Tuesday, February 2, 2010


So it is my birthday tomorrow, and on a whim I purchased a macro lens for my cannon XSI. This is my first time using it, so I took some shots of my WIP nids. I have 16 of these little guys painted up and ready for basing. The carnifex still needs his bone treatment but I could not resist a photo. My mycetic spore got some blood painted on just to see if I could do it. I am going to have to do a better job painting now that all of the flaws are so readily apparent. This camera might do wonders to my technique!


  1. I used to use the macro lens for my wifes SLR all the time for flower pictures and such but that camera is film so has not been used much in the last few years.

    On flaws, just remember that your models do not have to perfect when examined at 1-2 inch distance unless you are trying to paint your entire army to golden deamon level. And given that people spend months on single models for that detail level it will be a long time to get an army ready.

  2. Awesome pics, DSLR's are great.

    How are you doing the carapace if you don't mind my asking?

  3. I don't mind at all! the carapace is a 50/50 mix of chardon granite and the foundation brown color put on very watery. I think mix in the foundation yellow to paint on some subtle yellow stripes from all of the edges towards the recesses. I wash the in between panels with purple, and then wash the whole thing with gryphonne sepia.

  4. forgot to mention the final dry brush of deheneb stone/purple. That caps off the carapace