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An Infinite Problem

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A log for all my Infinity projects, new and old, as I try and clear the backlog whilst staying on top of releases (yes, yes, stop laughing at the back)....

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As you were....

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So I figured whilst I’m working out what to do with the bulk of my Infinity, I could carry on with my Ariadnans (based on Micro Art Studios Urban Fight bases) and O-12 (using Customeeples Haqqislam base toppers), so went on a major priming session during my week off

The most recent additions to my O-12 - the Raveneye Officer, a Crusher, and a Psy-CopThe most recent additions to my O-12 - the Raveneye Officer, a Crusher, and a Psy-Cop
All primed All primed

So barring a few odd extras here and there, this consists of:

  • Ariadna – TAK Action Pack, Highlander starter, Kosmoflot starter from Operation: Crimson Stone & Beyond Crimson Stone. All primed in Army Painter Fur Brown.
  • O-12 – O-12 Action Pack, Starmada Action Pack. All primed in Games Workshop Grey Seer.

The O-12 I’m thinking I want to try out Contrasts, but I may hold off until some of those new, brighter colours they anounced today come out….

Process - Pan-Oceania

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Thought it might be handy just to note down each of the processes I used for painting each faction. Now off the bat when I began painting Infinity I was a bit intimidated by those wonderful Angel Giraldez paint jobs and the many (many) superb paintjobs that the community put out, especially as they were (and remain) some of the nicest minis going. I was also in the process of returning to the hobby having found myself struggling towards the end of 4th/start of 5th ed 40k completing projects. This meant that even with the reduced model count of Infinity I wanted something relatively quick that also would highlight the sculpted detail on the minis. With this in mind I opted to break from the safety of priming in black, and delved into Army Painters range of coloured primers and colour matched Warpaints and what could be done with washes & shades.

So my process for the forces of the glorious Hyper-power of Pan-Oceania was thus:

  • Primer -Wolf Grey (did try Ice Blue to start but it came out very coarse and grainy)
  • Block in base colours (in this case red for the the NCA Sectorial, dark brown for the fatigues, dark green for the CSU’s dress, orange for the coat inner and dark grey for the coat exterior)
  • Wash the whole model with Nuln Oil (or equivelant)
  • Repaint the armour with the base colours leaving the wash in the recesses.
  •  Paint all straps, webbing, bags & backpacks with Steel Legion Drab, and the weapons with Boltgun Metal.
  • Wash the weapons with Black Ink and the webbing with Aggrax Earthshade.

At this point I was more or less done, barring getting the bases done and any skin if the model had it exposed or any unique elements. Now yes there is no highlighting done here, but overall I was quite happy with the overall effect.

primed and base colours blocked inprimed and base colours blocked in
Nuln Oil washNuln Oil wash
Process - Pan-Oceania
Process - Pan-Oceania

Process - Pan-Oceania

Tutoring 6
Skill 6
Idea 6
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Thought it might be handy just to note down each of the processes I used for painting each faction. Now off the bat when I began painting Infinity I was a bit intimidated by those wonderful Angel Giraldez paint jobs and the many (many) superb paintjobs that the community put out, especially as they were (and remain) some of the nicest minis going. I was also in the process of returning to the hobby having found myself struggling towards the end of 4th/start of 5th ed 40k completing projects. This meant that even with the reduced model count of Infinity I wanted something relatively quick that also would highlight the sculpted detail on the minis. With this in mind I opted to break from the safety of priming in black, and delved into Army Painters range of coloured primers and colour matched Warpaints and what could be done with washes & shades.

So my process for the forces of the glorious Hyper-power of Pan-Oceania was thus:

  • Primer -Wolf Grey (did try Ice Blue to start but it came out very coarse and grainy)
  • Block in base colours (in this case red for the the NCA Sectorial, dark brown for the fatigues, dark green for the CSU’s dress, orange for the coat inner and dark grey for the coat exterior)
  • Wash the whole model with Nuln Oil (or equivelant)
  • Repaint the armour with the base colours leaving the wash in the recesses.
  •  Paint all straps, webbing, bags & backpacks with Steel Legion Drab, and the weapons with Boltgun Metal.
  • Wash the weapons with Black Ink and the webbing with Aggrax Earthshade.

At this point I was more or less done, barring getting the bases done and any skin if the model had it exposed or any unique elements. Now yes there is no highlighting done here, but overall I was quite happy with the overall effect.

primed and base colours blocked inprimed and base colours blocked in
Nuln Oil washNuln Oil wash
Process - Pan-Oceania
Process - Pan-Oceania

Whatcha gonna do!?

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So I have a problem. I’ve been collecting & painting Infinity minis since just before the release of N3, and it’s what helped me rediscover my painting mojo (as well as an appreciation for utilizing elements of the Army Painter method). I’ve collected forces from across the Human Sphere, encompassing every faction barring Tohaa.

Now one of the choices I made was that I didn’t want to muck about with basing as it’s always been something I struggled with, so decided to make extensive use of resin bases, with a different style for each faction. My problem now though is that the two companies I brought almost all of my resin bases from – Antenocitis Workshop and Secret Weapon – have ceased operations and stocks of all their bases have now dried up.

Nomads on AW Landin Pad basesNomads on AW Landin Pad bases
Pan-Oceania on AW Tri-Hex basesPan-Oceania on AW Tri-Hex bases
Aleph's valiant Assault Sub-Section, on AW Badlands basesAleph's valiant Assault Sub-Section, on AW Badlands bases
Yu-Jing, using SW Warp Core basesYu-Jing, using SW Warp Core bases
Haqqislam, mounted on AW Hex basesHaqqislam, mounted on AW Hex bases
Really fancied painting the Combined Army in a more clean, heroic pallet - mounted on an AW Forest base.Really fancied painting the Combined Army in a more clean, heroic pallet - mounted on an AW Forest base.

I think I may have to look at either a mass re-basing (ouch) or starting from scratch (even bigger ouch!)…

Happily Micro Art Studios don’t seem to be going anywhere, so sourcing Urban Fight bases for my Ariadnans doesn’t seem to be an issue. Ditto Customeeple for O-12 base toppers.

You have no idea how hard it is not to go full YOOOO JOE!!! on these...You have no idea how hard it is not to go full YOOOO JOE!!! on these...
These should be fun to paint up...These should be fun to paint up...