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Painting Lo Pan's Noodle Hut

This is a guest blog post by the amazing Adam Huenecke

The Warsenal Lo Pan Noodle Hut is one of the most versatile kits in their line of terrain.  It would be just as home in any sci-fi or modern table, and it’s designed to easily add lights (always a head-turner on the table). 

As I’m gearing up for some upcoming post-apocalyptic games, I wanted to go a slightly more “ruined midcentury modern” look.  I’ll walk you through the steps to paint your own (whatever genre you are going for). 

I will be using an airbrush, so if you don’t have one of those go get one.  I use a simple, inexpensive Paasche model.

Step 1: Planning and Prep

Before you get started, plan how you want to paint your kit.  Take a look at the photos on the Warsenal site, and plan the colors you want to use for each area.

PRO TIP: I HIGHLY recommend dry-fitting the entire kit before you prime or paint, so you can get a better idea how the pieces interact with one another.  There is no need to add detail to an area you won’t be able to see, and the experience will make it easier for you once you’ve painted everything.

After you pre-plan your colors, you can ‘batch out’ the different color pieces for easier painting. 

After I popped out all of my parts, I bundled them based on the colors I wanted to paint them:

PRO TIP: Stick the stool tops to a piece of masking tape so you don’t lose them, and you can paint them more easily.  If you count them, you will see I had already lost one before I even got them on the tape (which I didn’t discover until everything was painted, and I had to build a new one).  Once they are primed, the tape won’t be sticky on your fingers. 

I wanted the roof and walls to be a rusty metal, the walls to be painted metal, and the chairs and details to be a chrome-type color. 

Step 2: Priming

I recently switched over to priming everything with an airbrush instead of spray cans.  This can be a particularly important method of priming when building tight-fitting parts like you are likely to find in MDF terrain kits.  I recommend Stynylrez brand primers- I can’t say enough about how excellent they are.  They go on thin, keep detail crisp, are incredibly strong, and take paint incredibly well.  Seriously- try them if you haven’t. 

I primed all of the parts I planned to paint metallic colors in black, and the clear wall pieces in light grey (as I was going to paint them lighter colors). 

Step 3: Base coating

This step is fairly straightforward: I painted each of my batched parts in their respective color.  For reference, I used Reaper Blackened Steel for the metal pieces, P3 Cold Steel for the Chrome pieces, P3 Arcane Blue for the Aqua, and P3 Menoth White Highlights for the Cream.  I thinned the paints with a bit of water and added a drop of acrylic retarder which helps the paint stay wet just a little longer to reduce airbrush clogs (I use Golden Additives brand, available at most local craft and painting suppliers).  Airbrush each piece in a nice, even, thin layer. If you put it on too thick, you will have trouble fitting the pieces together in the end.

Step 4: Highlighting

Next, I wanted to add a bit of depth to my metal pieces.  To do this, I took the Chrome color and added some ‘shine’ to them:

For the round pieces, I made some ‘gleaming’ lines radiating from the middle.  If you look at the way light hits a record, you can get a good impression of a good pattern.  For the squared pieces, I just put a few diagonal shiny lines to give it a bit of gleam. 

Step 5: Detailing

Next, add any details that you need to add to the walls.  Paint the doors, trim, etc.  I used a brush to paint on these details in simple blocked colors.  No need to shade anything- we will get to that.  I also added a few colored ‘plates’ to the metal areas to make mine look a little more ramshackle. 

Step 6: Shading

Using a thinned mixture of black and brown, add shadows and grime in the recesses of your pieces.  A little goes a long way, and you can use tape or masks to create your shadows ‘behind’ other areas.

It looks a little rough now, but it will come together.  I added some splotches where I will add some chipped paint later.

Step 7: Weathering

This is by far my favorite part.  You get to just ruin everything you just did.  I used a sponge (the kind most models are packed with) to dab on ‘chipped’ paint in a dark brown. Hit the areas that would see the most wear, and any areas you want heavier weathering. I then took my airbrush and added rust streaks dripping down from the chipped areas.

Step 8: Finishing

I did NOT seal my parts, as I didn’t want to lose any of the metallic colors (avoid this at your own risk- if you are building for a game shop or heavy play, seal your pieces with some Testor’s Dullcoat).  I then used a brush to add some final highlights and shadows to my wall pieces, and then assembled everything. 

You will notice that I replaced my ads with more post-apocalyptic fare (downloaded from the internet and then patched together in Photoshop). I printed them out to scale, and then used the ads included with the kit as templates to cut new clear acrylic screens.  I taped the ads to the back, and then added them like one normally would.

I added cheap lights to my hut, which required some modification (I had to cut a larger area for the battery pack, and drill some holes to run the lights to the second tier).

I assembled everything, and voila! 

 

Posted by Tom Schadle — September 08, 2017


XǏGUǍN, THE SPIDER DISTRICT

Warsenal is proud to introduce its newest collection of terrain designed for Infinity the GameXǐguǎn, The Spider District.  

The smallest of the buildings, the Xǐguǎn Clinic and Xǐguǎn Shop are available individually, or bundled together as a pair as the Xǐguǎn Corner

Xiguan Clinic
Xiguan Shop
Xiguan Corner Buildings
The Xǐguǎn Office Building is the medium-sized piece, and includes a staircase that is modular with the rest of the sidewalk sections for multiple configurations.
Xiguan Office Building
We've combined the above products into a convenient bundle as well, the Yellow Dragon Territory that includes the Office Building, Clinic and Shop.
Yellow Dragon Territory
The Centerpiece of the collection is the massive  Xǐguǎn Tower! Note that all of the advertisements on the  Xǐguǎn terrain are pre-printed in full color onto acrylic to really make your table pop!
Xiguan Tower
The Stairs that come with the Xǐguǎn Office Building are available as a separate product, and we also have a Bridge to connect the buildings that serves as an overpass, complete with traffic signals.
Xiguan Office Stairs
Xiguan Bridge
All of the sidewalks connect modularly to create and combine into many different configurations so you can build the sci-fi city of your imagination to play Infinity the Game.
Check out the entire  Xǐguǎn Collection today, and see all the different pictures for each product. And don't forget about Lo Pan's Noodle Hut!
It's even easier to get Warsenal products all over the world now, with free Domestic shipping on orders of $150 or more, free shipping to Canada on orders of $200 or more, and free shipping to the rest of the world on orders of $250 or more. 
 
 
WARSENAL

Cosmica Painting Recipes

A lot of people ask us how we painted the Cosmica buildings, so we've cornered Jay who did all that amazing work, and forced him to tell us all of his secrets! Here is a breakdown of the recipes that Jay used to paint the Warsenal Cosmica terrain:

The terrain is base-coated using matt enamel. It seals the mdf and provides a good starting point. Many pieces are painted before assembly to make things easier. 

All colors are applied with an airbrush, except where noted as stippled on with blister pack foam, and edge highlights are applied with a brush.

White

  • P3 Menoth White Base
  • P3 Menoth White Highlight
  • White (any brand)
  • P3 Cryx Bane Highlight mixed 50/50 w/ Menoth White Base (shadows)

Orange

  • Vallejo Orange Brown
  • Vallejo Cavalry Brown (shadow)
  • Vallejo Scrofulous Brown (highlight)
  • Vallejo Ice Yellow mixed in with Scrofulous Brown (edge highlight)

 

Dark Metal

  • Vallejo Dark Grey

(The next three colors are stippled on with blister foam):

  • Black (any brand)
  • P3 Cryx Bane Highlight
  • Vallejo Light Grey
  • Black (any brand) (shadow)
  • Vallejo Light Grey (as a Highlight, sparingly- then as line highlight)

 

Weathering

  • GW Agrax Earthshade (sprayed via airbrush to darken spots)
  • 50/50 Vallejo Orange Brown and Cavalry Brown (sprayed as rust spots)
  • Umber Brown (Jay used an oil paint for this step but a P3 Umbral Umber works fine to, applied with blister foam as rust.)

 

There you have it! We'd love to see your painted versions of Warsenal Cosmica Colony terrain!


New Limited Edition Unit Markers for Infinity April Releases

New Limited Edition Unit Markers are up in the Warsenal Store for the Infinity the Game April Releases!

This month features the new Imperial Service Starter Box, so we have 25mm tokens for the Celestial Guard, Imperial Agent: Crane Rank, Imperial Agent: Pheasant Rank, and the Zhànying Imperial Agents.

     

     

The Maghariba Guard gets 25mm tokens and the Nomads Reverend Healer gets a Blast Template.

     

Act fast, as once the month is over, these tokens and templates will be gone for good!


Warsenal Golden Achilles Second Chance Contest

Did you miss out on the Limited Edition Achilles golden blast template? Well now is your chance to win one of 10 that Warsenal is giving away.

Simply use the link below to submit pictures to us of your brand new Achilles model fighting over Warsenal terrain to be entered for a random draw. Ten lucky winners will receive the Out of Print Achilles gold blast template. 

Warsenal Golden Achilles Template Second Chance Contest

Posted by Tom Schadle — March 25, 2016


Cosmica Wave Two is Here!

We are proud to unveil the second set of releases for the Cosmica Colony line of terrain for Infinity The Game!

The Cosmica Water Storage Building is based on the longer Gamma Frame.

H2O Storage

 

And of course, the Water Storage Facade is available separately, with or without interior pipes for extra detail.

H2O Facade

 

The Cosmica Small Hallway Building is just like its big brother, but based on the smaller Zeta Frame.

 

The Small Hallway Facades are also available separately.

 

Also based on the Zeta Frame, we have the new Cosmica Coolant Building and Cosmica Fuel Building.

 

 

And of course, their facades available individually.

 

 

The new Interior Doors allow you to connect several Cosmica buildings together end-to-end.

 

The Access Panel is an exterior door for planets where the Cosmica airlock is not necessary. The Second Story Access Panel is specifically designed to be used on upper floors, where it can open onto the Cosmica Roof.

 

All of these fantastic new elements can be combined with the existing Cosmica Colony range for maximum modularity and detail! Find them all in the Warsenal Store.

 


New Limited Edition Unit Markers for Infinity The Game January Releases

Available now in the Warsenal online store: Limited Edition Unit Markers for the Infinity The Game January Releases. Each month we release 25mm unit markers for the latest Infinity releases, etched with the unit logos in the faction color. A second release of the same unit gets them a Blast Template, and then they're done forever! Get them while you can.

This month sees the release of 25mm Unit Markers for the USAriadna Desperadoes and the Hassassin Govads, as well as Blast Templates for the Hac Tao and Oznat.


Interplanetary 2016!

 

The Interplanetary is coming August 26-28, 2016 in Vigo, Spain! It is the largest Infinity event in the known universe.

Registration begins February 29. There are only 100 player spots, so don't be left out - last year the event sold out in minutes!

Click HERE for the official website and countdown clock.

 

FRIDAY 26th, SATURDAY 27th, Sunday 28th of August 2016

INTERPLANETARY:

What is the Interplanetary?

The Interplanetary is the most prominent event for Infinity.

A place to enjoy the hobby and the passion for miniatures with other people. You can participate in an international grand tournament and prove your leadership skills; you can spend a good time and enjoy with the brushes on our fast painting contest or join this year on our first WarCrow, the big Infinity painting contest.

You can meet Corvus Belli staff, join roundtable conferences, and assist to informative talks or simply geek out with other wargame fans.

If you want we can teach you top lay Infinity, discover new ways of using your minis (like Deathmatch), or even discover the techniques of Ángel Giráldez himself. This is the place to enjoy every aspect of the hobby.

In a nutshell the Interplanetary is three days filled with activities for the players and the non-players; but the people that you will find is what really turn this event into a perfect weekend.

WHEN? FRIDAY 26th, SATURDAY 27th, Sunday 28th of August 2016

LOCATION:

Our center of operations will be the Estación Maritima, placed within the transatlantic dock, very close from the A Laxe mall.

TOURNAMENT:

SATURDAY 26th and SUNDAY 27th (only in the Morning)

RULES:

ITS Tournament with 100 participants that will respect the basic ITS rules, with this specifications:

  • Mid-Tier: 300 points. (6 SWC) Extras: Spec-Op (12px).
  • 5 rounds; four on Saturday and one on Sunday.
  • The first and second classified after the 4th round is complete will play for the first and second place on the 5th round. The rest of the participants will classify after the 5th round for the third place and down.
  • Missions:
    • Annihilation
    • Frontline
    • Barrage (New mission. Recap: Kill specialists, kill lieutenants, kill in general and get points out of the panoplies)
    • Rescue (New mission. Recap: Rescue 4 Civilians, that are placed in the opposite site of the deployment)
    • 5

The games will have a total duration of one hour and fifty minutes (1h 50 mins) having each player a max of:

1st Turn: 20 mins

2nd Turn: 15 mins

3rd Turn: 10 mins

Entry Price:

15€ (The entry includes an envelope with general information and commemorative details of the event).

Army Lists Format

2 lists of the same Army or Sectorial army will be sent using the ITS tournament Manager app. Will only be considered valid those lists made via the official infinity app: Infinity Army.

Entry Dates:

Unlike other years, this year will have a restricted number of Spanish and foreign players the first day of entries. The distribution will be 60 Spanish player spots and 40 foreign player spots. Once all players have entered or 9hrs before the opening of the inscription, there will not be reservations possible and everyone else will form part of a queue in order to access an entry spot.

The inscription opening will be at 15:00 Spanish time CET o UTC/GMT+1. At 23:59 that same day the reserved spots will be opened (in case of not taken), the queue will be formed.

A list will be posted with all the ones in and all the ones in the queue.

WARCROW:

WHAT IS IT AND RULES

This year, in the Interplanetary the “WARCROW” painting contest debuts, a contest that aspires to be a reference within the painting scene.

We will have a jury of renowned painters, special prizes and patronage from the best brands.

Do you want to be awarded with a “Crow”, the trophy that only the best can dispute?

CATEGORIES:

-Small individual miniatures.

-Big individual miniatures (figure on a 40mm or bigger base, including dioramas).

-Platoon (Group of at least three miniatures from the same army).

-Specialist Crow (the same miniature for all the participants established by the organization. This year: Achilles V2, commercial version or 10th anniversary).

PRIZE: 10 EUROS

PRE ENTRY AND UPFRONT PAYMENT: 8 EUROS

ACTIVITIES:

FAST PAINTING CONTEST:

*Free participation. Figure, brush and paints included.

COSPLAY CONTEST:

This year will be bigger, more epic. Dare to delve into the skin of the character of your choosing, it is always worth to brag about your cosplay and to be able to receive the big prizes that we are preparing this year.

More information about the prizes coming soon.

The contest will be hold on August 26th at 19:00hrs.

*Free participation. Special Prize for each participant.

BE BOSTRIA FOR A DAY:

For when there is nothing else to do or for the companions there will be a table dedicated to design the color scheme of a miniature. You can try as many times as you want. Dare with the more crazy and extravagant color patterns or go for a more formal and sober one. The one chosen by Bostria will enjoy a prize for good eye for design.

All the patterns will be displayed during the event.

*Free participation. Prizes for the best works.

PAINTING COURSES: ÁNGEL GIRÁLDEZ:

They say that it is all technique that can be learnt… but seeing a miniature painted by the hand of the official painter… is a real pleasure.

Join in and learn the tricks and secrets of From the A to Z in our painting courses with Ángel Giráldez.

We have two, one on Friday and the other on Saturday, so the ones playing the tournament can also attend. There will be limited spots, so be ready for the inscription dates!

VIERNES 26th, evening.

Course, Non Metallic Metal with Ángel Giráldez

Number of participants: 12 people.

Duration: 2 hours.

Price: 20 Euros.

SATURDAY 27th, morning.

How to paint a Miniature: brush+air brush with Ángel Giráldez

Number of participants: 12 people.

Duration: 2 hours.

Price: 20 Euros.

In both courses the miniature, brush, paints and air brush will be provided if needed.

TALKS:

ROUNDTABLE + SIGNINGS:

The staff will be present as every year, signing your books and answering your questions, doubts and even your geek demands :).

Also, some of the creators of the game will make a roundtable on the stage were we will be able to participate with them in an open debate about background, rules and the future of INFINITY.

WHAT TIME IS IT? IT’S BOSTRIA TIME!

Our main star (after Agustiño and “Pulpi”) will perform one of his classic presentations where he will tell us about the recent news from the GenCon event, but also about the near future of Infinity. Will show news of the following months, advanced sculptures, troop profiles and new product releases.

This talk is his moment, his stage, You think he will drop our jaws?

ÁNGEL GIRÁLDEZ

Official painter will come up to the stage to tell us how he faces his everyday work, what is his perspective of the hobby evolution, centering the focus around miniature painting.

Will talk about his side (but joined to Infinity) projects, of his painting courses Tour and many other things that he is keeping for the talk.

*We are working on other talks, coming soon more and better.

TRIVIAL + GYMKHANA:

You think you know all about Infinity? Background, game rules, miniatures…

The Troll organization of the Interplanetary will put your knowledge to the test with this fun activity for groups, presented on stage by HellLois and Bostria.

We will also have a Gymkhana with tracks and trials distributed throughout the facility. Overcome all of them and you will have a prize!

DISPLAY: BACKGROUND

This year we will dedicate our corner to the Displaying of miniatures, illustrations and scenery of the huge and rich INFINITY Background.

Even if you have already read the books or if this alternative future is unknown to you, come on in and see the past, present and future of the Human Sphere.

ROLEPLAYING GAME:

The Infinity Roleplaying game Kickstarter was a huge success and last year we had the opportunity of trying a bit the game before its release. During the vent there will be open games for any fan to live their own adventure within the Infinity universe, as your favorite troop.

CHILL OUT ZONE:

Are you saturated from your last game, do you want to talk comfortably with other players or staff members? Come to our “bar” sit down, have something if you want, buy one of the month’s new releases for Infinity.

*COMFIRMED STANDS:

INFINITY

(MORE PARTNERS TO BE CONFIRMED)


Magnetizing Cosmica

This post will show you how to best magnetize your Cosmica Frames and Facades for maximum modularity and consistency. This will allow for the easy connection of not only facades to frames, but also the connection of frames to frames in order to make larger structures.

Magnets have two sides, two Poles, north and south. Opposites attract, so north sticks to south, south sticks to north. Two of the same poles will push each other away, making clicking your building facades together impossible!

As long as you keep it straight, with all north poles  on the frames, and all south poles on the facades, you can freely mix and match facades with ease. However, frames will push away from each other, not allowing you to combine Cosmica frames into massive, impressive structures.

If you alternate the polarities in the corners, however, you can mix and match both facades and frames in any combination!

When adding magnets, if the top-left and bottom-right poles are South, and the other two corners are North on all of your Cosmica components, the modularity is optimised.

Polar Corners

Blue = South, Red = North

How can you tell the polarity of your magnets? This handy article by K&J Magnetics can help. You can get all the magnets you need from us right here.

You can also make a Master Jig using some scrap MDF to keep track of which polarity each corner should be magnetized:

Magnet Jig

Make sure to indicate which end is up, and that will keep your magnets straight for all of your future builds as well. 

Magnetizing your Cosmica Frames and Facades in this manner allows for an endless combination of terrain for your games of Infinity!

These same techniques work perfectly for our Alpha and Beta Buildings as well!

Check out the entire line of Cosmica Colony Terrain HERE.

Get all the magnets you will need HERE.