Yesterday I finished painting my Asura armed with a spitfire for Infinity. I’ve always wanted to paint this model and I wasn’t disappointed. It just has so much character, she looks so powerful and coldly perfect. Plus she’s not too heavy on the detail.
I was going to go with a Game of Death Bruce Lee tracksuit, but when I looked more closely at the model I discovered she had open sides on her leggings where I was going to put the stripes. In fact, she could best be described as an armoured cyborg body with some spandex stretched over it. This nearly always happens to me when I sit down to paint Infinity models: areas I thought at first glance were flat turn out to be covered in sculpted detail.
I still wanted the yellow and black though, as it signals danger in the natural world and I thought it would look cool. So I thought why not give her black cyborg skin? The ALEPH non-Greek troops are all named after Hindu beings after all, and I used to have a spooky and awesome poster of the death goddess Kali in my room when I was younger. She had black skin, red eyes and skulls all over her. I wonder what ever happened to that? I don’t remember it much after I met my girlfriend come of think of it…
Aaaanyway. Asura “Kali.” Good code name I reckon. Also, is it my imagination or does this miniature’s face look a lot like Australia’s Sweetheart™ Miranda Kerr?
Next up are my Irish warlord and hearthguard for SAGA, and then maybe a Domaru or a Tau Hammerhead. I’m really enjoying just flitting around painting whatever I want right now and experimenting with different techniques and ideas. I used glaze medium on Kali for the first time ever and it made the yellow much easier to work with.
All the best,