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      Hey, been along time since I've hit the showoff threads. While not particularly impressive game pieces, I was pretty happy with the way the pictures for these turned out, in part thanks to my new photo stage. I'll be more apt to post later in the year when I get my new phone (waiting for Pixel 3 announcement and a Pixel 2 price drop). The camera software on that looks pretty awesome, ought to help a real camera dummy like me out.
       
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