I used a simple base-coat and wash technique to finish my US Army for Bolt Action. It is a quick and easy technique that produces pretty good results for the table. If you are shy about painting I urge you to go for it and start with this technique. It can also be brought up more by simple adding a layer of highlight or two. This technique could be used on anything by just changing the colors. I’ll also cover the colors I used if you are interested for your own US force and how I did the basing.
Hey all. It’s been a little while, but between taking a break from the show (just a break!!!), things have been a little busy. Adepticon has come and went and there have been some serious panic hobby before and now I am riding the high of hobby post convention!!! I have always really liked the game mechanics for Infinity, but I haven’t been really keen on the PanOceania that I started the game with. I have always had my eyes on the look of the models for USAriadna since I started. I had originally went down the path of doing Combined Army, which I like the look and want to get back to that project at some point, my painting mojo just hasn’t been there to work on those figures. Our local Warcor announced and Infinity escalation league with a number of new players and I threw my hat in.
It started out with the USAriadna Army starter box I had here along with the Unknown Ranger and Van Zant Gen Con edition models I had laying around here and with less then a week before the league started, I raced to get those models done. I also started ordering some additional models to start filling out some special model selections and other options to help flesh out the army.
Well it may be a little late with the Heroes of the Resistance coming fairly soon but I had started this just before its announcement. I’m still glad I did it and I have a Poe Dameron black and orange x-wing before the release. I wasn’t going for super detailed but I would have to say the quality is still better than a stock model so there is some satisfaction there as well. Here’s a look at mine and a bit of a guide if you want to do this repaint.
This is pretty much the final model at this point. I have done a couple of little touch ups, but nothing significant from this picture. You can see in the original post, the start of the color scheme and now in this near finished model you can really see the difference and direction I was working towards. I have to note that the way the flesh tone worked it’s way out, it’s not entirely the way I envisioned it, but it’s pretty satisfying and I am really happy with it.
More Infinity! New project and what will be my army of choice some day with this game I think. Combined Army. Very much a WIP so far getting assembly and initial paint scheme down.
I am working the models in an all NMM scheme using blues as my primary color. I am using it in the metal plates of the armor to give it a blue tint and you can see it some in the plates currently, but I have probably 5-6 more layers at least before I get to a final highlight.
Another year of Adepticon is here and back again. I went again this year and had an amazing time. Pictures from the event can be found in my Google Gallery.
So, after Screw City GT, I have been pretty excited about playing the dark elves again. I know, army wobble. No, I am not stopping work on the daemons. I am just taking it very slow and making sure the models are all at the highest level I can do. In the mean time, before Screw City GT I was really struggling with wanting to play an army competitively. While I have had a great time at events through the year, I just wasn’t digging competitive play. Playing this old stand by army and being successful with it, got me excited and made me think that I could use a couple of new units painted up.
Now, if I am going to put the effort into painting up new units for an old army, there is the obvious fact that I am much better then I was at actually painting models which means I either have to force myself not to put my best effort in, or if I do put my best effort in, that I still need to maintain that feel of the old models so that when both are on the table there isn’t a huge difference between old and new. I have opted with the later with a new unit of Cold One Knights.
In this episode, our hosts are joined by local Madison Warhammer new guy Eric the StoneMonk. In the main topic, the hosts explore getting motivated to work on hobby stuff. After all, this is the first step to actually getting models on the table and being played with! Several thoughts are discussed on how to change up what your doing to get that paint brush or hobby knife and glue going and get back to work on your models.
Also recapped is the WWHFB Tournament of Champions which was held at Pegasus games. This was a great, small and friendly tournament that has been done for the second time. Listen to see how the games went and who the winners were.
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FINALLY…I posted my ghouls to the blog!
Incase you missed hearing it mentioned one of the numerous times on the show over the past year or so this is Brian following up with the painting guide for my ghouls. This is the second unit I have ever worked on after getting my hands on the How to Paint Citadel Models book so long ago. The step by step pictures in that book really worked to get me started painting. The technique is really simple process of base coat, wash, layer and highlight easy for any beginner to pick up. While the models don’t end up anything golden daemon worthy, the technique results in a very good table top quality or I’ve be told even slightly above that. Most importantly I am happy with how they look and am proud when I put them on the table top. While this won’t be interesting or impressive to the seasoned painter I hope any beginners or people skeptic of their skill find this inspiring to get paint on their models.