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Minis Painting in 2015

Monday, December 29th, 2014

I’ve decided that in 2015 I’m going to do a better job of keeping up with painting my miniatures. I’m going to finish off the partially painted models I have, I’m going to paint at least one model every month, and I’m going to post pictures online.

I’ve started a new painting thread on the Infinity forums to that effect, but I may not strictly limit myself to Infinity models, so this site will be the master repository of all painting progress.

As a kick-off, I painted a new base for the Charontid, as the new Infinity edition increased its size from 25mm to 40mm.

From Infinity
From Infinity
From Infinity

Avatar Update

Friday, January 17th, 2014

I finally took some better pictures of my Avatar tonight.

From Infinity
From Infinity

I’m still missing a proper backdrop, but this is a lot better than the blue one I used for Bloody Barnabas.

Gatorstuff!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Card Kingdom is running a Warmachine/Hordes Journeyman league, and I’m working on my Blindwater Congregation Gatormen again. The official Battlebox-equivalent starting force for this army is:

  • Bloody Barnabas
  • Blackhide Wrastler
  • Ironback Spitter

I’ve already painted up my Wrastler and Spitter, but I had never picked up Barnabas. That has been remedied, and he is now painted:

From Gatormen
From Gatormen
From Gatormen

Please excuse the terrible choice of background for those pictures. I seem to have misplaced the good backdrop sheets in the move. In retrospect, highly textured pale blue was definitively not the correct choice.

I’m planning on trying out Rask, the Bog Trog Warlock, once we reach the week where Caster swapping is allowed. To that end, I’ve acquired a unit of Bog Trog Ambushers and done some minor conversions so that no two are alike.

From Gatormen

I think the best arm swap is the one on the left side of the middle group, pointing his spear downwards. It was a pretty simple operation, but comes off as a very aggressive stance.

Avatar

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

I have finished painting my first TAG for the Combined Army – the Avatar. As the biggest and nastiest of the EI Aspects, I followed the same basic color scheme I used for the Charontid – shiny black with blue glowy stuff. Since I was working with such large areas and wanted to be able to get smooth gradients across them, I used the airbrush to paint much of this model. After a few tries, it was pretty easy to get the effects I wanted, and I will definitely be using this tool again on other large figures.

I decided to try another experiment, and the picture I took is an HDR image composited from several shots taken at several different exposure levels. It was a little work to get the tools set up, but it was a decent way to sidestep the usual problems with areas of shadow deep in the recesses of the model. Again, this is something I will probably be using again in the future. That said, this still isn’t a terribly great picture, and I’ll want to get another one with a proper backdrop and less glare.

From Infinity

Orange Crush 2013

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Sarah and I participated in Orange Crush this year. It’s an annual charity event in which gamers sign up to paint models from a Warmachine/Hordes army with a theme of the color orange. The armies are then raffled off with all proceeds going to hunger-related charity.

The army this year was the newly released Convergence of Cyriss, which features a lot of clockwork and Art Deco stylings. I painted the Clockwork Angels, and was able to finish them relatively quickly despite getting a late start on the project by using simple and efficient techniques. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, though, and look forward to seeing the photos of the entire completed armies.

From Cryx