recently I discovered that there are different SF gaming systems then Warhammer 40.000 🙂 I decided to start my adventure with Infinity the Game. As the first I present you 3 Morats from Combined Army (some kind of aliens in this game).
Suryat – the oldest sculpt, painted as a trial model:
Zerat sniper, this one I like more, maybe because she is a girl 😉
Another Zerat, this time hacker (and in much more dynamic pose):
And here are all 3 minis together:
The quality of those metal minis is very good. There are many details that are fun to paint. Especially newer models are greatly sculpted.
The bases are standard ones that come with the figures. I put plastic card (about 1 mm thick) and some leftovers from plastic model kits. In some parts I drilled holes so that the base look more like spaceship floor.
You will certainly see more Infinity minis painted by me soon 🙂
recently I painted another deadly beauty – Bella the partisan from Statesque Miniatures. It’s the first mini I paint from this manufacturer. The figure is made of metal and the quality of the cast is good, the mould lines are subtle and easy to remove.
The customer wanted her to look like Cuban resistance fighter, similat to other mini he found on the net, and so I painted her. The posters are printed ones (by myself), cut and soaked in mixture of water and white glue. They stick to the wall (made of thick plastic card) very well. After some weathering the wall with posters looks natural and I am happy with the result.
not so long ago (September 2012) I took part in Relic Knights CoolMiniOrNot Kickstarter. Last month the minis have finally arrived to me (!), so I decided to paint one of them. I’ve chosen Marie-Claude, one of Cerci Speed Circuit girls.
Like all Relic Knights figures, she is sculpted in manga style (large eyes and large…. other women attributes 🙂 – some may like it, some not, although she still looks „normal” comparing to the other minis from this range, despite quite strange pose). Speaking of the sculpts, the minis are made of plastic and the quality of the casts is mediocre to good. There were very few mould lines (easy to remove) and all the parts fitted well. What’s interesting, I had to use epoxy glue because normal plastic cement just did not want to glue this plastic.
Some details (like hair) had to be improved with paintjob, because they were rather flat, but this is plastic mini so you cannot expect too much…
I painted her in bright colors (it’s manga!). Painting white is not easy if you want to achieve both contrasts and smooth transitions. As the base for white I used Ghost Grey from Vallejo Game Color, and I added white for highlights or black for shadows.
One the base I used one of base inserts that were part of this Kickstarter.
And here is another girl that I recently painted – Kingdom Death White Speaker (although I did not paint her white 😉 ). Needless to say, the quality of this resin cast was „slightly” better than plastic Marie-Claude 🙂 I think she has the most naked skin of all the minis I’ve ever painted 🙂
I chose ancient/mystery base for this mini. The floor tiles are pieces of plastic card and the column is made of piece of spare plastic sprue.