Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fresh Meat For The Grinder!

I finally finished some more Guardsmen! This is the majority of Squad 812, with only their sergeant and heavy weapon to be completed. I might add some snow or grass clumps to add some extra interest to the bases, but for now I'll leave them.

Sorry about the dodgy photoshop job, but I was in a hurry!




Let me know what you think!

9 comments:

Mordian7th said...

Very nice! I really like the paint scheme and the muddy bases are really convincing. Keep up the great work!

Admiral Drax said...

I really love the quality of your models!

CylonDave said...

Good looking troops! :)

Frag_Dad said...

Thanks for the comments all! I'm aiming for a tournament in early July, so that should give me an incentive to get as much done as I can before then!

Courtney @ Cadian 127th said...

Just a quick question, do you take a photo of each mini to make sure they're all in focus then photoshop the lot together to get the group?

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

Frag_Dad said...

@Courtney - these were both group shots. You might be able to make out that the guys at the back aren't quite as in focus. However, to get it looking like this I have my camera on 'macro' mode, but don't have the troops right up close to the camera. If they're a bit further away, the camera will focus on some of the troops but the rest will still be approximately in focus and it looks alright. If you had the front-most troops very close to the camera, the focus on the others would be quite bad. I hope that helps!

The Antipope said...

OK, I see what you mean. If you weathered the trousers too much they would be indistinguishable from the base. If you use pigments for this job whatsoever you'll get better results since they are a bit transparent.
All in all you've done a very good paintjob!

Frag_Dad said...

Cheers Antipope! Unfortunately these photos aren't white-balanced properly, so they have a slight blue tinge to them.

I am actually using pigments on these guys for the mud, but it's hard to tell in these photos. You're right though, I picked them because of the transparency they have. I fix them using a matte varnish, and that ends up making it hard to get a thin coat of the stuff!

The Antipope said...

Sorry I couldn't really tell, I thought you painted on the mud splatters using Scorched Brown or something. I use turpentine to fix pigments in place and it has really worked fore me. And it keeps them light enough so you can pretty much see the paint job underneath.
I usually custom set the white balance since I can't trust my cameras auto settings.

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