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PostSubject: Infinity the Game   Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:05 pm

Hi guys! I picked up a couple of starters plus a few models for two factions in the minatures game: Infinity.

First up is the Ariadna faction. I have started painting the Heavy (power armored) infantry with a NMM effect. I have never done this before and it represents me pushing the boundries of my skill. That said, I'm trying and while I like the look; I would like critical minds to analyze my attempt and let me know if I am suceeding, or how it may be done better.

I am using this as a rough guide.

I will start with the most completed at the moment: a Caledonian Mormaer. A beastistly armored warrior with very nasty ammunition and an accurate x-visor.









^ WIP furthest along. I appreciate criticism.
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PostSubject: Re: Infinity the Game   Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:11 pm

Dozer advised me to do some wet blending and transition the fade over longer areas.

A Vetran Kazzak with a AP HMG joins his friend below.

















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PostSubject: Re: Infinity the Game   Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:21 am

This is BRUTALLY AWESOME! The guide is a treasure! Thanks!

PS: Moving the thread to its proper location. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Infinity the Game   Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:47 am

Given the amount of off topic threads in the painting section I thought that would be the proper place for it. Oh well, sorry.

I will be adding some more pics tonight as I get more done.
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PostSubject: Re: Infinity the Game   Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Well maybe someone could let me know if this is getting better looking. To me it is, but this is the first time i have tried anything this complicated.

Infinity is an jap anime themed game so I am intentionally going for the sky highlight on the NMM armor. These are the low tech faction so I want the metal to appear tough but rustic.

Any advice would be very appreciated! Thanks.







Below is a Tank Hunter with his little Autocannon.





Group Shot of the Araidna Miniatures I have, most barely have any paint at all on them as I need some new paints to make a decent camo. I'm sorry all the pics are a little blurry, I'm not sure what happened there.





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PostSubject: Re: Infinity the Game   Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:13 pm

The models are coming out fine. The NNM is fantastic. I can't even DREAM to try... I think you are nuts! You can definitely produce paint! Very Happy

I am in NO position to criticize your painting skills (far superior to mine). What I could do I to try to give you a few hints on photography. I think the quality of the pics is ROBBING us fro a great peep show.

So... few questions. What are you using to take pics? You phone or a camera? If you are using your phone, you need to clean the lens before taking pics. As I remember, you keep your phone in your pocket... this means the lens gets lint from the clothes and smudges from your fingers. Take the cover off and clean the lens with a paper towel... it will improve the quality of the pics by a million percent. Hmmm... is a million percent mathematically possible? scratch

Anyhow... then the next step is to get you a light box. You produce way too many cool models not to have them save for posterity. The light box does NOT need to be an expensive or complicated afair. Get a BIG cardboard box, paint the inside black. Now, you could get some nice light sources for LOTS of $$$... not worth it. The trick is to get WHITE light from two sources. You can take two small lamps and put a white (natural) light bulb. These lamps can double as PAINTING light sources! You want to put one of them in the upper-front-left shining towards the lower-back-right corner and the other in the upper-front-right shining towards the lower-back-left corner. This will cancel the shadows.

Flash is your ENEMY. Think of yourself as Malcador the Sigillite and the Flash as
Lorgar (after the Horus Heresy). WAIT!!! Do NOT smash the flash on your camera! Maybe not your enemy... more likely not your ally. Avoid it. You got plenty of light (above). Wink

Now, Narcisus has a GREAT link for backgrounds. I need to get them and print them. Anyhow, pictures should be taken from the front (slightly up) so you can see the front of the model (like the 1st pic), but not so high that you see just the heads (like the last pic... but I know you were just showing all the models on that!)


Hopefully this will help you to take better pics!

PS: Paper towel for background is not good. Is is not 'white', it has 'relief' so it scatters light (makes pic look unfocused and scatters light) and is porous (so it absorbs part of the light)... end result, pic looks fuzzy.

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PostSubject: Re: Infinity the Game   Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:08 am

Ok Mord I followed your advise and decided to shoot the cooler Infinity mini's I have.

Here are most of my Pan Oceania Forces. They just got the first coats of paint tonight.





Below is the PanO Power Armor troops on the left and the Commandos on the right are Medium Infantry.







Below is the Cutter. It's a remote control mech with Thermal-Optic Camo, so it's invisible until it reveals itself by attacking or it's discovered. It's very, very mean from what I read. Invisible dreadnought, nuff said.







Now to the Ariadna. Here are Vetran Kazzaks, these guys are freaking great in game. They camomove around and have excellent weapons and skills.

These are done in the NMM style I am attempting. They aren't nearly as far a long as the Mormear.



This is Mirage Team 5. The Mirage teams operate when stealth is not critical to the success of the mission. This minitature set proves the idea that if you had access to werewolves; that you would strap a parachute on one, make it angry, and drop it behind enemy lines. Unfortuantley you would learn as PanO has, that the confinment in an airborne craft typically causes the subject to prematurely "go puppy" and that never ends well @ 10,000 ft. This guy here is the only one who can do it because he loves his handeler so much... or some dumb shit like that.



Ok back to the Caledonian Mormaer that is nearing completion with the NMM. This is the one I'd like some criticisim on or any ideas at all. I've never done this style of painting before. I used blazing orange, Ice Blue, and that was on top of Khemri Brown foundation. I used very very thin coats of very diluted paint, wetblending, and a muddy pallet. I did some preshading white highlights before I began the process.











What ya think?
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