This isn’t a picture taken from White Dwarf or the new Hobbit rulebook. I took this picture on my Canon DSLR using a red torch app and 30 second exposure. Read on to see a couple of variant shots and some more angles of the completed Goblin King.

This snap was shot with my standard lighting set up.

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The shot above was taken by turning off the flashes and turning the model lights right down low. I then opened the flashlight app on my iPhone and set the screen to red light. I used a tripod and a three  second exposure to capture the red light. The flash heads would have washed out the colour.

This shot was the same set up as above, but I changed the flashlight app to blue. I really don’t like this shot, but it’s fun to show some of the non-successful experiments. The Goblin King is close enough to be lit up by the blue light, which creates a spot light on the subject.

I’m really happy with how my photography is progressing. Even these shots of the Goblin King on a white background are clear and sharp and required very little tweaking in Photoshop (I just tweaked the levels and resized). 

Anyway, I might be boring some of you with all this photography talk so let’s switch it back to modelling and painting. The Goblin King is a monster consisting of six components. The parts are push fit and don’t require any glue, so it’s really handy for beginners. However, I did glue the model together. It’s a good fit but the sides of the models left a gap so I used liquid greenstuff and a file to smooth it out. You can’t see it now (unlike in December’s White Dwarf).

I used the same techniques found in my Goblin tutorial to paint this larger model. I was slightly worried the drybrushing wouldn’t work on a larger smoother model. It actually came out ok. I was impressed to see how the drybrushing actually picked out details that I didn’t realise were there. 

This is a great model, I really enjoyed painting it and shooting it on my camera. Next up either Dwalin or another batch of goblins. 

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