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.
...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)|
|Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0/3 EV|
|Flash:||Flash did not fire|
|Date and Time:||2008:10:04 20:02:31|
|Exposure Program:||Aperture priority|
|Date and Time (Original):||2008:10:04 19:19:11|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2008:10:04 19:19:11|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||4433.295 dpi|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||4453.608 dpi|
|Image Type:||Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi|
|Camera Serial Number:||1220842575|
|Custom Functions:||24, 0, 256, 512, 768, 1024, 1280, 1536, 1792, 2048, 2304, 2560|
|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|
|Tag::Canon::0x4008:||129, 129, 129|
|Tag::Canon::0x4009:||0, 0, 0|
|Image Width:||3888 pixels|
|Image Height:||2592 pixels|
|Focus Mode:||Manual Focus|
|Canon Image Size:||Large|
|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|
|Flash Activity:||Flash did not fire|
|Scaled Focal Length:||50|
|Focal Plane Size:||907 x 605|
|Flash Guide Number:||100|
|Target Exposure Time:||0|
|Camera Type:||EOS Low-end|
|Image Width (As shot):||3504|
|Image Height (As shot):||2336|
|Sensor Width:||3948 (52-3939 used)|
|Sensor Height:||2622 (23-2614 used)|