Hey guys, today I was planning on showing some photos of a very large Blood Angels army that I have almost 99.9% finished. But had to pull the idea at the last moment as I only see it fair that the customer of the army see's photos first. I was being a little over excited about showing it to you, but will promise to show it in the next couple of days. I have added a very rough photo at the bottom of the post so you can see, it's very large.

Ok, here's another WIP shot. Right, now that's out of the way I want to talk about my other love; Photography. This pic was taken at my desk with no special lighting set up, no tripod,no lightbox and no photoshop. I used my trusty Canon DSLR 7D and a hotshoe flash. If you're not familiar with a hotshoe flash then it's that big black box that clips on the top of the camera. You might be thinking why clip a flash onto a camera when the camera comes with one? Well, it's simple. The hotshoe flash can pivot and turn around. in this instance I pointed the flash at the ceiling (which is white, and a great reflector) to get bounce light on the subject. If you use direct flash it can create ghastly shadows, it's almost always best to bounce the light, it's so much softer and more natural looking. So there you go, quick and easy desk photography that I can just pick up and shoot with. Want to know more? Let me know in the comments and I might do another photography post on hotshoe flashes.

I've finished my first unit of my new project for Age of Sigmar! The Auric Hearthguard of the Lofnir Lodge. I am really pleased with them, and I really enjoyed painting them too. They are based the same as my Ogors, which you can see here. Inspired by the story behind the Lofnir Lodge, they will ally with my Ogors. I also wanted to go for a different basing style to the standard lava bases. I think the blue and white of the ice really makes their orange hair stand out more.

After the exhausting assembly and boring basecoating of my Blood Angels Tartaros Terminator comes now the fun part: Highlighting the armour of the first batch of three models. Edge highlighting is one of my favourite techniques and probably the one I can do best, so naturally I enjoy painting power armour. Next I'll spend some time on all the details. What do you think so far?

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