So after much deliberation, I chose GW’s Evil Sunz Scarlet as my base colour for Jon’s Operation Icestorm Nomads. This base colour was washed with an old bottle of GW Red Wash mixed with GW’s new Nuln Oil. This darkened down the red enough that it wasn’t a freakin’ candy red, but still light enough that they would show up well on an Infinity tabletop.
I used 22 colours and washes to get these guys done, and I could have used more, but you have to stop adding highlights and details sometime. The main accent colours are Vallejo German Grey (which is quite dark, but still shows a straight black ink wash) and GW Fortress Grey. The highlights for the red armour are GW Wild Rider Red – the side by side sister highlight to Evil Sunz Scarlet.
While these were fun to paint, I don’t think I would ever choose red as my base colour for an army ever again. It’s just such a middling colour – if you don’t choose wisely your paint may not coat opaquely enough, and some washes and highlights don’t really stand out on it. But those are my choices because I’m a lazy painter.
Nomad Icestorm Models
Time to paint: 12hrs Points on the table: No idea – N3 is on the way!
My friend Jon asked me if I would paint his Pan Oceania models from the Operation Icestorm box he bought. He’s really keen to start playing, but has no time to paint them up. No problem – love the models, want to encourage new opponents – win/win. Below is the near final paint job:
Operation Icestorm Pan Oceania models.
I’m not proud of the fact that I used 24 colours (paints, washes and ink colours) to get these models done, but there you have it. I just couldn’t stop doing the block highlighting on these figures; every colour is either washed, highlighted, or both. The final step is a blast of Testors matte varnish, and they’re done.
Pan Oceania Icestorm Models (with 1 extra)
Time to paint: 12hrs Points on the table: No idea – waiting for N3!
Somehow, thanks to a renewed interest in Infinity: the Game, Will the Hatton and I squeaked in not 1, but 2 games with unfinished models this week at our FLGS. They were our first games of Infinity – and we were freakin’ hooked.
I’m going to buy these Yu Jing Sectorial models from Will, so I took them home and began painting them tonight. Their base coat of paint is P3 Heartfire, washed with diluted Ogryn Flesh. They look a little whacky right now, but I can already envision what they’re going to look like finished.
I’ve painted many armies a yellow or gold base, but I especially wanted these guys to be gold because they’re not heroic sized minis – they’re actually quite fine. So I want them to be bright and strikingly contrasted – like the anime Japanese that they are!
Stay tuned – I bet these guys will be done by this weekend. – Dave