Halloween Jack

I was supposed to be out playing a game of Guild Ball tonight, unfortunately my opponent couldn’t make it. So instead, I managed to get an evening of painting with no distractions. 

My proxy Infinity HVT mentioned in my last post was the model of choice, Halloween Jack.

Here he is, ink wash still drying on his jacket. 

The base needs tidying up, but other than maybe another highlight of the pumpkin head, to define the facial features more, I think he’s done.

October Infinity Update

Today’s blog post is less about painting progress and more about painting anticipation. I’m excited because I pre-ordered myself a copy of “Painting Miniatures from A to Z, Masterclass Volume 2” by Ángel Giráldez today.


When I first started dabbling with Infinity at the start of 2015 I pre-ordered Volume 1. If you look at my other painted models on this blog I think you’ll see that pre-infinity I had a fairly dark painting style, especially in my choice of colours. Infinity with its bright clean look seemed rather daunting. So when I realised there was a painting guide being produced by Corvus Belli’s in house painter, I figured a look behind the scenes would be an excellent idea. Continue reading

Planting the seed: assembling Farmer’s Guild Tater


I bought Tater when the Steamforged Guild Ball Store’s Locker Room opened during GenCon. It arrived on Friday (along with a mug or two), so I thought I would get him assembled, as I had some Morticians on the table being put together for a commission (eek – some one is employing my hobby services?! The fool!).

So here is my simple step by step to putting the model together. There is nothing unique here about assembling Tater, so the method used is pretty generic to most models. Continue reading

Painting Experiments: Gold Non Metallic Metal

I recently got two Non Metallic Metal Paint sets for my birthday. It is a painting technique that I have never really tried, painting a metallic surface using solid non metallic colours by simulating the reflections of the metallic surface. It does look good when painted well, but looks off if painted poorly. This is my first real attempt at the technique and I thought I would post my thoughts on the two sets as I use them. Sounds like a review, but that implies I know what I’m talking about. No, this is more of a reflection of the NMM paint sets by an inquisitive hobbyist. Oh come on, you must have seen that pun coming at some point!

Why did i pick these two sets?


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Birthday Hobby Haul

I was another year older on Sunday, perhaps not another year wiser though. My family tend to ask me if i want anything in particular and usually the first thing to spring to mind is the latest shiny metal toy (increasingly plastic/resin these days too). However its getting harder and harder to suggest models when invariably they just end up sat in a box partially completed. I feel bad about that, for example last year I was bought the Khador Warjack Ruin, and its still sat partially assembled in its box. In my head its verging on disrespectful to not complete a model that was bought as a present (Note to self: finish that model).

So this year I didn’t ask for a model. No, this year I asked for…

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