Painted Druze Shock Team with Combi Rifle and DEP

Here is a Druze Shock Team (er, member, I suppose). He’s a part of the Druze Bayram Security sectorial in the Non-Aligned Armies of Infinity. My friends and I are universally terrible at Infinity so I don’t have anything useful to say about how one might use this chap in a game. This particular profile (i.e. equipment load-out) seems to have a secondary role as an armour-buster since the DEP appears to be intended to act as a tiny rocket launcher or something. ‘DEP’ apparently is the Spanish equivalent of the English ‘RIP’; Descanse en Paz. For whatever reason, this sculpt doesn’t have one visible, and instead is carrying a big sword.

Infinity miniatures are extraordinarily detailed and sculpted, and I have the feeling when painting them that a really great painter could get some amazing results from them. Sadly, I’m not that painter. I picked white and green as the main colours for this force and intend to stick with them as I gradually work through this particular Pile Of Shame. Realising that I wouldn’t be able to get the super-realistic effect shown by other painters I deliberately limited the colours here so at least the force should be striking on the table top.

Next on the painting table: Druze Shock Team hacker with combi rifle.

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7 thoughts on “Painted Druze Shock Team with Combi Rifle and DEP

  1. Dude, your painting is perfect for table-top. I might only suggest that you thin your paints a little more and try some dry-brushing to pick up more of the fine detail! A quick spray of a matte vanish will kill the shine and add a layer of protection!

    Wish I could get inspired to kick out the number of miniatures you paint!

    • Thanks very much! I’m starting to thin my paints a bit more than I used to, but I have to admit that I find it tough to get it just right. As you say, these miniatures are fine for the tabletop, it’s just a bit of a shock when I post the photos. One can see a lot more of the imperfections on a monitor sized photo than when just looking with the mark 1 eyeball.

      I’ve been really enjoying painting lately, but the trick is not to sweat about it when you’re not in the mood. If I don’t fancy picking up a paintbrush then I just do something else. I’m inspired in turn by the prolific output of the mighty Azazel; it’s like they’re some kind of painting machine.

  2. Nice, green and white are always a nice color combo. Having a mini to play with, is always a good thing in my book!

    Main thing is to keep on painting. I feel like things really started to click this year, primarily because I started painting a little bit each night. I used to just paint on weekends, but now I try and paint every time the toddler goes to sleep.

    • Thanks! I’m no stickler about ‘playing it painted’ but I do enjoy when I have enough painted toys to have the whole crew coloured in.

      I feel your pain having a toddler! Mine are a bit older now and can even join in with their own miniatures but toddlers don’t make it easy to get your hobby on.

      • That’s cool that your kids join in with their own minis now! I tried a “painting session” with our toddler the other day. Giving her some water and a brush to “paint” a mini. Unfortunately, she kept wanting more and more water, which I knew was going to be a mess. It didn’t last too long, she got antsy, and wanted to climb over me, while I was doing some freehand. Steady…steady…

  3. Looking good, mate. I know I’m posting in reverse, but I’d love to see a group shot of these guys once you’ve got them completed.
    Also, bear in mind that the larger your photos are, the more any imperfections stand out. When they’re blown up to 35x their actual size, the most perfect paintjobs start to look pretty rough. You can combat this to a degree by shrinking your photos and allowing some additional space around them. For these models, a coloured background other than white would work as well since the bright lights and white background tend to wash their white fatigues into the background.

    • Thanks Azazel. That’s good advice especially to use a different background. Maybe I’ll do a group shot with a different colour behind them.

      I do recognise that the camera zoom makes the imperfections much more visible. In some ways this makes it even more impressive when I see the work that you and others are posting that look so good even when blown up to monitor size. On the other hand, perhaps this will also help less experienced painters to see that not everyone has the same kind of skills that you are sharing on your blog!

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