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This thread is just awesome, seeing all these old models recycled and given new life is pretty sweet.
   
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PapaPiggy wrote:Great job, Its nice to see some one not running out and buying new models. Its so rare to find the old models still being used. Every one i know sells everything off and buys the newest models. The paint job is great. I had a marine army with just about the same paint job, Orange armor and yellow helmets. I love seeing orange marines.

Any way, keep it up man. We can't wait for more to come from this. Do you have any more complete group shots with your back drop?

And have you thought about making a complete walk through of how you made that back drop?


Thanks papa piggy! There's another guy at my FLGS who has orange marines and we always joke about orange power.

I do have many other shots of the backdrop and with lots of different models. I posted a few shots of the construction of it and it was surprisingly easy to make. I'd like to add more details like foliage etc.


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Small update here.

Been stripping some more paint off stuff. I've salvaged a few more marines to include in my force. 2 melta gunners, a plasma gunner, an old captain who will count-as Cato Sicarius, and some other random figures.

Also the remains of the very old Harlquins set, dated at 1988 on the models! They were really beat up, and had like 3 thick coats of paint on them, and missing legs, arms, weapons, in some cases heads! I guess I had planned on doing some conversions with them, but didn't follow through. I'm missing a few of the cooler figs, but at least have the death jester and one with a harlequins kiss. They will require a lot of TLA as well as replacement weapons from my dark elves sprues and lots of pinning. I was amazed at the details they have once the paint was stripped...they're quite intricate.



And from Annocetis workshop, got this in the other day.



Miniature leaves! Finally found them after a lot of searching, and these are nearly perfect for 28mm scale or even 1/35 perhaps. Also got this sweet looking tank which I bought purely to paint and maybe make a small diorama with. And some random 28mm sci fi girl with a gun, maybe for infinity, necromunda or RPGs etc. I like to paint stuff that really won't ever be used in gaming just for the fun of it.

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Update!

Did a bunch of priming and assembling yesterday, and not as much else as I'd hoped to.

Here's some new guys to use in my tactical squads:



And my forgeworld deimos rhino w/magnetized storm bolter:



That same rhino can become a razorback, with dozer blade and assault cannon from bitspudlo:



Or it can be outfitted with a TL lascannon that I scratch built:



From antenocitis workshop I got this grav tank, which I cant wait to paint up! Not sure if it'll ever be used for anything, maybe scenery or tau proxying. I just wanted to paint it mainly.



Now, I've been flirting with the idea of a necron army on the side, and here's what happens to dead marines!



And lastly my malifaux peacekeeper is starting to really shape up, thanks to lots of decals. I wanted it to look like it was tattooed and extremely beat up and weathered.


 
   
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BIG update!!!

Went to Genghis Con XXXIII in Denver, Colorado this weekend. Hooked up with a lot of friends from my local gaming club and met many new people and had a GREAT time! This was my first Con ever, and I wanted to maximize my vacation time and try as many events as I could.

So, I entered into some Malifaux intro games, a Rogue Trader 40k Tournament and a painting competition, as well as two painting classes. Overall it was a fairly decent sized convention, with lots of RPGs, wargames, board games etc being played at all times of day.

I was especially surprised at how popular flames of war and all these historical combat games were, people just couldn't seem to get enough of them and were playing them everywhere at all times of day throughout the weekend.

Friday was Malifaux and entering my submissions into the painting competition. This was only my third game of Malifaux, and I'm still trying to grasp the rules, as this game is actually quite complex especially with the endless myriad of characters and their special abilities. It's not easy to figure out what powers work best or when to use them. The game was played only with the boxed sets and 25 soul stones, with beautifully painted crews provided by the host, but I brought my own Perdita crew.

My opponent was about at my experience level and he ran the Viktorias, and I ran my Perdita crew. And while I did manage to whittle him down to 2 heroes at the end of the game, it was a draw due to the objectives and how the game is scored. Malifaux is a difficult game to win I'm finding, as I have only ever drawn or lost. But it was fun and the scenery was quite nice and it was a very friendly atmosphere.

This is the board I played on, kind of a sewer?





And this is the very cool western town board, all scenery made by my friend from my FLGS:



Late friday night I played Deathwatch RPG for the first time and had an absolute blast~! What a cool game, finally getting to play space marines in an RPG. I had a great time slaughtering traitor marines with my storm bolter.

Saturday was 3 games of 40k at 2000 pts from 9am to 6pm! God, I'll never do this again. Not only was it physically and mentally exhausting, but also demoralizing. This was my very painful intro to the competitive circuit of 40k, and I found it left a bad taste in my mouth.



After spending a year resurrecting my army from crap in boxes, lovingly repainting all of it and making it legal, I've come to the conclusion that it totally sucks. I've only ever won 1 game. Everything else has been draws or hard losses.

Now, entering into a tourney I didn't expect to win. In fact I expected the result I got, which was 3 losses. I'm not a competitive player. I mainly went for the experience, to have fun and socialize with other 40k nerds. Fair enough.

But, the insane hardcore level of competition and rules lawyering was very un-fun. And this was also a day of firsts for me, first time facing new necrons, first time facing blood angels and first time vs demons.

My first game was vs Necrons played by an extremely kind gentleman from my FLGS, and he was the highlight of the day for sure due to his upbeat and happy demeanor.



This game was a loss for me, but not a huge loss. I managed to slag an entire unit of destroyers and 1/3 of another with my Thunderfail (!) cannon, as well as general havoc with the rest of my army. But what lost me the game was neglecting the scarab swarms, which easily took out my tanks. I really didn't understand how this army works, and also him casting darkness twice messed up my long range shooting.

Second game was vs this drop pod army of blood angels:



And I have to say, I HATE BLOOD ANGELS! What a ridiculously powerful army. 11 drop pods, 6 dreadnoughts including librarian dreads, death company etc etc. Yes, it's legal within the game. But, man this is some cheap crap.

And not having faced them before, I had no idea what to expect.

This wasn't so much a game as me just sitting there listening to a guy explain all the ways he was going to kill me, and succeeding due to awesome dice rolling and my poor dice rolling, and being able to do absolutely nothing to stop it. It was over in 50 minutes. Total tabling for me.

I ended up surrendering when all I had left was my predator. You reach a certain point in games that go badly where you just don't give a damn anymore and are completely disengaged. In this game all I did was incinerate a death company assault squad with my land raider redeemer and the rest was total devastation for me. Big ouch. And to a crappily/unpainted painted army, no less. This guy was also not very friendly nor fun to game against, although he kept apologizing and I think he felt bad for beating me so badly, lol.

Final game was vs. demons, and the player was about at my skill level and had very enthusiastically painted his army and was a fun guy to game with. We definitely had a friendly game, but due to both of us being inexperienced we were unable to complete the game in the 2hr 15m limit due to rules checks etc etc and only made it to turn 4.



This game went fairly well for me in terms of KPs, as I slayed 2 demon princes, a soul grinder, and several complete squads. The stars of this game were my Techmarine, who after losing his thunderfire cannon killed about 3 plaguebearers with his ranged weaponry and finished them off in close combat after they assaulted him (WTF!?! That never happens!!) and my land raider redeemer, which mercilessly incinerated demons, as well as my sternguard which also scored some good kills with their combi-flamers and killed a demon prince in CC.

Was a good game, but again, I lost due to not scoring enough objectives.

There were lots of very well painted armies there and I was in full force with my lightbox/diorama. The painting award for the tourney went to this guy with a superbly converted chaos cultist IG army. It was truly amazing, with extreme levels of detail on every single figure and tank. Funny thing was, he just threw it all carelessly into a pile when he was done gaming! Everyone was like, WTF dude!

Here's the only decent pic of that army I got:



Also got a decent pic of this amazing DE army:




Also saturday I had signed up for a game called Betrayal at House on The Hill, but after the 40k tourney I was so fried I bowed out!

I'm honestly burned out on 40k now, and don't even want to look at space marines, let alone think of painting more of them. I suck at wargaming, and my army just loses every time. The best I can do is tie.

I hate to sound like a complainer, but after a year painting this army to find out they are unable to win a game is a hard pill to swallow. Every game I play seems to fail in some way or another and I have to admit I have no frigging clue how to win. I am just effing terrible at this game, and I'm unwilling to buy more units that may be able to enhance my competitiveness or sit on dakka for hours on end studying strats. Just eff it at this point, I say.

Painting first, gaming second. I was pretty hot after the tourney, and felt like rage-quitting several times especially vs the BA player. Sucks to lose that bad. The game should be fun, but when you're losing hard I'd challenge anyone to say it's fun.

I really don't know what to do strategy wise and I honestly don't want to spend more money on fail-units for codex marines at this point. I'll paint up what I've got stockpiled on my shelf eventually, but, man, I'm not at all liking 40k right now and the game against the BA really demoralized me.

Enough ranting.

Ok I lied! Played some Puppet Wars saturday night and I gotta say WTF was Wyrd thinking with this game? It's stupid.

Ridiculously complex for a board game. Just explaining the rules took several hours, as they were quite deep and we only got through 1 turn in about an hr and a half. Even the miniatures and artwork for this game were unappealing, and I love Wyrd minis. I feel sorry for anyone who has shelled out money for this...

At that point is was near midnight and I was fried, so I went to bed. I also missed the awards ceremony for the painting comp, but more on that later.

Sunday I took two painting classes, one on freehand techniques and one on blending. I really came away with a lot. These were tought by a golden demon award winner, and she really knew her stuff!

I live in Colorado, and at our altitude paint dries EXTREMELY fast. Many times it dries on your brush before you can apply it to the model and a lot of my brushes have been ruined due to this. So they tought me about wet palettes, which, wow, work really great.

And I never knew blending could be so easy. Just a few hours with this teacher and I got some fairly decent results. I'll be working on honing these techniques in the months to come, but they gave us a few free Reaper minis and here's some blending and freehand I did:



We also got some free minis for the classes:



After the painting classes, I collected my painting competition entries and learned I won 3 bronze medals for my efforts, and that made the whole weekend for me!

Here's what I entered:

Group category:



Single figure category:



Diorama category:





When I entered this stuff Friday I was fairly confident, but on Saturday as the entries filled up, I was quite nervous. There was some extremely well-painted stuff and it was VERY competitive.

Here's a few pics:











Very nice stuff to look at, and my pics suck and don't do them justice.

I won some prizes, too!




And I bought stuff of course:

From a company called DGS games based out of the midwest US, they're making their own 32mm fantasy skirmish game and had some really cool sculpts that I couldn't resist.



Also picked up the Infinity rulebook.


All-in-all I had a blast. I met many nice people and learned a lot. I'll definitely attend another con, but I believe I'll shy away from the 40k stuff until I feel more confident about actually playing these damn games, as I really seem to suck at them!

 
   
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Small update here. Been painting these Infinity Haqqislam figures up and they're really fun to work with (albeit an extreme pain in the arse to assemble!). Some of the best (if not only?) true scale 28mm figs I've ever seen.

I need to finish their faces and perhaps a bit more highlighting on them, but I'm quite satisfied with the way they've turned out. Based them with my Skullcrafts autumn basing kit as well as miniature oak leaves.


 
   
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Your Haqqislam figures look stunning, I really like the look of the figures for Infinity they are all so detailed.

In regards to 40k I'm in the same boat as yourself, I spent a year after getting back into the hobby painting a CSM army only to find the only game I can win when I go to my local tournaments is when I hit the bottom table on the second day. I've been to three now and its always the same. I only play at tournaments but all the guys who go are great so I have a fun time loosing, I enjoy the painting and modelling side more though but need to get and show people my stuff

Look forward to seeing what you have up next on the painting table.



   
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I would have commented on all of this days ago but the huge number of pics caused my internet to crash 3 times! Still it was worth it in the end - I love that grav tank! . Good to see you branching out into different minis and stuff. And well done for winning bronze.

   
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GiraffeX wrote:Your Haqqislam figures look stunning, I really like the look of the figures for Infinity they are all so detailed.

In regards to 40k I'm in the same boat as yourself, I spent a year after getting back into the hobby painting a CSM army only to find the only game I can win when I go to my local tournaments is when I hit the bottom table on the second day. I've been to three now and its always the same. I only play at tournaments but all the guys who go are great so I have a fun time loosing, I enjoy the painting and modelling side more though but need to get and show people my stuff

Look forward to seeing what you have up next on the painting table.




Hey thanks man. 40k does seem to have some issues and I'm sure I'll play it again after I cool off, but not for a while. The painting aspect of the hobby is so much more rewarding, I think.

I'm really excited to paint all these random miniatures ive amassed now, and take a break from GW stuff. They're definite not the end-all be-all of miniatures.

weetyskemian44 wrote:I would have commented on all of this days ago but the huge number of pics caused my internet to crash 3 times! Still it was worth it in the end - I love that grav tank! . Good to see you branching out into different minis and stuff. And well done for winning bronze.


Thanks weety, I was smiling all day when I found out how I did in the competition. It was also really interesting to see how many women were really into painting. One of the top painters in north America there was a middle aged housewife, and another was a very attractive young lady.

Sorry I crashed your browser! I've been posting my pics at a high resolution and it's even causing problems for me, so perhaps I should scale things down a bit.

I love the tank too, but my friends and I noticed that it contains a rather phallic part on the turret. And the name itself has the word phallus in it. The designer must have been feeling a bit cheeky when he made it, lol. At any rate I can't wait to paint it up and I'm leaning towards a dark gray-blue color. Any suggestions?

 
   
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Just read your comments on the 40k event at Genghis. It saddens me that you left with a bad taste in your mouth. There are jerks and there are good gamers in CO. I voted your army for player's choice BTW. Loved the RT style of it.

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Darkness wrote:Just read your comments on the 40k event at Genghis. It saddens me that you left with a bad taste in your mouth. There are jerks and there are good gamers in CO. I voted your army for player's choice BTW. Loved the RT style of it.


Hey thanks! What army did you field at the tournament? Did you do ok?

The people I played in the tourney certainly weren't jerks. I'm just finding the game frustrating as I really haven't found anyone I would consider to be a casual gamer. Everyone I've met who's seriously into 40k tends to be extremely competitive and determined to win, not necessarily WAAC but no one is going to tone down the level of their army for my sake, I've learned.

And my army isn't very competitive, nor am I a competitive gamer. I also don't really like the idea of just going with whatever list is popular on the Internet. I'd like to be able to buy the models I think look cool and would be fun to paint, but it turns out that's not really effective on th table, unfortunately.

 
   
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I can understand your point. A tournament like Genghis is generally not low key. Colorado has a very good base of gamers and the tournaments show that.

For casual games in CO, you need to stay away from the main events. I have noticed most stores have a good casual gaming crowd. Gamer's Haven in the Springs is a good example, but that is a good deal away from you.

As for the tourney, I had the rusted up Blue Grey Knight army and I did do pretty well, as I won the event and don't hate me for the GKs. It was the first and only time I was playing them. Wanted to give them a good playing before I sold them(have had them on the shelf since the Deamon Hunter Codex in 3rd and never played them). I am starting work on my Tau for Wargames Con now.

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Darkness wrote:I can understand your point. A tournament like Genghis is generally not low key. Colorado has a very good base of gamers and the tournaments show that.

For casual games in CO, you need to stay away from the main events. I have noticed most stores have a good casual gaming crowd. Gamer's Haven in the Springs is a good example, but that is a good deal away from you.

As for the tourney, I had the rusted up Blue Grey Knight army and I did do pretty well, as I won the event and don't hate me for the GKs. It was the first and only time I was playing them. Wanted to give them a good playing before I sold them(have had them on the shelf since the Deamon Hunter Codex in 3rd and never played them). I am starting work on my Tau for Wargames Con now.


Ahhh congrats! I remember your army I believe I have a pic of it somewhere. Very well done indeed. Hope you got some good prizes!

 
   
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Allrighty! Back home and back into painting and gaming!

Today was the gaming club day at the FLGS and I played a game of Malifaux, 25 soulstones, with my Perdita crew and my Peacekeeper. Very fun game and although it was a tie I seriously stomped some face! Almost tabled my opponent but it ended up a tie due to the scoring.

I'm liking Malifaux more and more But I need to focus more on the objectives rather than killing every enemy in sight, lol. Old habits die hard I guess.

Also played my first game of Infinity today! It was a short demo refereed by a very knowledgeable person and was about 70 pts (3 figures each). We used the Beasts of War quickstart guide and kept things very simple.

I played as Haqqislam vs Ariadna. Awesome game! I really liked how tactical it is, as well as how brutal it can be. You can die seriously fast in this game and we used tons of cover. There are many differences to this and 40k and it took some getting used to, but overall it was fairly intuitive and I'm really looking forward to more of it.

Skirmish games are becoming very popular at my club and in fact today there was only 1 game of 40k played, with the other games being Malifaux and Infinity. Warmahordes has all but died out and there's only a few WHFB die-hards left. An interesting shift in focus.

But will Malifaux and Infinity die out as well after 40k 6th edition comes out? Only time will tell, I guess.

Also tied up some loose ends with my minis, putting on the finishing touches on my Infinity figs. Mainly faces, which are the bane of my existence!

Eyes usually end up all kinds of messed up, with my guys looking like psychotic maniacs (works well for Space Marines, but not so good for female figs...lol). Speaking of female figs I also tried painting lipstick on a few. And while it wasn't a total fail, they do look a bit like The Joker (ok well not THAT bad!).

Here's a few marine pics. Mainly built some melta gunners and powerfist sergeants for my tacticals.




Also pulled the storm bolter off my terminator librarian and gave him a storm shield, which is a sarcophagus from a dreadnought, but it works for the model.



Finally finished up my rifleman dread and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the guns. They're bent and not so great looking. Resin can be a real bastard, as there's really not any way to fix this without snapping them. Maybe heating them up would have worked before I painted them?

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Been working on my new Haqqislam box set for Infinity. I just love these miniatures, they're packed with so much detail and the posing is awesome. Definitely a nice break from painting space marines.

Here's my box set with basecoat. Some Infinity figs I've finished in the background and this puts me at 10 Haqqislam soldiers which should make for some decent games I hope.

Hopefully will finish them by this Saturday for some Infinity gaming down at the club.



I also bought this figure a while back from Antennocitis workshop of the UK. I wanted to practice skin tones and faces and I finally feel like I did a decent one. I even got lipstick on her without her looking like The Joker.




And finally today I've got this cool old time diving suit from Chronoscape. I bought it mainly because it looked cool and I thought it would be a fun figure to paint. And it is!

With this guy I'm kind of making a reference to an old episode of Scooby Doo where there is a glowing guy in a diving suit. I wanted to go for some kind of irradiated green light coming from the helmet.

There's still more work to do on this, but I rather like how grimy and nasty the suit looks so far. Gonna do some highlighting and attempt to make it look like he's underwater.

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Played some malifaux and infinity today again at my FLGS and man, I gotta say I'm getting totally discouraged at war gaming in general. I simply cannot win a game to save my life!

I literally lose every game I play, regardless of the system.

I completely suck at strategy and tactics. I don't think my heart is in this and even if I have good dice rolling or card flips, I'll still lose at all these damn games, it's actually making me sick at this point.

Don't get me wrong, i LOVE to paint and thoroughly enjoy that aspect of the hobby, but at this point my inability to win a game, any game, in any system, is starting to get really old. It sucks.

The people at my FLGS are great and really friendly and supportive, but they're also extremely competitive, veteran war gamers, and none of them will give you an inch. Every game I play there is an intense competition.

And what sucks the most is I'm basically one of two people who even bothers to paint stuff at this point. There is one other enthusiastic painter there with fully painted, lovingly detailed models and everyone else has unpainted figs or even worse, proxies.

I'm a painter first, gamer second. I guess that is my problem. It takes tremendous energy and time to paint this stuff to a decent level and I can't spend time memorizing rules and reading rule books and pouring over strategy in my spare time.

I'm really finding gaming unenjoyable, as it quite definitely sucks to lose at every game I play. Even if they're fun games versus a friendly, fun opponent, I can't help but to be frustrated at this.

Ok, rant over. Back to some painting, which i can actually win at.

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Hey, Cave.

First off, congrats on your three top three finishes in the painting competition. I mean, seriously. You should take this and wipe out ANY bad taste in your mouth from the actual gaming.

<opinionated bastard mode> It doesn't take a lot to use a 'top tier army' to crush someone who is new to the game AND is not playing an 'Ard Boyz list. Vanilla Codex Marines are just not a competitive army. In fact, my team going to Adepticon switched from Vanilla Marines to Blood Angels, and they're stunned at how much MORE you get, for LESS POINTS.

There are people on 'the circuit' who are taking their top tier armies against other veteran players. THAT requires some skill. But what YOU did by winning THREE BRONZE MEDALS in a field of VERY competitive entries is like a Veteran 40K player taking a NON-top-tier army, or an odd build, and taking down Top Tier Armies. You should stand up, right now, and shout out "I ROCK!"

I'll wait.

One of the reasons I stopped playing tabletop wargaming is because I am one of those old, cranky people who think that the game consists of painting, theme, background, and playing. Nowadays, the hobby store scene is balls-to-the-walls competition. In other words, I miss the late 80's/early 90's.

</opinionated bastard mode>

It is okay to shelve your Marines, and concentrate on that aspects of the hobby you not only enjoy, but are good at. I love GW's models, and I love cutting them apart and doing interesting things with them. The threads I follow, here, are not about rules or tactics, but about painting, conversions, tables and terrain.

If you want to get better at the game itselt, well, there's a couple of things you can do:

1) Talk to someone at the game store you like, and have them show you the ropes.
2) Put together a competitive army under their guidance. Chances are, you have the makings for this in at least one game system that's played at your local store.
3) Practice, practice, practice.

OTHER OPTIONS:

1) Talk to the owner of the store, and say you want to start an escalation league. See if he knows anyone else who says, "Wow, I wish there were people at my skill level I could play". Etc. The store onwer wants more sales, and advertising/supporting the non-hard core will only lead to more business for them.

2) Paint more.

That's my unasked for two cents. Don't be discouraged, take control, grab on to the parts of the game you really enjoy, and tweak the parts you don't to your liking.

--B.


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Hey thanks briancj. It seems like a balancing act between wanting to be friends with people and wanting to be competitive and win. For the most part I have a good time, it just isn't fun losing all the time. Painting is definitely more enjoyable. No one seems to be playing 40k at this point at the store, its all Malifaux and Infinity, which is a good thing. I think we all need a break from it.

Speaking of painting, I've been putting some finishing touches on my Infinity figures.

This guy, who shall henceforth be known as Chuck Norris, kicked some major ass in my last Infinity game, and singlehandedly gunned down three enemy soldiers by climbing on top of a tower and taking some serious risks! What a cool game that you can actually do heroic stuff like this.







On him I did some more experimenting and practicing with tattoos. I feel like I'm getting closer, but they're still quite a challenge. Also his damn eye gave me no end of trouble. I must have painted it 5-6 times, and eventually the paint got so thick I had to scrape it out with a knife and start over!

I'm still not pleased with the eye, but I'm tired of messing with it.

Next is anime girl, whom I also attempted tattoos on but less successfully. I tried different colors and also made a poor try at a spiderweb tattoo on her elbow. Very, very tricky stuff and I often find my paint is dry on the brush within seconds of leaving the palette.





Overall though I'm pretty happy with them and the rest of the squad is shaping up nicely. I can quickly see this becoming an expensive addiction, as despite what anyone says, the Infinity figures aren't cheap and you quickly find yourself wanting more and more of them.

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That's what eBay is for.

I agree it is hard to strike the balance, but I am glad that there is a rise in not-GW games. The more competition, the more options, the better it will be for all of us.

Plus, hey.

CHUCK NORRIS FOR THE WIN.

--B.


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I haven't checked my subscribed threads for a while. Good thing I checked them and rediscovered this blog. I'm liking all of your work and that Chuck Norris guy is awesome.
Have you made any special rules for him?
Maybe an auto win rule would be appropriate.

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Briancj wrote:That's what eBay is for.

I agree it is hard to strike the balance, but I am glad that there is a rise in not-GW games. The more competition, the more options, the better it will be for all of us.

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So true. Maybe there will be some improvements with 6th ed, we'll have to wait and see.

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Have you made any special rules for him?
Maybe an auto win rule would be appropriate.


Hey thanks for stopping by FP! I like your idea of an auto-win rule. In fact that sounds like the best rule ever! I'll have to see how that goes over next time I play

 
   
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Updates!

I'm back in the field in Ontario and jebus is it ever muddy here! What a mess, no real incentive to go outside. I'm longing for summer.

Anyway, finished up my Haqqislam starter box set before I left and took these pics. There are perhaps still a few details to finish but overall I'm quite proud of them and they were very fun to paint. And Infinity is a fun game!

I resized these pics to hopefully not lag this page out as bad.

Anime girl:



Lieutenant Chuck Norris, recently promoted due to his heroic actions in my last battle:



Anime Guy:



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A fair number of figures already! Plus I got some Kameel remotes for my birthday to assemble yet.

At this point I'm definitely wanting more Infinity, the only question is to further specialize with Haqqislam or branch out. I'm rather partial to Nomads or possibly Aleph. Or get them both!

 
   
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Wow niceky done! Epic chuck convertion lol.

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Wow nicely done! Epic chuck convertion lol.

Craftworld Uaire-Nem pics "Like shimmering daggers of light our fury shall rain down and cleanse this battlefield." Autarch of Uaire-Nem
BlueDagger's Nomad pics - "Morality, my friend, is merely a price tag." - BlueDagger, Contraband Dealer. Holo-recording played during the murder trial of an undercover PanOceania officer. Court Record 9002xaB, . Infinity Nomads - Come see what it's all about!
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BlueDagger wrote:Wow niceky done! Epic chuck convertion lol.


Chuck is gonna deliver some major beat downs. I have high hopes for him!

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Thanks bud. I like your infinity signature, need to update mine now that the focus is shifting to infinity from 40k.

 
   
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I definitely hear you on the ‘can’t win a game’ thing.

I don’t like to play with a handful of metal. I like my guys to be a team, and I want the models to represent how much I care about the game. These Infinity models are badass and I want my paintbrush to do them justice.

I’m also terrible at actually playing the games. I love reading the books for the fluff, and I follow the rules… but winning is a rarity for me.

Hell, out of the TONS of games of RoboRally I’ve played, I’ve won ONCE. But that’s all sorts of chaotic fun anyway, so maybe not the best of examples.

This may sound super-elitist or whatever, but the way I’ve solved my problem is when I’m not playing with close friends (ie, random pick-up-games), I don’t play against people with proxies, and I don’t play against people with bare metal minis. The people who tend to play over and over again with metal models are the guys who only care about playing the game (and usually winning). That’s fine, the game needs people like that… but they obviously don’t share my same enthusiasm for making these great models shine. So I tell them, “I only play against painted teams. No hard feelings.” It comes off as weird at first, but I also offer to give them help with painting, and hell, they can even use my paints if they want to sit down and hobby with me rather than get a game in.

Gives us time to talk and shoot the **** about stuff while working on things too. Which I find is more useful for building camaraderie than a bloodbath on a table.

Your models look amazing by the way, and I really think it’s your basing that brings them to the next level. You really nailed that look, and your colors give them this excellent autumn look that looks wonderful on the Haqqislam minis.

You’re right about the ‘not being cheaper’ bit too. The models average around 12 bucks a pop, with some more and some you get 2 for that price. So you average around 150 bucks for an ‘army’. But the real spending of money happens when you start buying stuff for ALL of the armies, because the sculpts are just so damn cool! I may be running Haqqislam, but I also have:

1-PanO
2-Ariadna
1-Yu-Jing

If I had’ve spent that on more Haqq models my army would be done by now. Damn my compulsions!

Keep up the good work chief, and if you ever find yourself in the states and want to play a game of Infinity, hit me up. That way we’ll solve at least ONE of our losing streaks!

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Chemical Cutthroat wrote:I definitely hear you on the ‘can’t win a game’ thing.

I don’t like to play with a handful of metal. I like my guys to be a team, and I want the models to represent how much I care about the game. These Infinity models are badass and I want my paintbrush to do them justice.

I’m also terrible at actually playing the games. I love reading the books for the fluff, and I follow the rules… but winning is a rarity for me.

Hell, out of the TONS of games of RoboRally I’ve played, I’ve won ONCE. But that’s all sorts of chaotic fun anyway, so maybe not the best of examples.

This may sound super-elitist or whatever, but the way I’ve solved my problem is when I’m not playing with close friends (ie, random pick-up-games), I don’t play against people with proxies, and I don’t play against people with bare metal minis. The people who tend to play over and over again with metal models are the guys who only care about playing the game (and usually winning). That’s fine, the game needs people like that… but they obviously don’t share my same enthusiasm for making these great models shine. So I tell them, “I only play against painted teams. No hard feelings.” It comes off as weird at first, but I also offer to give them help with painting, and hell, they can even use my paints if they want to sit down and hobby with me rather than get a game in.

Gives us time to talk and shoot the **** about stuff while working on things too. Which I find is more useful for building camaraderie than a bloodbath on a table.

Your models look amazing by the way, and I really think it’s your basing that brings them to the next level. You really nailed that look, and your colors give them this excellent autumn look that looks wonderful on the Haqqislam minis.

You’re right about the ‘not being cheaper’ bit too. The models average around 12 bucks a pop, with some more and some you get 2 for that price. So you average around 150 bucks for an ‘army’. But the real spending of money happens when you start buying stuff for ALL of the armies, because the sculpts are just so damn cool! I may be running Haqqislam, but I also have:

1-PanO
2-Ariadna
1-Yu-Jing

If I had’ve spent that on more Haqq models my army would be done by now. Damn my compulsions!

Keep up the good work chief, and if you ever find yourself in the states and want to play a game of Infinity, hit me up. That way we’ll solve at least ONE of our losing streaks!


Hey thanks for the comments man! Actually I live in Colorado but work in Ontario. It's weird.

I'd much prefer to play a fellow painter as well. It makes for amazing looking tables and you want to sync up with someone who shares the passion. I've played a few primered or bare models, but not very often. Sadly, the FLGS scene is dominated by exactly what you said: people focused entirely on the game, and specifically winning the game at all costs.

Basing really isn't too hard. It's my favorite part actually, and I try to make each and every base a unique mini-diorama. Skullcrafts sells these really nice basing kits.

 
   
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