Saturday, July 26, 2014

The difficult made easy

Once again I take to the photo area to take advantage of the giant photo backdrops from Hangar 18.  This unit is another one of those darn near impossible units to photograph without having to do all kinds of Photoshop work to clean up the pieces of drawing paper I was using as a backdrop!

First we begin with a few very fun Reaper miniatures, from the Warlord line.  These were the Reptus figures, and they made really neat Kroxigors!  The Champion is a favorite of mine.

And on a different Hangar 18 color...

Look at how much space is left over, even with the giant Skink Tank!!

It made shooting the images of the unit a "snap".  Ouch.

I love how the fades go in an out through light and dark, so some of the weapons are more of a silhouette, and others are light.

And I certainly could not snap this view!

I have noticed that I can back the lights off about 3-5 inches from the old setup, which means I can actually get the camera in here without bashing into one of the lights!

These angled views are also much easier, as I don't have to rebuild the upper right hand corner in photoshop with the smear tool.

At times, there were 44-48 skinks in this unit, with a champion and a chief with a sneaky surprise.  Also a skink priest hid in another corner.

The back rows and the side columns needed a lot of conversion on the skinks to make them rank up and fit.  I used a lot of the old style plastic archers there... cutting off that stuff and giving them javelins.

Of course, making the sculpey bases and the movement trays was BLAST!  I have a number of posts in the Lizardman section of the blog showing the various methods.

The last view.  So many more things to put in front of the camera on these backdrops!  Yea!


  1. What a beautiful piece of art! Also love the reaper lizards.

    1. Many thanks for the kind words! And for checking out the blog! :-)