Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Macro photography

I got a new camera. Its an Olympus SLR E420. Not leading edge, but certainly beyond my photographic talents and a step up from point and click digital cameras. Having said that, I got bored reading the instruction manual, and decided to do some point and click close-ups.

What I've learned is:
  • I still have a lot to learn about photography
  • macro photography can give great detail - which can be quite unforgiving to basic paint jobs
Be warned, some of the pictures below are very close-up for 28mm.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tau for sale

I have some Forge world Tau models on Ebay at the moment. The 2 white dudes are Air Caste pilots, and the grey guy is a tank commander. I also have a Forge world Heavy Bolter Pit for auction. Links at the top left of this page while auction is still running.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Brightorian Comms Trooper

I promised to post this for somebody, and forgot. So now I've remembered. Sadly, the picture only shows a glimpse of the large holster. Because the trooper is part of the command squad, he has a sword and pistol. However, the Brightorian guard have a command trait. They carry pistols in large rigid holsters. These holsters clip onto the handle of the pistol to form a stock, thus giving the trooper the range of a rifle, but still able to holster the weapon for hand-to-hand combat.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Wings of War

I got to play my first game of Wings of War. Its a pretty amazing game system. It uses cards, counters and model planes and simulates the art of WW2 pilots getting into a good kill position. Its hard enough working out if the plane you are chasing is going to break right/left, bank sharp or wide etc, without the pilot suddenly doing a stall (in which you overshoot with him ending up on your tail), or an Immelmann manoeuvre (where he turns 180 degrees and ends up coming at you).