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Infinity Showcase: Painting the Squalo Part 2

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May 20 2015
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Let’s go ahead and finish this guy off. I’ll pick up where I left off last time.  Grab your brush and follow along.

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Next are the shoulder/knee/elbowpads. They start with a basecoat of Beaten Purple which I highlight with some Thrall Flesh. Once again, these are P3 Masters colors like most of the ones I use.

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I repeat the first step wet blending all the while until I get it all nice and smooth. I also add some darker areas by blending in some Exile Blue. It looks a little weird from this angle, but that’s ok since this isn’t really the angle it will be viewed from.

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That’s better. I’ve also blacklined all the crevices with an Exile Blue and Black mix. Some stark thin lines of highlight are also added along most of the edges with pure Thrall Flesh.

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Not much left now. Lets finish up that gun. The rest of it is painted with a Thamar Black to Coal Black (it’s the dark Turquoise Color) to Thrall Flesh gradient.

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Then it’s blacklining and lines of highlights again to define everything.

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We’re getting real close now. I think he needs some glows though.

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Clearly these vents are where it discharges all the excess heat from its plasma reactor or whatever. I start by filling them in with Khador red Highlight.

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Then it’s Cygnar Yellow in the crevasses to create that glow effect.

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I do the same technique on the eyes, sight and some other ports around the model. This article has some more info on painting glows with some better close-ups if you’re interested.

As pleased ad I am with the model I think he needs some freehand. That shoulder just looks too barren.

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I decide a NeoTerra cross is just the thing. As always with freehand, it’s best to start out simple and build it up piece by piece.

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I was aiming to keep the interior of the cross the same purple as the rest of the shoulder, but I thought it needed a little more. Plus filling it in would give me a way to tidy it up a bit in there.

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I use a mix of Exile Blue and Thamar Black. But it’s sill not right.

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I add some highlights and kind of create a NMM silver effect inside. See the last article for the colors used.

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But now I have to make a custom base for this guy. I’m not above buying bases if they look good. In fact that’s what I usually do for Infinity. But there are very few available in the weird 55mm scale that they use for large models. To try to get something a little more interesting, I take a jeweler’s saw and saw a grid into the base.

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My saw kept bending, so after I had a good start from it, I used the side of one of my files to finish the grid. Then I cut most of the area out.

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Inside a glue a piece cut out of a wall from a Pegasus Hobbies platformer terrain kit, along with some other bits from that set. I also drill little holes on the corners of all the remaining squares. I base out with splotches of Umbral Umber, Greatcoat Gray, and Cryx Bane Base. Then it gets an Agrax Earth wash with Khador Red Highlight mixed into the wash in a few areas. Then I drybrush it with Thrall Flesh, then Frostbite. I can’t help but feel like maybe I should have spent a little more time painting the base after all the work I put in everywhere else, but at this point I was ready to be done with this project.

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Finally here are some more angles to look at.

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~Hope you enjoyed the article. There will be more Infinity and more painting soon!

Ben Williams
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