Yeah I've definitely struggled somewhat since my camera died to get a setup that works with my point-and-shoot. The above pictures were with two interior lamps (one overhead and one laid on its side) and my phone's torch pointed at them and it's sort of only just enough. The photos are far crisper and better resolution* than my phone, but much fussier with lighting.
I tried with a white background and it didn't like it at all for some reason. Perhaps I didn't have the setup right, but the white balance was off to the point that the models just looked uniformly black :S
I did try with a black background which lets a lot more of the colours come through, but the overall tone of the picture was much warmer (fault of using interior lamps with warm bulbs rather than proper daylight stuff) which didn't suit the cold theme. Here it is anyway
I'd absolutely love to do a scenic base for these guys (or on a game board). There's an absolutely stunning one I've seen of one of those Krieg riders looking out over a bluff on a really bleak and windswept scene. Big board (maybe 2ft across) and only two models on the whole thing. I'll share it when I find it
Glad you liked Iceland too Loosh
alas we didn't get to see the Northern Lights (cloudy the whole time!) but we did make it to the Blue Lagoon and saw two humpbacks breach which was amazing (directly after the boat guide said that people expect whales to jump out of the water all the time but it very rarely actually happens)
agreed it definitely looks primordial. Just the journey from the airport to Reykjavic with the flattened field of moss-covered boulders makes that point clear
*if you open the pics in a new tab and then take out the 'c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/' part of the url it'll show them in full resolution