Infinity Nomad Alguaciles (Cornrow)

Here’s the first guy I’ve painted from the Operation: Icestorm box for Corvus Belli’s Infinity skirmish game. He’s just a grunt I was working out some color schemes and another attempt to speed things up with tabletop painting.

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Had a tough time pinning him to the base (a plastic piece from Sedition Wars), required some touch-ups which is why there is a horrid dot of red that needs fixing on his back calf :p

Cornrow WIP 4

I put in some flesh tones and did the eyes, though they don’t show in the pics; as well as re-establishing the hair. The detail on the face was too small for the Rosemary brushes (0 and 1) and their point splaying tendencies, so I switched out to a W&N 0 for something a little different. Aesthetically I dig the proportions of stuff like Infinity, Thunderbolt and Red Box; but man it sure makes painting a lot more difficult than a heroic Reaper mini!

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Cornrow WIP 3

Another couple layers of greys. It’s challenging to paint this way! I’m used to going back and forth with layers and glazes to get things right, but painting tabletop demands you get it right the first time. It’s actually a good learning experience in that respect.

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Cornrow WIP 2

Trying to keep it simple and tabletop, but I think I’m going to need more contrast even so. Though it does look better in hand than in these phone pics…Three layers of red and skin is base coated:

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One more layer of red and one layer of grey:

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Cornrow WIP 1

I’m beginning to paint the minis for the Infinity Operation: Icestorm box set. First up is a Nomad Alguaciles I’m creatively calling ‘Cornrow’. Just some initial base coating, I’ll work out the colors on him and then start in on the rest of the faction.