Monday, February 20, 2012

Sarissa Precision "System Infinity" First Thoughts:

2 Posts in 1 day, Holy Crap this guy most be bored and/or motivated!

 Ok guys, after looking at Home Depot, Michaels, AND Hobby Lobby for a light gray FLAT/MATTE spray paint and coming up empty handed I found the perfect color at Wal*Mart of all places. The best thing is its their super cheapo no name brand spray paint. Like $1.50 a can or something like that!

 But first what my first impressions of Sarissa Precisions ( new ) " System Infinity" line are. I ordered 4 shipping containers (by 3 get 1 free) and the smallest pod, I believe its called Explorer Pod and it cost just over $50 USD. Thankfully Steve at SP offers FREE WORLDWIDE shipping for orders over 30pounds (money, not weight). Although the prices are very reasonable the exchange rate is a bummer for us Americans. My order shipped the next day and I had it 5 days later, not to shabby coming from overseas. Ive waited longer for packages from TheWarStore. All of his products come flat packed. You have to "punch" the pieces out. Everything smells like a campfire from the laser cut MDF. I actually had to take it out to the garage cuz my wife wasnt to keen on the scent. The detail on these things is amazing. Enough said. They go together with just a little bit of glue (I used Tacky Glue) and are VERY sturdy. I cant wait to buy and assemble some of the larger kits. Overall I am very pleased with these first kits and will be placing another order ASAP. Enough words, heres some pictures.

Heres a shot with the spray paint I got from walmart. Theres been alot of discussion on the INFINITY forums about MDF absorbing paint and the need to seal these before hand, either with watered down PVA or even hairspray. I had no issues using this paint straight on the MDF. I havnt noticed any absorption and as you'll see below I havnt lost ANY of the detail.

In this shot you can see that not only have I not lost any of the fine line details but this particular spray paint goes on so fine I wont have to go pack and pick out the lines again. SCORE!

Before and after shot of the SciFi shipping containers. You might notice that I didnt put the braces in the middle as recommended. I just thought it looked silly and prefer having them on the end much better (Thanks Steven)

There you have it. Expect more posts soon as I finish painting these. I also might do a top 5 list of my favorite Infinity models. Cheers!


Its been a while BUT I am back. I actually thought I lost the blog briefly when my lovely, well intentioned wife deleted my Gmail account on accident. Thankfully I was able to recover it and were back in business.

I havnt done much hobbying (new word) since I finished the trench table. I ordered some Infinity miniatures with my gaming group back at the end of December from and had them sent to to be painted. Ill be writing a review on my experience with MPA as soon as I get the models back. Its taken quite a while longer then I expected but hopefully theyll be in the mail by the end of the week. We ordered Panociana, Haqqislam (pictured), and Nomads.

I also ordered some scenery from the guy(s) at Sarrisa Precision. They make some amazing and affordable laser cut MDF (or HDF) terrain. I ordered the smallest "pod" and 4 shipping containers and will be doing a review of those sometime this week. Long story short I plan on ordering much more from them.

 Im currently brainstorming what I want to do for my Infinity table. For those of you not familiar with Infinity, its a 28mm TrueScale (as opposed to 40K which is Heroic Scale) scifi skirmish game. Terrain is VERY VERY VERY important to this game. Unlike alot of games, where if you have too much terrain itll just slow the game play down, in Infinity if you dont have enough terrain your game will be over very quickly. Right now Im leaning towards re-purposing a 4X4 board I started to make for Warmachine a few months ago and doing a mountain hill stream snow sci-fi outpost Ariadna type board. Whatever, it makes sense in my head.

Thats all for now, hopefully ill be updating much more often. AND hopefully ill have some beautifully painted miniatures from MPA to review soon.