Stuff I’m Painting Right Now: Infinity Nomads
Here’s what I’m working on right now: trying to madly finish the last couple of miniatures for my Infinity Nomads. Above are two zonds (Nomad Remotes) – the front one has its black and red areas finished, whereas I’ve just done base-and-shade on the back one.
Why am I trying to finish the Nomads rather than continuing on with more Napoleonics?
Corregidor Jurisdictional Command Starter Pack (from http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/en/2013/miniatures/jurisdictional-command-of-corregidor/ )
Yeah, these guys are coming out. I had a “shut up and take my money” moment as soon as I saw them (dammit!).
Stuff that’s in the pipeline:
BH18 British 95th Rifles command
BH30 British Light Infantry command advancing
A few more napoleonics made their way to me last week, with my order from Perry Miniatures arriving. I ordered two metal sets: BH18 British 95th Rifle command, for my rifle company, and BG30 British Light Infantry command advancing, to command the light company of my planned battalion.
I do belive that this will be the first *ever* picture taken of the BH30 British Light Infantry command advancing set from Perry Miniatures – I searched and searched prior to buying them to see if I could find one, but couldn’t. If I’m wrong, feel free to let me know!
So, here we go:
Reinforcements are here
My missing reinforcement packs from the Bombshell Babes Kickstarter arrived this week, meaning that everything I pledged for is here! All of the other stuff is in my previous post – I’m just going to show the new stuff here.
So I’ve been making model trees out of an old plastic christmas tree for my gaming club (the ANU Wargaming Society), and I think they’ve turned out quite well!
Since the plastic christmas tree was so old, most of the branches have been flattened so they’re nearly 2D (the bristles point in only two directions on some of them!). To hide this problem, instead of doing individual trees I’d done clumps of 4-5 on 60mm round bases (MDF, which I spraypainted green). The individual clumps can be used as scatter terrain or – as shown in the photos here – on larger bases to indicate area terrain.
Trees for the Tree God!
I think they do the trick, and look pretty good (bonus: they actually block LOS for true-line-of-sight games too!)
Maelee the Mechanic
I caved to the kickstarter temptation last year with the Bombshell Babes Kickstarter, run by Bombshell Miniatures. Their kickstarter (now complete) was to produce models and moulds for a range of female miniatures, and since good female miniatures are relatively hard to find and their concept art looked good I took the plunge.
Well, the miniatures arrived last week – there was a bit of a hiccup as the reinforcement packs I ordered weren’t in the package, but a quick message has them on their way – and I’m very impressed by both the quality of the sculpting and the quality of the miniatures!
They’ll be releasing these for regular orders soon – keep an eye on their website for updates.
I (once the reinforcements arrive) will have gotten 27 metal miniatures, a bunch of resin base inserts, smaller metal sidekick models (I’ll show them later), and a couple of sprues of weapons, all for $182.
Here’s what I’ve received so far:
The Arrival of Angron
Over the past month and a bit my local gaming club (the ANU Wargaming Society) has been playing the Istavann III campaign. So far, the results are mixed: Phase 1 the Traitors won handily, and Phase 2 the Loyalists won with a bit of a struggle. We’re halfway through Phase 3, where the Loyalists are currently ahead.
Some of us have been playing the Legendary Battles from the campaign, and we’ve been taking photos. Here are photos from the Phase 1 Legendary Battle, Cometh the Red Angel, with Rudi’s Imperial Army (Imperial Guard) versus Tom’s World Eaters Legion.
It was a bloodbath, but the later pictures will tell you exactly who won…
(Many thanks to Rudi and Tom for both taking photos of their game and letting me post them on my blog!)
ANUWTF: 6-7 April 2013
After over a month away from the blog, I’m finally back (and have a huge backlog of giant galleries to post too)!
The ANU Wargaming Society just ran our annual Warhammer Fantasy tournament last weekend, and I took a lot of photos. Here’s a gallery:
Two Plastic Soldiers
Here’s my review and comparison of the 28mm plastic napoleonic British infantry, produced by Perry (the grey on the left) and Victrix (the yellowish on the right). There’s already a couple of comparisons around (such as here, here, and here) but I figured I’d post up my experience with a box of each anyway.
That was quick…
So, I suspect this is the quickest that I’ve ever managed to finish a project from purchasing it to having it all painted up and ready to play. My new Battlefleet Gothic Chaos fleet arrived just over two weeks ago, and in the space of two Sunday gaming nights at the ANU Wargaming Society I managed to assemble and then paint them up (I did undercoat them in the time between though).
So, with the fleet done, here’s some pictures: