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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

And so it begins!

Forgive me for not getting things all nice and set up properly, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, so I didn’t have time to sit down and build a light box to take nice snappy pictures. Instead, that job fell to my cell phone’s camera, and my painting lamp. I’ll take better pictures later, but for now my impatience to DO something has forced my hand to put something up to share with everyone.

So here’s the first Infinity model I even painted, a Hassassin Fiday. This was before I settled on an army to paint, and I just found these cool models at my FLGS. I’ve had the book for a while… the art and fluff is so tuned to what I like that I bought the book without bothering to see that it was a miniature game. I just saw the art on the front, thumbed through it and thought, “I must own this.”

One of my better impulse buys.

I have a few other models that I’m going to paint up soon. The SAS guy who doesn’t take any crap, and some Yu-Jing model that just looked too cool to pass up. Truth be told I bought them for a cyberpunk game I was running to use as player models… but I think the game systems is getting it’s hooks in me. If anything, they’re fun and challenging to paint (sodamnsmall), and the later sculpts are just spectacular. I’m gonna have to find that Chimera boxed set…


So enough ranting, here’s my Hassassin. Forgive me, I’m also testing out how all the linking and the like works, so this might take a couple tries.








I didn’t spend as much time on him as I wanted to, as I pulled him out to paint while I was teaching my girlfriend and a buddy of mine how to paint, and there was drinking involved, so I needed to get him done before I did anything silly to the model. Just some basic colors and a quick dusting of snow, took my an hour to do.

So now, with the proper motivation, more to come!

This message was edited 22 times. Last update was at 2014/07/31 13:03:15


Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Well, I have to say for something painted in an hour and 'under the influence' he looks bloody lovely!

Really nice work and looking forward to what else you have in the pipeline.


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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

I'm going to get the SAS chap based up and primed when I get home. Not sure if I can get around to painting him tonight, but if not I'll work on some assembly for what else I have sitting around.

I'm having a bit of issue with some of the Yu Jing models, simply because their arms are so tiny I'm finding it much easier to pin my thumb then their tiny shoulders. Might be time to snag some new model glue.

I like how you did the helmet on your hassassin a different color rather than following a standard theme for all the hard bits, it turned out a lot better than I expected. Kudos sir.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
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"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

So I couldn’t resist the siren’s call of cool stuff, so I swung by the FLGS to pick up something else to paint. I was thinking another Haqqislam model, since I really dig their look, and low and behold I found one! The guy looks wicked, but little did I know…

More on that later.

I was also racking my brain to see if there was something I had thought cool while browsing online, and sure enough, after picking through the blisters I found Dr. McHatchet, prepped and ready to rescue his fellow luddite buddies from raging antipodes or withering PanO fire. Or survive a zombie apocalypse… damn this is a cool model! I didn’t even know he had a gasmask tied to his arm until I had the model in my hands… makes me wish there was one with it sculpted on.




I ended up having a lot more free time than I wanted last night, so I managed to get everyone together. On that note… what the hell Corvis. Al-Djabel… while an awesome model who I’m really looking forward to painting, that cool claw Viral CCW? Yeah, the four fingers are one separate bit. Thankfully the glue is holding pretty well, but that could change in a sneeze. I’m also finding they choose the most godawful places for the… what are the points where you pour the metal into the mold? Those things. The neck? Great place to put it, I’m going to be cleaning there anyway… but right on top of the dude’s noggin? How am I supposed to file something that is smaller than a tic-tac!?

Also, Dr. McHatchet’s (that’s his name now) axe is going to fall off all the time. I just need to accept this fact. It is just so incredibly tiny that I can’t find a place to pin it. Ah well, he’s still an awesome model.

Oh look, they’re together!




I’m going to get them primed at work, and then get started on them tonight! Not sure which one to start on though, hopefully I’ll figure it out by then…

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor





Utah

This is great inspiration, since I'm getting into the game

Keep up the good work

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Trencher




Nice work! I notice you're from Baltimore! It's good to see another Baltimorean getting into Infinity! I take it you hang out at Games and Stuff? A friend of mine and I have been talking about getting into Infinity. I went ahead and bought some Haqqislam. We're trying to get some games going.
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Yeah! Games and Stuff has a good selection of Infinity stuff, I try and stop by every now and then when I can. They're actually having an Infinity day this Saturday, I think it kicks off around noon, and it's supposed to run most of the evening. I work till four, and I don't have a full army yet, but I was hoping to stop by and maybe do a demo game and chat with some people.

We'll have to see, the 'rents are moving and because I didn't move far enough away when I left the nest they want my assistance over the weekend. But with proper motivation I'll try and get over there. I was told they have about fifteen or twenty folks that should be there, so that sounds promising!

In other news, I got my SAS chap painted up last night! I snapped some quick pictures, and I will eventually put up some better stuff once I have a lightbox/tent/whatever. For now I hope this can hold ya’ll over.








Pardon that they’re a tad fuzzy. It was getting on in the evening and my hands weren’t the steadiest. I had left the baklava the same blue as the rest of the spec-ops sweater (silly SAS), but I felt it was lacking a bit of something, so I added the skull to look cool… or maybe I’m getting Games Workshop withdrawal from painting minis that aren’t covered in skulls.

Either way I like the way it turned out.

I figure it’s a bit of homage to Ghost from Modern Warfare, because I was livid at the way they knocked him off. Now, in the future, he can live on! Muwahaha. It's a little muddled in the pics, but on the tabletop it looks pretty clean... I find the camera on my phone to be just good enough that I can't warrant purchasing a seperate camera for snapping pics of models. Eventually that may change, but for now my money goes towards buying more cool stuff to paint.

Enjoy!

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

I just picked up some infinity mini's the other day and am really pleased with the style.I've only painted one (saito togan),but found the models beautiful.The S.A.S dude you have painted looks brilliant,consider me subbed.


 
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Thanks chief. I'm one of those 'never paint it like the box' types, so I was trying really hard to figure out how to paint him up. I really wanted to do something bright anf flashy... but this guy is SAS! He's stealthy! He's urban! Grey it is! I figured the blue fit in with the scheme too.

I really was thinking of doing a paint scheme similar to the troops in Children of Men. I love the block-cam they use on the vehicles. But I think I'll reserve that for any armored troops I pick up for Ariadna.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Just a quick note, spent the weekend moving, so my painting stuff is all over the place... mainly I can't find my light. Hopefully I'll get my paint-booth set back up in a couple days and get back to it.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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Fixture of Dakka







Nice, keep it up!

   
Made in se
Dakka Veteran






I do like Infinity. I love the colour of the Hassassins armour. What did you use?

   
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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

All GW paints really. A basecoat of Khemri Brown, out to Dheneb Stone, then a hair of Skull White. Wash it with a bit of Devlan Mud and it's pretty much done!

Not terribly exciting but I like the results.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

And we’re back! Or rather, I’m back.

I managed to get all of my miniature stuff in one place, and with the help of a makeshift light, I can get back to painting again! I’d still like to find my other lights, but this one will do for now.

So I started on the one named Hassassin character… Hussein Al-Djabel, who I didn’t know was a special character when I bought him, I just thought he looked cool. This is fine, as at the moment I’m just painting whatever I come across, and I’ll work on assembling an army or three later.

So I just got some basecoats down last night, but it’ll give you a good idea on what the end result is going to be like…









I should have some more paint on him tonight. We’ll see how far I get!

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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Infiltrating Oniwaban






Nice- you did that Fiday in under an hour? Damn, NOT FAIR!

I really like the results you get with the highlight-up-first-and-then-wash approach. I'm going to try that out for my YJ, who I've been basing/washing/then highlighting. The nice, fluid results you get with paint-then-wash are much better for cloth.

Do you take the same approach with hard armor, or would the wash being the final step make armor plates look -too- fluid?


Infinity: Way, way better than 40K and more affordable to boot!

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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

I mix and match really. Sometimes you want that hard edge on the armor. Other times you want it to blend in with the rest of it. I still usually prefer to was everything at the end to blend it all in, and if I need to I'll pick out edges one final time.

The next Hassassin is done! I'll get pictures up tomorrow. I tried something different with his hand... and I'm not sure if I like it or not. I'll let ya'll judge me on that.


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I got home last night and buckled down to get that Haqqislam model completed, and so I did! Then I got back to playing Mass Effect 3.

I like the way the blue came out… though I must have used a different blue on the first Hassassin I did… he had more of a turquoise sort of look, while this one is a much richer blue. I like the way it looks, and I’ll probably do future ones like this, since I remember exactly how I did it. I must have been in one of those drunken savant painting modes when I was painting the Fiday. I hate it when that happens.

The examples for Al-Djabel show him with the green scheme going everywhere, including the viral CCW that he has (THE CLAW!). This is cool, and I think if I had’ve taken the blue scheme and applied it to the claw it would have looked really good and tied the model together.

Being different I decided to botch that one up.

So I went with an orange, trying to get a sort of glowing, hot-metal power-weapon sort of look going on. It came out… alright. I’m not sure if I like it or not. One thing is for certain, the pimp hand is strong with Al-Djabel.

I’ll get some more stuff on his base later. Likely some tufts of snow to match everything else. I run a sort of slushy, snowy, dirty cityfight table… so I like the fluffs of snow in with my cyberpunk. It’s a thing.

So for now, enjoy! Please lemme know what you think.















Up next, Ax-Medic!

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Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
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"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Looking pretty good there! - I would get some backgrounds and a rudimentary lightbox though it just helps the eye to concentrate on the model without all that visual distraction around it. Going to look at the other blog now

   
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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

I have a lightbox on order. Along with some lights for the side and everything!

I never really thought my stuff was good enough to bother taking pics of it, but looking at everyone else's work got me motivated to put it up to share, regardless of how good I think it is.

So now I sort of justified the lightbox and everything. Hopefully my phone's camera will be alright for now, since I don't think I can convince myself to get a camera just for my minis.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

By the looks of it your phone has a very good camera - at least as good as my 5year old 4megapixel dinosaur camera...

   
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Fixture of Dakka







Another great model, dude. Looking forward to seeing pictures in your new light box though. Your current pictures are much better than mine and i have a new 10megapixel thingymabob... i think.

   
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Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Wow looks great, some really neat looking highlighting and I love the colour scheme you have used! Think the cream and blue complement each other nicely.

I think the hand looks good, the colour of it draws your attention (as I suppose it should do if it is something dangerous!)

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Small but perfectly formed! A Great Crusade Epic 6mm project: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/694411.page
Excellent discussion forum & information collection for Epic and other small scale miniatures: http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/index.php
 
   
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Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Really love the blue and bone scheme - can't wait to see more

   
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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Workin' on it!

I actually picked up some legit Haqqislam models so I can start building the force, two Ragiks and the Al Hawwa hacker. The Hacker looks like he's going to be a blast to paint, and Ragiks look like they are going to fall apart at any minute. The HMG guy particular had some arm-matching issues so I had to do a little (LOT) of gap-filling. Hopefully he'll look fine primed up.

The guy on the painting bench right now is my Axe Medic from Ariadna... because that guys is awesome. He's doing alright, but I'm not quite sure what color to do the helmet.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in se
Dakka Veteran






How about a yellow helmet? A bit of a firefighter look.

   
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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Hmmm... maybe.

I gave him white shoulderpads, and a white helmet to try and tie that together. I was originally gonna put a cross or some other medic sort of logo on him, but the helmet is bugging me. I'll snap a photo when I get home tonight.

Yellow could work but might be a little 'too' much. I was trying to avoid some of the firefighter look.

A lot of my Ariadna guys are gonna have a Chardon Granite color for their armor, (highlighted a bit of course), so I'm thinking that might do well to tie him into the army, and also stop him from getting his head shot off.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Whelp! I finally sat down and started cranking out some painting over the weekend. Went and hunt out at the FLGS and painted while my buddy hobby’d and got a game of Warmachine in. He’s working on some Ariadna models, and they’re shaping up to be pretty awesome.

Heh… shape.

Yeah, that Chasseur is really really… she’s got some junk in the trunk, that’s for sure. I’ll snap a pic when she’s done.

I love these sculpts.

Anyway! So I knocked out the Axe Medic, who is really the ‘Emergency Service’ chap but he is forever known as Axe Medic to me. He’s not even part of my army, (Haqqislam), but he was just too cool to ignore. If I ever run a zombie game and need a mini, this is THE GUY.

Snaps are a little dark, but here he is.







So I’m pleased with how he came out. I wasn’t going to do the eyes, but my friend convinced me, and I’m glad I did. This model is damn small, and the cut of the helmet means you can barely see them, but when you have the right angle I think it looks pretty sharp. I’m not happy with the oxygen tank, but I’m not sure what else to do with it.

I also picked up a pair of Ragiks as well, along with an Al-Hawwa hacker and another Hassassin Fiday with a Boarding Shotgun.

And a PanO Hexas w/ Spitfire… because… because he looks AWESOME AND I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL!

Damn shift key.

In other news, thank God for Liquid Green Stuff. Seriously. I’ve had to gap-fill so many of these models it’s bonkers. The Ragik with HMG needed it. The Hassassin Fiday needed it, and the Hexas SUPER needed it. The cloak comes with an extra bit that glues on to make it look all ‘flowing’ and whatnot, but the gap it creates is incredibly unsightly. But paint on some LGS and BAM, smooooth. So the Ragiks I got primed and started on. The other three I got cleaned up and based, so I’ll get to them once I get these drop troops all squared away. They’re still WIP, but I figured I’d drop some shots anyway.







And a shot of them with Al-Djaballa’ (that’s his new name).

For those of you paying close attention, the Ragik with the HMG has an Effed up wing. It came like that, but it didn’t bother me so much. I’m going to scorch it up when he’s done and make it look like someone caught him with a lucky round when he was dropping in or something.

I’m really looking forward to painting the Al-Hawwa. Except that his arms are all across his body and whatnot… not the best for painting. I can’t see painting Infinity Models THEN assembling like some people do with 40K. The gaps that tend to pop up are just crazy. Maybe I’m just bad at assembly or something.

Anyway! Hope you guys enjoy! More models to come!

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in se
Dakka Veteran






That hatchet guy looks great. Now that I see him, I don't think a yellow helmet would look as good as the current color you went with.
Stellar job!

   
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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Yeah, I broke out the yellow and stared at if for a while, but when I asked my Ex (art student) what she thought, she said to try and match the camo-stripes instead.

It turned out pretty well I think.

Until I dropped the model when he was 95% done and chipped a huge chunk out of his helmet and bent the axe.

*sigh*

Fixed it though!

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
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Fixture of Dakka







Very nice work, dude! I particularly like your paint job on the 112, beautiful model.

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Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Thanks chief! Shame I painted him before the contest. Guess I'll just have to find something else awesome to paint!

Shouldn't be that hard with these sculpts.

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
 
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