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Wyrd, I am not painting Infinity

Wyrd, I am not painting Infinity

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About the Project

A pleasant diversion into the word of Malifaux. Mostly painting Resurrectionist experimental.

This Project is On Hold

2nd Box done! Surgical staff

Tutoring 1
Skill 4
Idea 1
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The path of the resurrectionist is being followed diligently. Another fun addition letting me get away from infinity take a break and recharge.

A few mistakes mostly overdoing things a little in some cases. Malifaux models are super detailed but some of those details are soft.  In terms of detail hardness for me it’s GW > Infinity > Malifaux which is great if you are the best painter in the world but it reminds me when I am painting how much I use the sculpt as a crutch. Can really see this in the ladies faces here.

Nurse (1)Nurse (1)
Nurse (2)Nurse (2)
Guild Autopsies (1) Guild Autopsies (1)
Guild Autopsies (2) Guild Autopsies (2)
Guild Autopsies (3) Guild Autopsies (3)

I already have my next box assembled and ready to be based and painted Farting Daemons form anything but their bum holes and Centaur Zombies? Yes please, should be fun but my short break from infinity is done I need to go back and get my pile of shame done.

More to come but again in a while.

First Box done

Tutoring 11
Skill 16
Idea 12

This has been fun! Just what I needed nothing to stressful or overwhelming before a much larger project. I will use this as a reward project in-between stages of my Defiance project to keep it going.

I finished the last models, again trying to focus on texture as this is something I want to get better at instead of smooth blends everywhere.

Sebastian FrontSebastian Front
Sebastian backSebastian back
Zombie Chihuahua FrontZombie Chihuahua Front
Zombie Chihuahua BackZombie Chihuahua Back
Dr McMourning FrontDr McMourning Front
Dr McMourning BackDr McMourning Back
2nd Half2nd Half
All TogetherAll Together

So I sadly will be putting this on hold for a bit while I go back to Infinity for a while. I will get this out as I hit key stages on my other projects.

I am learning a lot about texture on this as it’s a great contrast and change from painting most infinity models. I think they key is texture on top of texture going in finer each time. You can get a good effect with much less effort and stress.

I actually wish this was the way people learned to paint rather than base wash highlight. thinning your paints gets a good effect rather than worrying about opacity and contrast comes in time, along with the mixing of colours and use of the pallet. I am trying to get a couple of friends painting more so this is one of the things we will do.

I know these are not “the best” painted models I can do but it was nice to allow myself to push things without the self pressure of box art (models). I always find the trap of looking to much into this, the lore and forcing myself to comply with what others (and now myself) expect when looking at the models.

Oddly this brought me closer to these. making decisions and thinking through what these people would be like. I would encourage, if you are like me to break your mould now and again and just try and have fun.

This is a great start of a new game and outlook.

More to come! (just not for a while)

Flesh Constructs Completed.

Tutoring 14
Skill 18
Idea 15

After getting distracted by computer games for a couple of days I found my way back.

I decided though I like the first model it was a bit over the top in terms of the amount it time it takes to stab a model a few thousand times with a paintbrush. I wanted the same sort of look with less time so I just increased the size of the dots. this fitted well as the other models have lighting effects to draw the attention away from the skin. So for about 1/3 of the time I think I got about 2/3 of the look.

Very pleased with the outcome of this. These look great and I cant wait to paint more. Only 3 more to go in this box so will possibly get two done today and the main man started tomorrow or the next day.

Flesh Construct 2 frontFlesh Construct 2 front
Flesh Construct 2 backFlesh Construct 2 back
Flesh Construct 3 frontFlesh Construct 3 front
Flesh Construct 3 sideFlesh Construct 3 side
Flesh Construct 3 backFlesh Construct 3 back
Flesh ConstructsFlesh Constructs

You can be the judge if the flesh looks vastly different. The tones are slightly different on all 3. This was very much on purpose as between me and my friends not one of us has the exact the same complexion and skin tone never mind being stitched together with pins and thread.

I do think I will use this technique again though possibly adding a touch of blue for trolls. done like the last 2 it’s very fast and gives that blotchy look I think.

Off to paint, more to come.

Humble Beginnings.

Tutoring 17
Skill 19
Idea 17

I was inspired some time ago by Free’s beginnings into Malifaux.  this was just another match to a fire I started a long time ago. I was looking for a gateway game and I found the lovely looking Puppet wars. I got this game and completed and painted it all and played it about 3 times. I still love the models but the game sadly didn’t grab me. Yet I still didn’t regret my decision. I also liked the lore of the game which is set inside a small house in a dark woods in the world of Malifaux.


Painted Puppet wars set. Painted Puppet wars set.

I looked across the factions from puppet wars and I loved Seamus I looked further and found he was a part of the Resurrectionist faction. I took a look at the models and this was exactly what I was looking for and put my order in a month ago. This is going to be my reward for finishing some infinity painting and I think I will add to the force as a reward and break for each infinity section I finish. I don’t want to just have a pile of stuff adding to my ever getting smaller pile of shame.

I wanted to break from my normal paint schemes, focus on texture and I got new paints for this to force me to mix and be more creative than I already am painting infinity. the paints I went for are Kimera Kolors. I bought them thinking they may be a gimmick but the base pigments are so liberating choosing to add white and black and not just getting grey tones when mixing. I have not and will not look at painted models but instead will be inspired by the amazing Malifaux art.

On looking further into Malifaux it’s actually very similar to infinity apart from plastics rather than metal which I will forgive. They have free online rule books and force creation apps and useable cards for your factions models (which you also get inside the box). It’s also Skirmish. Sadly I am starting to find myself being drawn to the other factions like a cat to catnip.

I started by basing my models. I wanted a gloomy street look so I used my new found sandstone skills you can find in my Military Orders and laser cut some MDF base inserts. I also cheated and done all of the basing before I finished painting my last Infinity project.

I started to paint my first test model but it wasn’t long until I wanted a pretty photo. But I will get to that in a bit.


Flesh Construct 1 front Flesh Construct 1 front
Flesh Construct 1 backFlesh Construct 1 back
Flesh Construct 1 rightFlesh Construct 1 right
Flesh Construct 1 leftFlesh Construct 1 left

What surprised me was that 95% of this model was painting with 4 paints. Black, White, Red Oxide and Yellow Oxide. I did have a tiny amount of blue, green and purple and orange. But this was used minimally or on the base and only really to tint what I was doing in most cases. The models is painted almost completely by stippling with a fine pointed bush and with a messy brush on the cloth. This took some time but I like the blotchy skin texture it created.

This was loads of fun and the first model has set the tone of what I want to do.

After I had the model done I felt like I wanted a backdrop. I am now addicted to these. so I designed and laser cut a small set. and used the same base. I also then used my Cricut cutter to make some stencils and sprayed ink through them for the backdrop.. I made the boarded up windows and crates with Balsawood and weathered with oils and pigment powders. This will give me something to take photo’s of my models as I finish them. I done this in a A5 format to cut down on space and didn’t glue anything to the base to I can start to stack these going forward. (as I now have 5 backdrops). This was all done in a day, so a break from my break as I do miss making scenery (but don’t need any more currently)

Set in full. Set in full.

I get to start painting again tomorrow and I cant wait. I should be finished my core box by the end of the week next week.

More to come as I get done!

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