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Duke Donald
28-01-2013, 11:22
I've decided to go back to skirmish games as I enjoy the story driven and RPG feel to them. I had a look around at various rule sets and settings and had a hard time to decide what to go for. In the end I decided to have a go at Infinity as I liked the minis and the rules, and the company seems consumer and community friendly. As I'm also planning to paint/convert/sculpt minis for other skirmish and RPG games, I've opened this thread in the random projects section.

I bought two starter sets (Yu Jing and Haqqislam) and some scenery from Microart studio. I've assembled and primed the Yu Jing minis and some scenery. I also managed to paint four of the Yu Jing minis. They're very slender and some of the poses are a bit unusual. However, the sculpting and casting quality is amazing. They're not coated yet as I may touch up a few details. C&C welcome.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/025-2_zps21b85a3e.jpg

Duke Donald
30-01-2013, 12:25
I finished the other two minis from the Yu Jin starter set and painted the first piece of scenery.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/003-8_zpsc6e40dce.jpg
And a picture of the whole starter pack, just one mini short from a viable 150pts list.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/007-7_zpsbf68e21f.jpg

sigur
30-01-2013, 14:13
Always nice seeing some more Infinity on here. :) Good job on these guys and I really like that magazine on the one base. Empty cans are also a MUST on Infinity bases. :D Looking forward to seeing more of your Yu Jing team!

juicytomatoes
30-01-2013, 16:29
Indeed, the magazine is a really nice touch. Good job on the models too. When you say that the minis are very slender, did they give you any trouble in assembly? Are they hardy enough to withstand the usual rigors of playing a game?

Duke Donald
04-02-2013, 14:44
@Sigur


Always nice seeing some more Infinity on here. Good job on these guys and I really like that magazine on the one base. Empty cans are also a MUST on Infinity bases. Looking forward to seeing more of your Yu Jing team!

Thanks for the nice feedback. I enjoyed sculpting and painting the magazine and I agree empty cans are a must for Infinity minis, I'm still trying to work out how to include some hexagons. There will be more Yu Jing at some point but for the time being the aim is to paint the Haqqislam starter set and some terrain to play a few games with my son.

@juicytomatoes


Indeed, the magazine is a really nice touch. Good job on the models too. When you say that the minis are very slender, did they give you any trouble in assembly? Are they hardy enough to withstand the usual rigors of playing a game?

Thanks for the nice comments. The minis are indeed slender but assembling them is fairly easy even if a bit time consuming. While some of pieces are really fiddly, the pieces fit together extremely well as long as one puts them together in the intended poses. Greenstuffing the joints is optional. I decided against pinning them but use the Galeforce nine superglue, which is very gooey, something which helps. We'll see how well they resist the rigours of gaming and whether it was a mistake not to pin them but so far they look reasonably sturdy.

Haqqislam starter pack ready for priming:
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/004-3_zps61aa34ad.jpg

And the first two Haqqislam minis painted
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/093_zps9acd50f4.jpg

Duke Donald
08-02-2013, 20:46
I wasn't happy with my the first Haqqislam minis I painted (the three Ghulams from the starter set). Essentially everything that could go wrong duly did so, I missed a mold line on the face of the female Ghulam, then I primed them too heavily, I chose an unsatisfactory painting scheme and from there it just went downhill.

Haqqislam is a fairly benevolent faction but aesthetic crimes are not tolerated and the three Ghulams were severely punished and stripped of their previous paintjob.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/463_zpsdcc17688.jpg

I decided to start anew with a completely different design on the Hunzakut sniper.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/462_zps9484aee7.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/459_zpse978a70a.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/457_zps934aa38d.jpg

Sandmann
09-02-2013, 09:44
Like the new scheme for the Haqqislam. I like his armband - Is that meant to be arabian writing on it?

Also, nice yu jing. The only thing that bothers me is the green hilts on their CCWs. Looks a bit weird, especially as their lenses and arm-device-blinking-things are in what looks to be basically the same green.

Duke Donald
11-02-2013, 08:02
@ Sandman

Thanks for the feedback. I'm also much happier with my new Haqqislam paint scheme, which I find fits their low-tech look much better. The armband is indeed meant to carry some Arabic words. It looks fairly poor on the picture but does the trick on the mini. I agree that I should probably repaint the hilts on the CCW weapons for the Yu Jing, any suggetsion on what colour wold work best?

I've finished a second Haqqislam mini, the Naffatun with light flame-thrower from the starter pack. As I was starting to paint her, I realised I didn't like the mini that much as the sculpt is a bit flat. Besides, the light flame-thrower is suboptimal game-wise, as the heavy version costs only two extra points. Thus, I decided to convert her weapon. I think it worked OK, but the flame-thrower feels a bit oversized. I gave her a fairly quick paint job as I didn't want to spend to much time on her.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/014-5_zps43ec8d32.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/016-4_zpsdfbaab15.jpg

Sandmann
11-02-2013, 18:36
I'd probably use Kommando Khaki (although it's not called that anymore) as a base for their hilts.

Duke Donald
16-02-2013, 02:02
@Sandmann


I'd probably use Kommando Khaki (although it's not called that anymore) as a base for their hilts.

Thanks for the suggestion and don't worry I still use the old GW paints, I only have two pots form the new series and I still use lots of their inks that were discontinued years ago.

I eventually managed to paint my third Haqqislam mini. I wasn't happy with the Naffatun and went for a cleaner and simpler scheme. Here's my Ghulam doctor. I'm quite pleased with her despite the fact that I painted her very quickly. C&C welcome.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/010-3_zpsf430269b.jpg

Sandmann
16-02-2013, 08:40
The Ghulam looks very good, not too busy. And thanks to her armband there is no doubt what she's supposed to be!
Her hand is seriously tiny though :D And what is that thing in her hair? Hair clip or something?

The cable on the naffatuns flamer looks a bit awkward. Maybe if you shortened it a bit and angled it backwards where it joined the weapon that could improve the look? Right now she would probably trip over it if she ran around...

Duke Donald
18-02-2013, 09:51
@Sandmann
The female Ghulam is a nice sculpt but the hand is indeed too small and yes, she seems to have a hair clip. I agree the Naffatun conversion isn't't a success. This is not entirely surprising as I decided converting her when she was already based and primed. Although, the cable I used was to thick and can't be bent at tight angles, explaining why it is so long. She will end up in the "failed minis" drawer and I already bought two replacements for her.

I painted the other two Ghulams included in the starter pack.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/016-4_zps2ca8b49a.jpg

My son was pestering me to start assembling and painting some Combined Forces, which is the faction he really likes. Here's the fist one, a Shasvastii Shrouded with combi rifle. This is again a nice mini with lots of details. However, assembling it is a nightmare. He's got two ridiculously small horns that are meant to be glued on his back. I gave up and decided to sculpt them instead.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/Duke_Donald/019-2_zps63420a5f.jpg