I’ve finally taken the plunge into Infinity. I mean, I’ve only wanted to play it since shortly after taking up WM/H.
I was originally going to roll with Haqqislam (what is it with me and the religious factions) and had a list all picked out, but as luck would have it, another local player that’s into Infinity is trading me his Tohaa (which is new in box). Tohaa was my second/kinda-sorta-first choice for faction anyway, so I quickly took him up on the offer. I love all the Tohaa models shown so far. Although the ratio of models-I-like to models-I-hate is greatly skewed towards like in Infinity. I don’t know what it is, but the aesthetics and sculpts press all the right buttons for me.
While I haven’t started on those models yet, I also picked up a box of Makaul Troops to take me up to 250 points. I started on one of the models immediately to get a feel for color schemes.
I’d like the share what I got so far:
First a word about the models: They’re amazing. Details are super crisp and the size of them took me by surprise. They seem a bit smaller and more ‘lithe’ that the typical WM/H models (they’re more akin to say, Daughters of the Flame in scale). Flash is a bit high in places but it’s easily trimmed and (at least on these 4 models) it’s not in a place of fine detail. Same goes for mold lines. So far none are across detail packed areas. In this instance, there was one on his cloak and that’s it. Also due to the size of them, airbrushing is very hard to do. That means I’m going to have to re-learn to blend with paintbrush and also something I haven’t done in a while: start to finish with paintbrush.
Now, keep in mind this is very early in the painting process. This is just one night of painting to be honest with you, so it’s really only the base coats laid down, with a bit more work done on the face and base proper. I’m thinking of going back and maybe adding a bit more yellow to the base with a very light drybrush just to make it pop more. I may wait until the rest of the model is done however and re-assess at that time. Highlights and blends have not even began to be placed and only the skin as received a wash, which darkened the Menoth White Base I used considerable, and not in a bad way. Heck, all the basecoats aren’t even laid down yet.
One goal I want to achieve with this army is to paint them to a higher degree than my usual since there are basically around only 10 models to a side and each one is an individual/character sculpt.
We’ll see how that turns out.