So, as you might recall, Canada had a wild couple days where one of our major internet providers stopped functioning, which meant I couldn’t go to work. Fortunately, I could paint, and finally gave my Webway Gate a do-over from start to finish. This presented the issue, however, that I now needed to photograph a model that physically will not fit into my lightbox for its picture day. So, me and a SmashleyDraws, a local friend who’s helped me with art stuff for this blog before, came up with a solution.
We brought my Eldar army, Webway and all, on a field trip out to a nice spot with a stream near Conception Bay South. And in full view of the public and getting all sorts of funny looks whilst doing it, I set up my Eldar and took a few glamor shots of the whole bunch of them. It turned out to be a windier day than expected and wobbly model syndrome was hell, and needless to say some of my metal models needed repainting after a couple tumbles into the rocks. But all’s well that ends well and it made for a really fun experience and some of my favorite army pics yet.
To say a few words about the gate itself, I’ve had this model for years and love it, but it was also fantastic practice for keeping up with my Ulthwe paint scheme. There were lots of flat surfaces, but with just enough places to put in highlights and little details without feeling like a slog. And it’s an iconic model, especially if you’ve played the Warhammer 40,000: Gladius series, which I’ve recently dumped a bunch of hours into. In the end, it was a great day, a great adventure, and I’m very happy with the gate itself.