Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat – and as it happens so am I! Inevitably in NZ With Christmas approaching this means that the sun comes out and there’s a chance to take photographs. Consequently yesterday I managed to take a few photographs of figures whose bases I finally managed to finish – these were the subject of my last WIP post.
Lately I seem to struggle taking photographs and now generally do this outside but to be honest I often find its too sunny (with apologies to my UK mates!) and I don’t get good results. The last lot I tried 2 weeks ago were unusable. Yesterday I got lucky and consequently some of the shots are reasonable. Cloudy days would seem to be best but I usually find the cloud cover clears once I’ve set up and ready to snap.
As an aside, and perhaps with more frustration I also struggle with the lighting in the wargames room and would be grateful for any practical advice as this seems to be too dark to take decent pictures . Consequently for a Christmas present I’ve asked Mrs VB to buy me some sort of lighting that I hope will mean I can manage more easily and get better results taking photos inside. If you have any tips or pointers I’m all ears
Well here we go. Perry Russian Mounted Jaeger take on the 13th and 10th Duchy of Warsaw Hussars from Murawski Miniatures whilst the infantry look on……
Some Crusader SYW cavalry
Prussian Cuirassiers and an Hussar regiment take on Austrian Dragoons and Cuirassiers
So its back to the workbench and to date I have 2 battalions of Prussia AB reservists painted with a 3rd waiting in the wings. I’m not sure what to paint once this final 3rd battalion is completed, more Russian 28mm Napoleonic infantry I think rather than some 15mm AB French Young Guard