It came from the Lightbox: More Nomads

I painted up a few more minis while waiting for some terrain to show up in the mail.

Between that terrain being delivered and a last couple of weeks to see if I can get anything together for Historicon, this’ll probably be the last painting post I make for a bit. (Which is a shame, ’cause I’d just started getting some momentum back up here.)

Anyway:

Bandits are rad.  They just are.  I don’t know why I think 90’s urban camo is the dumbest thing but also the coolest thing, but I do, so I was happy to have an excuse to use it on the Bandit figures.

I’m still struggling with non-Caucasian skin.  This came out… okay, but not the way I imagined it would.  Carlota’s a Tomcat and Tomcats are great; I only got her because I really needed a second Zondcat.

Two Midnight Sun Analysts: the one on the left is the standard one, and the one on the right is the Infinity RPG variant.  In space, you can have purple muttonchops. =

Workbench

The WordPress app was being a pain yesterday, so here’s a snapshot of my workbench from last night.

Just knocking out a couple of Nomad models while I wait for a box of buildings to show up (tomorrow!): a Bandit, Carlotta Kowalsky, and two Midnight Sun Analysts.

Unsure how I feel about how Carlotta’s skintone is coming out.  I keep trying to 1) do more non-Caucasian fleshtones and 2) do better with them.

 

It came from the light box: Infinity Nomads

I’m super far behind on posting photos of my painted minis (past the quick workbench photos I’ve been posting).  Time to fix that.  Since I’ve been painting Infinity Nomads, I’ll be posting Infinity Nomads.

(This is not all of my Nomads: just the Nomads I’ve painted since the last time I posted something from the lightbox.)

Infinity – Alexandria 3 Rounder

I got out to my first Infinity Tournament this past weekend.  The event was organized via the local NoVA Infinity Gaming FB Group The event was run at a school, which was pretty cool: the space was perfect for a couple dozen people, and they had pigs in a pen just outside.

I went in expecting to get my teeth kicked in and, in fact, did get my teeth kicked in, so mission accomplished. The important thing is, though, is that everyone I played with was super supportive and helpful and I can absolutely walk back how events played out in each game to mistakes I’d made (and in one place, a few key dice rolls that had a greater impact than any mistakes).  Really, that’s all I could ask for.

It was a great time and, as I’d said, everyone was super supportive and helpful, and I’m looking forward to seeing these folks at future events.

I ran Corregidor, with the following lists: List A, List B

Round 1 was against a Vanilla Nomad list; Justin ran kind of a camo spam list.  I feel like I held my own here OK… even though I didn’t actually accomplish any of the objectives. Bran do Castro really did some damage.

Round 2 was against Vanilla Ariadna.  Len had a ton of light infantry.  Duroc popped in and, even though I was ready for Van Zandt to show up and make life difficult, he just kept making rolls and I kept failing ’em.  The dang werewolf ended up killing about a third to a half of my army alone.

After that, I ran the Iguana around with something resembling impunity.  It wasn’t effective, but it felt good.

Round 3 was against… J?  I’ve forgotten his name, unfortunately.  He was running Tohaa. I got to more mobile than usual time time around, but paid for it: overextended with the wrong units, was too cautious with the wrong units. Even dumped a bunch of orders into accomplishing  a Classified Objective… that I didn’t have!

In the end, I was 0, 1, and 3 Objective Points across the three games… but they were all good games and I had a great time.  Definitely pumped for more Infinity and definitely pumped for the table I ordered a couple of weeks ago from Shark Mounted Lasers to show up.

Some painted Bones

Bones 3 showed up in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve idly knocked out a few items from it.  There’s something liberating and relaxing about simply picking up a model to paint and blowing through it.

I started with the terrain pieces:

The Mystic Circle’s a great piece.  The Mythos expansion came with a few terrain pieces, including an altar that fits the stones perfectly.

There are a few other pieces, too, from Mythos & Stoneskull:

The Graveyard expansion included a mausoleum that’s pretty rad:

I’m very happy with how the roof of the mausoleum came out:

Finally, I painted up a couple of models I thought were especially rad.

They’re serviceable paintjobs, but that’s really what Bones minis want.

All in all, the perfect painting palette cleanser.

Weekend Workbench

Back in the saddle this weekend: knocked out the two Morans, now I’m trying to wrap up these Morlocks today so I can just move on to the next thing.

Workbench


Trying to get the painting ball rolling again: I think I might have started too large a batch.