I am not sure why I stopped with my weekly WIP reports. I’ve been painting a lot and not sharing it on the blog. I like the stuff I have been writing for the blog but was wondering how I could increase the number of posts a week. Blog posts take time and posting daily would make my hobby writing the blog rather than painting miniatures.
The idea came to me late in the week so it’s really a half week of WIPS, although I’ve been bad about getting this posted when I wanted so it’s not even really a week at all, more like a week and a half.
Infinity Mobile Brigada
My first purchase for Infinity The Game was the original Nomad starter box. I painted a few of the miniatures from it and then moved on to other units from the game. I don’t leave models unpainted so I’ve been slowly painting the remaining miniatures in the box now that I’ve finished painting my 200 point list.
After bogging down trying to paint my Infinity miniatures to a display standard when I had originally intended to paint them quickly I’ve managed to stay disciplined and not worry too much about achieving perfect blending. For a miniature to look good all it needs are highlights and shadows in the right places, blending is optional.
I have been struggling with the extreme gloss of the Golden High Flow Acrylic paints. I love the paints themselves, especially since I can use the exact same paints in my airbrush un-thinned, yet they still cover well from the brush. The problem is that while I am painting the glare from my lights makes it impossible to judge the quality of my blending and how well my highlights work. I can’t even see if the paint has dried and messing with half-dried paint can ruin a paintjob.
Golden does make an additive which should cut the gloss. A local art store carries it but is out of stock and so I’m waiting for them to restock it before I paint anything too important.
Continuing on my goal of painting all of the Infinity miniatures I own we’ve reached the last miniature from the Nomad set: The Securitat. I remember back in 2nd Edition when I first started playing Infinity I was told that she was strictly bad. I’m still not sure if I would ever use her, it seems like 3rd Edition ITS has certain “required” unit types and she doesn’t seem to fit in with any. There is something about Infinity armybuilding that I’m finding impenetrable. It feels like there are certain units I must take, then I must fit my SWC, total points and having as close to 10 orders as humanly possible.
Regardless I have assembled and primed her ready for painting. I’m not sure if I’m going to paint her next. It depends on my mood and whether I get that additive soon. Otherwise I’d like to paint…
Joker Band for Batman Miniature Game
That’s right, I haven’t finished the standard 300 points for my Batman band but I’m starting the Joker now. Partially this is because I want to get my friend, a big Batman fan, into the game, and partially because I’m still really not sure where I want to go with my Batman band. I think more games are required so in the meantime I’m going to paint up the Joker. I also think the different band style will also help me understand what I want to do with Batman.
These miniatures required filler on all of their joints, something that I was not terribly please with. After priming I noticed that the armoured guy’s left arm isn’t well-aligned with his body and I have to decide whether I want to go back and fix that or just leave it. Contrary to my quick paint style on my Infinity miniatures I feel that these Batman miniatures are perfect for putting as much effort as I want into the paint job. At least, that’s the plan for the main characters. I’m not sure if I’ll put the same effort into the henchmen.
I certainly don’t want to go through the same hassle of trying to paint with glossy paints as I did when I painted Batman and Nightwing. I’m not sure if I can hold off, which is why I’m considering painting the henchmen in a quicker style so that I can at least start them. What I should do is go back and fix the armoured thug to keep my mind off of not being able to paint.
I think I’m going to call it a week. Let me know whether you like this style of post. I’ve been considering trying to increase my post frequently by commenting on hobby news and blogs. I’m not a big fan of blogs which merely link to other blogs but I would really love to post daily. Leave a comment. You can also find me on Google+ and Twitter. Right now I’m testing my “post every day” plan there so you can see if it is something you’d like. Also don’t forget to subscribe.