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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Heh, the figures look bright, odd, and unfinished because they are unfinished. I still have to dip these guys. I'll be doing that tonight. Once that's done, then they'll get their details all filled in and look much better.

   
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Zealous Knight






the Netherlands

...it was actually a compliment, dude
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Thanks. I was just pointing out that they're not done yet. I'm still undecided on how I want to paint my Hellcat. The colors I had in mind would be too similar to what I've got for Yu Jing. How would blue and yellow colors sound? I want the Nomads to have kind of a racing look to them.

   
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Zealous Knight






the Netherlands

That would be a very cold looking scheme if nothing else. Not to say that can't work
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Well, I got my stuff from Shae-Konnit yesterday and started working on some of them. So, I've now got 3 new guys ready to start painting.



The Djanbazan is the same one I had with the mispacked arms. Arms taht I still haven't received. Grr. GW's replacement parts actually came faster. Anyway, I'll be swapping his arms with the new Janissary's arms. I've already bent and repositioned the rifle arm and trimmed it a bit to fit better. I'll probably still have to GS it in though. I'm not sure if I'll let him keep that sword or not though. The thing is so thin, it feels like it's just more of the flash. Oh, I also reposed his legs slightly so he'll work better with that base. Once I get his correct arms, I'll be using them on the Janissary and I'll be making him into what he should have been in the first place, an Ahl Fassed trooper.

The Wu Ming was a pain. Those little fins are generally too small to pin, so I have to struggle with my glue to bond properly. I should probably buy some accelerant for that. His paintjob will be difficult. I'm planning on camouflaging him.

The Charontid I'm not doing anything special with. He's just going to be green. Nothing special. Though, I will say that I've had an urge to get three of them and paint them up like the Evangelion units for some reason. Or like Megaman. In fact, I'm surprised nobody's done that yet.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Hah, I would love to see some megaman or evangelion charontids! Thing is a pretty scary unit, if a bit expensive. Looking forward to seeing those with some paint

 
   
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Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Love the Charontid miniature, think it still looks good despite it being one of the older ones.

Look forward to seeing some mega-man colours!

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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

You guys are making me want to paint him blue now. That or buy a second one.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I see a charontid and want to paint it... blue? Etc.

 
   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

So did you end up deciding on Rockman blues or Zaku greens?

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!


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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I'm going to resist your peer pressure and stick with my original idea and paint him in greens. When I get another (and I will) I'll do him in blues.

I've got a few photos to share tonight.

First, an update on my Djanbazan. I got to fight with his arms, trying to get them to fit.

They don't actually look too bad on him. The GW knife is a bit large, but I don't really care. I like having him wielding a giant knife. It fits with his already nearly Heroic proportions.

I now have 3 out of 5 Kaplan Tactical Services figures completed. FULLY completed. Yes, I'm actually posting pics of finished figures. Shocking, isn't it?

And another view


My Janissary has actually been totally done, I just haven't posted pics yet.


I got my starter set Celestial Guard totally finished. I added a bit more orange to him. He now has a stripe on his helmet and on his backpack. Unfortunately, my camera just did not want to get a decently focused shot of this guy.


And the completed Shang Ji Invincible.

He doesn't look all that different from the WIPs, really.

Also, the Wu Ming and the Charontid have been primed. Painting to commence tomorrow. Maybe.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Looks awesome, gonna check back on my main screen later.

 
   
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Ollanius Pius - Savior of the Emperor






Right behind you.

 Barzam wrote:
I'm going to resist your peer pressure and stick with my original idea and paint him in greens. When I get another (and I will) I'll do him in blues.

I've got a few photos to share tonight.

First, an update on my Djanbazan. I got to fight with his arms, trying to get them to fit.

They don't actually look too bad on him. The GW knife is a bit large, but I don't really care. I like having him wielding a giant knife. It fits with his already nearly Heroic proportions.

I think I actually have spare knives from the Dark Elf Corsair box that are a bit better in scale if you're interested.

The Kaplan are looking gorgeous. I'm seriously considering getting some of those guys but my painting is slow enough as it stands.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

The kaplans look awesome, actually all of it does

 
   
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Norn Queen






I really wish I had the time to paint random Infinity models. Need to get my current played lists completely painted first.
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I barely have any free time, myself. I just try and squeeze in a few bouts of painting here and there. It lets me quickly blow through my queue. Of course, that's all at the cost of everything else I have awaiting paint.

I also wholeheartedly recommend the Kaplan figures. They're very nice. No weird, derpnamic poses and their colors are very simple to do. I have no clue if they're worth using in game, but they're neat looking figures at the very least. I bet they'd look great in camouflage, too if one were adventurous enough to try painting them that way.

Tonight's update though is green stuff!

So, first up will be the Charontid.

Like I said, I based his colors on a Zaku's. I couldn't figure out what to do with those orbs, so I just figured yellow lights would work well enough. I actually just finished painting up his base, so he's all ready for the dip.

The Wu-Ming was the other object of my attentions tonight.

I've got him all finished up too and now he's ready for the dip! Finished pics of them will probably come this weekend. I went with a camouflaged scheme on him since the blurb on CB's site mentions them wearing camouflaged armor. I just had to do it. They look much cooler in camo. The camera just did not do a good job capturing the scheme. There's actually three shades of gree used there, but one of them doesn't even show up here. The colors blend much better in person, too. I just don't get why my camera refuses to take decent photos lately. Oh, I figured I'd leave the orange shoulder pads in there to show his affiliation with the Imperial Services. All other Wu-Ming I get will receive similar paint jobs. I'll need to figure out how to do some Chinese numerals on his helmet, too.

Hopefully I'll be able to finish up the last of my Zhanshis soon too. I'd like to have them ready by Thanksgiving.

Also, I find I really like the older Charontid model. I'll probably pick up another at some point and paint it blue.

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On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

All look very nice, especially like the Janissary and Charontid. Just got the rifle version of the Janissary through the post actually, love how solid those miniatures are!

Hopefully this guy will be more careful than my HMG-toting version and not keep walking into mono-filament mine areas..


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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I think the older Janissary sculpt better fits the fluff. The new is too scrawny. Though, the new one actually appears to be wearing the same armor as the Ahl Fassed, so he'll be in that role for me. I like the older sculpt for the Janissary more anyway, but that rifle equipped one kind of bugs me. What the hell is he doing? Why would you fire a gun like that?

   
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California the Southern

I like the Zaku green paint schemes.

The yellow is a good choice for the orbs. Reminds me of the verniers all over the more modern Zakus, like the FZ or whatever the one from 0080 was.

You get a handle on those rules yet? You going to teach us Thanksgiving week (I'm assuming you're going to get some time off, right)?

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!


http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I had a handle on them. I'll have to go through them again. You can check them out on your own, too. You can download them for free from the Infinity web site. If you want to try it out though, you'll need to bring some D-20s. I don't have any. I started work on the third Zhanshi, so we should have three basic line infantry apiece when we give it a try.

I also worked on my Djanbazan and basically speed painted him. I wasn't too pleased with how he was looking, but once I got some paint on him, I was beginning to come around. Naturally, I managed to knock the knife out of place. Since I didn't want to mess with it anymore, I just yanked the hilt out of his hand and bent the arm up, so now he's signaling to his non-existant squad mates.

I should also add, I suck at doing gem effects, so I'm not entirely sure what to do with that odd little light on the body armor. I'm pretty sure I'd mentioned that his arms came from the new sculpt Janissary. They work surprisingly well on him, with a bit of bending and repositioning.

And here he is with the rest of his non-Kaplan Haqqislamite buddies.


And for your viewing pleasure, the completed paintjob for the Charontid.

I just had a little bit of touchup to do since the previous picture. Mostly involving painting the base and adding a lighter yellow to the orbs. You may also note that like any good Zeek, he only has one pink eye.

And we have the completed Wu-Ming, whose camo you can actually see in these pictures.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Those look awesome from my phone, gonna have to get on my rig and check them out full screen later. Great work, you are moving pretty fast with nice results.

 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

It seems that I'm posting a fair bit of unpainted metal on this page. Sorry about that. Tonight I have two pictures to post though.

The first is the two "new" figures I'm working on.


So, that's the old Hellcat with HMG and the new sculpt Janissary. I've had both figures for a little while, I'm only just now starting work on them. I finally received my replacement Djanbazan rifle arms from CB this weekend, so I can finally start working on that Janissary. I didn't care for his stock pose and wanted a more neutral look for him. The Djanbazan arms had a nice "at ease" pose that I liked. Since this guy's armor totally doesn't match the existing Janissaries though, I'm not using him as one. Rather, his armor actually matches the Ahl Fassed. So, he'll be the rifle Ahl Fassed. I'm guessing that these guys aren't actually all that good in game though seeing how there's been no effort in making new sculpts for them to fill out the rest of their weapon options. Oh well though, I like the concept for these guys. He'll be getting a paintjob to match my other one.

The Hellcat I modified the pose ever so slightly. Stock, she's leaning way to the side, but I bent the figure so she looks more like she's landing rather than falling over. She's also the first figure I've done that won't be pinned to her base. I felt that with the tiny footprint, the pin just wouldn't be strong enough, so I cut down the tab into a nice, chunky peg and carved a slot for it. It looks pretty good, actually and should be fairly strong. The other bit of modding I did for her though would be this...

I cut down her HMG to make it into a sniper rifle. The barrel with muzzle break comes from Anvil Industries. It's one of the three barrel types they have for their sniper rifles. I also like that this managed to really cut down the bulkiness of the weapon. I'm not sure yet though whether or not I should cut down the hand guard on it. Oh, and I hate having to glue on those fiddly little fins. The damn things are too thin to drill holes for pinning and just don't want to work with my glue. I finally got them to sit though. Hopefully once she's dipped, I won't have to worry about the damn things breaking off.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I hate it when you get one that's trying to fall over!

 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I went to see the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special in theaters tonight, so I didn't get nearly as much tinker time as I'd have liked. I did get some work done though on my Hellcat and counts-as Ahl Fassed.

So, I'm attaching pics of where I'm at right now. I'm not really all that happy with the Ahl Fassed. The desert yellow paint I have does not match the shade I'd used when I spray painted the other Ahl Fassed. The result is kind of crap. I think I'm going to have to buy a new can of spray paint and just redo him. I do like how his rifle is looking though. It's a little crude and ugly and improbable since it doesn't have a fuel tank for the flamer, but it works well enough for me to get the job done.
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Svalarheima, MA

I'm always inspired by Bazram's work because it shows what you can do with brushes only.

I think?

If not, don't shatter my dreams!

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Well...

Nah, I'm kidding. Only the first Ahl Fassed was spray painted. And that was just for the basecoat. Everything is hand painted because I'm too damn cheap to buy a proper air brush.

Speaking of spray painting though, the more I look at the new rifle Ahl Fassed, the less I like him. I think I'm going to buy a new can of that Tamiya desert tan spray paint and redo him.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I like the blue-yellow-black you're doing on the nomad, that's as pretty slick color scheme

 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Thanks. The Hellcats, or at least the older ones look to me like they're part of some futuristic racing sport or something. So, I wanted them at the very least to stand out and look flashy. There's a couple little details I want to add. I think I need to sneak a little bit of white in on her. I'll probably do that on her rifle. She also needs some kind of racer number. I'll see if I have small enough decals for that and stick it onto her wings.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I saw someone's Uberfallcommando's wolf pupnik done up in something similar to a nascar driver's jump suit. It worked surprisingly well. It was in the CB dakka subforum, just can't remember the name.

It's a pretty interesting take on nomads for both pieces, and kind of a neat one.

 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I'd seen that one, too. That's what made me decide to go with the blue/yellow combo. Mine will never look as good as that pupnik did, but it's a neat idea and, like you said, it works really well with Nomads.

   
 
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