Monday, June 18, 2012

Infinity Hellcat

Hello all. Well, moving right along... I have been painting miniatures for about 12 years now, and it's funny but this is the most inspired I have been about painting for quite some time. Maybe it's the miniatures I'm painting because I find Infinity Miniatures very cool. Maybe what it is, is that I want to do something more fun with my life other than the normal daily grind. At any rate, I have finished seven Infinity miniatures in the last four months. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but for me that's pretty good.

I think what slows me down is that I hold myself to such a high standard that I get very frustrated, very quickly. If the miniature is not looking the way I want it to, I put it aside and go on to something else. So at the moment I have a lot minis that are half finished on my desk and some of them have been there for a very long time. That is not what I would call very motivating. So a few months ago I finally got my work area together. I got a new desk, some shelves, the Vallejo paint line, and new lighting. Man, what a difference.

I guess the moral of the story is if you want to more get motivated have a dedicated space for what you want to do. It helped me out a lot.

So the next set of pics are a work in progress series and the finished mini that I did about three months ago. It is an Infinity Nomad Hellcat. The mini is cool but feels a little dated for the range. It is one of those minis that I bought about three years ago and just got to now.

Well at any rate, I hope you like...

Infinity Nomad Hellcat 

1st WIP
2nd WIP

Again, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Introductions All Around

Hello All! Welcome to Darklyte Productions

My name is Cullen Knappen and this is the first post of my blog. This blog is going to be about my adventures in miniature painting, art, and things in general that interest me.

The Darklyte Production part is an idea that has not taken form yet. I hope maybe that it might here on this blog. But we shall see...

At the moment I'm working on the Infinity range of miniatures because it is one of my favorites. I will be posting works in progress as well as finished paint jobs and also give a quick summary of my thoughts and feelings on the process from start to finish. I would also like to talk about the miniature painting hobby as well. I welcome any constructive comments or advice on what I am working on at any given time.

Just to let everyone know - I really do not play the games that the miniatures come from. I live in the country and there is not much gaming going on around here. I have to drive 40 miles to the nearest  game store.

At any rate, these are my first pics of the Infinity range that I started painting a few months ago.

This is the Haqqislam Lasiqs with a viral rifle.

This is one of the first minis I painted in 2012. Before this it had been a few years since the last time I painted at this level. So some of the blending needed a little work and I hate how the base turned out. I am not really happy with results but, hey it's a start. Also, this is before I got a Lighting Set-up so the Pics aren't as strong as I'd like.

Thanks for looking!