My new Camera

I got myself a new camera, the Sony Alpha 7.

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I know that you can get a newer model but this one was quite cheap for the value you get. I took the first pictures with it yesterday, using a spacer ring for macro pictures. Here are the pictures of “Squigloover” my gretchin herder:

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The pictures were taken without a flash and only with the normal lighting of my hobby room no lightbox or additional lighting was necessary. The lens I used was a 50mm fixed focal lens by Sony and a macro spacer ring. I think the pictures are quite nice, at least much better the the ones taken with my iPhone ( all the other pictures on this blog). What do you think?

Basecoat is on

The build is finished and the basecoat is on:

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As you can see, after base coating the contraption , you can’t tell that it is made from polystyrene. The only telltale is the wight when you lift it. So from now on no more pictures as long as I am not dropped out of the build something contest. I will take pictures of the painting process but will post them after the contest ended.

Building of the stage complete

I finished building the stage yesterday. Here are pictures of the changes and additions I did:

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I added a sign on top of the speakers. This will display the name of the band in ork glyphs   then I added cabling for the speakers , the guitars and the microphone of the singer.

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Here you see the cabling on the singer figure.

Then I added bolts, rivets and nuts to the stage:

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And thats what the stage with band looks like at the moment:

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I will post pictures of the base coated model in a few days. Then there will be a hiatus as we are not supposed to show pictures of the painted models before the contest is finished.

The Leman Russ tank finished

I finished the Leman Russ tank by detailing the tracks

and adding the last rivets and other detail to the sides

This finishes the build of the tank. Now i will start to build the stage for the band. I started with building the supporting iron beams:

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These were build from 3mm thin polystyrene parts glued to form a I beam. I cut the strips with a special gadget for my polystyrenecutter :

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this device helps in cutting ultra thin polystyrene boards . The thinnest I can manage is 1mm.

More to come. what I still have to do is the stage the sound system, the drum set and some ork decorations like a board displaying the name of the band.