Infinity Yu Jing: Domaru

The final miniature in my Yu Jing starter set is the Domaru Butai, which presents a completely different painting challenge to the Shang Ji. Whereas the Shang Ji is high contrast and colour saturated with the orange armour, the Domaru is a more sedate pale grey and white. A cold palette to contrast with the warm greens and oranges of the rest of the starter. In that respect the Domaru stands apart as almost clinical. This is particularly reinforced by the almost arterial scarlet scabards for the Katana and icon on the right pauldron marking her as a close-combat martial artist you really don't want to tangle with. With such a strong white palette I didn't want to start with white as that gives me nowhere to go from a highlight [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:39:13+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Infinity|2 Comments

Infinity Yu Jing: Celestial Guard

Not much to say about the Celestial Guard as it followed broadly the same palette as the Zhanshi with the exception of having a little more blue grey in the armour. The Celestial Guard is a fairly unremarkable light infantry compared with other faction starters as it didn't introduce anything spectacular to the force such as TO Camo or infiltration. It is however a nice cheap option for a support troop and I occasionally deployed him as my Lieutenant when I wanted to play the Shang Ji more aggressively up front. Similar to the Shang Ji I built the orange up from orange brown and scrofulous brown softening the transitions with a glaze of Vallejo Sun Yellow. The rest of the palette is a duplication [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:40:20+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Infinity|0 Comments

Infinity Yu Jing: Shang Ji

Following on from painting the three Zhanshi line troops, the next logical step for my Yu Jing starter is to get a Lietenant into the mix. So next under the brush is the first of two heavy infantry that comes as part of the set; the Shang Ji Invincible. This chap is really all about the orange armour so I do opt to use the airbrush this time to layer up the initial highlights. This method is very much in keeping with how Angel paints the studio versions for Corvus Belli and really helps gives the armour volume even before the brush edge highlights go on. Basically it saves a ton of effort which I'm always up for. Before all that though I repeat the [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:40:38+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Infinity|0 Comments

Infinity: Token effort

while I was over in Ireland Killian showed me a set of homemade tokens for Infinity created using self adhesive acrylic domes. I thought the idea was pure genius so I've replicated the method here. All you need are a set of card tokens (order or otherwise), these can be the ones included in the Operation Ice Storm starter, from the miniature packaging outer carton or even just printed off versions. You then need a few strips of 1" round acrylic domes. These are often advertised for bottle cap art and crafts and are available from craft and hobby stores and of course online. A quick search should turn up plenty of options, the cheapest I found were from China and cost around £6 for [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:40:58+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Infinity, Tutorial|4 Comments

Infinity Yu Jing: Zhanshi

I made a promise to myself on the way back home that I'd capitalise on the motivation from the boot camp to immediately crack on and get the starter set painted and game ready. This is the first stage of keeping that promise and is all about laying down the basics. The Zhanshi are the line troops for the Yu Jing and three of them are included in the set I received. As these were the first troops I learned the game with it seemed appropriate that they also be the first on the painting table. Before I get too deeply into that though there's some  pre-preparation that needs to be addressed. The boot camp was a great event for getting them cleaned up, built [...]

By | 2015-07-05T23:25:17+00:00 July 5th, 2015|Infinity|2 Comments

Learning Infinity – Part Two

Part two and the final post summing up the Beasts of War Infinity Boot Camp. Friday and Saturday were all about the set up, hobby and learning how Infinity works. It was also a fair bit of eating, drinking and generally kicking back with a bunch of sound fellas who are just as into pushing wee soldiers about as I am. So a pretty good weekend when you look at it like that. Sunday however got serious as the game-faces came out. There were prizes at stake...proper prizes. Fortunately this wasn't a 40K GT so when all was said and done the final two games of the weekend were really about putting into practice everything learned throughout the Saturday with the added bonus of including the TAG. [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:41:41+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Infinity|2 Comments

Learning Infinity – Part One

As you'll have seen from my previous post I've been putting together a Yu Jing starter force for Infinity in an effort to finally get some traction learning the game. Normally the way these things work is I get a bunch of miniatures, quite often through whatever starter box the company does (Operation Icestorm in this instance) and that's about as far as it gets for a while. Which obviously isn't all that effective. This time things should hopefully be different as I de-camped from the man-cave last Friday and headed to Ireland for the Infinity Boot Camp being hosted at Beasts of War and run by Carlos (aka @Bostria) Designer for Infinity from Corvus Belli. Carlos explaining the background, features and attributes of the Yu-Jing faction starter [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:42:06+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Infinity|0 Comments

Something new for the weekend

The first section of the Epic Swordwind Guardian Warhost I showed on the workbench yesterday for should get completed tonight which I'll cover in full next week. It won't be the last unit for my mini Epic revival don't worry, but I do want to give a bit of a heads up on something new coming up over the next few weeks, that being Infinity by Corvus Belli. It's a game system that's been recommended to me over the years on a number of occasions and one which I very briefly dabbled in painting wise on some Yu Jing remotes which had been kicking around the workshop for a number of years. To be fair though my heart wasn't really in it back then and when you're not loving painting [...]

By | 2015-06-25T22:24:41+00:00 June 25th, 2015|News|4 Comments

A to Z by Angel Giraldez

  Earlier last month a copy of Angel Giraldez book on miniature painting turned up, which if you had been following any of the pre-release hype you would think heralded the second coming. As Corvus Belli's star miniature painter, Angel's book is unashamedly 'Infinity' centric and covers in some detail his signature technique of applying acrylics using a combination of airbrush and brush to achieve soft colour transitions and contrast with sharp edge highlights; a method that particularly suits the high impact anime style of the Infinity miniatures. Is the book any good though? Especially when you consider this was his own pet project and all of the content was ostensibly by Angel himself. In my humble opinion yes it is. In fact it's very good! [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:18:59+00:00 April 7th, 2015|News|5 Comments