Sunday, 4 June 2017

Infinity stuff

My Infinity commission rolls on with more bits and pieces painted recently. There are the last couple of pieces for the Nomads faction, a pair of Gecko Squadron battlesuits.


They're pretty big models next to a regular human character and rather weighty too being all metal. A real wrist breaker after a long painting session. Had a couple of minor problems with these as a few parts were incorrectly packed. One of the legs was the wrong one for one of the models but I managed to fit it ok and fixed the join with putty. I did have to go to customer services though to get the correct set of small pilot's arms for the two gun model. The first of these ended up being a massive chore because I got sidetracked trying to also figure out how to video my painting. I could have eaten a bullet by the end of that week so wasn't looking forward to doing the second one. Oddly enough though it came together reasonably quickly in comparison. Lesson learned. When there's work to be done don't fuck about with other stuff.

All the remaining models are for Pan Oceania and consist of a set of Neoterra Bolts, a cosplay version (?) and Joan of Arc.

 

It was the usual gripe with some of these models. Too many parts, too much work to clean and assemble. The Neoterra Bolts come in 6 and 7 pieces depending on the exact model and as ever I was left wondering why. Still, not as bad as the Knights of Santiago that I was prepping the other week that come in at a silly 10 or 11 parts per figure. Even the Gecko battlesuits came in fewer pieces!

11 comments:

  1. Infinity models can be a ball ache to assemble, however when coupled with your clean painting style, they look amazing.
    I was catching up with a back issue of Wargames Illustrated and saw some of your barbarians in one of the articles - again, fantastic work. Your use of warmer colours really seemed to compliment the models.

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    1. Cheers :)

      I do wonder how many people have cracked open a box of Infinity models and said "oh fuck it" before putting them away again. Then again we're all willing to put up with a bit of hassle if it's something we're really into.

      Speaking of WI, I've got a little armour painting tutorial in the June issue.

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    2. I did that some time ago, I bought a couple of blisters of infinity minis, unpack them and said "well, that is not going to happen today!! :D "

      Thing is that the current infinity minis are amazing and they are very easily put together, and they are easily glued even though they are metal minis.

      My main problem with infinity minis is that I am used to paint GW or privateer press so I get crazy with the tiny details :D

      But this isn´t your problem it seems, your minis are amazing, in fact they look like 50mm miniatures, mostly because your clean and crisp painting!!

      Amazing and inspiring job, mate!

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    3. Glad you like the paintwork Grajo. All the Infinity models I've done have been a few years old so I've no idea what the most recent releases are like.

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  2. They really look good - nice work! I have no desire personally to do any Infinity models though!

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    1. Cheers :)

      I can't say I'd choose Infinity myself either.

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  3. They're certainly worth the hassle..lovely figures and beautifully painted!

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  4. Beautifully done. :) The olive green background is a good choice too in making the minis' colors really pop!

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  5. The olive green background is a good choice too in making the minis' colors really pop!

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