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Monday, 15 September 2014

Tournament Painting - Update 2! I'm getting tired now!

Hoooooooo!

First up I apologise for the quality of photos I'm showing you.. Taken on my ipad in crappy light... I have been cramming my paint jobs in the last week... I haven't even got a pic of everything... Put it this way, I painted this weekend alone an Anathematics, Charontid, Skiavoros and an Anyat! I was up until 1am this morning finishing that... woke up this morning an remembered I choose blue for her hair colour!

The Torny is in Leeds on Saturday and has been set up by the Northern Alliance, based in Leeds (Leeds Battle Bunker). Nice group of lads should be a good day, I'll take plenty of pics. I'm looking forward to it, but I haven't tested my list. Its completely different to my Morats lists, which actually can only be a good thing! I can only do as bad... Alot of scope for improvement. Maybe I can squeak an army nomination, you never know!

I haven't completed the bases yet.. I'll do some more and better pics when that is done...

Noctifier and Spitfire... I went with the green blue as I thought it looked camo, but suited the Infinity style imo.. pretty pleased with this and all the Shasvastii I have done... I didn't love the models so much, but in the flesh they are really good. I think when you take a pic of some Infinity stuff you loose the fact its really teeny and small...


Anathematic (with this stuff its not as dark in the flesh... Ipad camera not picking up the detail...)


Skiavoros (blood and gore to be done after varnish, also I added more detail to the helmet)



Charontid (looks very dark in the mid area, but its actually red, his pose is casting a shadow my ipad cant deal with!!)


My Anyat (Miss blue hair!!)



Tonight will see me paint up the amazing Ko Dali model... tired, but am looking forward to this model, it looks ace

Back to it :(



I haven't pictured everything I have done... I reckon I'm going well though... 

Q Drone
Ikadron
Ikadron
Mid Tech
Slaves
Seed soldier
Shrouded combi
Malgnos sniper
Haiduk
Noctifier
Ko Dali
Skiavoros
Charontid
Anathematics

added
Anyat
2x Imetron

Even when done I have to base everything.... gah this is taking forever!!


Thanks for looking...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tournament Painting - Update 1!

Word....

Well I had a slow start to my emergency painting sessions... The thing is I have started off with the background guys, the ones that are harder to motivate yourself to paint... so I was up until 12.30 last night finishing off Dr Worm and his servants, I'm pretty pleased with him actually... I think I'm going to shift to the Shasvastii tonight - break it up as it were. Then the back end of the week I can start doing the business end models! I actually like it when you have a bit of pressure on!! Bring it!



I have adopted the new scheme seen on this preview of the new Combined Army set... its very flipping cool esp with that Sith type guy at the front and the evil Tohaa Air drop guy. I also love those trooper model they are like small Anathematics!!


Actually looking at that i need to incorporate more red in my next models...

And I got the big guys glued...


Update again soon... Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Infinity Tournament - 20th Sept, massive backlog!!

Hi

Sorry for the lack of Infinity pics or painted minis... but that is about to change! I have a tourny in Leeds (set up by the Northern Alliance) in TWO WEEKS. I have totally lost all faith in my Morats in the current ITS missions 2014. So I need to switch to Combined Army which pack a mighty punch!! I will aim to update everyday as motivation with newly painted stuff.


My List! (snivels...)

Q Drone
Ikadron
Ikadron
Mid Tech
Slaves
Seed soldiers x2
Shrouded combi
Malgnos sniper
Haiduk
Noctifier
Ko Dali
Skavoros
Charontid
Anathematics

Finger Disengaged!

Thanks for looking!!





Thursday, 21 August 2014

Is Infinity beating Warhammer 40k on aestetics?

Hi

I'll start off by saying this isn't a GW bash post, but a simple question. I have played 40K for many years up to 5th ed and a couple of 6th ed. I'm not the best of gamers, but I did enjoy going to the odd tourny as a fun thing. My point is its the looks that draw me to a game, not the rules. Obviously the game has to be good as well for me to continue investment! I'll even pick a dud army because 'it looks better' - by mistake usually as I get a rush of blood and hit buy before looking into how an army functions!

First up I will say that the whole Gothic 40k thing is cool, very cool. But I'm starting to think its becoming GWs shiny gold pen, over used and over exaggerated. Sometimes just because you can doesn't mean you should. I'm talking about a lot of the newer releases that have been coming out. Mainly the Space Wolf stuff. The dred with an axe and shield, the shoe barge and the Santa sled. There are a ton of other models as well, and I'm including the Imperial knight in that... I know its an old classic concept, but its just dumb. IMO GW should be evolving 40k in a way that's suits a more current taste. I think they should keep the Gothic touches, but make things look more slick, more believable. I wince when I see a Space Marine walking around in a computer game especially the new Space Hulk game, it looks off. The plastic kits are great, but they are putting to much into the ornate pieces instead of concentrating on the actual look with little sense... it'll be fine just chuck a few crests and army badges... its fine... Here are some examples...


Now I'm sure this is a taste preference, but Infinity are getting there models right! They are metal for a start, but it holds detail so much better than plastic, even compared to today's standard of plastic kits. Look at this new PanO knight... it looks futuristic, Gothic (you could paint in a more gritty way) and looks like it can move around in a realistic way. There is no reason why space marines couldn't look more like this concept.


Now their are some dogs in the Infinity range - don't get me wrong and everything is not all better over here. But the old sculpts are being renewed fast!! From this...


To this.. (Hell of an upgrade!)


I think now Covus Belli have toned down the Manga look to what I would call a more video game look... to me its current. I'm also preferring the skirmish sized game, less models does not mean less of a battle, in fact I think it makes a game richer as individual models can do so much more... basically one model is like controlling a unit in 40k...

Maybe I just needed a break from 40k, maybe I just needed a change. But I know that if I was just getting into the hobby, 40k does not not look as cool as Infinity...