Jurassic Park

•September 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment

These creatures from Jurassic Park are quite old now but stored in the loft. They are toys released from the first movie way back when, thank heavens for loft space where things can get ‘stored’ then forgotten about.

The Triceratops was the most fun to capture but pretty pleased with a few other images actually and with the current vogue for black backgrounds in portrait photography all work pretty well.

Some similar poses but enjoyed lighting and highlighting the skin, alas no feathers! haha




Star Wars: Yoda

•August 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I was quite pleased with the way this figure lit and photographed, making more use of colour to good effect. The black background even works well.

This is one of the Disney Infinity figures that I have been opicking up on the cheap and spending time covering. Quite a few still in the pipeline over the coming few months no doubt.






Han Solo and Chewbacca

•July 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Here is the classic movie pairing of Han Solo and Chewbacca, again from the Disney Infinity range of game figures…I haven’t actually ever seen the game running, is it any good?

As with my other sets these were interesting from the lighting and set-up aspects, breaking out from the black backgrounds that I had been making too much use of.

I like that the figures very much retain an animation look and feel to them so the colour opportunities in the set ups was good to try, if pretty complex at times….still quite a few to photograph so a lot more to follow in due course.


•July 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The first in a few posts now detailing and studying some figures that I have been acquiring over the past couple of months.  These are from a games console/s and are Disney Infinity figures that cover a fair range…albeit mostly masculine subjects.

Quite a bit larger than my usual 1/72 scale so a lot more complex to light and work with the backgrounds but quite pleased with the results so far.  A lot of work has gone into adding colour and give the black backgrounds that I have favoured a bit too much lately a rest, no bad thing either, and putting online research into some good use!

Interested to see how these will print large or more likely scale up screen wise. As a figure, Mulan lit and photographed quite well albeit the lighting was tricky as I wanted to add some additional colour, this is based on the Disney animated movie after all.

More subjects to follow, hope you enjoy.






Star Wars Studies

•May 2, 2017 • 2 Comments

Had some spare time so I could do some practice set ups of a few new figures and vehicles, pleased with some but need to re-visit as well.

In and Around: Train Station Diorama

•January 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

A new visit to the train layout diorama and while not a lot of time some useful shots, it helps to be able to have a blackout in place!


•January 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I have always liked Playmobil, more so than Lego. While Lego has come up for some comment and criticism recently over how male oriented and downright violent the playsets have become…Playmobil have always delivered in this respect! Knights, castles a goodly selection of hacking and stabbing weapons as well as the armour to defend, all before we even get to the wild west and gunplay etc….But they are for another time…