Thanks guys, I appreciate the encouragement. I don't have too much confidence in my work, which is probably why I choose such off the wall models to build - not many like-models to compare it to! (If I try and do a serious tank build, I'd probably get laughed off of finescale).
Greg, I try and photograph with diffuse, natural lighting, which means in the evening hours, sometimes out in the open, and sometimes in the open garage. Overcast days are ideal. If I need a backdrop, I find a dark piece of cardboard (for this diorama, I used a discarded, dark colored gift box lid). The dark shadows on some of the photos is because I took the photos next to my car, where the car casts a deep shadow in the garage. And my photography equipment is just my old LG G3 smartphone camera.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight (its 11:53 P.M.).