Friday, April 28, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 1: Starter Set Part 3

Hi everyone

I got a lot of work done this week, and not just with this starter set.  I am also working on some terrain for Infinity:Operation Wotan and I will show it off gradually after this series of posts ends.

Well I have managed to finish up the fist  two miniatures from the last three.  These are the Zhayedan and the Khawarij.  I did these two together because they both have leather jackets that I worked on at the same time.

The first two pictures show the Zhayedan model in base colours.  This step is common in all the miniatures I paint.  This step helps me identify if the colours all fit well together.

The next step is adding highlights and shades to render it a bit and tie it all together.

The final results are below.  At this point I still have not added the Compass Bars to the models.  I will do that in the end for all three.

The Khawarij follows the same example. So I will only post the pictures of the finished product.

So next week it will be the Taureg Sniper from the set and a little surprise!  Until then farewell and good health from your friendly neighbour hobbyist.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 1: Starter Set Part 2

Hi everyone,

I have finished the Ghulam Infantry and as I write have already started with the three other figures in the set.

The Ghulam are the basic troops of Haqqislam ad in my opinion some of the nicest aw well.  They were the models that convinced me to go Haqqislam in fact! So I tried to do them justice.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I choose the same colour scheme as the box they came in.  This is not easy as they were painted by Giraldez, so I have a long way to go!

I also went with some resin bases and compass bars from Antenocitis Workshop, which I prefer over a desert base.  I will be playing mostly in cityscapes after all.

In the end, I think the work is presentable and neat enough, even though it is a long shot from the master - Angel Giradez.
The next three figures in the set are the Taureg, Zhayedan and Khawarijs. I have currently already given them a bases colour, but I think I will paint them up seperately.

Well that is all.  Join me in 7, for more from Infinity.  Farewell and good health from your regular wargaming blogger friend!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 1: Starter Set Part 1

Hi everyone,

I have decided to get into Infinity as well.  Lately, I am on a roll with games, experimenting and buying starter sets.  I do not really know why,  just have developed this habit - which is quite bad for my wallet!

After playing a few games, Infinity and Saga are the two games I am currently playing on a regular basis.  Hence I have decided to paint up a force for the coming Beasts of War 2nd online campaign - Wotan.

I have decided to go with Haqqislam and I will begin with the new starter set.  It is ironic, but Haqqislam was the faction I liked the least in first and second edition - specifically the miniatures. I mean I really disliked them!

Then everything changed with the third edition miniatures, specifically with the Kum Riders.  All of a sudden Haqqislam became the faction of super cool models - all of them since.

So when it came to choose a faction it had to be Haqqislam!  That is life.

So in order to prepare for the campaign I have started painting the starter, and beginning with the Ghulam infantry in the set.

I decided to follow the colour scheme on the box cover, so I started with a base coat of Heavy Brown. (I apologize about the picture quality but I did not notice it until came to post.)

The net step was to paint in the basic colours.  Once again I followed the colour pattern of the Infinity paint team that is I used Desert Sand and and Dark Rust.

Hopefully by next week the Ghulam will e ready, as I intend to paint them up altogether.

After them, I start the other more special profile types. So farewell and good health.


Friday, April 7, 2017

The Normans: The Warriors

Hi everyone,

I am continuing with the reviewing of the Normans I have bought for Saga.  This week I want to show off the 3 units of Warriors I currently own.

The first two units are mostly composed from models from The Foundry and sculpted by Matthew Bickley,  just like the Knights in the previous post.
I tried to keep the warriors all chainmail free, but I did not have enough miniatures to fill out two units this way. I was also on a budget, so buying more blister packs was not an option at this point. Therefore I opted to let the "leader" of the unit wear chainmail, thus reducing the need for non-chainmail figures.
One or two of the miniatures are from the old Citadel miniature range, noticeably the leader of the second warrior unit.

One aspect of these miniatures is the metal spears.  These were initially much longer than you see in the picture, so I had to calculate the historical height and cut accordingly.  The next step is to pin the shields and glue the shields and spears on.  A lot of extra work that has to be done.  I have to admit I could have done without it.
The last unit of warriors are from the Gripping Beast range and are armed with crossbows.  They are about half the price of The Foundry miniatures and roughly the same size.  They are also suited to the unit description they depict.  The sculpting and quality is not as high as The Foundry but they work very well.

That concludes the overview for the warrior units.  Next post is about the Warlords - yeah!  Until then farewell and good health.



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