FOAMCORE! IN! SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

datetime September 15, 2014 11:30 PM

Two months ago, I posted drawings for a set of modular Infinity buildings. I took some time off after that to paint my Space Mans, but now I’ve come back to my beloved Space Buildings and gotten them to a point where they’re playable and somewhat bloggable.

For those who need a refresher, here’s basically what I’m building:

The terrain set is designed to represent a series of temporary, pre-fabricated buildings that can be used to represent new colonies or research installations. The buildings use a standardized connector to let pieces be joined together in any number of combinations, ensuring that the terrain doesn’t get stale to play on.

So, let’s see what I’ve knocked together so far. :)

Space Chimney Sweeps

datetime August 23, 2014 11:00 PM

These last two weeks have seen a frenzy a frenzy of activity here at the Amazingatorium. Four posts in sixteen days?! WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?!

Today I round out this non-stop rollercoaster ride of bloggery with easily the least interesting installment of the series: the dirt-cheap grunt troops who accompany my Noble Space Priests in their duties, accomplishing crucial mission objectives while the larger, more devout officers are running around blatantly ignoring the sixth commandment.

The Other Guys

datetime August 16, 2014 9:00 PM

On the list of reasons that I like Infinity, the second biggest (following respectfully behind SPACE BUILDINGS, which will forever be first in my heart) is the quality of the model range. Corvus Belli’s minis have a level of dynamism and a clarity of design that I just don’t see in most other gaming ranges– every model is doing something, and the models are covered in details that feel planned-out and somewhat plausible.

However, this was not always the case. If you go to any of the faction galleries on the Infinity website and scroll down, there is a sharp distinction that occurs between the top 2/3 of each faction’s models and the bottom 1/3. Namely, that the old models are just awful. The designs are very bland, the poses are bizarre, and the sculpting quality is very low, with very soft, round shapes instead of the sharp detail the range later came to be known for.