|A dark picture for a dark prince.|
If the picture looks a little different it's because I'm trying a new lighting setup. Normally I flip one (or both) of my water containers over, put my model on top of said container(s), rearrange my painting lamp to shine on said model, then snap away. While looking through pictures from the previously mentioned Meg Maples painting class over at Anything But a One, particularly the first picture, I spotted the same lamp. Then while reading a fellow FLGS patron's blog/thread, particularly this post, I saw the same lamp again, this time used as a backdrop for taking pictures. This seemed like a far more elegant solution than what I do, so I gave it a whirl. The results were less than hoped for, so I'll have to pick the innovator's brain the next time our paths cross.
In unrelated news, the above linked Anything But a One is scratching one of my itches: a centralized listing of local events. There's a tournament running in Maryland in two weeks that I'm considering, though my schedule is unknown until the Caps decide if they'd like to keep playing hockey past the first week in April. It's a two list event, so the gears are already turning as I try out different combinations. My first thought is for eVlad, who has been a lot of fun recently, but after thinking about how he works and trolling forums a bit, he has some fairly rough counters. Since eVlad is infantry-heavy I'm thinking about a pButcher tier 4 list, which is all about armor and multiple wounds, but that has some real poor match-ups as well. The gears are turning in any case.
This ends the gaming portion of the post. The rest is about hockey, so if you're here for the tiny soldiers and have no interest in the Caps or general puck talk then shame on you and you can stop reading now.
|A piece of me on the ice. Sort of.|
Plus the Caps won, which was an even nicer bonus, even if they did blow a 2-0 lead and had to go to the