Infinity Zond and Intruder
Here we go. We’ve come now to the reason I wanted to rebuild my site from scratch. I’ve been “painting” Infinity miniatures for a couple of years now. When I started the idea was that I would quickly paint the miniatures needed for this low-model-count game and get playing.
That hasn’t happened. For one, I started painting to a higher level than I initially planned. The examples on the Corvus Belli website are so good that I just had to step up my painting to match. While I have eased off lately I enjoy painting and don’t want to rush too much.
The Zond miniature is a good example of where I want to be for my painting. It is not something I would enter into a painting competition that I intended to win but it enough to satisfy me at the end of the day.
The base is currently unfinished. I’ve added a greeble from a Star Trek: Deep Space 9 kit of the DS9 station and a bit of brass wire. I’ve used it to practice airbrushing. The next bit on the base will involve a colour that I’m painting on the Nomad Intruder so I am waiting until then to finish it.
Meanwhile, as I just mentioned, I’ve started on the Nomand Intruder. I am sticking with my own colour scheme that evolved out of the “official” Infinity scheme on Corvus Belli’s website for the Alguacil and Zero. I want to keep consistent, plus I don’t like the red studio scheme.
So far all I’ve accomplished is something I’m calling flatting. This is a term I am borrowing from illustration and am using it to refer to a process similar to but not exactly basecoating.
Flatting, compared to basecoating, is used to define all the sections of colour on the model and is used by the painter to make sure there is enough contrast. It is a preliminary planning step and I’ve written an article about it with more detail.
Part of the process of flatting is learning what does and doesn’t work on the miniature. I painted a band of colour over the white helmet to break up the surface and make the miniature easier to distinguish from the Zero I’ve already painted. I’m not sure about the colour and am thinking that an orange stripe would be better. Please write a comment and let me know what you think.