Well I am off on holidays which gives me the time to finally post some pictures of the stuff I finished in recent weeks and months.
As some of you may have realised from my recent terrain posts, I have started to take an interest in Infinity. A lot of the armies do look interesting, but the one to fire up my interest the most is the Combined Army. Right now I am just painting up the minis I like the most. I have to admit, that I do not know yet which ones really are good or which role they fulfill in the game, so do not expect too much info on the units themselves. In the end, I will do just what I always did when it comes to SciFi games… paint what I like and learn to play them afterwards.
Anyway… here are the minis. Up first is a pair of Overdrons. I really like the models. They are huge, about twice as tall as a human miniature. They have a nice mix of external armoured plates with the musculature / skin underneath. The original studio miniatures were painted with very dark armour and orangey skin. This created a very dark and menacing look which I wanted to go for, even though I had something different in mind for the rest of the army.
I also wanted to try and see how close I could get to the looks of the official studio miniatures. Those had a black base colour, over which several shades of grey were airbrushed. The edges of the plates where highlit with even lighter greys, finishing with an almost white. I found the idea of the softer shading together with the strong contrast at the edges interesting, but while painting, I quickly found I did not like this. So I went with somewhat softer contrasts airbrushed onto the miniature and only did the edges in a medium grey. Not as striking as the original, but more to my taste.
And here is the pair together. Most people base their Infinity minis in a very clean and modern way. But I wanted something different so I based mine on jungle bases, or rather the Deep Forest bases by Antenocities Workshop. I also painted some mud splashes on the lower legs to round everything off.
As I said before, I want something different for the rest of the army. Something that makes them blend in with their surroundings. So the rest of the army will be painted in a very dark brown with consecutive highlights to a mid-brown. Markings / sections of the armour will be in a sand colour.
I am not entirely happy with the way this one turned out. Somehow the sand colour itself and the fact that I picked out individual plates remind me, too much of 40K minis. Before I left for my holidays, also started with some Radoks. In their case I picked out fewer individual plates, but painted some patterns on the larger ones. I also used a different colour to highlight the sand parts. All of this created a look more to my taste. But you will see those in a few weeks time. The OSL lights on the arms and legs are also not completely my taste. So I guess I will use those less on the other minis.
October 4, 2016 at 19:26
What tremendous miniatures, lovely work Sir.
October 14, 2016 at 16:39
Thanks Micheal. They are lovely minis. The design is inspiring and was great to paint.
October 4, 2016 at 22:43
Well you’ve sold me on using those AW forest bases for my Combined. Wasn’t sure what to sue them on but this’ll work 🙂
October 14, 2016 at 16:44
I am glad I did. I had my reservations on them, but thought I should simply take the plunge. Now I am happy I did. Just keep in mind, that not all the bass work with every mini. Some of the 25mm have larger stumps or trunks on them and depending on the position of the legs of some minis, there simply is not way to get them on there. On the other hand, these should work great for some of the minis with more exaggerated poses as long as you are willing to cut the rock, mechanical parts and the like that are cast underneath the minis feet off.
October 14, 2016 at 17:37
Yeah, should be interesting seeing how creative I have to get. Already decided Treitek Anyat will be walking along a log in full show-off mode. The remotes could be interesting as the 40mm bases are chock full of detail….