I've missed certain areas. Also I think I'll take my pictures from a bit further away, the closer I get worse the focus is, camera isn't good enough :/
If your camera takes large enough photos, resolution wise, you can easily take them from farther away, and then crop them down to the size you need the model to be. I mean, if you've got a really cheap camera, it might be an issue, but even my phone takes gigantic 3000 x 1800 pixel pics that I can then resize downward for clarity if needed and crop the excess off so you end up with an image that is the size you want, but only contains the essential element, that being the model and not the background. http://www.fotoflexer.com is a simple, but quick and easy web tool for this too, if you don't have any software on your PC for effective photo edits.

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The camera I have, has 10.0 megapixels and 3X optical zoom, I don't know if that's any good.

On the subject of my army, I was thinking of using the honour guard from Marneus Calgar along with the commander model from forgeworld for my HQ? don't know if thats any good but I thought it may look nice.



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yeah the magnus model and his retinue is pretty cool looking but you will have to take all the ultrasmurff stuff off and green stuff over it all.

has your camera not got a macro mode? it should have a symbol like this

http://www.autodatalabels.com/images/macro.jpg
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yeah the magnus model and his retinue is pretty cool looking but you will have to take all the ultrasmurff stuff off and green stuff over it all.

has your camera not got a macro mode? it should have a symbol like this

http://www.autodatalabels.com/images/macro.jpg
Yeah it does, do I have to do something with it?
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yeah turn it on, it alows you to take photos really close, i can get up to half an inch away from my models to take pics if i need to

also if you can find a auto function for the white balance that's helpful and lastly exposure rates set to auto or adjusted from the normal it can help
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I tried it, but the focus was really bad, it would go a lot closer but there was little in the way of focus and it was really grainy. Even when I pulled the camera back it was still grainy worse than normal.
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oh dear. . . . I don't know tbh, I'm not amazing with cameras I was just relaying to you what I did

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