Monday, January 16, 2017

Grunt- Paramedic

I'm a specialist... really.
In tidying up the list for the next tournament, I decided to paint another Grunt as a specialist.

He was a straight forward paint job- refining some of the techniques I had learned from the past dozen or so Ariadna models I've been practicing on.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Airborne Ranger- SMG

Walking on.
First post for the new year!  It's been hectic as usual but I finally got to fit in some time for hobbying.

This is the first of the backlog of models I'm churning out this year.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

AAR: INFINITY: 300 Points- Qapu Khalqi vs. USAriadna: ITS2016- Firefight

Credit: LordHayabusa357- "It Gets Harder From Here On Out"
After a massive break from Infinity I have decided to get back into the gaming side of things.  I have booked my ticket for the national tournament in a few months and decided to play a bit more frequently.

I cooked up a list, turned up at a one day tournament a week ago and promptly finished last!  Not the most auspicious start but I was very happy just to roll some dice and move my painted miniatures around a table.

Having broken the seal on Infinity gaming once again I teed up another match at my FLGS and set (what I thought) was a generous time limit of 3hrs.  Tournament games have to be done and dusted in about 90-120min so I figured this was ample timing.

So with a tweaked list (thanks to the help of an experienced USAriadna player) it was time to get cracking!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Desperado- Shotgun

Bad to the bone.
This is the second Desperado that I sped paint into the tournament.

He turned out quite well despite me cutting corners on the blending and the highlights- mainly because of Minoaturo Studio awesome techniques for painting muscle and and backpacks!  I've used it for all my Ariadna miniatures and I can safely say that it is by far and away the most "pop" parts of the miniatures.

Anyways- on with the slide show.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Desperado- Heavy Pistol

Say "what" again!
Another kind of speed paint... I did rush this model to get it tournament ready.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Second Hardcase

Speed paint.
This was a speed paint to get ready for a tournament.

This figure was done in a day.  Sadly- if you look very closely he is not nearly as good as Hardcase number 1... but he is definitely gaming quality.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dismounted Maverick: Limited Edition

"Civilian" model
Finished my last model from the USAriadna starter set.  I think it calls for a celebration!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gecko Mk12 Rifle: "The Blackjack"

The proxy Blackjack.
"Following the now infamous Taft Police Action it has become clear that our lack of advanced power armour technology is proving decisive in our engagements with off-world agencies. It is a priority that the technical knowledge for power armour construction and power supply be researched as a priority if we are to dominate the battle space…."

- Director of Defence Science Technology and Materials Bureau

With no model out for the Blackjack yet- and me franticly painting to get ready for an upcoming tournament- I had to find a stand in model.

Luckily, I had a box of Geckos I had bought a year ago.  I'll never play Nomads, but I loved the models... and very importantly, they were on special!

And... in a fortuitous coincidence, I entered a painting competition a few months ago and I penned a little fluff piece for my Ariadnan spec-ops model which turned out to be rather fitting for this "Blackjack".

For those out there that can stand a bit of heresy, read on.....

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

AAR: INFINITY: 300 Points- Steel Phalanx vs. PanOceania: ITS2016- Safe Area

Credit: Unknown.
It's been a long time between games for me- but even more so for my regular (semi-regular?) gaming group.  So it was my pleasure to host and watch two beautifully painted armies smash into each other in furious combat.

Both armies have had some serious painting done and it was time for the Dragao to take on Achilles in hoplite armour backed up by Hector!

It was set to be a clash of Homeric proportions... and I was not disappointed!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Tactical bow.
12 points for two camouflage markers.

And it comes with a tactical bow!