I'm all done with this Infinity effort. I checked my timeline, and I finished the first model for this crew on January 16, 2016. That's a solid year of effort. The only things I worked on that weren't related to Infinity this year was a bit of sculpting on an AoS project.
This post will also serve as the completion of the display board post. I have a bunch of WIP shots of the painting of it, but they're honestly not that interesting.
I'm stoked with how all this came together. It has the feel that I was going for: clean, crisp, bright, post-apocolyptic, and somehow robotically efficient.
This is part one of what will be a two part post. This post covers construction, and priming. Getting the display board ready for paint. The second post will cover painting.
When I began, my goal was to have a smashed up city scene display board. I wanted something interesting to look at, and fun to build. I wanted it magnetized so the models would stick, and I wouldn't have to worry about the fragile metal models losing arms and weapons when they tumbled over. I also wanted it to be versatile, so I could perhaps use it for other games/armies if the need arose.
Here's where it all started, an oval shaped plaque that I picked up from the hardware store. I also picked up some destroyed building walls resin terrain pieces to go on it.
I laid out the terrain in several different fashions, and went with the most favorable seeming option.
I ended up with an intersection where 2 city blocks come together at an alley, with a sidewalk, and a large street section.
I traced out the rough idea of what I wanted to build on it.