Well, it’s been a bit of a journey, but I finally made it – all of my Infinity models painted before I get my copy of Operation Icestorm!
I’ll be picking up Icestorm this weekend at a local show, Blast-tastic, so I made sure I cracked on and finished these guys!
First up, my Swiss Guard with Missile Launcher:
He’s one of my favourite models in the PanO range – the bulk of his armour looks great, and there are a lot of intricate panel lines on him. It’s almost a shame he starts the game as a TO marker!
Next up were the pair of Neoterra Bolts who were left over. Here they are pictured with the third Bolt I own:
I absolutely love these models – they really show off the high-tech side to PanOceania, and I can’t wait to pick up the special weapons box of them soon.
EDIT: It’s just occurred to me that I completely missed out my Teutonic Knight in the initial post! Here he is now. He was painted slightly differently to the others – instead of the usual Mechrite Red recipe, I went with a base coat of Khorne Red, washed with Agrax Earthshade, rehighlighted with Khorne Red, then a stage of Mephiston Red and then a Fiery Orange final highlight to see what kind of difference it makes. I actually really like the deeper red it’s given him, and it doesn’t look too odd next to the rest of the models.
So, with these guys all done, what’s left? Well, technically nothing, although I do have a little bit of a confession – during the lead up to these last few models being complete, I acquired a Reverend Custodier from my good friend Darren. I also found the Acontecimento Regular I was given a while back in a box while I was hunting for some bases. Also, this weekend I was away in Cardiff on my Stag Do, and so I paid a little visit to Firestorm Games where I picked up a Sakiel with Spitfire. However, I didn’t add these into my ‘left to complete’ total. I’m not counting these because they were bought after I’d set my target, and because I say they don’t count 😉
Still, here they are – the Custodier will be a good test-bed for my Nomad colour scheme, which I want to partly match any Haqq I get, especially those which can be used in a Qapu Khalqi sectorial, so the look of the army matches. The Sakiel is there to add some extra punch to my Tohaa, while the Acontecimento Regular will be a tester for the commission PanO that my friend wants done:
In other, non-Infinity news, I also picked up a Dreadball team (after months of saying I would) while I was at Firestorm – the Robots. I must say, for the price, they’re great, and I’ll likely not need to buy any more in a hurry, unless I plan on getting the MVPs or if I have a bit of cash burning a hole in my pocket to get the expansion set. The casting quality isn’t the best I’ve seen (but then, I’ve been buying from Corvus Belli for the past 18 months or so, so I’ve been spoilt by their impeccable quality!), but for the price, these guys are more than adequate for Dreadball, which to me seems like a neat little side game and not something I’ll be taking too seriously!
I plan to paint these in the style of one of the G1 Transformers, although which one I’ve not decided on yet. I’m leaning towards Hot Rod, since he was one of my favourites as a kid, and has a nice, bright colour scheme, but I’ll have to experiment a bit in Photoshop before I make a decision.
Also, I’ve been working on some Ultramarines for a friend – I’ve near-completed one (aside from his base and squad/chapter markings), and he’s got a squadmate to go with him now (again, sans badges and base):
I’ve always liked the Ultramarine colour scheme, and these have actually been quite nice to paint – given that they’re simple line highlights and washes in the recesses they’re relatively quick as well – the only downside is that I have to give these back when they’re done!
In addition to a ten man Assault Squad, my friend has also asked me to paint up a Chaplain, Command Squad and Razorback (although I’ve not photographed the Razorback in this instance):
Well, that’s all from me for now. Next time I’ll be posting the test scheme for the PanO commission!