INFINITY Yu Jing Domaru Butai with Chain Rifle…

This was my first Infinity miniature I ever owned. I didn’t end up keeping the sword on him for practical reasons during gaming and for traveling. I used him to decide a basic color scheme and where my points of separation should be to break up the monotony of the main color. If you’ve seen any of my stuff before or follow me, you can see how I basically copied my Warmachine Khador scheme but threw in more greys now. Also I’m trying to keep the dirtywashing minimal for Infinity.

yu_jing_domaru_butai_chain_rifleMy first Infinity miniature…

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature
  4. Highlight using the same basecoat color
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Autumn Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testors Dullcote to subdue the shine

WARMACHINE Mercenaries Cephalyx Warden Monstrosity…

Hey all! I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. I ended up picking up Cephalyx because they generally run mass infantry lists, which I’m not used to at all. It also doesn’t hurt that I love FrankenZombies! I really love these Monstrosity sculpts and tried some new techniques such as glazing on them for fun. Overall I’m pretty happy with how they came out! I also did magnetize all the arms so I can swap out what I need depending on what I want. I’m still deciding on what kind of tufts to put on their bases though.

mercenaries_cephalyx_monstrosity_wardenCory the Clampster!

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Soft Tone Ink over flesh & Dark Tone Ink over metal
  4. Repainted flesh using glazes & diluted purple ink/wash over veins
  5. Painted meter & gem stones
  6. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  7. I then varnished only with Testors Dullcote since it’s a plastic model

INFINITY Yu Jing Zhanshi with Combi Rifle…

Here’s some Line Troops from Yu Jing. I’ve pretty much stuck with my same painting recipe except now I will highlight after the dark tone inks are used. I figured since I don’t have to paint a lot of models such as the larger units from WARMACHINE/HORDES I could experiment more.

yu_jing_zhanshi_combi_rifleThree is the magic number…

  1. Touch Tone Flat Grey Primer (Cheap automotive primer!)
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature
  4. Highlight using the same basecoat color & painted the flesh
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Autumn Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testors Dullcote to subdue the shine

WARMACHINE Mercenaries First Mate Hawk…

Hello out there! It’s been too long since I have gotten to get into the groove of posting miniatures I’ve finished. Take my word for it that I have painted a ton of minis. I have enough pics to post on a weekly basis now!

First up is First Mate Hawk from the Warmachine Mercenaries faction. I was playing around with her in my Butcher2 list for awhile. Still not sure how I feel about it, but having more acrobatics is always fun ;)

mercenaries_first_mate_hawkPirates YAAAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!

  1. Touch Tone Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature
  4. Minimal highlights (flesh & rivets)
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testors Dullcote to subdue the shine

REVIEW – Las Vegas Open 2015…

 

The crew at Frontline Gaming once again hosted the Las Vegas Open. For only being in it’s infancy at two years old, the convention has grown a lot. It’s big game that draws the most players is Warhammer 40,000, but the Warmachine/Hordes crowd also grew massively this year. The main hall consisted of vendors, Warhammer 40K, and Warmachine/Hordes. They had a smaller side room for games like Malifaux, Infinity, Dropzone Commander, Warzone:Resurrection, and various others which I thought was really cool. They also had a dedicated paint/hobby room that ran contests and painting seminars.

Being a Press Ganger I helped run a couple tournaments such as the Friday night’s Mangled Metal/Tooth & Claw and Saturday night’s Tiers Tournament. Tyson who was the main Press Ganger running/coordinating the events had a ton of swag and very cool prizes that included custom trophies and a raffle giving away three fully painted Colossals. I personally only participated in a single tournament and spent of the rest of the time playing pickup games, taking pics, being a social butterfly, and checking out other game systems.

My only critique would be that the badge/gaming purchasing was streamlined. A lot of people were confused on having to buy a general con badge and then purchase a badge for their particular gaming system if they wanted to enter in tournaments. If they were there for casual play, I believe the second badge was not needed.

Overall I had a amazing time and I think it is only going to get bigger and better next year. If you weren’t able to make it out or have never been, I highly suggest giving it a go next year and to plan a trip around it. I know a lot of people came several days earlier or stayed several days later to enjoy the shows and food that Vegas is known for. I can’t wait until next year for the friendly reunions as well as meeting new faces!

For a more in-depth breakdown on the tournaments from the Warmachine/Hordes side check out Las Vegas Open 2015 Warmachine/Hordes Recap

For recorded games check out Vegas Vanguards

For more information regarding Tyson’s painting check out Figurepainters.com

 

NEWS – New Hordes Gargantuans…

As expected by most, Hordes got their second wave of Gargantuans just like Warmachine had their second wave of Colossals. All of the new sculpts/sketches look amazing. I personally think it’s really cool that they are mostly all new model types with the Glacier King being closest to it’s older original brother. Also take note of the 10 year anniversary of Hordes teasers at the end. Check out the video below!

Challenges and heart #DonateOrPaint

Originally posted on Focus on the Fury:

It’s something we say in competition from an early age in games, at least here in America, is put your heart into it. Win or lose, if you give it your all one of the best things you can say about a person is that they’ve got heart. I’ve never really thought about it before but the video linked below from my friends from the Chain Attack podcast, and their #DonateOrPaint challenge got me thinking about it.

One of the things I love about this game is it’s competitive nature. It is designed to be competitive. The developers work hard to make sure that all factions have an equal chance of winning and at the end of the day it is down to the skills and strategies of the player, the layout of the table, and the fickle whims of chance and the dice. THOSE are the magical alchemies that…

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