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Palette Cleansing Time: Tohaa and Infinity!

The future...IN SPAAAAAACE!
The future…IN SPAAAAAACE!

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.

tohaa force WIP
…and I can’t wait to start…

I’d like the share what I got so far:

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And now for something completely different: Ten Thunders!

Malifaux Ten Thunders Crew
Outta nowhere!

With one of my friends very excited for the v2.0 of Malifaux that is coming out soon, he convinced me to pick up a few models to go in with him.

Now I’ve never played Malifaux. All I know is that you use cards instead of dice.  So I have nothing of note to offer you on that front.  My biggest problem with it wass that the models never really screamed out to me.  I just didn’t like the sculpts.  Now it seems that they are moving to plastics and with that, a better look to the models that I approve more of.

Anyway, as you may have already guessed I went with the newest faction: Ten Thunders.  Why?  Because ninjas.

These models I guess are their new plastic ones and they are actually really nice.  They have the proper proportions that I like so they look like they would in real life.  But man, they are a massive pain in the ass to assemble.  But the fits were actually very, very clean and flash was at the barest of minimums (something Privateer Press struggles with on their plastics).

Malifaux Torakage and Hordes Legion models
Malifaux Torakage and Hordes Legion models comparison

They’ll be done soon enough (well probably after my Legion of Everblight) as it’s only 7 models and they are all very small and then I’ll be checking out the beta with to see what all the hubbub is about.

Side Project! Deathwing WIP model

deathwing terminator
Deathwing up in da Space Hiz-ulk!

This is actually a month or two old, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

As revealed in this post, I’ve started on a Dark Angels Deathwing force for Warhammer 40K.  While the desire to play that game pretty much evaporated lately as our league season has kicked back into gear,  I still have the models that I like and they are all already basecoated (basically 10 terms and stuff to make a Beliel).  It didn’t seem like much to get them painted up and to give me a break from the assorted Warmachine stuff on my painting table.  There is just now no rush to get them done.

This is one of those models.  The only thing left on him is his gun, which I guess I completely forgot about.  Overall I really like the way he came out. I haven’t given him the oil wash I thought I would be giving them yet and I’m not sure I want to now that he’s pretty much done.  I tried it on a test terminator and I’m not so sure it came out so great, and it seems to have tinted the whole model…

What do you all think?  What can I do to make him better?

Side Project Time! Enter the Deathwing…

Deathwing!
YES!!

Nope, I’m not jumping ship.

Now that that’s out of the way, I wanted to start showing you a side project I am going to be be working on soon.  I’ve noted before that I’ve been a fan of the grimdark for awhile now, but I’ve never wanted to get any of the models, much less field an army…until now.  I’ve alluded to this project in my last post, as it seems my love for the thematic and sci-fi have finally come to a head with the thought of doing a Dark Angels Deathwing force.

For those unfamiliar with the Deathwing, they are the First Company of the Dark Angels space marine chapter.  What makes them special from other space marine chapters is that their First Company is comprised entirely of [awesome] Terminator suits of armor.  The also sport a nifty bone-white scheme compared to the dark green of the rest of the chapter.  Being able to field an armor of nothing but Terminators is seriously appealing to me.  Don’t really know how it plays on the table top, but the visual is enough for me.  Plus having an elite army of only like 10-20 models sounds kinda cool to me too.

Today I’m going to show you one of the Terminators I’ve started and the various stages of airbrushing I’ve done to him thus far.

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