September 6, 2013

Deadline: Crushed

I wanted to have all of the buildings I had painted before my parents arrived for a 2-week stay. The last of the MAS buildings was finished the day before they arrived!

I finished off the MAS leg of the road to DuelCon with two 3-level District 5 Apartments. This hereby completes my portion of the Underground Lasers and Micro Art Studio tables for DuelCon.

First up, I painted one in the same color scheme as all of the Underground Lasers terrain.

 Next, I decided on a yellow building. Why the flip not.

If you haven't bought your DuelCon tickets yet... Well, DO IT! If you wait until the event, it will cost you $10 more. Locals, I'm looking at you. Get signed up for the Infinity side of DuelCon NOW!

You know that one of the top players world-wide is coming, right? We have a metric butt-ton of prize support. Don't let Magno take it all!!!

(We have more prize support than the Warmachine or 40K events have, and we have by far the fewest participants. Everybody's getting something. $55 for 4 days? Priceless.)

Here's the Yellow building recipe:

Base coat VMC 015 Flat Yellow
Shade with P3 Khador Red Highlight
Shade with VMC 130 Purpleheart Red
Shade with P3 Sanguine Base
Highlight with VMC 010 Light Yellow
Highlight with VMC 005 Ivory

Right. Well, I'm off to Las Vegas for 4 days. If you never hear from me again, that means I won all of it.

September 3, 2013

More Infinity Terrain!

In a shocking turn of events, this post features more MAS Infinity terrain!

I finished the new Garage, and used some of their Graffiti Transfers on it.

The problem with their graffiti transfers is that they are too big for the surface area on any of their building, so you've got to trim them down. Also there's a bit in their instructions about "after it dries for 12 hours, gently peel off the film." Unlike any waterslide transfer... ever. The film IS the decal! I trusted them, and tried to pull off the Ariadna decal's film... and sure enough, just as I knew it would, the image came up with it. I don't know what they're talking about. Now I have a damaged decal ON the building... that I had to severely cut down even to FIT the building.

Keep in mind, the same company making the decals make the buildings, so...

Also, with how TIGHT all of the MAS components fit - those garage doors do not slide out through the roof as easily as one would like. Especially after a gloss coat-decal-matte coat treatment that the Aleph decal went through. She's lost her head! And now the whole front of the door has scrapes.

Again - everything fits SO exactly, that it is ALL TOO TIGHT. MAS needs to shave a mm off all of their tabs and slots.

Next up is another L-shaped building. This time I added the bit of District 5 on top, instead of below.

I managed to finish an entire 3-story District 5 Apartment today as well. I just need to seal it and get pictures of it. That leaves one more 3-story District 5 Apartment to paint (they're taking me about 3 hours), and the MAS buildings are DONE!

Then it's just a bunch more scatter terrain, buildings from Warmill, crates from Defiance Games...

Oi vey.