Category Archives: Painting

Tools of the trade.

Engineers and doctors in Infinity don’t have to rush out into the middle of a gun battle to try and repair/heal someone. They cunningly use technology to get shot in there place.

Carlota Kowalsky last week had her Zondcat, Moriarty, but for other miniatures in the Nomad force there are the Zondbots.

These little fellows have a skill called Mimetism, a kind of camouflage that increases the difficulty to hit them. I think it is because they are so cute.

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Thoughts so far.

Only 14 Infinity models left before I move on to my next project. I have really enjoyed this process so far and putting it all on here has definitely helped as a motivational tool. In other news I have decided to just use NYPC as the tag for the painting challenge, nothing more inspirational jumped to mind.

I don’t think the process has caused my painting itself to improve any, I wasn’t really expecting it too, but my ability to be happy with the way something looks on the tabletop has.

Lessons learned so far are;

  • I don’t like painting eyes so now don’t bother.
  • Things definitely look better painted than not.
  • I can just do a little when I have a spare 15 minutes.
  • I actually enjoy it now I’m not stressing about the end result.
  • It’s nice to feel a sense of achievement once a mini has been varnished and photographed.

Thanks for reading these ramblings. More miniatures Monday (if all goes to plan).

You wait ages for an engineer…

…and then two show up at once.

Hot on the heels of Carlota Kowalsky from Wednesday’s post comes the Clockmaker, the standard Nomad engineer.

How cool does he look with his super flared trousers and flat top hair. The OSL glow around his eyes came from the fact that I hate painting eyes (if you hadn’t noticed that yet) yet his were so wide open I felt I had to try and do something.

With a WIP of 15 gives him a good chance to repair damaged structures, reset E/M damaged weapons, unstick models hit by adhesive rounds or deactivate mines. All helpful skills in any game of Infinity.

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Death From Above 2189

A double whammy today in the form of Nomad Tomcat engineer Carlota Kowalsky and her Zondbot – in this case Zondcat – Moriarty.

Tomcats have the ability to arrive on the board via Airborne Deployment at any time in your turn by spending an action and then rolling to see if they land on target. This allows you to hold them until needed but does put you at risk as in your opponents turn they can attempt to hack your dropship and, if they succeed, cause you to make an emergency jump adding 9 to the difficulty to land. This can lead to you ending up somewhere you really do not want to be.

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Seek and ye shall find.

I managed to find the picture of the Pupniks that I mentioned yesterday.

These guys were clearly before red became my favourite colour in the scheme – not repainting them though as the green will tie them in with the rest of my force.

There’s something fishy going on.

Whilst enjoying a game of Firefly yesterday afternoon (which is amazing by the way) one of my friends asked which game was winning the painting poll, when I informed him of the current result he seemed surprised as it appears he had voted for the same game SIX times.

Now, this is clearly an oversight on my part as I wasn’t aware the stupid thing would allow people to vote more than once so, hopefully, this has now been rectified.

The poll will run for quite a while yet as there are still a number of Infinity miniatures for me left to paint – including some that aren’t from the Nomad range /em shock.

If you haven’t voted yet you can do so below or point friends and family to the link and get them to vote for you, spread the word on forums etc. I don’t mind as long as each person only votes once and I don’t have to make a decision on where this project takes me.

#miniaturemonday 03/02/14

Another week, another #miniaturemonday and another Infinity miniature painted. This time it is the Chimera from the  Überfallkommando box set. Now, I think I may have posted the rest of the boxset on twitter many moons ago but not on here to I will have a scout around and see if I can find them as well.

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18 17 to go.

 

 

Voting on the poll has been fierce with, at last count, 15 votes and at present four systems are tied for the lead. Here’s the poll again if you haven’t yet voted.

When moderation fails – bring out the big guns.

Things are moving along nicely now on the painting front although I fear that things may come to a crashing halt soon as revision for exams loom on the horizon.

Today’s Infinity miniature is a Nomad Alguacile with sniper rifle. This model was a birthday gift a few moons ago from Rob N and was one of the nicest Infinity models I have ever had to build given that only her right arm needing gluing on.

That’s one more model down 19 18. If you haven’t already then please go to this post and vote for what system I should paint next.

All things in moderation Pt.3

The Moderator models from the starter set all come armed with Combi Rifles (the standard ranged weapon in Infinity) but to give them a bit of a boost if I ever decide to use a link team (this rule allows you to group certain models together to increase their effectiveness, good in this case as Moderators are shocking) so I bought a guy with a Spitfire.

This shorter ranged weapon has a nice damage output and RoF but most times can’t hit the side of a barn door.

I’m really not sure if I have mention this anywhere before but part of my colour scheme (the green and orange) was inspired by TicTac (product placement).

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All things in moderation Pt.2

Well, the weekend is out of the way and I have another Moderator to share. This is the last guy from the starter set that I had to paint so I am quite happy with that.

I have just realised though that I have forgotten to continue my funky countdown (as if you people care) so 23 22 21 20

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