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post #191 of 313 (permalink) Old 12-19-08, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments and input guys. I haven't checked this log in a while so I appreciate the feed back. After I am finished my Christmas Diorama I hope to get more stuff completed to post up here.

Thanks again! Merry Christmas and God bless
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Ok. Christmas is finished and it is time to get back to my army. I thought that I would start working on the rest of the Inquisitor Lord's retinue so here is the second completed gun servitor.







Off to work on the last one. C&C appreciated
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I would get some matte brush on finish (Vallejo Model Colors has a good one) and cover the clothe, the rest looking shiney is nice because they are oiley but for the clothe to be oily and still blue is hard to believe. Plus my eye is drawn to the shiney spot on his stomach and away from the well painted parts of the model.
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I would get some matte brush on finish (Vallejo Model Colors has a good one) and cover the clothe, the rest looking shiney is nice because they are oiley but for the clothe to be oily and still blue is hard to believe. Plus my eye is drawn to the shiney spot on his stomach and away from the well painted parts of the model.

Sorry. It's not the model at all. I have been experimenting with the lighting for the photography and it was probably too bright again. That being said I did give it 2-3 light coats of matte varnish when it was completed. I really need to find a better way to take pics.

Again, I apologize, but I do appreciate the suggestion. I have yet to use anything from Vallejo although I have heard that they are pretty good.
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Just looked through the whole thread in one go and your imperial fists are really very special, congratulations on them they are a absolute treat to anyone to look at.

Good luck with everything else. I'm thinking of doing some legion of the damned myself, so that flames tutorial will come in handy!
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Wow Fist that really turned out! I love the entire thing but what really gets me the most about it is the eye. You really captured that flat, dead look that a servitor should have right there in that eye just perfectly. Well done


As for the pics, yeah, they are much too bright. Try lowering the time the shutter stays open perhaps.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Just looked through the whole thread in one go and your imperial fists are really very special, congratulations on them they are a absolute treat to anyone to look at.

Good luck with everything else. I'm thinking of doing some legion of the damned myself, so that flames tutorial will come in handy!
Thanks for taking the time to look Kobra. Be sure to post some pics of your LoTD when you finish them. I love seeing what people do with that legion.

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Wow Fist that really turned out! I love the entire thing but what really gets me the most about it is the eye. You really captured that flat, dead look that a servitor should have right there in that eye just perfectly. Well done


As for the pics, yeah, they are much too bright. Try lowering the time the shutter stays open perhaps.
Thanks for noticing eyes! It took a few tries to get the look that I wanted. As for the pics?????? I have completely confused myself now. The 'shinny' pics are from the macro setting so I can't change anything on those. The one pic of the back of the servitor is the manual settings that I was using. The colours seem perfect but the picture lacks the clarity of the macro pics. I could definitely use some help in this area. I would love get the clarity and the colours right but I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.
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The pics themselves are mostly fine, what you need is something to adjust the lighting. When taking pics in macro setting you not only get the light from shining off the model but from the background as well which confuses the camera. When I take a mini pic, I have to load it into photoshop and adjust the 'levels' and when I do so, there is a noticeable abundance of lighting that needs to be accounted for. Unfortunately, this is the only way to get those coolminiornot style pics that we all want as no amount playing with shutter speeds, aperture size, ambient light, etc, will get rid of it.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Getting that perfect balance seems so hard! What I find is that even if I get it right one time, the next time that I try the same settings it doesn't work out the same. I think that I am going to have to do a few searches to online to "improve" in this area??
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