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Thanks Soncka, well the good thing is that all in all the board has not been that expensive! It's amazing the household items you can find to use with a little work. I would say in total (wood, paints, kits, everything) will come to less than £100. Considering the cheap price of an Infinity force I think it is something that is definitely worth the investment. Eventually I will even be able to sub in some different terrain so the board will be usable for stuff like Necromunda for instance.

Anyway! I have not been idle and have some other stuff to show soon. For now, got this in the post today:



Got a really good deal on it, £11 for a 1/50 scale diecast truck which scales just about perfectly for Infinity (I am always shocked by how much these things sell for - sometime £50-£60 or more!)
I have to sci-fi it up now, it will do a lot to dispel the 'future' aesthetic of the board as it is so definitely needs some work.

Any suggestions for a big logo on the side, perhaps a company name ?



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Reading, Berks

Given that Daewoo sponsored the building of your housing; could you make it a Daewoo delivery truck and assume that they also own the factories?

Oh. How do you go about thinning paper?

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That's a great idea actually! Might change the truck manufacturer from Scania to Daewoo in any case

For 'thinning' the paper, I just used a lot of watered down PVA when gluing it. You just have to be very careful not to rip it or use too much water and end up turning it into a sodden mess.
I will probably try it with this truck, albeit with photo paper to give a shinier look.

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In terms of sci-fi-ing your truck, you could try "streamlining" the whole thing, adding skirts to the trailer, etc?
http://www.elfwood.com/art/d/m/dmadison2/truck.gif

Maybe bigger wheels?

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Can't wait to see what you do with that truck, i just know it's going to be awesome!

   
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pacific,
I would love to know how you painted your district 5 apartment building, care to share your methods?

 
   
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On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Thanks for the comments guys! I had to take a short hiatus while I finished off an FoW army (and gave myself eye-strain painting 15mm guys!)

After attending the Infinity day at Cut'n'Thrust in Bristol I'm really up for getting the rest of my Infinity terrain and models finished!

@Spartan059 - Yes sure mate, it was very straightforward actually! Just a spray of white paint, then dirtied it up with some browns and devlan mud. The grafitti was just a design printed off the computer. Actually, after seeing some of IDJ's terrain on Saturday I might add a few more bits: Namely some little pot plants, and some other 'accessories'.

@Casey's Law - Cheers! The truck is next on the list actually, been putting it off as I know it's not going to be straightforward

@SilverMK2 - Thanks I like the idea of adding a side-skirt! I wish there was a model of that supply truck..

OK! Next up a couple of other bits of terrain I finished but didn't get around to photographing:

Some plants, to go in-between the apartment blocks of the residential area. I'll have some paving to go around these as well.


The white troughs are electrical junction boxes, and the plants are aquarium plants bought very cheaply off ebay! I think with the bright colours they have a nice alien look, and help add a bit of contrast on the board with the white and grey.

Finally, some fencing to go around the industrial areas. I will probably cut some holes in them so they don't act as a barrier to movement.



These are model railway 'O' gauge fences, mounted on to thin strips of wood. The signs are printed off of a computer.

Any questions or C&C very welcome, hopefully get the truck finished next and then move on to the rest of the residential area!



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Looks amazing! Love the fences.

You live in bristol?
   
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Thanks mate! No I live in Cheltenham, about 45 minutes away down the motorway so I just went down there for the afternoon.

Do you know Cut & Thrust? I was really hoping they would start to stock a reasonable amount of Infinity (they only have a couple of the older starter sets), because as far as I know there is nowhere in the South West that stocks the stuff. Mail order is all well and good but I love to have a browse from time to time and make an impulse purchase!

I've asked them a couple of times on their forum, and even said "look I've got a couple of mates who want to get into the game as well, so we will buy some stuff" but nothing appears to be forthcoming which is a shame really.

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Ah right fair enough.

Unfortunately they dont stock to great a range no :( After a few chats with Alex Kolodotschko the store owner i believe its something to do with not having a reliable enough customer base to have a load of stock in and guarantee it selling. Which is a shame really

That said, it has only been stocked there since around christmas. Thats when infinity started hitting the bristol scene, so its still very new atm.
   
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Hey mate, well hopefully if the upcoming event next weekend goes well it might get them to change their minds? As it is IJW sold some stuff on the previous event days, and I think the fact that there is not a single bricks & mortar stockist in the entire South West (as far as I know) should mean that it would be a bit of a goldmine! Of course internet shopping is OK most of the time, but I really think the minis should be up on display and in the shop as well, even if it's just a selection of the more popular lines. I think there is the possibility there of making Cut & Thrust basically the 'Infinity hub' of the area, and a place where guys on the various forums can meet up to play.

Speaking of which, are you planning on going to the event at Cut & Thrust on the 27th?


Just in the process of finishing off sci-fying (new verb! ) the truck, but in the meantime I've just painted up another Ghulam, who is just armed and armoured in a standard manner. She is also modelling some flower pots which will go on the apartment building, just to make it look a bit more interesting (thanks to IJW for that idea! )



Just working on a Djanbazan hacker now as well, an absolutely beautiful little sculpt. I love the feeling of starting on one of these new models, it's like each one is a character piece and a little project in its own right.

C&C very welcome!

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Beautiful, the flower pots are ace too.

Unfortunately i have an exam on the 28th and 29th, so its a no go :(
   
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Baltimore

I really like that Ghulam model. Maybe I should pick a couple up.

I think I'm the only Haqqislam player who doesn't have a single Halqa or Ghulam.

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Feverland

Those plants and fences are really nice. So are the pots, are they scratch built or some kind of bit?
I quite like the Ghulam's rifle, too. Spectacular work, as always.

Also; big thanks for sharing your recipe for the apartment building. I have one on the way to me right now, and now I'll be slightly more confident when I'm holding it.

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Thanks a lot for the comments guys!

@Soncka - thanks mate! The flower pots are just bits from one of those old 'terran refinery' plastic kits that you sometimes see on ebay for about £15 or so. I don't think they are useful by themselves, but they are very good for adding bits to other terrain if you want to scratchbuild.

Had a great time at the Infinity Road Show (organised by IJW) - I didn't use my own stuff, but played some demo games with IJW's stuff. Really helped to clear up a few of the rules I wasn't sure about - so if you get the chance to go to some others (I believe there are more planned for this month) I would definitely recommend it!

I've been a little idle recently buy have just finished off another miniature and some terrain. First of all, a Djanbazan Hacker. She is an essential in the force, as with her 'Multi-spectral visor' she can see through the likes of smoke and optical disruption devices (a must, as a friend of mine has just got about 6 models which have that feature!)



She is standing on a Micro-Arts base, which I hope makes the model look more like she is picking her way across uneven ground, rather than walking down a cat-walk!
I did try and make the tin can on the base a Heinz Baked Beans can, but gave up on the logo. So, instead it became a future jumbo sized Cola - in the future, the minimum size you can buy will be a 1ltr can

Next up, the Truck - a way of blocking LOS on the roads of my board. I did try and sci-fi' it up a bit, I don't think entirely successfully. I might go back to it, and perhaps put some kind of molded plastic over the entire front truck engine itself.



I got the artwork from various sites around the net, and just printed onto a thick photo-card.


The future of robotics. But, which company could design this kind of stuff?


In the future, road safety officials suddenly realised that about 98% of highway/motorway accidents were caused by HGV,s so made them all automated!

Next up, I have an idea for some new terrain, which I hope will be cool for fans of Blade Runner (just a hint! ) I've also just started some more Nomad models.

Any C&C is greatly appreciated!


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Nicely done!

This model (the Djanbazan hacker!) is one of the models I'm looking to pick up to round out my Haqqislam force... too many things on the 'want list' right now though!

   
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Nuremberg

Any chance of a whole board shot with the fences, plants and truck? I'm trying to visualise the effect the extra colour will have on the already lovely board.

Brilliant work as always!

   
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Cool work! like all of it but really love the scratch built buildings
have you thought of using Bakunin Überfallkommando

   
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Thanks a lot for the comments guys!

Of all things I am probably least pleased with the truck right now, it stands out a little bit amongst the rest of the terrain, but will do for now until I can get the rest of the board finished.

Nicely done!

This model (the Djanbazan hacker!) is one of the models I'm looking to pick up to round out my Haqqislam force... too many things on the 'want list' right now though!

I know what you mean mate! My 'to do' pile grows regularly, and I've now taken to just buying stuff because it looks good, rather than having any actual plan of using it!

Da Boss wrote:Any chance of a whole board shot with the fences, plants and truck? I'm trying to visualise the effect the extra colour will have on the already lovely board.

Thanks mate! Yes I will try and do a complete table shot soon. I'm hopefully having some games this weekend so might well combine them with a battle report.

hahli87942 wrote:Cool work! like all of it but really love the scratch built buildings
have you thought of using Bakunin Überfallkommando

Yes I have just bought those models, and have to say they are absolutely beautiful little sculpts. Each one is like its own little character piece.

Next up, just some little extra accessories to go around the back of the 'factory' style building (the one with the big funnel). I want to try and make a contrast between the cleaner, residential area of the city, and the more dirty industrial area.

So a couple of skips, which I made while I'm waiting for another Micro Arts Apartment building to arrive. Modelled here by Snake Plisskin, who is 19, from California, and enjoys surfing, smoking and sneaking up on people in his spare time.



These are built just using some plasticard, and took about half an hour or so to make and then the same again to paint. Some nerd points to anyone who can recognise the little things I have put in there as 'trash'



Any C&C very welcome! I hope to have some more building, mini and maybe even battle report pics on here soon!


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I see a space marine helmet but sadly there is a lack of a used couch

 
   
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Haha damn it, I knew I forgot to put something in! If I make another, a couch is definitely going in there

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Here are some pics of the board in action, playing my friends Aleph with my Haqqislam tonight. As you can see, the board is nearing completion - a few more buildings to add, some paving, things like that. I might also make some pannelling that can cover the roads, just to add some variation to the set-up.

Sorry pictures are a bit poor as they were taken with my phone, will add some more soon!





We used the 'YAMS' mission cards for the game. Despite me wiping out the Aleph, he had completed more objectives than me and so won a hard fought game! Stars of the match were the Janissary, who had many shots bounce from his armour and critted an Aleph sniper as she was climbing the tower (I would have most likely been screwed if she had made it!) and also the Lasiq sniper who killed a couple of the very hard to kill Myrmidons.

We also had our first ever close combats - the Myrmidon officer making short work of my Djanbazan, using her close combat skills to knock him to the floor and administer the coup de grace. But, she tried the same thing with my heavy infantry Jannissary and got the butt of an HMG to the face for her troubles!

Great fun though, I will try and take some more battle pics next time (hopefully with a completed board!)

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NOVA

Dude, that is epic. I LOVE your city there!

I haven't really been following your blog due to the pics not showing while I'm at work, but that must have taken a ton of work.

 
   
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Canada

Wow that's some incredible looking Infinity terrain. Makes me almost want to start looking into this game system.

One suggestion for the trailer truck if you want to make it more sci-fi is to run plastic card along the bottom of the trailer to cover up most of the wheels giving it a more streamline appearance.

   
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Thanks for the comments guys!

@spyguyyoda - Yes it is probably about 6 months on and off, getting distracted by other stuff in the meantime and coming back to it. I've got some more buildings, as well as some 'electronic' terrain (which may or may not work!), and then just a couple of other bits and pieces, then it will finally be finished (in time to start on another board... )

@Eggroll - Thanks again, and that is a really good idea with the truck. I've just got some more plasticard that might be suitable, so I'll make a rim over the wheels and see how it turns out. If you do want to get into the game and need some advice, let me know! I've not been long into myself and so am only just picking up the system, but have to say am really enjoying it so far.

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Pacific wrote:Thanks for the comments guys!

@Eggroll - Thanks again, and that is a really good idea with the truck. I've just got some more plasticard that might be suitable, so I'll make a rim over the wheels and see how it turns out. If you do want to get into the game and need some advice, let me know! I've not been long into myself and so am only just picking up the system, but have to say am really enjoying it so far.

Thanks for the offer. I might take you up on it sometime Look forward to seeing more of the truck and models.

   
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I've not seen this thread for a while - lots of awesome stuff while I have been away

Love the plant pots - from the bio-toxin plant? The tube joiner parts? May have to steal that idea as I have loads of them sitting around not doing anything

The bright colours of the plants really works on your board.

The pictures on the truck look amazing - you must have a good photo-printer. Also like the Terminator references

The skips look great too - love all the little detail peices you have done

   
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Nuremberg

That is one of the most beautiful while still functional gaming boards I have seen, and the genre really shines through from the pieces you have chosen and how you've approached it. Well done!

   
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Thanks a lot for the comments guys, they are really appreciated!

SilverMK2 wrote:I've not seen this thread for a while - lots of awesome stuff while I have been away

Love the plant pots - from the bio-toxin plant? The tube joiner parts? May have to steal that idea as I have loads of them sitting around not doing anything

The bright colours of the plants really works on your board.

The pictures on the truck look amazing - you must have a good photo-printer. Also like the Terminator references


Ye gods, how on earth did you recognise that part as being from the bio-toxin plant? That's amazing!

Da Boss wrote:That is one of the most beautiful while still functional gaming boards I have seen, and the genre really shines through from the pieces you have chosen and how you've approached it. Well done!


Cheers mate! I've still got some more stuff to add, so hopefully should get the whole collection of terrain working well together!

In the meantime, just finished off this Nomad Tomcat engineer (the second one now). C&C very welcome!


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Nice!

Now that I've got a proper basement and gaming space, I'm going to have to print out pics of your setup for Inspiration/Blatant Copying!

   
 
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