hi JD... nice builds...I am no photographer,but,. about the photography, I am wondering why you are using so much wattage. ?
I photograph all my models with 2, and sometimes 3 60 watt regular light bulbs ... and never ever a flash...often I put a sheet of printer paper over the lights for a filter. I use a kodak cx7530 pocket camera, always on a pedistal or tripod, set to close up.
you can get very good photos with minimal equipment if you practice and set everything up right. here is some of my work, old and newer.
good luck to you,