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Necron Destroyer (by ElDave)

When it comes to Wargaming, I tend to go one of two ways. I gravitate towards the religious extremists (see: Protectorate of Menoth) or as far from the standard army as possible (see: Tyranids). The Necrons are an interesting combination of the two concepts, as they are alien robots serving ancient gods who only desire to see the universe burn. They gave up their mortal bodies to serve their timeless masters, trapped forever in metal tombs that just happen to be their bodies.

I'm starting to think this photoblog should instead be where I start psychoanalyzing myself.

From Wikipedia:
...the Necrons and their masters have finally awoken to reclaim the galaxy, and begin, once again, to herd the living as their cattle. Finally, after so long, the galaxy is ready for the return of the Star Gods of the Necrons. The deadly power of the invincible Eldar Empire is long gone and their race is scattered, the unstoppable might and momentum of the Emperor's Great Crusade has had 10,000 years to grind to a bloody and brutal stalemate against the inimical forces of the galaxy, and the Orkoid races have long since lost whatever cohesion they may ever have had. All who might have opposed the C'tan are either gone or humbled, the galaxy is a swirling maelstrom of regional and factional conflict and the lives of its trillions upon trillions of inhabitants are ripe for the picking. The deathly silent ranks of the Necrons stalk forth across their tomb worlds once again, to reassert their masters' rule and inspire fear in the living.

Today's shot was done on the stovetop with the Destroyer lit by a single tealight candle. The backdrop was a cathedral wall piece made by Armorcast and poorly painted by myself. I'm starting to prefer miniature photography to actually playing the games, because I don't have to finish painting anything!

In Photosh-, I mean GIMP, I added the gaussian blurs and painted in the eyes. Other than that, it was extremely straightforward.

I still want to game.

Necron Lord with EXIF Orb

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 30 sec (30)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Date and Time: 2008:10:04 20:02:31
YCbCr Positioning: Co-Sited
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Date and Time (Original): 2008:10:04 19:19:11
Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:10:04 19:19:11
Shutter Speed: -321577/65536
Metering Mode: Pattern
Color Space: sRGB
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.295 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.608 dpi
White Balance: Manual
Compression: JPEG
Owner Name: (
Camera Serial Number: 1220842575
Custom Functions: 24, 0, 256, 512, 768, 1024, 1280, 1536, 1792, 2048, 2304, 2560
Model ID: 2147484214
Tag::Canon::0x0013: 0, 159, 7, 112
Lens Type: EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Internal Serial Number: H1858035
Tag::Canon::0x0098: 0, 0, 0, 0
Tag::Canon::0x00AA: 10, 1182, 1024, 1024, 189
Color Space: 1
Tag::Canon::0x4008: 129, 129, 129
Tag::Canon::0x4009: 0, 0, 0
Image Width: 3888 pixels
Image Height: 2592 pixels
Macro Mode: Normal
Image Quality: Fine
Continuous Drive: Single
Focus Mode: Manual Focus
Canon Image Size: Large
Easy Mode: Manual
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Focus Range: Not Known
Canon Exposure Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Lens Type: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro or Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX or 28mm f/1.8
Lens: 50mm
Max Aperture: 85
Min Aperture: 320
Flash Activity: Flash did not fire
Photo Effect: Off
Color Tone: 0
Focal Type: Fixed
Scaled Focal Length: 50
Focal Plane Size: 907 x 605
Flash Guide Number: 100
ISO: 100
Measured LV: 65440
Target Aperture: 5.6568542494924
Target Exposure Time: 0
White Balance: Tungsten
F Number: 18
Camera Type: EOS Low-end
Auto Rotate: None
Image Width: 3888
Image Height: 2592
Image Width (As shot): 3504
Image Height (As shot): 2336
Shutter Count: 61521
Color Temperature: 5200°K
Picture Style: Standard
Sensor Width: 3948 (52-3939 used)
Sensor Height: 2622 (23-2614 used)

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