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Patches

Infinity has a strong patch culture. Corvus Belli includes several patches in each of their tournament kits, every Real Event has its own patch, and a number of metas and individuals have their own patches.

I’ve had a number of patches produced over the past year. I’m proud of them. Two of them, the ODD patches, were commissioned, but I designed the other two myself if GIMP. These were then produced via The/Studio.

Old Dominion Disagreement 2019 patch

I had a lot of trouble getting the first ODD logo designed. I’d had in mind the Seal of VIrginia, but Infinity-fied. The person I worked with couldn’t be bothered to look at the reference materials, though, so I ended up having to half-assed copy & paste art from some dossiers and saying “make it look like this” so of course, they just traced over that.

Old Dominion 2020 Patch

For this year’s ODD, I reached out to someone who’s designed a number of patches for the Infinity community, Tim Toolen. Minimal adjustments as we went and ended up with what I think is a great design for the patch.

Mid-Atlantic Infinity Weakest Link patch

My first Rumble on Rt 66 was last year, and I was repping Virginia with the legendary Myomer and highly ranked Wattewerfer. I can hang, but I’m not in their tier of play at all. Similarly, of my Maryland friends, Top-10 players Cobraprime and Masterofmelee and… Psybilliah, who also can hang but is in a different tier.

So, we made this patch to demonstrate ownership of our (relatively) weak play.

Beltway Bandit patch

The DMV area has three major Infinity tournaments, now: ODD in February, NOVA Open in September, and Baltimore Brawl in November. I thought it’d be fun to reflect that, so I designed this patch to give to everyone who participated in all three events. For those unfamiliar, this is based on the 495 Capital Beltway sign that graces the beltway that surrounds Washington, DC.

The Dirty Deutsch patch

We have a German stationed here and, while on a tear suggested that the Anaconda is an excellent source of unexpected smoke. That one could cunningly sacrifice an Anaconda to pull of an MSV2 smoke trick. “They never see it coming,” he declared. We declared such a maneuver “Pulling a Dirty Deutsch” and that anyone who performed or was on the receiving end of such a feat would be given a patch commemorating such a ridiculous stratagem. (Fact: it’s been done twice, in both cases to the same person. “The second time, you definitely see it coming,” he says.)

Self-Portrait

Someone pointed out that the Metal Oak Casting Studios’ Futuretech Specialist looked a lot like me, so as a raging narcissist, I picked up a couple and painted one as an HVT up for the ODD prize pool.

It Came from the Lightbox: Malifaux Arcanists

I picked up some M3E models late last year and speedpainted them. They’re not worth getting too excited about, but they came out alright. The fire effects came out pretty well, I think. Of course, I’ve played the game once….

It Came from the Lightbox: WarCry

I painted these up a bit ago. Haven’t had the chance to play the game a lot, but it’s pretty perfect: dumb, fast, evocative.

Iron Golems
Iron Golem Standard Bearer
Corvus Cabal
Corvus Cabal skirmisher
WarCry terrain

It Came from the Lightbox: Bushido Minimoto

I painted these up over the summer and never posted them. So, here they are!

I chose Minimoto because it was a small faction, so it was kind of easy to just get everything and paint it (relatively) all at once.

Minimoto Starter box
Minimoto Supplemental units
All the Minimoto models
All of the Ronin available to Minimoto (minus a couple I couldn’t get my hands on)
Bushido painted group shot
These are most of the objectives I painted for Bushido, plus the same Tanuki statue that inspired my Infinity table
The table I built for Bushido: mat is cut down from a FAT mat, the buildings are from Sarissa Precision, and the vegetation from random Amazon sellers.

It Came from the Lightbox – ALEPH

I painted up the better part of the OSSS starter from Operation Coldfront in the final days before NOVA so that I’d have coverage for the ALEPH support options for the Imperial Service.  Not the whole thing, just the Dakini and Garuda (which I’d had for a bit) and the Shukra to stand in as a Sophotect.

Somehow, even though I got these things in the lightbox, I never got around to posting them here.

I painted these mostly with airbrush paints brushed on.  The GW airbrush paints have great coverage with great flow.  I also tried to push up the contrast on these with the black metallic parts.  I don’t know that it was super-effective, but it’s progress.

 

Adeptus Titanicus – Pretty Much Done

I’m done painting the two Warlords and six Knights that came in the Grandmaster box.

The only thing remaining is basing them; I normally don’t count a model as ‘done’ until it’s based (because it’s not!) but I’ve spent something like 3 weeks working on these guys, and basing is held up while I strip some Epic-scale models I picked up off of eBay (I got a couple of Rhinos and Guardsmen).  Also, they’re finally playable!

Any Reaver acquisition is on-hold until I’ve gotten some play in with them.

When they’re based, I’ll get them into the lightbox; really need to break that thing out because from the looks of it… I’ve painted about three dozen Infinity models that I haven’t photographed – in the lead up to NOVA, I painted a few Nomad models to get my ready and then painted almost the entire ISS sectorial.

It Came from the Lightbox: McMurrough & St Isaac

I’ve been working on stuff, just not photographing it.  Had to pull the lightbox yesterday out to demo how to use it, so I got the chance to photograph a couple of the things I’ve done in the last few weeks that came out pretty well.

McMurrough came out pretty well.  In retrospect, I wish I’d pushed the kilt farther (it wasn’t challenging at all).  The sword isn’t what I’d like it to be, but it was a learning experience. I’m sick of the half-assed treatment I give weapons in Infinity, and this is a step in the right direction.

I’m painting Dark Age, I guess.  I’m actually pretty happy with how these came out, even though I’m frustrated by the low-quality of the metal in the metal figures and improved material but drastically worse casts of the plastic versions that came in the starter.

It Came from the Lightbox – Nomads & StarCo

It’s been a while since I had the lightbox out, so while photographing the first of my Yu Jing, I took the chance to photograph some of the random figures I’ve painted since the last time I had it out.

Nothing fancy: just some assorted Nomads and models used by StarCo, with results that range from “satisfying” to “well, at least they’re painted.”








It Came from the Lightbox – Yu Jing

I painted up most of the Yu Jing side of Red Veil (I pushed off the Ninja, so it’s effectively just the Yu Jing starter box).

The effort took me, I think, just about a week.  There are some things I’d prefer to have done better: I’m still not sure how I feel about the black cloth, nor about how to differentiate the black cloth from the black hair, and I’m still only in the earliest of stages of figuring out how I can paint Asian flesh… but it’s a start.

I’m happy with the yellow-on-black, though: I’m starting ISS in our local Infinity league, and since they’re on the baddie side of the scale, I like the idea of them looking like wasps.  That coloration is probably going to continue to guide my color choices for Yu Jing going forward.  Of course, given that I’m running ISS in the league, I get to use one (1) of these figures (the Hsien).