A New Camera

I finally got round to buying my first DSLR camera. Nothing expensive as it’ll only get used for miniatures (and probably ‘borrowed’ by my lad for his youtube vlogs). I’ve never had anything other than cheap point and click camera or mobile phones before, so I have a massive learning curve ahead. I know I need a better lighting set up, but I think I’ve about mastered getting the minis in better focus, so both the front and back of the mini are in focus at the same time – that was the main hope for the new camera. If you’re interested it’s a Canon EOS 1300D. A small 6″ tripod with a ball socket on top and settings of 0″5 shutter, ISO 100, f/22 works a treat.

Canon EOS 1300D

The only problem with getting a new shiney camera, is that it takes pictures that really do show up the fact that I’m an old half-blind sausage-fingered shakey-handed painter. The advantage of bad eyesight though is that the minis look fine on the table top.

As Wayne  and Garth would say… “Extreme Close-Up”. It’s good to finally be able to take a photo where the front and back of the photo (in this case the 2 wing fins) are both in focus at the same time.

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Here’s the Silent Death Sunrunners I’ve been working on. All looking like they’ve had a few battles too many. If I ever get my Antares models all finished, these can count as the Boromites in that distinct yellow colour.

Single Thunder Bird front and back first of all…

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Then the 2 I’ve done together.

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The force so far – I have a Catastrophe, 2 Havoks and 2 Avengers coming from the SD webstore to add to these soon. 🙂

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And these are the type of things I’m using for satellites in Silent Death. They’re the smaller parts of the Dropfleet Commander modular space station. They’re really for a much smaller scale, but as satellites, I prefer them to the single SD model.
On the Left, an Atlatl (missile launcher on it) and on the right, a Taurus with torp launcher and a meld laser. Sunrunner flying between them for scale.

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On the paint table next are a few additions for my Algoryn force. Back to painting red 🙂

And when I can afford it, something better than 2 old desktop lamps with standard bright bulbs for lighting.

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